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    Default Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    Mike and Mike were asking this question in their show, who do you think they are? And remember, team record doesn't matter.

    Edit: going to change it to 15 to make it harder
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    Default Re: Who are the top ten players in the NBA?

    In no particular order...

    1. James
    2. Wade
    3. Amare
    4. Melo
    5. Durant
    6. Rose
    7. Paul
    8. Kobe
    9. Howard
    10. I don't know...Gasol/DWilliams

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    Default Re: Who are the top ten players in the NBA?

    Lebron
    Rose
    D Howard
    Kobe
    Wade
    CP3
    Deron Williams
    dirk
    durant
    amare or griffen "yes as a rookie"

    Thats my top ten right now. Given the day you can flip flop williams and cp3.

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    This is my list:

    1- Howard
    2- Wade
    3- Lebron
    4- Kobe
    5- Durant
    6-Melo
    7- CP3
    8- Blake
    9- Westbrook
    10-Dirk
    11- Dwill
    12-Monta
    13- Rose
    14- Zbo
    15- Nash
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    1. LeBron James
    2. Dwight Howard
    3. Dwyane Wade
    4. Derrick Rose
    5. Chris Paul
    6. Kevin Durant
    7. Pau Gasol
    8. Kobe Bryant
    9. Kevin Love
    10. Dirk Nowitzki
    11. Deron Williams
    12. Paul Pierce
    13. Lamarcus Aldridge
    14. Russell Westbrook
    15. Amare Stoudemire

    Just missed the cut - Carmelo Anthony, Manu Ginobli, Blake Griffin

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    In no particular order...

    Dwight Howard
    Dwayne Wade
    LeBron James
    Kobe Bryant
    Chris Paul
    Blake Griffin
    Kevin Love
    Deron Williams
    Carmello Anthony
    Kevin Durant
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Pau Gasol
    Derrick Rose
    Zach Randolph
    Manu Ginobili

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    Imo, assuming everyone's healthy (except Yao, who seems to be done):
    1. LeBron
    2. Wade
    3. Howard
    4. CP3
    5. Kobe
    6. Durant
    7. Dirk
    8. D-Will
    9. Rose
    10. Melo
    11. Pau Gasol
    12. Andrew Bogut
    13. Amare
    14. Rondo
    15. Steve Nash

    Griffin, Love, Monta, Z-Bo - those guys are too flawed defensively atm imo, and they don't try hard enough on defense. If I have to take a defensively challenged PF, I'd take Amare atm.
    Westbrook is very average defender, and very average decision maker. He's not a top 15 player yet, imo.
    Joe Johnson would probably be no.16 on that list for me.

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    ....so Blake Griffin is defensively flawed, but Steve Nash isn't?

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    Why just Nash? Melo, or Amare, or Rose aren't exactly killing people on defense as well.
    They are just much better offensively than Blake right now, aren't prone to silly charges and rookie mistakes, and generally try to sprint back on defense - which Blake is very lazy to do.
    As for Nash, he is the best shooter and possibly the best distributor in the league. If I'm trying to redo the 2010-11 season, I'm picking Nash before Blake.

    Blake might be an MVP candidate and top 5 on that list soon, maybe even next year. Right now, he's not, imo. I'd also take Z-Bo, Aldridge, Joe Johnson and KG over Blake for this season, assuming health, and would seriously consider Westbrook and Chris Bosh.

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    Lebron
    Wade
    Durant
    Rose
    Westbrook
    Paul
    D Will
    Kobe
    Howard
    Dirk
    Gasol
    Amare
    Manu
    Duncan
    Z Bo

