4. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Kevin Garnett
Garnett had six good seasons in Boston with Rivers at the tail end of his prime. They won a title together and he had five of his 15 All-Star appearances under Rivers. Garnett is a top-5 power forward of all-time. For his career, he’s averaged 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks.
3. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: James Harden
Harden has only had Rivers as his head coach for half of a season right now. Harden struggled with health last season for the Philadelphia 76ers. However, when healthy, Harden is a top-10 player in the NBA and is arguably a top-5 offensive player of all-time. For his career, Harden has averaged 24.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists.
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2. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Kahwi Leonard
Like George, Kawhi Leonard only had Rivers as his coach for one season with the L.A.C. Leonard is an NBA champion and one of the best playoff players in recent NBA history. For his career, Leonard is averaging 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals.
1. Top-10 players to play for Rivers: Chris Paul
Chris Paul is nicknamed the “point god” for good reason. He’s a top-4 point guard of all-time and played the majority of his prime with Rivers in L.A. Paul had three of his 12 All-Star appearances under Rivers. For his career, Paul has averaged 18.1 points, 9.5 assists, and 2.1 steals.
Rivers has had some very accomplished players on his rosters throughout his career. He has two special players on the Philadelphia 76ers right now and hopefully, Rivers helps led the Sixers to a title. Agree with the order of this list? Comment below.