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John Walls Era
03-24-2011, 09:36 AM
In your opinion, who is the best blocker in the NBA and why?

NBA Block Leaders (http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Blocks.jsp?league=00&season=22010&conf=OVERALL&position=0&splitType=9&splitScope=GAME&qualified=Y&yearsExp=-1&splitDD=)

Master Mind
03-24-2011, 09:39 AM
Howard the duck

Switch
03-24-2011, 09:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dziVjMKgi4w&feature=player_embedded

Hawkeye15
03-24-2011, 09:57 AM
McGee. I think being the best shotblocker also means you kind of put your team at risk at times, by attempting to block everything, but McGee has the highest block rate of anyone who plays minutes.

Double_R
03-24-2011, 10:04 AM
I'd Say it's the guy who's lead the NBA the past few seasons and is second this year, the guy who set the Finals record with 9, the guy that blocked 8 in the 1st half of a playoff game,(NBA record), 6 in a quarter (NBA record). the guy who had a real triple double(30, 19, 10 blk), Only player in NBA history to lead the league in blocks and rebounding in more than one season, Only player in NBA history to lead the league in blocks, rebounding and field goal percentage in the same season, Only player to record at least 45 points, 19 rebounds and 8 blocks in a game, youngest lead the league in blocked shots 23 years, 128 days, 56 career 5+ blk games, etc, etc.

The only reason a guy might have more than DH is because they are gonna have more opportunities because of the fact that Dwight isn't challenged anywhere near as some of the other blk leaders and Dwight doesn't gamble as much.

asandhu23
03-24-2011, 10:04 AM
Javale McGee or Dwight Howard.

Ekpe Udoh will soon be up there as well. he needs more PT

ShockerArt
03-24-2011, 10:04 AM
I don't know that he's the best, but Ibaka should be an option.

ManRam
03-24-2011, 10:06 AM
I'd go with McGee. He posted an insane block% of 8.0 last year, and leads the league this year at 6.7. That's way higher than Dwight ever has been. He's got 3.2 blocks per 36 minutes this season, compared to Dwight's 2.3. Dwight never has been above 3 in a season. I do think people obviously fear Dwight a bit more and give him more credit than McGee, so the stats are a bit more skewed than should be, but I do honestly still believe Javale is just a better blocker.

I mean, McGee has played 800 fewer minutes, and only has 7 fewer blocks this season :shrug:

Darko should be an option...as should Ibaka Flocka Flame.

Hawkeye15
03-24-2011, 10:18 AM
I'd go with McGee. He posted an insane block% of 8.0 last year, and leads the league this year at 6.7. That's way higher than Dwight ever has been. He's got 3.2 blocks per 36 minutes this season, compared to Dwight's 2.3. Dwight never has been above 3 in a season. I do think people obviously fear Dwight a bit more and give him more credit than McGee, so the stats are a bit more skewed than should be, but I do honestly still believe Javale is just a better blocker.

I mean, McGee has played 800 fewer minutes, and only has 7 fewer blocks this season :shrug:

Darko should be an option...as should Ibaka Flocka Flame.

Darko is not allowed to be in any poll with a positive outcome.

nick.bamford
03-24-2011, 10:23 AM
best - dwight

most impressive - lebron

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-24-2011, 10:27 AM
Bynum

FadeAwayLikeMJ
03-24-2011, 10:32 AM
i gotta vote Dwight at this point. mcgee was great, but dwights been doin this for a few seasons now, pretty consistantly.

benzni
03-24-2011, 10:35 AM
serge ibaka

Furymaker
03-24-2011, 10:38 AM
lol at most impressive Lebron :facepalm:
It's between Mcgee or Ibaka , but I give slight edge to Mcgee - Matthews is the reason :)

sep11ie
03-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Is this really a question?

Rivera
03-24-2011, 10:43 AM
dwight

Avenged
03-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Mcgee and Dwight share the same blocks per game. When you look at the blocking percentage though, you see that Mcgee is the better shot blocker. Dwight's blocking percentage is at 5.0% while Mcgee's is at 6.7%. Heck, Ibaka is better this season as well. Andrew Bynum anyone? also plays less minutes than Dwight.

John Walls Era
03-24-2011, 10:56 AM
I couldve included Ibaka and Darko, which I was going to. But having 5 choices is a good number.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
03-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Dwight. Javale has potential.

gwrighter
03-24-2011, 11:13 AM
I think you have no choice but to give this one to dwight. His stats do not make him #1 statistically but the fear that he puts in the opposing offence is what makes him the best shot blocker. Mcgee is a close second mind you, but if you compare both of their defensive win shares than dwight is the clear cut #1.

