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    15. Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana Pacers, 28, 6-11, 250: 20.1 pts., 9.3 reb., 2.29 blk.

    O'Neal was a top-10 and occasionally a top-five player and could return to that status but he has to stay on the floor and help the Pacers win. He still talks a great game and has the skills to dominate inside and take it outside as well. But being injury prone has prevented him from remaining among the NBA elite. This is a big year for him and the Pacers.

    26. Ron Artest, Sacramento Kings, 26, 6-7, 245: 17.6 pts., 5.1 reb., 2.18 stl.

    There is no player in the league who draws more contrasting opinions. He is a great defender with superior offensive skills. But he is so erratic on and off the court that it's tough to know what you will see from day to day. Nevertheless, the positive impact he made last season was obvious. Who knows what this year will bring?
    33. Al Harrington, Indiana Pacers, 26, 6-9, 245: 18.6 pts., 6.9 reb., 3.1 ast.

    Harrington wanted to be the man, which is why he forced the Pacers to trade him to Atlanta. It only took a couple of years to realize it was much more fun to win and just be one of the men. A more mature and well-rounded player, he's a great fit next to O'Neal up front.
    44. Brad Miller, Sacramento Kings, 30, 7-0, 260: 15.0 pts., 7.8 reb., 4.7 ast.

    Miller had his healthiest season in years and was as versatile as ever. He's not a great rebounder and doesn't block shots, but he's solid at both ends of the floor, has great hands and touch, and is the best passing center around.
    48. Peja Stojakovic, Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets, 29, 6-10, 230: 19.5 pts., 6.3 reb., .401 3-point pct.

    The inclination would be to slide Stojakovic out of the top 50 were it not for his great shooting touch and the number of great looks he'll get from Chris Paul this season. But he's become injury-prone and seemingly apathetic about the game in general the last three years.

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    So basically this list is horrible.

    Gilbert at 18?!

    Chauncey at 20?!

    Elton Brand above Dwight Howard?!?!?!?!?!?
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    So basically this list is horrible.

    Gilbert at 18?!

    Chauncey at 20?!

    Elton Brand above Dwight Howard?!?!?!?!?!?
    That seems about right for Gil. Maybe a few spots higher.

    I can't believe people still underrate Chauncey.

    As for Elton Brand, if you don't think he's better than Dwight Howard well then I just don't know what to say.

    I think the list's biggest problem is that Wade and Shaq are both too high.

    Jesus Christ, Lebron is only 21. What's the use? We should just give up for the next ten-fifteen years and trade for draft picks in '20-something...wow.

    And I'm only partially kidding.

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    That seems about right for Gil. Maybe a few spots higher.

    I can't believe people still underrate Chauncey.

    As for Elton Brand, if you don't think he's better than Dwight Howard well then I just don't know what to say.

    I think the list's biggest problem is that Wade and Shaq are both too high.
    Gil is a top 10 player easy.

    Chauncey is the 2nd best pure PG in the league.

    Dwight Howard is better that Brand.

    And Shaq is about 13 spots too high.
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    Gil is a top 10 player easy.

    Chauncey is the 2nd best pure PG in the league.

    Dwight Howard is better that Brand.
    I agree with Rex about Elton. I'm not sure how why everyone still underrates this guy so much. Dwight probably will be better. But right now? No way. And I love Howard's game.

    As for Gilbert, I wouldn't say Top 10, but you have to put him above McGrady and Shaq at this point. And of course above Ray Allen, who at #12 is probably the biggest joke on the list. I love Jesus Shuttlesworth's jumper as much as the next guy, but c'mon.

