NBA's top one-tool players
A three-deep look at the best 3-point, block, steal and rebound specialists
- Getty ImagesJ.J. Redick, JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler are some of the NBA's top one-tool specialists.
The NBA preseason is underway, and for many that means fantasy basketball drafts are right around the corner. While multitalented prospects such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul will be off the board early, savvy team owners will find a way to satisfy categories of need with elite specialists who can dominate a single category of the box score.
Here are some of the best one-tool threats in four categories: 3-point shooting, blocks, steals and rebounds.
2012-13 3P stats: 165-of-451 (37 percent)
Don't be fooled by the subpar clip he shot last season; Redick was shooting 39 percent up until the midseason trade that sent him to Milwaukee, where he had to deal with the dysfunction of the Bucks' lineup and coaching situation. With the Clippers, he'll have an unprecedented number of great looks from deep, as he'll benefit from the vision of Chris Paul and the devastating pick-and-rolls from Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which will demand the attention of opposing defenses -- leaving Redick open on the wings. It'll be similar to the effect shooters experienced in Phoenix playing alongside Steve Nash, and it's no coincidence that Doc Rivers brought Alvin Gentry on board to incorporate many of the same elements of the Suns' old playbook.
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