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LakerKB24Fan
01-07-2009, 09:04 PM
Who is the best 2nd option right now in the NBA?

JordansBulls
01-07-2009, 09:05 PM
Gasol or Pierce

lovingTO
01-07-2009, 09:06 PM
andrea bargnani

superkegger
01-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Gasol or Pierce

How is Pierce the second option?

Faneik
01-07-2009, 09:16 PM
How is Pierce the second option?

Yeah... When I read the thread title, I immediately thought about Garnett as one of the best 2nd option.

His scoring average isn't that good, but hey...offense is only 50% of the game.

LakerKB24Fan
01-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Gasol or Pierce

wait isn't Pierce their #1 option?

dudeonthemoon
01-07-2009, 09:30 PM
There a lot that's up there Steve Nash, maybe Shaq, Tim Duncan(but I think Spurs have 2 # 1 options), Chauncey Billups, Rip, David West, Lamarcus Aldridge, KG, Josh Smith, Rudy Gay. Here is a website on # 2 options

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/73347-the-best-second-options-in-the-nba-western-conference/page/2

superkegger
01-07-2009, 09:30 PM
Yeah... When I read the thread title, I immediately thought about Garnett as one of the best 2nd option.

His scoring average isn't that good, but hey...offense is only 50% of the game.

that's true, but when you talk about a teams 1st 2nd and 3rd options, its not refering to defense, at all. It's pretty much only about offense. And I think Gasol would have to be one of the best. Or Gay or Mayo, whichever is considered the second option.

Kabowdos
01-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Every second best player on every team in the NBA.

carter15
01-07-2009, 09:48 PM
vince or harris?

JordansBulls
01-07-2009, 10:42 PM
wait isn't Pierce their #1 option?

I thought it was Garnett. I consider the guy higher in MVP voting on the team the 1st option barring everyone is playing relatively the same amount of games.

Last year for sure Garnett was #1. This year it may be Pierce though.

superkegger
01-07-2009, 10:53 PM
I thought it was Garnett. I consider the guy higher in MVP voting on the team the 1st option barring everyone is playing relatively the same amount of games.

Last year for sure Garnett was #1. This year it may be Pierce though.

garnett may be their leader, but when it comes to offense, pierce is their first option.

Sixerlover
01-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Pierce is obviously the #1 option. Who gets the ball when it matters?

But the best #2 option in the NBA is either Pau Gasol or Tony Parker

Catfish1314
01-07-2009, 10:58 PM
Tony Parker comes to mind. Or even Tim Duncan. Parker may be getting more shots than him now, I don't know. Shaq, Garnett, Gasol...

JordansBulls
01-07-2009, 11:17 PM
Tony Parker comes to mind. Or even Tim Duncan. Parker may be getting more shots than him now, I don't know. Shaq, Garnett, Gasol...

There is no way anyone else on the Spurs is the 1st option other than Duncan.

_Sn1P3r_
01-07-2009, 11:20 PM
TP or Duncan, which ever one is the second option. Also, KG and Gasol.

Catfish1314
01-07-2009, 11:29 PM
There is no way anyone else on the Spurs is the 1st option other than Duncan.

That might be fun to say and Duncan's the superior player, but Parker is a major catalyst of that offense and gets as many shots as Duncan does.

Parker: 17.0 FGA
Duncan: 15.7 FGA

So they're really about the same when you factor in Parker does more handling than Duncan.

ishouldbeagm
01-08-2009, 03:42 AM
vince carter

Hellcrooner
01-08-2009, 04:10 AM
For me it has to be a player that was a FORMER Franchise and that when he was a franchise was able to lead their team to the Play offs.

So the ones who Qualify are :

Garnett , Carter, Iverson,Gasol, Shaquille.


And the winer for me is Shaquille because he WON rings as first option.

Teeboy1487
01-08-2009, 04:36 AM
Garnett
Gasol
Tony Parker
Shaq
Tmac when healthy
David West

Bishnoff
01-08-2009, 05:33 AM
Here's my list (1st options are in brackets) based on PPG and FG%:

1. Tony Parker (Tim Duncan)
2. David West (Chris Paul)
3. Pau Gasol (Kobe Bryant)
4. Shaquille O'Neal (Amar'e Stoudemire)
5. John Salmons (Kevin Martin)
6. Ray Allen (Paul Pierce) - Arguably 3rd option behind Garnett
7. LeMarcus Aldridge (Brandon Roy)
8. Caron Butler (Antawn Jamison)
9. Devon Harris (Vince Carter)
10. Paul Milsap (Deron Williams) – Arguably 3rd option behind Boozer
* OJ Mayo (Rudy Gay)

Tim Duncan is definately the 1st option at the Spurs. Who gets the ball in the 4th quarter or during the clutch situation? Answer: Duncan. Parker takes more shots because he handles the ball more thus gets more looks, but Duncan is still the preferred option.

I know Milsap's numbers are up in Boozer's absence, but you gotta give the guy a lot of credit for what he’s done this season.

Honourable mention to Mayo who is putting up huge numbers for a Rookie. It won’t be long before he is the 1st option at Memphis.

Fireworld
01-08-2009, 05:36 AM
Gasol

Fireworld
01-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Here's my list (1st options are in brackets) based on PPG and FG%:

1. Tony Parker (Tim Duncan)
2. David West (Chris Paul)
3. Pau Gasol (Kobe Bryant)
4. John Salmons (Kevin Martin)
5. Ray Allen (Paul Pierce) - Arguably 3rd option behind Garnett
6. LeMarcus Aldridge (Brandon Roy)
7. Caron Butler (Antawn Jamison)
8. Devon Harris (Vince Carter)
9. Paul Milsap (Deron Williams) Arguably 3rd option behind Boozer
10. OJ Mayo (Rudy Gay)

nice list:)

JJ81
01-08-2009, 07:33 AM
Pau Gasol Sez

Iron24th
01-08-2009, 02:54 PM
Gasol no doubt.