Brook Lopez looks up and coming to me, though.
And his shotblocking, rebounding, and low post presence is much needed on the Knicks.
And you don't have to win championships to be considered elite.
Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, and Deron Williams are all considered elite players at their positions and have a combined 0 NBA championships.
Brook Lopez's sophomore points, rebounding, and shotblocking numbers are very similar to Pau Gasol, Yao Ming, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas' sophomore season averages.
Brook Lopez(sophomore season): 19.1 ppg, 8.9 rebounds, 1.9 blocks
Pau Gasol(sophomore season): 19.0 ppg, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks
Yao Ming(sophomore season): 17.5 ppg, 9 rebounds, 1.9 blocks
Zydrunas Ilgauskas(sophomore season): 15.2 ppg, 8.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks
Zydrunas Ilgauskas' second full 81 game season: 17.2 ppg, 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 blocks