There are some elite SF's in the NBA in both conferences. This is my opinion, and if you disagree, I can respect that. Here we go:
#1: LeBron James: 26.8 PPG, 7.3 APG, 8.0 RPG, 57 FG%, 41 3PT%, 31.67 PER (1st in NBA)
This is obvious. Whether you like him or not, LeBron is the best player in the league and has 4 MVP's to prove it. He led the Heat to 2 championships and is looking for a three-peat. He is the most complete player in the NBA because he's a great shooter, rebounder, passer, attacker, and is a defensive demon. At some times in the season, it seemed like LeBron carried his team to some W's. You can expect another outstanding season from him.
#2: Kevin Durant: 28.1 PPG, 4.6 APG, 7.9 RPG, 51 FG%, 28.35 PER (2nd in NBA)
KD is one of the best shooters in the NBA and almost led the league in scoring... again. He probably would've won it if Russell Westbrook gave him the rock more. Anyways, Durant is a scorer and even focused on becoming a more well-rounded player last season. With Westbrook back in the line-up, the Thunder seem ready for another trip to the WCF.
#3: Carmelo Anthony: 28.7 PPG, 2.6 APG, 6.9 RPG, 45 FG%, 24.83 PER (3rd among SF's)
Melo lead the league in scoring and could possibly do it again. He is a pure scorer, an underrated rebounder, and can play defense when he wants to. His only issue was in the playoffs, Kevin Durant also went through this, he was very inconsistent leading him and his team to be eliminated in the Conference Semifinals. The East got tougher, so it will be interesting to see how far Carmelo and his Knicks can go.
#4: Luol Deng: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG, 42.6 FG%, 15.12 PER (20th among SF's)
(I would have put Paul George in this slot but when Granger comes back, I believe George will go back to the 2) Luol Deng had an average season last year but I believe he will be better once Rose comes back. Let's not forget Deng was an all-star the last time him and Rose played a full season. Deng had his own health issues as he missed the East Semifinals against the Heat. He should be able to play well next season if he can return to 2011 form.
#5: Paul Pierce: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG, 43.6 FG%, 19.14 PER (4th among SF's)
This one was a toss-up. Pierce is declining but with more rest on the superteam, Brooklyn Nets, he should be able to somewhat get back to form. He is still a clutch player and someone who opposing teams need to keep an eye on. He was awful last season on defense but with more rest, he should be fine. It will be fun to see how the Nets perform this season.
Comment on if you agree and give your opinion on who the top 5 SF's are!