Dwight: 6.7 DWS
Javale: 2.1

Mile High Champ
03-24-2011, 11:15 AM
Dwight Howard and this is not even close. Howard is the best defensive player in the game and it all starts with his ability to block shots. Howard is simply unreal on the defense end and this should be an obvious choice for everyone.

RaJAxTWa
03-24-2011, 11:36 AM
:hide: kris humphries should get some credit not the best but very underated i think he has an arguement for top 10 if not top 15 pf in the league

Mile High Champ
03-24-2011, 11:45 AM
:hide: kris humphries should get some credit not the best but very underated i think he has an arguement for top 10 if not top 15 pf in the league

Kris Hump has no business being in the top 10. Hump yes is a hard worker and a good rebound but he is also the product of playing next to a terrible rebounding center.

Pau Gasol,
Tim Duncan,
Kevin Garnett,
Amare Stoudamire
Chris Bosh
Lamarcus Aldirdge
Blake Griffin
Kevin Love
Zach Randolph
Dirk Nowitzki
Paul Millsap
Luis Scola
David West
Josh Smith
Elton Brand
Lamar Odom
David Lee

That is just off the top of my head of guys that are better than Hump that play PF.

FuriousJatt
03-24-2011, 12:05 PM
its gotta be the new slimmer superman.

macc
03-24-2011, 12:15 PM
People see one highlight of McGee and now he's the best shot blocker in the NBA...lol

Khalifa21
03-24-2011, 12:27 PM
Dwight is the better overall defender but McGee is the better shot blocker.

bulldog312
03-24-2011, 12:28 PM
People see one highlight of McGee and now he's the best shot blocker in the NBA...lol

Except he actually leads the NBA in block percentage, so no, its not that. I do agree he is the best shot blocker in the NBA. Now that doesn't make him a better defender than some of these other guys, but he is the best shot blocker.

Sadds The Gr8
03-24-2011, 12:29 PM
no serge ibaka?

John Walls Era
03-24-2011, 12:35 PM
no serge ibaka?

Listed under "other". :)

I couldve put 15 guys, but I felt 5 was good enough

thekmp211
03-24-2011, 12:40 PM
i think chewblocka has a chance to take the crown as a full-time starter next season. the guy is tall, long, jumps and has great instincts. he's already put up some big block games since becoming the starter.

macc
03-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Except he actually leads the NBA in block percentage, so no, its not that. I do agree he is the best shot blocker in the NBA. Now that doesn't make him a better defender than some of these other guys, but he is the best shot blocker.



I don't care about block percentage, or per or any of that. What is he actually DOING in the game. He's below Howard in bpg this year, as he was last year. Plus that's with Howard playing limited and worrying about fouling out since he has no true back up behind him.

Plus when you're a player that's not relied upon offensively then you can be more aggressive with your blocks. If McGee fouls out I don't think they're going to be screwed to bad missing his 9.5 ppg, which isn't terrible, but it's not like Howard can go all out trying to block everything because if he does his 23+ ppg really hurts his team not having him out there.

macc
03-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Ask this same question a week ago before McGee's crazy block and the poll isn't even close. Shows how much influence ESPN highlights have on peoples opinions.

Baller1
03-24-2011, 12:52 PM
It's Dwight right now followed very closely by McGee. But Ibaka WILL take that crown next season.

And where's Bogut's credit; he's a great shot blocker.

theheatles
03-24-2011, 12:56 PM
josh smith probably has the prettiest blocks, but i say dwight is the best shot blocker

bringinwood
03-24-2011, 01:09 PM
McGee gets my vote...

Someone mentioned his block % being out of this world...

I think, now, it's JaVale McGee... His 7.6 block % was 32nd all time last season...

However, I think Birdman should get a little more love for entire body of work... Dude is an absolute animal blocking shots... His 9.2 and 9.3 block %s are the highest two marks actively for a season and his 9.3 block % is 12th highest all time...

He's had a block % of at least 6.3 5 different times... Only one of those is under 7...

His 6.8 block % for his career would be 2nd actively ( behind Theo Ratliff ) if he qualified...

That's higher than McGee over many more seasons...

However, McGee has been doing it better over the last couple of seasons... So, right now it's McGee...

Also, McGee demoralizes people with his blocks... They are emphatic and aggressive... I think the way he blocks shots is as impressive as how many he gets...

bringinwood
03-24-2011, 01:12 PM
Ask this same question a week ago before McGee's crazy block and the poll isn't even close. Shows how much influence ESPN highlights have on peoples opinions.

