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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.
    ...that's awfully self serving.....

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    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.
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    Then you should have stopped after the bold.

    And I'm obviously not much of a Griffin fan
    LOL bro. Griffen stunk it up the playoffs. He was on the bench to close out a tense game 7. I'm not trying to hate on BG, but one could argue that West is better. Forget the dunking and the Sports Center highlights
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    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.

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    Not this again.....
    I don't think he is the only that believes that by the way.

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    Who does Nikola Pekovic have to kill to get on that list?

    No seriously. He'll kill someone.

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    You dont remember correctly.

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

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    Malone?
    Charles Barkley

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    You dont remember correctly.

    The best power forward in the NBA from 1989-1994 could not play a lick of defense.
    Charles Barkley didn't play any defense? I totally disagree.

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    Who does Nikola Pekovic have to kill to get on that list?

    No seriously. He'll kill someone.
    haha I think he might (kill someone). He needs to start with Dwight Howard and then work down the list.

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    Charles Barkley didn't play any defense? I totally disagree.
    he played it quite well when he wanted to. He just didn't want to most of the time.

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    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.

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    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.

    But, but, 44% shooting is pretty good for a C. And he, uh, changes the game. In ways that don't show up in stats. Or wins. It's just...a feeling! KNICKS

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    Charles Barkley didn't play any defense? I totally disagree.
    Charles Barkley even says that Charles Barkley didn't play any defense.

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    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).

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    I find it amusing how the media overrates Griffin to hell and PD underrates him to hell. Is he that hard to rank? lol

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    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.

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    I find it amusing how the media overrates Griffin to hell and PD underrates him to hell. Is he that hard to rank? lol
    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.

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    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.

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    Anyone who completely dismisses the ability of a player based on a five-game series against the eventual NBA champions has zero credibility.
    Top-tier players don't lay eggs when it matters most. I'm sorry you can't comprehend that.

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    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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    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.
    This is true. Pau is very much undervalued around the league. His numbers are still impressive even if he's on the declining part of his career, and is still the one of the best PFs in the league. He's the second option on the elite Lakers team, so I'd say he deserves the top 5.

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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.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    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.
    I am of the opinion if you have one of the best 5 PFs or Cs in the league you should have a team that is capable of making the playoffs. That is why I question if Love is really a top PF or just a really good one who is on a team where there is no one else inflating his numbers.

    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.
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    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.

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