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Stack_NJNets
09-17-2011, 05:45 PM
Im sure you have all heard "(Insert player) is a poor mans (Insert player)." meaning they have similar play styles but one is more proven than the other.

I'll start with Trevor Ariza is a poor mans Gerald Wallace.

MiamiWadeCounty
09-17-2011, 07:23 PM
Joel Anthony is a poor man's Emeka Okafor from what I've seen :shrug:.

Edit: I could also see Tyreke as a poor man's Dwyane Wade. Hopefully Tyreke can develop his mid-range game like Wade had to do in his first few seasons.

Andrew32
09-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Nick Young is a poor mans Kobe

LakersMaster24
09-17-2011, 07:30 PM
Lamar is a VERY poorman's Magic Johnson.

da ThRONe
09-17-2011, 07:44 PM
DeAndre Jordan is a poorman's Dwight Howard.

Raps08-09 Champ
09-17-2011, 07:45 PM
Vince Carter is a poor man's DeMar Derozan

da ThRONe
09-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Joel Anthony is a poor man's Emeka Okafor from what I've seen :shrug:.

Edit: I could also see Tyreke as a poor man's Dwyane Wade. Hopefully Tyreke can develop his mid-range game like Wade had to do in his first few seasons.

Emeka Okafor is a poorman's Emeka Okafor.:mad:

Stack_NJNets
09-17-2011, 08:26 PM
DeAndre Jordan is a poorman's Dwight Howard.

This

SeoulBeatz
09-17-2011, 08:35 PM
Iguodala is a poor man's Lebron.

SeoulBeatz
09-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Joel Anthony is a poor man's Emeka Okafor from what I've seen :shrug:.

Edit: I could also see Tyreke as a poor man's Dwyane Wade. Hopefully Tyreke can develop his mid-range game like Wade had to do in his first few seasons.

Although they're both slashers, I think D Wade's far more athletic and quick. While Tyreke's ballhandling is much different from Wade.

Tyreke gets some rim rattling dunks but thats more because of his freakishly long arm's rather than his mediocre ups.

MiamiWadeCounty
09-17-2011, 08:40 PM
Tyreke gets some rim rattling dunks but thats more because of his freakishly long arm's rather than his mediocre ups.
True. Doesn't he have like a 6'10 wingspan or something.

010957
09-17-2011, 08:44 PM
True. Doesn't he have like a 6'10 wingspan or something.

yer, funnily enough D-Wade is also known for having freaky long arms. Think he has a 6' 9'' wing span

ChiTownPacerFan
09-17-2011, 08:49 PM
*Insert Antoine Walker joke*

da ThRONe
09-17-2011, 08:49 PM
Marcus Thornton is a poorman's Ben Gordon.

MiamiWadeCounty
09-17-2011, 08:51 PM
yer, funnily enough D-Wade is also known for having freaky long arms. Think he has a 6' 9'' wing span

Holy crap. I just saw this too. His wingspan is 6'10.75"...basically 6'11 :speechless:. Plus it says he has a 35 inch running vert. No wonder why he is able to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uRN7iJ5CqQ.

RZZZA
09-17-2011, 08:52 PM
I dunno how accurate this is but...ricky rubio is like a poor mans rajan rondo right now

MiamiWadeCounty
09-17-2011, 08:54 PM
I dunno how accurate this is but...ricky rubio is like a poor mans rajan rondo right now

I can see that, although to be fair I haven't seen a lot of Rubio play besides the Olympics and highlight tapes. Seems reasonable though.

Korman12
09-17-2011, 08:54 PM
Channing Frye is a poor man's Andrea Bargnani is a poor man's Dirk Nowitzki

Mishmin
09-17-2011, 08:58 PM
*Insert Antoine Walker joke*

I got you ChiTown- Antoine Walker is a poor man.


Also Barnagni is a poor man's Dirk Nowitski.

smith&wesson
09-17-2011, 08:59 PM
iggy is a homeless mans lebron

Bruno
09-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Holy crap. I just saw this too. His wingspan is 6'10.75"...basically 6'11 :speechless:. Plus it says he has a 35 inch running vert. No wonder why he is able to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uRN7iJ5CqQ.

Wade dominates in that video. damn!

Hellcrooner
09-17-2011, 09:02 PM
I dunno how accurate this is but...ricky rubio is like a poor mans rajan rondo right now

poor mans kidd, better.

