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Sportfan
08-13-2009, 07:38 AM
Right now, which is the more deeper position in the NBA

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Are You counting players who play both positions as Guards or Forwards?

Sportfan
08-13-2009, 08:16 AM
Whatever position they play more frequently Im looking for specifically SG and SF

Tblaze
08-13-2009, 08:45 AM
SF by quite a margin...

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 09:26 AM
There's a ton of combo guards but not many pure shooting guards.
I have to agree with Tblaze, there are more quality small forwards than shooting guards in the league right now.

tland22
08-13-2009, 12:08 PM
Im going to disagree and say SG is the deeper position in the NBA. It is close though. But it is obviously the SG position having that slight edge.

SG's

Kobe Bryant
D Wade
Tracy McGrady
Brandon Roy
Allen Iverson
Manu Ginobili
Joe Johnson
Ray Allen
Rip Hamilton
Jason Richardson
Kevin Martin
Stephen Jackson
Vince Carter
Michael Redd
Mike Miller
Mike Dunleavy
Jason Terry
Ben Gordon
Monta Ellis
Raja Bell

AIMelo=KillaDUO
08-13-2009, 12:25 PM
SF's

LeBron
Melo
Caron Butler
Ron Artest
PP
Stephen Jackson
AK47
Rashard Lewis
Andre Iguodala
Gerald Wallace
John Salmons
Al Thornton
Rudy Gay
Beasley
Ariza
Hedo
Marion
RJ
Danny Granger
KD35
Tayshaun

tland22
08-13-2009, 12:50 PM
Good list! Iggy, Durant, and Jackson are all Guard-Forward combos...as listed. So throwing them in the SF category is a bit wrong. Even tho I put Jackson as a SG, which is what he PLAYS.

Its quite obvious which team would win if we picked a team from the SGs and a team from the SF's....,Id say the SGs wouldnt have a problem with the SFs. SGs would win..... becasue they are deeper and just have more talent.SGs are the ones in my eyes that have more quality players.

tland22
08-13-2009, 12:51 PM
Kobe, Wade, TMAC, Brandon Roy, then pick anyone else lol game over.

dolfan720
08-13-2009, 01:15 PM
Sf 2 words shane battier

mrblisterdundee
08-13-2009, 01:16 PM
Small forwards often play power forward or shooting guard. I'd say small forward is the deepest position in the NBA.

Mavrix
08-13-2009, 01:31 PM
SF's

LeBron
Melo
Caron Butler
Ron Artest
PP
Stephen Jackson
AK47
Rashard Lewis
Andre Iguodala
Gerald Wallace
John Salmons
Al Thornton
Rudy Gay
Beasley
Ariza
Hedo
Marion
RJ
Danny Granger
KD35
TayshaunPlus

Josh Howard
Grant Hill
Thaddeus Young
Travis Outlaw
Trevor Ariza
Luol Deng
Wilson Chandler
Shane Battier

what54!?
08-13-2009, 01:33 PM
SF. Good SG's are going M.I.A. like good centers

tland22
08-13-2009, 01:38 PM
no they arent. Look at the list I compiled.

Mavrix
08-13-2009, 01:40 PM
Don't forget Marvin Williams, Corey Maggette, James Posey, and PEJAAAAAA

Raps18-19 Champ
08-13-2009, 01:45 PM
Sf

tland22
08-13-2009, 01:47 PM
Still, more QUALITY SG's. and its not really even that close. The SG's mostly are the best players on their respective teams. Kobe Wade TMAC Roy Ellis Redd Johnson Martin Gordon (last year with Bulls) Hamilton Carter(last year with Nets)

Raps18-19 Champ
08-13-2009, 01:54 PM
I think the SGs have better overall players at the top but after the first 6-7, there is a big drop off.

god8son
08-13-2009, 01:56 PM
Also, Josh smith is a small forward. Though they have him at the 4

b_rad23
08-13-2009, 02:00 PM
SF's

LeBron
Melo
Caron Butler
Ron Artest
PP
Stephen Jackson
AK47
Rashard Lewis
Andre Iguodala
Gerald Wallace
John Salmons
Al Thornton
Rudy Gay
Beasley
Ariza
Hedo
Marion
RJ
Danny Granger
KD35
Tayshaun


Plus

Josh Howard
Grant Hill
Thaddeus Young
Travis Outlaw
Trevor Ariza
Luol Deng
Wilson Chandler
Shane Battier

Plus

Corey Maggette
Andres Nocioni
Marvin Williams
Kelenna Azubuike
Peja
Posey

yanksknicksgmen
08-13-2009, 02:05 PM
SG has better top 5 but after that SF has better players so i pick SF

TO Rapz
08-13-2009, 02:25 PM
Sg

TO Rapz
08-13-2009, 02:25 PM
sg has some of the best top players but after tht SFs have more depth

Ebbs
08-13-2009, 02:27 PM
small forwards no doubt.....

and guy who made this thread ur denver mock offseason is so dumb

Mavrix
08-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Plus

Corey Maggette
Andres Nocioni
Marvin Williams
Kelenna Azubuike
Peja
Posey

Yup.