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    James
    Kobe
    Rose
    Wade
    Durant
    Deron
    Paul
    Melo
    Howard
    Dirk
    Gasol
    Rondo
    Amare
    Griffin
    Westbrook
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    Call me crazy, but I do not think Kevin Love is a top 15 player. I would probably get to 30 before I put him on my list. Sure he's a great rebounder, but that isn't good enough to get into the top 15. Plus look how many games his team won this season. Winning is the bottonline
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    Kobe Bryant
    LeBron James
    Derrick Rose
    Kevin Durant
    Dwayne Wade
    Dwight Howard
    Amare Stoudemire
    Kevin Garnett
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Pau Gasol
    Russell Westbrook
    Rajon Rondo
    Carmelo Anthony
    Manu Ginobli
    Chris Paul
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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    I dont get how Duncan made anyones list he played poorly this year compared to who should be on the list

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    Call me crazy, but I do not think Kevin Love is a top 15 player. I would probably get to 30 before I put him on my list. Sure he's a great rebounder, but that isn't good enough to get into the top 15. Plus look how many games his team won this season. Winning is the bottonline
    Am I the only one who thinks he's overrated?

    He plays with the team that finished with the worst record.

    Not saying he's not good, but people make it seem like he's going to lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs.

    He's a great player to have, but he shouldn't be your #1 answer.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    Am I the only one who thinks he's overrated?

    He plays with the team that finished with the worst record.

    Not saying he's not good, but people make it seem like he's going to lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs.

    He's a great player to have, but he shouldn't be your #1 answer.
    ...is that anything like the Sonics finishing with the NBA's worst record with Kevin Durant leading the way?

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    ...is that anything like the Sonics finishing with the NBA's worst record with Kevin Durant leading the way?

    he was a rookie, he scored a lot of points but wasn't that good in his first season. Sure you could see he was going to be great, but put the current Durant on the T-Wolves and they would be much much better than they are right now.

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    So what? Love is in his 3rd year. Huge difference.

    In Durant's 2nd year the Thunder improved a whopping 3 games. They didn't start actually winning until they got some talent around him.

    Judging Love by Minnesota's record is beyond absurd.

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    Durant
    Kobe
    LeBron
    Howard
    Randolph
    Wade
    Amare
    Dirk
    Rose
    Paul
    Deron Williams
    Carmelo
    Roy Hibbert
    Horford
    Blake Griffin

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    in no particular order

    Dwight Howard
    Dwyane Wade
    LeBron James
    Kobe Bryant
    Chris Paul
    Deron Williams
    Carmelo Anthony
    Kevin Durant
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Pau Gasol
    Derrick Rose
    Russell Westbrook
    Paul Pierce
    Monta Ellis
    Amare Stoudemire
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    Danny Green
    Armon Johnson
    Leon Powe
    Quentin Richardson
    Joe Smith
    Ish Smith
    Landry Fields
    Brandon Roy
    Etan Thomas
    Hilton Armstrong
    Andres Nocioni
    Eddie House
    Patty Mills
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    So what? Love is in his 3rd year. Huge difference.

    In Durant's 2nd year the Thunder improved a whopping 3 games. They didn't start actually winning until they got some talent around him.

    Judging Love by Minnesota's record is beyond absurd.
    Thank you, this is exactly how I feel about guys in losing teams, Monta,Al,Love,EJ, guys that are good players but is not their fault they are in a bad team.

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    Default Re: Who are the top 15 players in the NBA?

    Its certainly not their fault that their teams are losing, but it does inflate the stats a little, some more than others. With that said I think Kevin Love is a great PF. Not sure about top 15 player yet, but thats more because of his defense, which isn't absolutely Troy Murphy terrible, but it leaves a lot to desire.

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    LeBron James
    Kevin Durant
    Derrick Rose
    Kobe Bryant
    Dwyane Wade
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Deron Williams
    Chris Paul
    Dwight Howard
    Amare Stoudemire
    Carmelo Anthony
    Steve Nash
    Russell Westbrook
    Pau Gasol
    Manu Ginobili

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    Durant
    Kobe
    LeBron
    Howard
    Randolph
    Wade
    Amare
    Dirk
    Rose
    Paul
    Deron Williams
    Carmelo
    Roy Hibbert
    Horford
    Blake Griffin
    good list but i'd replace roy hibbert for bruno sundov

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