    I would probably put the elite perimeter scorers in this order:

    1. Lebron/Kobe/DWade (too close to call)
    2. AI
    3. Pierce
    4. Gilbert
    5. TMac
    6. Carmelo
    7. Manu
    8. Vince
    9. Shuttlesworth
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    Gilbert is a PG and AI is playing PG.
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    Gilbert is a PG and AI is playing PG.
    I know...But to me they are still scorers and both are first options on their respective teams. I'll remove that non-PG comment. Shouldn't have put that. I just wanted to seperate these guys from Nash/Paul/Kidd distributor type of PG and not bother with Chauncey/Parker, who are somewhere in the middle between Nash and AI.
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    Ah ok.

    But be on the look out - Gil's stats have improved EVERY YEAR since he's been in the league.

    Come on 35 and 10!!!!
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    Niiice, I lol'd 5 times many thanks, ESPN is always good for some laughs.

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    Niiice, I lol'd 5 times many thanks, ESPN is always good for some laughs.
    uuummmmmmm thats from Fox Sports
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    Ah ok.

    But be on the look out - Gil's stats have improved EVERY YEAR since he's been in the league.

    Come on 35 and 10!!!!
    He's great. No denying it.

    But there was once a time when I continued to get taller EVERY YEAR. Eventually, I stopped growing though. There is a ceiling. I think Gilbert's reached his, statistically anyway. He still has a ways to go, IMO, as far as decision-making, distributing, defense, leadership, and other Championship qualities. He will improve, but 35 is doubtful at best.
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    Oh I didn't look I assumed, come on 90% of the time I would have been right.

    Let me rephrase [Insert Media Outlet Here] is always good for a few laughs

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    He's great. No denying it.

    But there was once a time when I continued to get taller EVERY YEAR. Eventually, I stopped growing though. There is a ceiling. I think Gilbert's reached his, statistically anyway. He still has a ways to go, IMO, as far as decision-making, distributing, defense, leadership, and other Championship qualities. He will improve, but 35 is doubtful at best.
    I think the ceiling will only emerge when Jordan tells him to stop trying. And Jordan knows this team rests on Gil's shoulders. However if we don;t get some better stuff from Hayes, AD and Thomas, and if Songaila is injured for a long period of time then we will be right back to .567 ball.
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    Gil Arenas is a top 10 player "easily"?

    Pass the bong!

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    Gil is a top 10 player easy.

    Chauncey is the 2nd best pure PG in the league.

    Dwight Howard is better that Brand.

    And Shaq is about 13 spots too high.

    Gilbert Arenas is arguably the most selfish player int he league. Seriously. It's only a matter of time before people relieze this and he goes the way of Steve Francis and Stephon Marbury.


    Chauncey could be the 2nd best poi8nt guard in the league. Then again, he could not be. #20 is more than fair imo.

    Howard couldn't sniff Brand's jock....yet. Elton's on another level offensively and is a better defender. Only thing Dwight does better right now is rebound.

    Shaq is fine at #9. His numbers don't look that impressive because he played less than 30 minutes a game, but in those 30 minutes he's still one of the most dominating players in the league.


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    I agree with Rex about Elton. I'm not sure how why everyone still underrates this guy so much. Dwight probably will be better. But right now? No way. And I love Howard's game.

    As for Gilbert, I wouldn't say Top 10, but you have to put him above McGrady and Shaq at this point. And of course above Ray Allen, who at #12 is probably the biggest joke on the list. I love Jesus Shuttlesworth's jumper as much as the next guy, but c'mon.

    I would probably put the elite perimeter scorers in this order:

    1. Lebron/Kobe/DWade (too close to call)
    2. AI
    3. Pierce
    4. Gilbert
    5. TMac
    6. Carmelo
    7. Manu
    8. Vince
    9. Shuttlesworth
    10. Rip
    T-Mac should be much higher. Manu and Rip probably don't deserve a top-10 mention. Michael Redd needs to be on there. The last spot is up in the air; Rip, Manu, J-Rich, Maggette etc.

    1. Kobe
    2. T-Mac
    3. Wade
    4. LeBron
    5. Iverson
    6. Arenas (Mr. Selfish)
    7. Carter
    8. Pierce
    9. Redd
    10. J-Rich

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    Here is my list. It's interesting, there are more guys that I think of as top 50 players then the guys that are on here.

