Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/17/14
This is the second installment of “25 Toughest Players to Guard in the NBA“. Here are players 20-16. Take a look and feel free to leave a comment! 20. Ty Lawson – Despite his size (5’11), Lawson is one of the toughest, strongest, and most explosive players in the league. He is as quick as a hiccup and can finish at the rim with the best of point guards and can also shoot from the outside (38.8% for his career). He destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers this past postseason series with pick-n-rolls and dribble-drives. Lawson’s strength allows to him to fend of defenders and his explosiveness helps him elevate over what would-be shot-blockers. 19. Blake Griffin – It’s almost impossible to stop an alley-oop, especially with the way Griffin can jump. He is explosive, strong, and talented. At this point in his career, Griffin relies more on his brute strength and not his talent or skill. He can’t shoot consistently from the outside, but he has a nice handle with the ball and is quick enough ...
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