Don't forget Marvin Williams, Corey Maggette, James Posey, and PEJAAAAAA

dre1990
08-13-2009, 02:35 PM
Sf

tland22
08-13-2009, 02:38 PM
some of you are just sheep, I swear. DID u not read. ATLEAST 11 SGs that I could think of off the top of my head are the BEST players on their team. How many SFs could you say that about really

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 02:50 PM
some of you are just sheep, I swear. DID u not read. ATLEAST 11 SGs that I could think of off the top of my head are the BEST players on their team. How many SFs could you say that about really

The question isn't about better players, it's about the deeper position. There are far more small forwards than shooting guards.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
08-13-2009, 02:59 PM
Good list! Iggy, Durant, and Jackson are all Guard-Forward combos...as listed. So throwing them in the SF category is a bit wrong. Even tho I put Jackson as a SG, which is what he PLAYS.

Its quite obvious which team would win if we picked a team from the SGs and a team from the SF's....,Id say the SGs wouldnt have a problem with the SFs. SGs would win..... becasue they are deeper and just have more talent.SGs are the ones in my eyes that have more quality players.

i agree 100%

I wasn't takin shots at u, i just thought it'd be cool to make a list :)


I kno i forgot a few players, i was just goin off the top. while trying to get some work done.

TO Rapz
08-13-2009, 03:01 PM
The question isn't about better players, it's about the deeper position. There are far more small forwards than shooting guards.

well if he can think 11 of the top players as shooting guards...does nt that mean it s deeper..since u have to go so far back just to think bout the top sf players....its SG which is the deeper position

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 03:29 PM
well if he can think 11 of the top players as shooting guards...does nt that mean it s deeper..since u have to go so far back just to think bout the top sf players....its SG which is the deeper position

If you scroll up just a bit, there are 35 small forwards listed. :)

disk 8
08-13-2009, 03:52 PM
sf.

masalex1205
08-13-2009, 03:57 PM
small forward by far

Sportfan
08-13-2009, 06:38 PM
small forwards no doubt.....

and guy who made this thread ur denver mock offseason is so dumb

uhhhh what?

Toenail Clipper
08-13-2009, 07:06 PM
Shooting guards of course.
Shooting guards are SUPERSTARS while Small Forwards are only STARS.
SF's dont have potential to be Hall of Famers except for James.
DUHHH

what54!?
08-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Shooting guards of course.
Shooting guards are SUPERSTARS while Small Forwards are only STARS.
SF's dont have potential to be Hall of Famers except for James.
DUHHH

:confused:

I don't know where to start with this.....

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 08:19 PM
Shooting guards of course.
Shooting guards are SUPERSTARS while Small Forwards are only STARS.
SF's dont have potential to be Hall of Famers except for James.
DUHHH

That's nice except that wasn't the question being asked.

FarOutIos
08-13-2009, 08:38 PM
By definition, a shooting guard is good at shooting the ball. Since we have less great shooters in todays NBA, the small forward position seems to be the deeper position. Many players are forced into the position... tall guards who cannot shoot, make em a small forward. Short post up player... again a small forward. Big man with an outside shot... how's small forward sound...

Basically, it comes down to how we define the position. By height? By shooting ability? By position on the floor? It's tough to get an exact understanding on the difference between small forward and shooting guard, except for shooting skill.

Bruno
08-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Well, two of the top three players in the league play SG.

Mane
08-13-2009, 08:49 PM
SF's...

DCSportsIsPain
08-13-2009, 08:52 PM
By definition, a shooting guard is good at shooting the ball. Since we have less great shooters in todays NBA, the small forward position seems to be the deeper position. Many players are forced into the position... tall guards who cannot shoot, make em a small forward. Short post up player... again a small forward. Big man with an outside shot... how's small forward sound...

Basically, it comes down to how we define the position. By height? By shooting ability? By position on the floor? It's tough to get an exact understanding on the difference between small forward and shooting guard, except for shooting skill.

In today's NBA, the shooting guard is the one who takes 25+ shots per game to get his, regardless of how it affects the rest of the team. Shooting guards are usually the least efficient shooters on the team.

B.JenningsMVP
08-13-2009, 09:03 PM
Sg

ChitownbullsBG7
08-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Well, two of the top three players in the league play SG.

Well the best player in the league plays at the SF spot. Jared Jefferies trumps Kobe and Wade any and every day of the week.

heyman321
08-13-2009, 09:22 PM
Good list! Iggy, Durant, and Jackson are all Guard-Forward combos...as listed. So throwing them in the SF category is a bit wrong. Even tho I put Jackson as a SG, which is what he PLAYS.

Its quite obvious which team would win if we picked a team from the SGs and a team from the SF's....,Id say the SGs wouldnt have a problem with the SFs. SGs would win..... becasue they are deeper and just have more talent.SGs are the ones in my eyes that have more quality players.

Are you kidding? The SFs would rape that.

Bruno
08-14-2009, 01:19 AM
SG has more quality, SF has more quantity. So if were talking about DEPTH, as this thread does; it goes to SF.

The better question is, quality or quantity?

heyman321
08-14-2009, 01:21 AM
Shooting guards of course.
Shooting guards are SUPERSTARS while Small Forwards are only STARS.
SF's dont have potential to be Hall of Famers except for James.
DUHHH

Have you ever heard of someone name Larry Bird?

Oh yeah, he's one of the greatest players of all time.

Bruno
08-14-2009, 02:10 AM
Have you ever heard of someone name Larry Bird?

Oh yeah, he's one of the greatest players of all time.

lol yeah. I think what he really meant to say is that over the history of the NBA SG has harbored more of the greatest overall talent.

INeedMyJays
08-15-2009, 01:31 AM
I'm sorry but SF's in the league is loaded.