Did you see the block he had on Blake Griffin ???

That was absolutely crazy... I thought he could have taken Griffin's head off...

ULT WARRIOR408
03-24-2011, 01:16 PM
I voted for D-Howard for obvious reasons.

macc
03-24-2011, 01:21 PM
Did you see the block he had on Blake Griffin ???

That was absolutely crazy... I thought he could have taken Griffin's head off...



Yes it was, I hope we get to see more of him doing that.

Raph12
03-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Well you asked for the "best" shotblocker vs blocking the most shots, so it's Dwight... McGee blocks more, but Dwight blocks better AKA affects more possessions.

~Iggy~
03-24-2011, 02:21 PM
It's probably one the big guys, I'd say Dwight Howard.

BUT.

I love me some D-Wade in this department. Considering that he is a 6'4'' Guard and the things he does with 7 footers is beyond amazing. Best shot blocking guard of all time deserves some love here.

SteveNash
03-24-2011, 04:05 PM
Darko


Well you asked for the "best" shotblocker vs blocking the most shots, so it's Dwight... McGee blocks more, but Dwight blocks better AKA affects more possessions.

This makes no sense.

frankcorrea
03-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Im a Laker Fan and Ill even say Serge Ibaka is one of the best if not the best shot blocker right now! And Bynum would be #2

Jewelz0376
03-24-2011, 04:25 PM
D12 alters more shots than any other player in the league...but imo Howard is a better shot blocker than Mcgee....From watching both of them Howard commits less fouls on his block attempts than McGee... I would love to see an actual stat that compares successful blocks vs fouls committed on block attempts...

stawka
03-24-2011, 04:25 PM
Bynum

lol I'm beginning to really hate these forums

But seriously, Dwight. No diggity

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Rose yet?

kingkenny01
03-24-2011, 04:40 PM
Without a doubt, bogut he leads the nba In blocks and he has still not recovered from his injury

rabueed
03-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Darko is not allowed to be in any poll with a positive outcome.


aren't you a Wolves fan?

Raph12
03-24-2011, 05:39 PM
This makes no sense.

No, your sentence fragment doesn't make any sense, what I posted was valid.

McGee jumps at every ball, every pumpfake, everything lol; while Dwight just gets in great position at all times, doesn't buy on any fakes and blocks what he deems attainable which doesn't leave his team vulnerable to easy baskets.

soonabooma
03-24-2011, 05:51 PM
[QUOTE=benzni;17220508]serge ibaka[/QUOTE

Definitely

jrm2054
03-24-2011, 05:52 PM
D12

John Walls Era
03-24-2011, 06:07 PM
No, your sentence fragment doesn't make any sense, what I posted was valid.

McGee jumps at every ball, every pumpfake, everything lol; while Dwight just gets in great position at all times, doesn't buy on any fakes and blocks what he deems attainable which doesn't leave his team vulnerable to easy baskets.

Hopefully as he grows he will get better at not falling for every pumpfake

Minimal
03-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Blocks Per 36 Minutes:

Dwight Howard - 2.3
JaVale McGee - 3.2
Serge Ibaka - 3.1


McGee & Ibaka

Raph12
03-24-2011, 06:19 PM
Hopefully as he grows he will get better at not falling for every pumpfake

Oh he'll only get better, just two years ago in the NBA Finals Dwight fell for just about each and every pumpfake, now you can fake ten times but until you elevate, he won't react... McGee has great instincts and over time he'll develop into a great defensive player.

SteveNash
03-24-2011, 08:30 PM
No, your sentence fragment doesn't make any sense, what I posted was valid.

McGee jumps at every ball, every pumpfake, everything lol; while Dwight just gets in great position at all times, doesn't buy on any fakes and blocks what he deems attainable which doesn't leave his team vulnerable to easy baskets.

it's the iPhone some of y'all clowns look for ne mistake in how we talk.

Raph12
03-24-2011, 11:15 PM
it's the iPhone some of y'all clowns look for ne mistake in how we talk.

The iPhone doesn't change "doesn't make any sense" to "makes no sense" lol... Nice try but no.

And I see you don't have a response to the rest of my post, how fitting.

godolphins
03-24-2011, 11:19 PM
Dwight Howard

JordansBulls
03-25-2011, 03:00 PM
McGee. I think being the best shotblocker also means you kind of put your team at risk at times, by attempting to block everything, but McGee has the highest block rate of anyone who plays minutes.

This.