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Mile High Champ
07-29-2011, 04:48 PM
Hey guys, Some of you may remember that for the last three years I have conducted a poll at the end of the season that had PSD users vote for the top 10 players at each position. Its is now that time to vote! I would like to start this up once more considering the NBA season is now over and we can get to this discussion since lots has changed since the start of last season. Please TRY AND VOTE FOR THE BEST PLAYER AND DON'T BE A HOMER. I will leave the poll open for one day and than we can carry on to the next best player at that position. I will add more players after each round. I have also included the results of those last 2 years so everyone can see how much things have changed...Enjoy.

REMEMBER this is based on who is the best player, not the player who has the potential to be the best.

1) Dirk Nowitzki
2) Amare Stoudemire
3) Pau Gasol
4) Zach Randolph
5) Chris Bosh
6) LaMarcus Aldridge
7) Kevin Love
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2010 Off-Season PF Rankings

1) Pau Gasol
2) Dirk Nowitzki
3) Tim Duncan
4) Chris Bosh
5) Amare Stoudemire
6) Carlos Boozer
7) Kevin Garnett
8) Josh Smith
9) David Lee
10) Zach Randolph

2009 Off-Season PF Rankings

1) Tim Duncan
2) Kevin Garnett
3) Dirk Nowitzki
4) Chris Bosh
5) Amare Stoudemire
6) Pau Gasol
7) Carlos Boozer
8) Antawn Jamison
9) Rashard Lewis
10) David West

2008 Off-Season PF rankings

1) Tim Duncan
2) Kevin Garnett
3) Amare Stoudemire
4) Chris Bosh
5) Dirk Nowitzki
6) Elton Brand
7) Carlos Boozer
8) Pau Gasol
9) Antawn Jamison
10) David West

Mile High Champ
07-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Lets get voting!

Bruno
07-29-2011, 04:56 PM
I took Blake here. Too explosive, with the stats to back him up against any other player left on the board.

nimzboy
07-29-2011, 04:58 PM
Blake Griffin then Kg

lamzoka
07-29-2011, 05:14 PM
8) Griffin
9) Garnett
10) Boozer

Swashcuff
07-29-2011, 05:16 PM
going with Blake here. I expect him to be #1 in a couple years however.

Gators123
07-29-2011, 05:23 PM
Blake

Cano4prez
07-29-2011, 05:35 PM
Garnett than Blake

BranWingss
07-29-2011, 05:44 PM
Blake, just over KG. Like someone said, in about two years time, I fully expect BG to be number one. You could argue KG here as he had a nice season on both ends of the floor.

SteBO
07-29-2011, 05:54 PM
Blake Griffin here.

Hustlenomics
07-29-2011, 06:15 PM
Kg's impact is way beyond stats

ChiSox219
07-29-2011, 06:24 PM
From ESPN

1. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Think it's too soon to anoint Griffin? His talent, skill and numbers say otherwise. Even in the raw, early stages of his development, Griffin possesses the most positive attributes of any power forward and he's far and away the best athlete at the position. He was the first rookie in 41 years to average 22 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the previous player to do it.) How many other active power forwards have rung up a triple-double of 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists? Hint: zero. Griffin is built for contact and thrives as the game becomes more physical. Griffin averaged 8.5 free throw attempts per game; only Dwight Howard got to the line more. Griffin's 3.8 assists per game lead all power forwards and his 12 boards were good for third. He seems to get better every time out and is bent on adding new phases to his game. By the middle of the season he was bringing the ball up court and surprising his coaches with his ability to not just go coast-to-coast for the dunk but by making positive decisions passing the basketball.


By the end of the season, he was an ace passing out of double-teams, assisting on more 3-point shots than any power forward. He's also developed one of the most effective spin moves in the game. His most pressing need is a consistent jump shot from 18-20 feet, which happens to be yet another skill he's rapidly developing. But let's not forget those dunks. With his soaring slams, Griffin not only succeeded in intimidating seasoned veterans -- opponents stopped jumping with him by January -- but did the impossible by making the Clippers must-see TV.

rockets-fan
07-29-2011, 06:37 PM
8.griffin
9.garnet
10.scola

no im not being a homer, i honestly think scola is underrated i would have put boozer a year ago, but he fell off my top ten with how i saw him play...just my opinion though

Bruno
07-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Not that I'd vote for him @ #10, but it's very strange not seeing the great Tim Duncan as option. His team did have the second best record in the league. He was better than some of our options were during the regular season; his playoff performance is a different story though, unfortunately.

Last season he was voted #3.

Chacarron
07-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Blake Griffin.

Catfish1314
07-29-2011, 06:51 PM
Not that I'd vote for him @ #10, but it's very strange not seeing the great Tim Duncan as option. His team did have the second best record in the league. He was better than some of our options were during the regular season; his playoff performance is a different story though, unfortunately.

Last season he was voted #3.

I think he'll be on the center list.

ewmania
07-29-2011, 08:59 PM
i wanted to vote for Josh Smith but KG had far more impact for his team in the season... but playoffs Josh smith played like a true champ

but i went for KG on this one

Mishmin
07-29-2011, 09:20 PM
The Blake Griffin button is always very tempting, but I put Garnett above him right now.

