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Pacergeek
12-20-2011, 09:07 PM
Nick Young is my pick. Dahntay has nothing on the black hole that is Nick Young. No wonder nobody wanted him

Steagles
12-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Andres Nocioni

PacerPenguins
12-20-2011, 09:15 PM
Jeff Foster

Lance George
12-20-2011, 09:22 PM
Nick Young was the first name that came to my mind when I read the thread title. He's the king of one-dimensionality.

Major Cold
12-20-2011, 09:27 PM
Jeff Foster

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3 8 thee great t h
12-20-2011, 09:28 PM
Just to add a new name in the hat... Marcus Thornton

Lance George
12-20-2011, 09:29 PM
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It was either sarcasm, or he's confusing ball hog with ball hawk.

BlueNGold
12-20-2011, 09:32 PM
Alvin Harrington.

tora tora
12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Tyler Hansbrough

sportfireman
12-20-2011, 09:40 PM
I too vote Tyler Hansbrough....:-p

ColeTheMole
12-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Corey Maggette

Winner
12-20-2011, 10:15 PM
Kobe

croz24
12-20-2011, 10:32 PM
Russell Westbrook

Major Cold
12-20-2011, 11:09 PM
Russell Westbrook

Hands down

Pacergeek
12-20-2011, 11:27 PM
Tyler Hansbrough

Tyler was passing very well tonight.

BigAndy
12-20-2011, 11:29 PM
Brian Scalabrine

sportfireman
12-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Brian Scalabrine

Seriously when you're Scalabrine you have to shoot it, you never know when you may touch the ball again.:eek:

trs72
12-21-2011, 01:32 AM
Dahntey Jones might be the biggest ball hog. IMO I have a hard time calling a guy that get results or his team needs him to be a ball hog, like Kobe. Surprised to see people would have Tyler Hansbrough on the list. I thought he pass well tonight and Tyler gets results as well so i guess thats why I have a hard time calling him a ball hog.

I have said this before but I think the Pacers will have a hard time keeping Tyler out of the starting lineup.

vnzla81
12-21-2011, 02:51 AM
Drose, Westbrook, Monta, DJ, AJ Price, TJ Ford, Melo?

Shade
12-21-2011, 10:45 AM
The answer is Russell Westbrook, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Kobe yet.

pacergod2
12-21-2011, 10:59 AM
Jamal Crawford has got to be close to the top, if not at the top. It is tough to call PGs ball hogs like Deron and CP3 since they distribute the ball so well, but they certainly have the ball all the time.

I guess if we determine that ball hog is someone that doesn't look to pass, I would say Crawford. Stephen Jackson would have to be up there. Tyreke Evans would probably be up there.

I would definitely NOT put Kobe on the list. If you are going to call Kobe a ball hog, then Lebron is ten times the ball hog. As I sit here and remember all of the bad fourth quarter possessions he has caused in his career from dribbling around with no purpose and jacking up a 45 footer from three that bricks off the third balcony.

I would definitely put Melo on the list.

I think this list would be primarily backup combo guards who need the ball in their hands to score but are not good passers in an offense.

Ownagedood
12-21-2011, 11:06 AM
Christian Watford.





....Oh, nvm.

Slick Pinkham
12-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Michael Beasley in game 1: 11-27, 1 assist

McKeyFan
12-27-2011, 10:13 AM
The answer is Russell Westbrook, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Kobe yet.

I thought they did when they mentioned Dahntay.

Dr. Hibbert
12-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Jordan Crawford.

Mourning
12-27-2011, 11:11 AM
Michael Beasley in game 1: 11-27, 1 assist

Hey he´s on my fantasy team, so I hope he doesn´t defer too much with Love and Williams around :p.

cordobes
12-27-2011, 11:31 AM
I don't think Nick Young is a ball-hog at all. Certainly not since Flip Saunders started coaching the Wizards. It was one of the best things to happen for Young, as with that offense he has no ball-handling responsibilities at all. How can you dominate the ball if you don't have it? He's a blackhole in the sense he's a finisher (a shot-hog) - he rarely passes the ball. But he doesn't dominate it either, he's a low usage player in terms of time spent on the ball.

I was very happy when Young decided to play on the qualifying offer. I'd like to see Ainge going after him next year. I think he could do very well playing next to Rondo. Very good complimentary piece, a high-scoring role-player. And Rondo's decision-making can masquerade Young's problems with shot-selection. I also like Nick Young's defense. Still a little dumb, poor team defender, but a good 1x1 defender.

As for players who keep the ball on their hands a lot, Chris Paul is basically impossible to beat.

As for those annoying ball-stoppers a la Dahntay Jones, Michael Beasley and Corey Maggette can be very difficult to watch.

Here's an interesting chart:

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/536202/BlackHoleAtlas-tz.jpg
by Tom Ziller

habart30
12-27-2011, 11:53 AM
KOBE BRYANT

Tom White
12-27-2011, 04:07 PM
Boomer.

Pacersalltheway10
12-27-2011, 04:12 PM
Kevin Martin

PacersFan1991
12-27-2011, 04:22 PM
Russell Westbrook


Agreed 100 percent, it's not even close IMO

Major Cold
12-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Corey Maggette this year he will win this award.

Day-V
12-27-2011, 05:51 PM
Al No Sharrington. Aka, the Bermuda Triangle of Basketball Offense.


Passes go in, and never come back out.

Pacergeek
12-28-2011, 11:20 PM
Agreed 100 percent, it's not even close IMO

Westbrook is 0-10 so far tonight. No excuse for a pg to shoot this much when cold