The funny thing about the power forward list is that Bosh, Garnett, Aldridge, and Duncan will start at center for there teams this season.
Then again, it's also possible Monroe starts at power forward for his.
Last edited by shags; 10-15-2012 at 09:01 PM.
David "And One" West
The only centers on that list that I'd say are clearly better then Hibbert are Howard, Bynum, Gasol. If Bynum continues with injury issues this year he has to be taken out of the top 5 and I'm not even sold on Howard being his old self until I see him play for a season. IMO Roy is a top 5 center now. Placing Noah at 5 and Hibbert that low kills any credibility for the ranking.
Who does Nikola Pekovic have to kill to get on that list?
No seriously. He'll kill someone.
Anyone who watched Tyson Chandler in this past postseason and still has him ranked as the fourth-best center in the league has zero credibility.
Your fourth-best center in the league, ladies and gentlemen.
Anyone who completely dismisses the ability of a player based on a five-game series against the eventual NBA champions has zero credibility.
When Chandler's on the court, he's the real deal. Deserving of every accolade (even if the Mavs secretly got better defensively after he left).
I find it amusing how the media overrates Griffin to hell and PD underrates him to hell. Is he that hard to rank? lol
Kind of a stupid list. The explanations are a little fuzzy as to why one guy ranks about another.
I'm surprised at the Blake hate in this thread. He's played two years in the league, averaged 21 and 11, is a hard worker and great teammate to go along with being an athletic freak. I'd easily put him over Dirk on this list.
I think most of PD will say he's somewhere in the 2nd tier alongside Bosh, Aldridge, Pau and several others but behind Love and Dirk. We can disagree on the exact spot, but I think most agree on the tier.
But of course, there has to be one or two West > Blake statements. It would be dull without those.
Pau's on the decline sure, but holy hell is that dude disrespected these days. A paid professional ranking him below Aldridge, Bosh, and Blake is just awful. KG's got the intangibles argument and is still an extremely elite defender, but I'd still take Pau.
Love's number's are absolutely ridiculous, but still I wonder why his team doesn't perform better than it does. I sometimes wonder if Love's numbers aren't actually reflecting his effect on the court. Is his defense poor? I honestly wouldn't know how to rank him. I'll admit though as I said before, his numbers are easily the best of any 4 in the league. I do not want to call him the best 4 though.
Blake I think is in the same boat. Though his numbers aren't as great as Love's, they're still really high, but you wonder if he's as good as the numbers.. I've watched Blake more so I think he's an easier player to understand. Outstanding performance in transition allows for him to get a lot of easy baskets, but he isn't able to take over and dominate a game like you'd expect someone with his scoring average. (and most people who do score that much can dominate a game). His defense appears to be pretty poor most of the time as well.
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Love has been on a crap team his entire career. They were on pace to make the playoffs last year before their only other good player tore up his ankle.
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To me Griffin is the Vince Carter of the PF position. He will wost likely put up great stats for most of his career, but they will mostly be hollow.
I just went to the link ad saw KGs picture. Haha, he looks bat **** crazy there.
Last edited by Eleazar; 10-16-2012 at 03:00 AM.
If you're the best player on a bad team shouldn't the other teams D be focused on you, diminishing your impact and stats.
If they're focused on you and you still put up good numbers, maybe you're better than the stats lead us to believe.