View Full Version : Pacers Digest Vote: #9 Shooting Guard

07-26-2006, 06:56 PM
The goal of this project is to determine the general consensus on Pacers Digest of who the best players are at each position in the NBA: Center, Power Forward, Small Forward, Shooting Guard, and Point Guard.

However, do not worry about the positions. I have tried to put everyone at their proper position, but what I am trying to do here is vote for the best overall player, at the position I happened to put them. The objective of each poll is to determine the best player listed, not the best pure positional player.

This thread is to vote for the best remaining shooting guard in the NBA. You have 24 hours from the time this thread is posted to vote!

Once each position has 30 players ranked, the project will end, and a final tally will be posted in a new thread.

The top shooting guards so far, as voted by Pacers Digest members, are:

#1 Kobe Bryant
#2 Dwyane Wade
#3 Paul Pierce
#4 Ray Allen
#5 Vince Carter
#6 Manu Ginobili
#7 Richard Hamilton
#8 Michael Redd

Today's nominees* for best shooting guard remaining are:

Raja Bell
Caron Butler
Ricky Davis
Ben Gordon
Larry Hughes
Andre Iguodala
Stephen Jackson
Joe Johnson
Corey Maggette
Desmond Mason
Mike Miller
Cuttino Mobley
Morris Peterson
Jason Richardson
Jerry Stackhouse
Hedo Turkoglu
Bonzi Wells

* I can't please everyone with the position I put certain guys, so the way I see it is this:

If I've made such a colossal mistake, it can easily be corrected by you, the voter. How? I will always have "Other" as an option. All you have to do is vote for it, and state for the record in a reply which player you thought deserved the vote. If the majority of people do this, then that player will still win this poll. It just takes a little more effort then two clicks of the mouse. But if you're too lazy to do that, then you have no right to whine about it later. :-p

07-26-2006, 07:18 PM
I'm still rootin' for Joe Johnson.

07-26-2006, 08:02 PM
Caron Butler had a breakout year last season and will only improve.

07-26-2006, 08:52 PM
Does Ben Gordon ever play in the first half of games?

07-27-2006, 12:30 AM
Caron Butler had a breakout year last season and will only improve.

Good for him :yay2:

Jason Richardson is the best player on this list.

07-27-2006, 12:51 AM
In my mind, there's a clear cut #9 (Johnson) and #10 (JRich) on this list.

07-27-2006, 01:29 AM
J Rich is pretty one dimensional.

07-27-2006, 03:02 AM
Yep...which is why he's #10 in my book instead of #3.

That one dimension still makes him better than Butler, though.

Caron's a nice player, but he's not a top-10 player at his position yet.

07-27-2006, 03:38 AM
IMO Butler > Ben Gordon and J-Rich

More of a pure shooter and stretches defenses

07-27-2006, 03:47 AM
When did Ben Gordon become part of this discussion?

07-27-2006, 04:29 AM
When did Ben Gordon become part of this discussion?

My fault I meant Joe Johnson

07-27-2006, 05:13 AM
J-Rich isn't as one dimensional as you might think. Sure, he's not going to have a long career because he mostly relies on his athleticism but he uses his athleticism well, moreso than say Fred did. He uses it to get shots and to get to the rim. He has also improved his shot mightily over the years, which is impressive. I think JJ will surpass him soon but until then I gotta put J-Rich ahead of him. Also, J-Rich has never played with a true PG or where he is the go-to guy on every possession (Baron Davis probably thinks he is both better than Richardson and a true PG). JJ has had two great seasons; under Steve Nash and one where had the ball in his hands every time the Hawks had possession.

Btw, I don't think you can say that Caron's shot is as good or pure as JJ's. I'm sorry. Caron's good, but his shot is not that good.

07-27-2006, 04:36 PM
He takes better shots IMO and obviously he's a better rebounder.

07-27-2006, 04:48 PM
J Rich is pretty one dimensional.

I probably consider him one small notch above Stephen Jackson frankly