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JordansBulls
12-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Guys who would be perfect 2nd options in the NBA?


Joe Johnson
Chris Bosh
Amare Stoudemire
Derrick Rose
Andrew Bynum
Brandon Roy



Anyone else?


Do you consider any of the above 1st option players on a title team?

b_rad23
12-21-2009, 12:59 PM
Rose to me isn't a perfect 2nd option.

Everyone else is.

Roy also may be a 1st option if surrounded with the right mix.

Jays Claw
12-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Brandon Roy is a first option.

Raps18-19 Champ
12-21-2009, 01:01 PM
Rashard Lewis.

Jays Claw
12-21-2009, 01:05 PM
Trevor Ariza is most definitely a second option. I still scratch my head on how Trevor Ariza is utilized in Houston. Does the front office of the Houston Rockets think Trevor Ariza is a front tier player? In my opinion, he is a solid role player.

Kakaroach
12-21-2009, 01:08 PM
Roy and JJ are first options. Bynum wouldn't be a good first or second option. Bosh would prolly be the best second option on that list.

NY4YA
12-21-2009, 01:17 PM
How is roy a second option. This guy is CLUTCH!!!

AIsixersFK
12-21-2009, 01:19 PM
andre iguodala

RocketsRule
12-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Trevor Ariza is most definitely a second option. I still scratch my head on how Trevor Ariza is utilized in Houston. Does the front office of the Houston Rockets think Trevor Ariza is a front tier player? In my opinion, he is a solid role player.

Well, with the current roster they have, they really have no choice. McGrady's out, Yao's out so we pretty much have to put the ball in both Brooks and Ariza's hands a let them go to work.

To answer the question, everyone on that list could be a 2nd option except for Roy. He's too good to take a secondary role.

JordansBulls
12-21-2009, 01:32 PM
To me 1st option guys are players who are constantly in the top 5 in MVP debates and guys who can win a title as the best player on a team with no disputes over who was the best on the team.

Chronz
12-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Most of those guys are better off as 1st options, FYI having a star as your 3rd option isnt the best thing, sometimes a guy like Battier will have more value to a teams offense than say Derrick Rose.

bctgg27
12-21-2009, 01:46 PM
Johnson is definitely a perfect second option. He is a great player, but have him paired with guys like Lebron, Dwight, and Paul and you can go all the way.

HouRealCoach
12-21-2009, 01:46 PM
Yeah I think that Roy & Rose are first option's.... But Iguodala is the best choice

Kakaroach
12-21-2009, 01:49 PM
To me 1st option guys are players who are constantly in the top 5 in MVP debates and guys who can win a title as the best player on a team with no disputes over who was the best on the team. So there are only about 5 first options in the NBA? I don't really like that definition, a first option doesn't always have to have be in MVP talk or win lots of titles cuz you can't forget everyone else around him has to be pretty good too.

todu82
12-21-2009, 02:04 PM
Going with Chris Bosh

ChiSox219
12-21-2009, 02:20 PM
Luol Deng, he can play the 3, 4, and even the 2 if needed. Plays great defense, is a strong shooter but not a guy that will get 10 FTs per game or take over.

TheKing23
12-21-2009, 02:24 PM
Amar'e and Bosh are the best second options there... Put them with a top class wing player, LeBron, Kobe or Wade and you instantly have a contender.

tonystarks90292
12-21-2009, 02:28 PM
At least Roy and Joe Johnson can hit buzzer beaters which would give them some qualification as a first option. Has Bosh ever hit a buzzer beater in his career?

mikantsass
12-21-2009, 02:29 PM
Al Jefferson, Danny Granger

roshan3ai
12-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Roy, Johnson or Rose with a superstar is not even fair.

JordansBulls
12-21-2009, 04:04 PM
Luol Deng, he can play the 3, 4, and even the 2 if needed. Plays great defense, is a strong shooter but not a guy that will get 10 FTs per game or take over.

Not many guys do get 10 FTA. Hell in Pippen's career he averaged 3.8 FTA and his career high in any season was 5.7 FTA.

Raph12
12-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Bosh would thrive as the second option on a team with an elite wing.

TYoung21
12-21-2009, 04:08 PM
Iguodala

I love the guy and want him to be a sixer his whole career, but i'm interested to see what it would be like if he played with a stud no. 1

goldenstater
12-21-2009, 04:29 PM
roy is a first option to me. i think my boy monta wouldbe an unbelievable second option. not quite a first option though at least not yet. bosh would be pretty insane two also.

HuRRiCaNeS324
12-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Joe Johnson and Chris Bosh would dominate if they were paired with a superstar. I think Brandon Roy is a number one option if you have good role players around him.

Danny Granger, Rudy Gay, Al Jefferson, Andre Iguodala, and Caron Butler would also be good second options. And i wonder how nasty Dirk would be if he wasn't the primary scorer.

nolin
12-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Rose to me isn't a perfect 2nd option.

Everyone else is.

Roy also may be a 1st option if surrounded with the right mix.

Dude thats what im saying beasley should be on this list.

SeoulBeatz
12-21-2009, 05:03 PM
Roy is most def a 1st option.

bleedgreenwhite
12-21-2009, 05:07 PM
why he isnt a "2nd option" and this is a bit of a tangent i wanted to show some love to Lamar Odom. the guy does everything a 10+ ppg scored 9 reb guy and oh ya throw 5 dimes a game in there. dude can grab a board and lead the break take him off the lakers and hes an all star. in my opinion the most underated player in the NBA

Hawkeye15
12-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Al Jefferson (if we are talking championship teams). Reminds me of Gasol.

ChiSox219
12-21-2009, 06:08 PM
why he isnt a "2nd option" and this is a bit of a tangent i wanted to show some love to Lamar Odom. the guy does everything a 10+ ppg scored 9 reb guy and oh ya throw 5 dimes a game in there. dude can grab a board and lead the break take him off the lakers and hes an all star. in my opinion the most underated player in the NBA

Agree 100%

Lakersfan2483
12-21-2009, 06:36 PM
To me 1st option guys are players who are constantly in the top 5 in MVP debates and guys who can win a title as the best player on a team with no disputes over who was the best on the team.

JB, I have to agree with you on all of the points you made above and here is my list of perfect no. 2 options although some may currently be no. 1 options for their respective teams:

Bosh
Amare
J. Johnson
Al Jefferson
B. Roy
A. Igouadala
D. Granger
B. Gordon
Y. Ming
A. Jamison
C. Butler (good 2nd or 3rd option)
V. Carter
T-Mac (when healthy, he has no. 1 talent, but he would be an excellent no. 2 playing along side Duncan)

Ethix11
12-21-2009, 06:38 PM
Joe Johnson would be the best 2 option if paired with a better player. Hes lethal and would always demand a double team. If another superstar demands one too, then that leaves 2 open players at all time. And if he and another superstar play well and threaten for 30 points per game, then that team would be unstoppable because your talking aboout 2 guys that would play great defense.

J_M_B
12-21-2009, 08:40 PM
Chris Bosh, Andre Iguodala, and Joe Johnson are all perfect second options, in my opinion.

sunnydayin'zona
12-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Johnson is definitely a perfect second option. He is a great player, but have him paired with guys like Lebron, Dwight, and Paul and you can go all the way.

joe johnson has been a second option before. actually, in phoenix he could be considered anywhere from second to fourth.

Nash
JJ
Matrix
Thomas
Amare

on a side note, i hate robert sarver and his cheap-ness.

KB24PG16
12-21-2009, 09:08 PM
gasol