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Chronz
09-02-2009, 05:05 PM
So I was playing the NBA2k10 Draft combine and one of the cool new features theyve added was special classifications for your primary position that impacts the way your guy can play on the court. For instance I wanted to mold myself after Scottie Pippen, selected SF and my playing style was that of a pointforward. This got me thinking, firstly something this easy shouldve came out years ago. But also got me thinking about how we define positions today.

PG,SG,SF,PF,C doesnt seem to cut it anymore, especially in a league devoid of true centers, with few prototypical 2's and 4's left.

So in an effort to fix this problem, what are the primary positions being played in todays game, how would you classify the players on your team.

For example,

LA Clippers (Projected Starting5)
Baron (Playmaking PG)
Eric Gordon (True SG)
Rasual Butler (Defensive SG)
Griffin (Face-Up PF)
Camby (Defensive PF/C)
Kaman (True Center)
Craig.S (Undersized Bruiser)
Thornton (Truly an imbecile jk Athletic Swing)
Telfair (Forced Pass-First PG)
Mardy Collins (ForcedPointForward)
DeAndre (Athletic Big)
Ricky Buckets (?????????)

The idea being that Playmaking PG's differ from True PG's and Scoring PG's by being able to provide aspects of either traits depending on the team/situation hes in, though often times not as competent at either one as the specialist.

Anytime I have a TRUE ____, it just what it sounds like. True SG's look to shoot, as in spacing the floor and attacking. Not necessarily a gunner or a chucker, he can be a very good slasher, but the basis of his attack depends on his ability to consistently hit the J and not vice versa. If your a forced anything its a negative trait. Guys like Telfair and Livingston were so inept offensively that creating for others was the sole trait their teams could somewhat maximize.

Feel free to create your own definition of a position, Im trying to find out how many positions do all the players in the league fall into.

ChiSox219
09-02-2009, 05:11 PM
Great thread

SteveNash
09-02-2009, 05:13 PM
Ricky Buckets (SG-Defense)

That's what 2K says anyway..

Chronz
09-02-2009, 05:13 PM
Great thread

Horrible response

JMKnick33
09-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Duhon: Playmaking SG
Wilson Chandler: True Small Forward
Danilo Gailnari: Shooting Forward
David Lee: True Power Forward
Nate Robinson: Shooting PG
Jordan Hill: True Power Forward
Darko Milicic: Defensive Big
Al Harrington: Scoring Small Forward
Larry Hughes: Defensive Guard
Eddy Curry: True Center

ChiSox219
09-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Horrible response

Take a complement.


I want to see where this goes and do a little research before responding.

theuuord
09-02-2009, 05:20 PM
Let me see what I can pull for the Nets...

Devin Harris - slashing PG
Courtney Lee - I don't even know yet. Defensively minded 3-pt specialist slasher? I guess all-around.
Bobby Simmons - 3pt specialist SF
Yi Jianlian - Faceup Athletic (weak) PF
Brook Lopez - traditional C
CDR - unorthodox slashing SG
Keyon Dooling - 2nd unit leader PG
Josh Boone - entrenched underneath C
Trenton Hassell - on ball defensive SG/SF
Terrence Williams - defensive athletic SG? Jury's still out I guess
Sean Williams - stoned
Jarvis Hayes - spot up shooter SF
Eduardo Najera - hustler hybrid SF/PF

Wow. our frontcourt depth outside of Brook is abysmal.

Chronz
09-02-2009, 05:24 PM
Thank you good sirs


Ricky Buckets (SG-Defense)

That's what 2K says anyway..

Really? Where did you find that out. Also by my classifications, I think mostly offensively. Whether your good defensively or not shouldnt depend on your offensive style.

Like I listed Rasual as a defensive SG, because thats the focus of his game but hes still a true SG. Ricky seems more like a scorer to me, but with the ability to play the point in some situations. Never struck me as a notable defender, but if anything I wouldve classified him as a Defensive-ScoringGuard jhajkfhasljkdhjak I dont know, it gets really jumbled with some players who are totally unique, either good or bad.