KG bounced back amazingly from that injury, played at all-star quality once again last year. He was also first team all defense. With all these new stars coming up, you got to give respect to the older ones who are still doing it.

THE GIPPER
07-29-2011, 09:30 PM
easily blake

aman_13
07-29-2011, 09:56 PM
Seriously, Zach ahead of Bosh? It seems like every year somebody has a career year and goes ahead of Bosh. I like Zach but i wouldn't rank him ahead. Then again i didn't vote and have been away from the NBA forum so i guess i can't complain.

Chill_Will_24
07-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Amare at number 2? That poll has "overrun by Knicks fans" written all over it..

Bruno
07-29-2011, 10:34 PM
I think he'll be on the center list.

Interesting. Did he spend most of 2011 at C?

Swashcuff
07-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Interesting. Did he spend most of 2011 at C?

Yea according to 82games.com he played the C exclusively last season. Of the 5-6 Spurs regular season games in which I watched he did play the C.

http://www.82games.com/1011/10SAS20.HTM

beasted86
07-29-2011, 11:16 PM
There's no consistency in where the OP puts players as far as position. He puts them wherever he wants to, so just vote according to talent, not position.

DR_1
07-29-2011, 11:34 PM
Blake then Booz

Boston Fever
07-29-2011, 11:36 PM
Voted for Josh Smith. Guy's an animal.

Bruno
07-29-2011, 11:49 PM
Yea according to 82games.com he played the C exclusively last season. Of the 5-6 Spurs regular season games in which I watched he did play the C.

http://www.82games.com/1011/10SAS20.HTM

Thanks.

Chronz
07-30-2011, 12:26 AM
Yea Blake is going to terrorize the position for the foreseeable future barring injury.

NBA-GMaster
07-30-2011, 04:04 AM
"The Poster Kid" Blake Griffin

NBA-GMaster
07-30-2011, 04:06 AM
then ill go with Jsmooth in 9 and KG for no. 10

GoPacers33
07-30-2011, 10:28 AM
If boozer gets this list and Josh Smith doesn't. :facepalm:

GhostfaceDrilla
07-30-2011, 12:57 PM
From ESPN

1. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Think it's too soon to anoint Griffin? His talent, skill and numbers say otherwise. Even in the raw, early stages of his development, Griffin possesses the most positive attributes of any power forward and he's far and away the best athlete at the position. He was the first rookie in 41 years to average 22 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the previous player to do it.) How many other active power forwards have rung up a triple-double of 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists? Hint: zero. Griffin is built for contact and thrives as the game becomes more physical. Griffin averaged 8.5 free throw attempts per game; only Dwight Howard got to the line more. Griffin's 3.8 assists per game lead all power forwards and his 12 boards were good for third. He seems to get better every time out and is bent on adding new phases to his game. By the middle of the season he was bringing the ball up court and surprising his coaches with his ability to not just go coast-to-coast for the dunk but by making positive decisions passing the basketball.


By the end of the season, he was an ace passing out of double-teams, assisting on more 3-point shots than any power forward. He's also developed one of the most effective spin moves in the game. His most pressing need is a consistent jump shot from 18-20 feet, which happens to be yet another skill he's rapidly developing. But let's not forget those dunks. With his soaring slams, Griffin not only succeeded in intimidating seasoned veterans -- opponents stopped jumping with him by January -- but did the impossible by making the Clippers must-see TV.


I hate Garnett and hate giving him props but I'm pretty sure he has put up plenty of statline's like Blake's triple double.

tredigs
07-30-2011, 01:11 PM
First time checking these PF rankings. Only thing that jumps out at me is Amare at #2. Looks like he got a nice pump up in the rankings now that he plays in New York (went from a much more reasonable #5 the past couple years up to 2 this year). I'd actually say Blake Griffin is already better than Amare, and he hasn't gone yet? Interesting.

Very deep position. Virtually everyone is interchangeable.

greg_ory_2005
07-30-2011, 03:46 PM
BG for me.

BkOriginalOne
07-30-2011, 03:52 PM
I can't believe Blake didn't land higher on the list, I mean 22, 12 and 3.5 is what it is.
Either way, this time next year he'll be in the top 3 of this list - if not number 1.

Catfish1314
07-30-2011, 05:02 PM
Very deep position. Virtually everyone is interchangeable.

Agreed. Next to point guard, this has to be the deepest position in the league. Carlos Boozer/Josh Smith, Luis Scola, David Lee, David West, Paul Millsap, and Elton Brand won't make this list.

ABOMB_56
07-30-2011, 05:04 PM
Blake here, Garnett at 9, and I think Scola should be #10

theheatles
07-30-2011, 05:49 PM
i'm shocked and pleasantly surprised blake went 8th, fittingly

SportsFanatic10
07-31-2011, 04:34 AM
lol how does boozer get any votes

SportsAndrew25
07-31-2011, 08:53 AM
Blake Griffin will be a great player in years to come.

Khalifa21
07-31-2011, 03:43 PM
8) Griffin
9) KG
10) J-Smoove