    And Gilbert is a top 10 player, but not easily.

    1.) LeBron James
    2.) Kobe Bryant
    3.) Dwyane Wade
    4.) Kevin Garnett
    5.) Tim Duncan
    6.) Dirk Nowitzki
    7.) Steve Nash
    8.) Elton Brand
    9.) Paul Pierce
    10.) Gilbert Arenas
    11.) Allen Iverson
    12.) Tracy McGrady
    13.) Yao Ming
    14.) Carmello Anthony
    15.) Jermaine O'Neal
    16.) Shaquille O'Neal
    17.) Shawn Marion
    18.) Vince Carter
    19.) Chauncy Billups
    20.) Ray Allen
    21.) Michael Redd
    22.) Chris Bosh
    23.) Chris Paul
    24.) Amare Stoudamire
    25.) Jason Kidd
    26.) Ron Artest
    27.) Joe Johnson
    28.) Richard Hamilton
    29.) Ben Wallace
    30.) Richard Jefferson
    31.) Antawn Jamison
    32.) Al Harrington
    33.) Mike Bibby
    34.) Tony Parker
    35.) Andrei Kirilenko
    36.) Rasheed Wallace
    37.) Josh Howard
    38.) Kirk Hinrich
    39.) Pau Gasol
    40.) Chris Webber
    41.) Manu Ginobili
    42.) Gerald Wallace
    43.) Rashard Lewis
    44.) Peja Stojakovic
    45.) Ben Gordon
    46.) Stephon Marbury
    47.) Brad Miller
    48.) Baron Davis
    49.) Jason Richardson
    50.) Jason Terry

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    15. Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana Pacers, 28, 6-11, 250: 20.1 pts., 9.3 reb., 2.29 blk.

    O'Neal was a top-10 and occasionally a top-five player and could return to that status but he has to stay on the floor and help the Pacers win. He still talks a great game and has the skills to dominate inside and take it outside as well. But being injury prone has prevented him from remaining among the NBA elite. This is a big year for him and the Pacers.
    He has it wrong. JO has to stay off the court in order to help the Pacers win.

    No. 15??? What a joke!!

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    Gilbert Arenas is arguably the most selfish player int he league. Seriously. It's only a matter of time before people relieze this and he goes the way of Steve Francis and Stephon Marbury.
    He's not selfinsh. He does what he is told, Jordan and Grunfeld know that he is the motor and they give him freedom. He still averages 6 assists while putting up 30. And the team wins.
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    Elton Brand is a better player then Dwight Howard. You dont think so then you dont know jack about basketball. Elton Brand has been putting up 20 and 10 for ages, and has taken a team that used to be the laughing stock of the NBA to one of the best teams in the NBA. When Dwight Howard does that then you can talk.

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    Iverson is much better than Arenas and Kobe is much better than Lebron.

    Did robert mean 35 points and 10 turnovers a game? (i'm not kidding, this is my serious face)

    Wiz might get seventh or eighth spot so I guess that's winning.

    I don't have much faith in Brad miller anymore and Bibby is too high. Al is sort of high and Ron's place should increase throughout the season.
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    Iverson is much better than Arenas and Kobe is much better than Lebron.
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    Elton Brand is a better player then Dwight Howard. You dont think so then you dont know jack about basketball. Elton Brand has been putting up 20 and 10 for ages, and has taken a team that used to be the laughing stock of the NBA to one of the best teams in the NBA. When Dwight Howard does that then you can talk.
    Sam Cassell had alot to do with the Clippers last year. And didn't Dwight lead the Magic to a late season surge last year and almost make the playoffs?
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    so you're not going to answer my question?
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    Nope there was no question in that first line.

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    Gilbert is a great player but NO WAY is he better than AI, No Way.
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