SteveNash
09-02-2009, 05:28 PM
Really? Where did you find that out. Also by my classifications, I think mostly offensively. Whether your good defensively or not shouldnt depend on your offensive style.

Like I listed Rasual as a defensive SG, because thats the focus of his game but hes still a true SG. Ricky seems more like a scorer to me, but with the ability to play the point in some situations. Never struck me as a notable defender, but if anything I wouldve classified him as a Defensive-ScoringGuard jhajkfhasljkdhjak I dont know, it gets really jumbled with some players who are totally unique, either good or bad.

If you go to manage roster and edit a player, switch pages and you'll come across what they set them as.

zambo4president
09-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Ill give it a try with the Bulls, Some could go either way
Rose(Playmaking PG)
Salmons(Slashing SG)
Deng(Defensive SF)
TT(Athletic Forward)
Noah(Hustle C)
Hinrich(Defensive PG)
Miller(Rebounding C)
Pargo(Shooting PG)
JJ(Slashing SF)
Gibson(Defensive PF)
Hunter(Old Piece Of ****)

SteveNash
09-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Ill give it a try with the Bulls, Some could go either way
Hunter(Old Piece Of ****)

Don't you mean best on ball defender in the NBA?

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/10006702/The-best-in-the-NBA----at-everything

d-baller23
09-02-2009, 05:53 PM
Lets try the Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson- Scoring PG
Vince Carter- Go-To SG
MP-Defensive SG/SF
Rashard Lewis-Shooting SF/PF
Dwight Howard-Defensive C
Matt Barnes-Defensive SF
Brandon Bass-All-American PF
Jason Williams-Play Maker PG
Anthony Johnson-Slashing PG
Marcin Gortat-Defensive C
J.J. Redick- Shooting SG

makesinger
09-02-2009, 08:32 PM
.I applied what the article asserts to a sample of players in the league.. ..

madiaz3
09-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Sorry JMKnick33 for taking some of yours, I made a few additions/edits:

Duhon: Playmaking SG
Douglas: Defensive PG
Wilson Chandler: True Small Forward
Danilo Gailnari: Potential Point-Forward
David Lee: True Power Forward
Nate Robinson: Shooting PG
Jordan Hill: True Power Forward
Darko Milicic: Defensive Big
Al Harrington: Scoring Forward
Larry Hughes: Defensive Combo Guard
Eddy Curry: True Center

Hellcrooner
09-02-2009, 09:07 PM
Dereck Fisher: Clutch shooting PG

Jordan Farmar: Passing PG

S Brown: Defensive Pg

a Morrison: Spot up 3pt shooting guard.

S Vujacic: Passing/3pt shooing SG

KObe Bryant: true SG

Ron artest: Bruiser sf

Walton: Point forward

oDom: Point power forward.

Powell: Energy power foward

Gasol: Point center!!!!

BYnum: True center

Mbenga: Kick boxing c

Elonu: Pahntom menace pf

I like you
09-02-2009, 09:25 PM
Warriors

Monta Ellis (Combo Guard)
Stephen Curry (Combo Guard)
Anthony Morrow (True SG)
Correy Maggette (Slashing SG)
Stephen Jackson (Point Forward)
Anthony Randolph (Point Forward)
Brandan Wright (Hybrid PF)
Ronny Turiaf (Defensive PF)
Andris Biedrins (True Center)

DerekRE_3
09-02-2009, 09:53 PM
Charlotte Bobcats
Raymond Felton (Balanced PG)
Raja Bell (Perimeter defender/shooter)
Gerald Wallace (Athlete/Slasher)
Boris Diaw (Balanced PF)
Tyson Chanderl (Defensive C)
DJ Augustin (shooting PG)
Gerald Henderson (Defensive SG)
Vladimir Radmanovic (Shooter)
Gana Diop (Defensive C)
Derrick Brown (athlete)