NBA Power Rankings: The 10 Best Second-Best Players in the League Today

November 4th, 2010 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Scottie Pippen was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, and quite deservedly. Pippen, one of the 50 greatest players of all time, was only the second best player on his team. That's because he had the good fortune of being the teammate of Michael Jordan. Of course, it goes without saying that Jordan had the good fortune of playing with Pippen as well. When Pippen came along, Jordan went from the guy that "couldn't win the ring" to the guy that became the epitome of the champion.

To be a dynasty you don't just need one great player, you need two, and the second has to be willing to be the second best, to take that role. If he's not willing to take that role, you have a team in controversy. Pippen was exactly what the second best man needed to be. Here are the ten best second-best players in the NBA today. 

First up just missing the list are Wilson Chandler (not in the starting lineup), Marc Gasol (oh so close!), Brandon Jennings (50+ game and a triple double already--Wow!), and Chauncey Billups (probably the best defending point guard in the NBA). Also not in are any of the big three of the Celtics because it's just too hard to say which is the second ...

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