The best player for each franchise in the Pacific Division

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Golden State Warriors

Well, where to start with the Warriors?

They have four dead-cert All-Stars in their starting five with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and their newest addition, Kevin Durant.

Curry, of course, is the crown jewel having been named MVP for the second consecutive year last season and becoming the first man ever to win the award unanimously.

The point guard tops the bill, but on any given night, any one of those four men could be the star man.

Top Three: 1) Stephen Curry 2) Kevin Durant 3) Klay Thompson

Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus Cousins is the best player on this team by a hell of a long way.

The imposing center finished fourth in the entire league for scoring last season with 26.9 points a night on top of 11.5 rebounds.

Now that Rajon Rondo has left and joined the Chicago Bulls, Cousins stands alone as the sole franchise player. Rudy Gay is a solid forward, but his play noticeably drops off without the All-Star pivot and Darren Collison is set to miss the team's first eight games.

How long will Cousins enjoy playing in Sacramento without a decent supporting cast?

Top Three: 1) DeMarcus Cousins 2) Rudy Gay 3) Darren Collison

L.A. Clippers

It's about time the Clippers made a real run at the NBA title with the talent they have at their disposal.

Chris Paul is one of the best pure point guards in the game today and his playmaking ability is really what makes the Clippers tick.

Blake Griffin was a sore miss last season and certainly impacted their chances at a deep playoff run with his quadriceps injury, but DeAndre Jordan stepped up in a big way and played his way to an All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team selections.

JJ Redick and Paul Pierce are two other excellent options for the Doc Rivers' team, but CP3 is definitely the heartbeat.

Top Three: 1) Chris Paul 2) Blake Griffin 3) DeAndre Jordan

L.A. Lakers

It's actually very difficult to say who the 'best' Laker is right now.

Luol Deng could probably say he is the most experienced and well-rounded player on the roster right now, but he doesn't have the superstar potential that a few of his younger teammates do.

D'Angelo Russell was drafted second overall in 2015 and he showed glimpses of his obvious talent last season. A 39-point outburst against the Brooklyn Nets showed he can run an offense, but he'll need to be more consistent to realise his potential.

Julius Randle recorded his first triple-double last season and their latest lottery draft pick, Brandon Ingram, has been likened to Kevin Durant. It's a lot of if, buts and maybes with this young Lakers side.

Top Three: 1) D'Angelo Russell 2) Julius Randle 3) Brandon Ingram

Phoenix Suns

The Suns did not have a good year last season at all, but, Devin Booker was the exception to that.

The Kentucky-product was picked 13th in the 2015 draft and after posting averages of 13.8 points and 2.6 assists a night last term, he found a spot on the All-Rookie First Team.

Eric Bledsoe is an athletic guard who can form a potent partnership with the sophomore and the big European, Dragan Bender, has a ton of potential after being selected fourth in the draft this year.

However, Booker looks destined to lead this unit.

Top Three: 1) Devin Booker 2) Eric Bledsoe 3) Dragan Bender

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