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    Default NBA top ten power forwards and top ten NBA centers SI.com

    Not sure if I agree with Aldridge and Josh Smith that low.


    1 Love
    2 Dirk
    3 Blake
    4 Bosh
    5 KG
    6 Aldridge
    7 Gasol
    8 Amare
    9 Josh Smith
    10 Duncan.


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    Default Re: NBA top ten power forwards and top ten NBA centers SI.com

    Top ten center:

    1 Howard
    2 Bynum
    3 Gasol
    4 Chandler
    5 Noah
    6 Al Jefferson
    7 Greg Monroe
    8 Cousins
    9 Brook Lopez


    10Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers He doesn't jump like Javale McGee. He doesn't score like Nene, rebound like Marcin Gortat or block shots like Andrew Bogut. Yet Hibbert does everything well enough to get the nod over those more physically gifted centers, a testament to his work ethic and steady improvement. In his fourth NBA season, the 7-foot-2 Hibbert completed his rise from big stiff to All-Star and got a max contract to boot.

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    Griffin at 3 is ridiculous if you ask me.
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    I would out DA at 3 and KG at 4. Or switch them. Blake at 5. Bosh or Gasol at 6. Josh Smith at 7 and Amare at 8.

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    Lopez scores great, but he is not the all-around player that Hibbert is. Nene could beat him out if he was healthy. I would put Cousins ahead of Monroe on pure play.

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    There are at least 5 guys after Griffin who should be ahead of him.
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    Aldridge underrated like always I could debate him being #1 on the list #6 is a joke. Same with Duncan at #10 his #s will be down because they save him but he should be higher and probably on the C list same with KG they both play more C than PF now and still have a ton of game left.


    Cousins at #8 is a joke have him as my #2 but the others Cs are about right 3-10 can go in just about any order IMO not much difference.

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    Does Kevin Love play any defense? I mean is his defense even as good as Dirk's. Blake doesn't play much defense either

    I remember back in the day the power forward position was defense first.

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    Does Kevin Love play any defense? I mean is his defense even as good as Dirk's. Blake doesn't play much defense either

    I remember back in the day the power forward position was defense first.
    Love played very solid D last year.

    Anyway, since this is basically a wishlist and not a real ranking based on what positions these guys actually play.... my top 10s would be:

    Top 10 PFs:
    1. Love
    2. Dirk
    3. Aldridge
    4. Pau
    5. Bosh
    6. Griffin
    7. Al Horford
    8. Duncan
    9. KG
    10. Monroe

    Top 10 centers:
    1. Howard
    2. Bynum
    3. Marc Gasol
    4. Tyson Chandler
    5. Duncan
    6. Pau
    7. KG
    8. Noah
    9. Bosh
    10. Cousins
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    Lol at Griffin #3 and Noah #5. And for that matter, here's a hearty laugh for Lopez at #9

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    Top 10 centers:
    1. Howard
    2. Bynum
    3. Marc Gasol
    4. Tyson Chandler
    5. Duncan
    6. Pau
    7. KG
    8. Noah
    9. Bosh
    10. Cousins
    OK, wait, you are taking Bosh AT CENTER over Hibbert?
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    OK, wait, you are taking Bosh AT CENTER over Hibbert?
    Any time you can take a thin, 6/11 finesse player and start him at the 5 over a stronger, 7/2 guy, you have to do it.

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    I'm taking Bosh over Hibbert at center if that is where I have to play him. Comfortably.
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    Bosh is a much better offensive talent, his D skillset is different but overall defensive quality is similar, he can give much more minutes, and he did an admirable job overall at 5 last year. So, yes.

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    Man I hate these lists. Players don't play in a vacuum. And yes, I'd say the same thing if Roy were #1.

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    I'd put Hibbert above Noah and Lopez. Not sure about Monroe, haven't seem him play much.

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    When will people stop calling Tim Duncan a power forward? It's mind-boggling. He hasn't played primarily as a four since Rasho left.

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    It's a miracle of miracles that we were a top five team last year with only two players at the bottom of these highly scientific and unbiased reviews... I wonder where our starting five would rank in terms of plus/minus against the other teams...

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    It's a miracle of miracles that we were a top five team last year with only two players at the bottom of these highly scientific and unbiased reviews... I wonder where our starting five would rank in terms of plus/minus against the other teams...
    We have plenty of talent, none of our starters was bad. Also, you've only seen 3 rankings. Granger is ranked #7 among SFs, but vnzla isn't going to make a pro-Granger thread.

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    Does Kevin Love play any defense? I mean is his defense even as good as Dirk's. Blake doesn't play much defense either

    I remember back in the day the power forward position was defense first.
    You dont remember correctly.

    The best power forward in the NBA from 1989-1994 could not play a lick of defense.

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    Does Kevin Love play any defense? I mean is his defense even as good as Dirk's. Blake doesn't play much defense either

    I remember back in the day the power forward position was defense first.

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    Hibbert will be a top 5 center after this year. I wouldn't trade him for anyone in the top ten. I also think West will suprise everyone and be close to a top ten after this year. He was a top ten guy before his injury.

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    The idea that cousins, monroe, and most laughable Lopez are above Hibbert is truly saddening, since when have these 3 guys been the offensive and defensive focal point for a 50+ win team (adjusted for lock out). I just think to be named top ten at anything you actually have to bring the wins.
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    I don't want to sound like a homer, but if you watched the 2012 playoffs, David West has to be ranked ahead of Blake Griffin. Whomever made these rankings is obviously a Pacer hater. You cannot convince me that Brook Lopez is a better player than Big Roy
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    Not this again.....

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    I don't want to sound like a homer, but if you watched the 2012 playoffs, David West has to be ranked ahead of Blake Griffin. Whomever made these rankings is obviously a Pacer hater. You cannot convince me that Brook Lopez is a better player than Big Roy
    Then you should have stopped after the bold.

    And I'm obviously not much of a Griffin fan
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