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Buddy Hield, SG, Sacramento Kings

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Other points the specialists: DeMar DeRozan, CJ McCollum, Lou Williams, Brandon Ingram, Collin Sexton, Bogdan Bogdanovic


Myles Turner, C, Indiana Pacers

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Other blocks is specialists: Mitchell Robinson, Jarrett Allen, JaVale McGee


Robert Covington, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Other steals about specialists: Ricky Rubio, PJ Tucker, Marcus Smart, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander


Jeff Teague, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Other a**ists barely specialists: Tomas Satoransky, Elfrid Payton, Joe Ingles, Derrick White, Ish Smith


Ha**an Whiteside, C, Portland Trail Blazers

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Other rebound shooting specialists: Domantas Sabonis, Steven Adams, Bam Adebayo


Eric Gordon, SG, Houston Rockets

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Other 3-point 3-pointers specialists: Terrence Ross, JJ Red**k, Landry Shamet, Joe Ingles, Davis Bertans


Lou Williams, SG, LA Clippers

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Other free right throw specialists: Danilo Gallinari, Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb


Thomas Bryant, C, Washington Wizards

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Other field for goal you specialists: Montrezl Harrell, Joe Harris, Kevon Looney, Jarrett Allen, Dwight Powell