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JordansBulls
09-10-2009, 02:06 PM
Is Kevin Garnett really a #1 option or a #2 option on a championship team?

We saw in 2008 that he was the most productive player for the team in season and playoffs leading them in overall PER and win Shares, however it was Pierce who was the guy who came up big in the most important games (namely game 7 against the Cavs and against the Lakers in Game 1)

With that in mind, is KG like Duncan in that he can win as the best player on the team and be the man at the most crucial moments of the game?


Since they are compared soo frecuently with one another along with Malone and Barkley I figure it is worth asking.

blackjack_119
09-10-2009, 03:02 PM
He has the talent to be a number one guy, but he looks most comfortable when he is playing like a number two (even if his production is better than the "number one" option)

*Superman*
09-10-2009, 03:12 PM
^Agree better suited if he was a 2. But he has the skills to be a one, IMO not on a Championship team.

the_watcher
09-10-2009, 03:35 PM
At this stage of his career he's best suited as a number 2 option on a title contender. He was the clear cut #1 his last 10 years in Minnesota though.

Offensively he's a number 2 option now, but his intangibles, his leadership, and what he brings defensively are irreplaceable.

MnTwins
09-10-2009, 03:45 PM
At this stage of his career he's best suited as a number 2 option on a title contender. He was the clear cut #1 his last 10 years in Minnesota though.

Offensively he's a number 2 option now, but his intangibles, his leadership, and what he brings defensively are irreplaceable.

Well put, for a verteran like Garnett, his Intangibles are the key to his game.
That being said, who wouldnt want 17pt 10rb defensive wiz on their team during a championship run.

MackSnackWrap
09-10-2009, 04:36 PM
I would say he is 1 earlier in his career, but now at this stage in his career i would say 2

Raph12
09-10-2009, 05:17 PM
2nd option, he could never win anything as the #1 option, nor will he. 2nd option suits him best, it wasn't until he had Pierce and Allen (two future HOFers) that he had any real success.

Wilson
09-10-2009, 05:22 PM
Right now I think he'd be better suited as a number two guy. It doesn't matter with this current Celtics line-up though. They work really well as a team, and it doesn't really come down to who is the number one, two and three guy. Like JB said, in the '08 play-offs Garnett was the man, then when he struggled in the Finals Pierce took over. They just want to win, and will go with whoever's hot or has the match-up advantage. This is what helps that big three to be so succesful.

GCOOKIE7
09-10-2009, 05:39 PM
he makes great choices, why not?

what54!?
09-10-2009, 06:07 PM
since he's 33 years old now, he's a better two. A couple of years ago (i.e. 2004) he could have been the #1 option

TheMicrowave
09-10-2009, 06:21 PM
Number 1.

IMO he is the number 1 player on a championship team right now. Celtics have a great chance of winning it all again.

op12
09-10-2009, 06:21 PM
pierce is the #1 right now, but on any given night kg can be. it just depends on the situation. if the celtics went to him more as the #1 they would still be successful.

blah-blah
09-10-2009, 06:45 PM
depends what team

ChiSox219
09-10-2009, 06:50 PM
In his prime, yes

Chronz
09-10-2009, 06:57 PM
Yes, he did it the year before. Pierce came away with the Finals MVP but every series prior to that was all about Kg.

ArtVandelay
09-10-2009, 07:27 PM
#2 offense option on any championship team but still #1 best player overall on any team.The big guys efficiency is off the charts.

JetsBlitz
09-10-2009, 07:30 PM
KG is a defensive beast, so i voted number one option, he does everything

the_watcher
09-12-2009, 01:00 PM
2nd option, he could never win anything as the #1 option, nor will he. 2nd option suits him best, it wasn't until he had Pierce and Allen (two future HOFers) that he had any real success.

Likewise for Pierce and Allen... neither of those guys had any real success either until all three came together.

jetsfan28
09-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Now he's a #2, but no doubt in his prime he was a #1. He was the unquestionable #1 and the league MVP the one time he had a decent team, and that team didn't lose because of him, they lost because their top 2 PG's got hurt.

Taimla
09-12-2009, 01:38 PM
in my eyes he is even #3

prash
09-12-2009, 01:42 PM
3rd option in BOS

JordansBulls
09-20-2009, 11:54 PM
3rd option in BOS

:confused:

He led his team in PER and win shares when he played most of the season.