Gators123
09-17-2011, 09:02 PM
Kobe is a poor mans Wade.

Chacarron
09-17-2011, 09:02 PM
James Harden is a poor man's Ginobili.

Gators123
09-17-2011, 09:06 PM
David Lee is a poor mans Kevin Love.

Korman12
09-17-2011, 09:07 PM
David Lee is a poor mans Kevin Love.

That's a good one.

mdm692
09-17-2011, 09:18 PM
James Harden is a poor man's Ginobili.

i will change that to 2009-10 goran dragic is poor mans ginobili.

mrblisterdundee
09-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Kemba Walker is a poor man's Allen Iverson.

Hostetler
09-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Jared Jeffries is a poor mans Brian Cardnial

Gators123
09-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Jennings is a poor mans Rose.

GunFactor187
09-17-2011, 09:39 PM
Javaris Crittenton is a poor man's Gilbert Arenas.

Cal827
09-17-2011, 09:40 PM
Lebron James is a poor man's Larry Bird
Bargs is a very poor man's Dirk
Tristan Thompson is a poor man's Josh Smith
Kobe Bryant is a broke man's Scalabraine :D

MiamiWadeCounty
09-17-2011, 09:43 PM
Antoine Walker is a poor man.....that's it.

TheNumber37
09-17-2011, 09:44 PM
I've always thought Iggy was a lesser Lebron and Nick Young was a lesser kobe.
Now to think of a new one.

Monta Ellis is a poor man's Allen Iverson.
Anthony Randolph is a poor man's Lamar Odom.

Is it just me or does a lot of the players that get mentioned year have either played for the Warriors or Don Nelson.

Chronz
09-17-2011, 09:53 PM
poor mans kidd, better.

Rondo is the poor mans kidd

c0rbz
09-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Micheal Jordan is a poor mans Brian Scalabrine

Slimsim
09-17-2011, 10:13 PM
J crawford a poor man durant

Birdmannn
09-17-2011, 10:19 PM
Beasley a poor dudes Carmelo

juno10
09-17-2011, 10:20 PM
tyreke evans poor man lebron.
devin harris poor mans deron williams
daren collison poor mans chris paul

c0rbz
09-17-2011, 10:22 PM
tyreke evans poor man lebron.
devin harris poor mans deron williams
daren collison poor mans chris paul

:laugh:

Covert
09-17-2011, 10:24 PM
Brian Scalabrine is a poor man's Matt Bonner.

topdog
09-17-2011, 10:35 PM
Jared Jeffries is a poor mans Brian Cardnial

:laugh2:

Anyone else think it's ironic some of these players mentioned as "poor man's" versions make more than the original?

Bruno
09-17-2011, 10:40 PM
Brian Scalabrine is a poor man's Matt Bonner.

:laugh2: :clap:

ewmania
09-17-2011, 11:00 PM
wade is a poor man's george gervin

GoPacers33
09-17-2011, 11:01 PM
*Insert Antoine Walker joke*

Antoine walker is a poor man

ewmania
09-17-2011, 11:04 PM
pau gasol is a poor man's patrick ewing

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Bynum poor man Patrick Ewing. I see him as a modern day Robert Parish good but not great and slow with bad knees. Bynum just needs to accept playing center and give up on the fanchise thing it only hurts his team and his image he is not dependable enough for that and lacks that energy.

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:12 PM
pau gasol is a poor man's patrick ewingPau is more like a poor mans Kareem. modern day Divoc jack of all trades pass, shoot, post, block shoots, can put the ball on the floor and play both pf/c

heyman321
09-17-2011, 11:15 PM
Matt Bonner is a poor man's Brian Scalabrine.

ewmania
09-17-2011, 11:26 PM
Pau is more like a poor mans Kareem. modern day Divoc jack of all trades pass, shoot, post, block shoots, can put the ball on the floor and play both pf/c

ewing was the same exact way

ewing is a poor man's kareem, paul is a poor man's ewing

RZZZA
09-17-2011, 11:30 PM
that is one terrifying sig^

ewmania
09-17-2011, 11:32 PM
that is one terrifying sig^

haha, whatever u say chicago citizen

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:33 PM
ewing was the same exact way

ewing is a poor man's kareem, paul is a poor man's ewingNot sure i remember ewing being good with both hands and being clever with the ball but i could be wrong its been a while. Ewing was a true center Pau is a true pf and seem a bit more skill and clever like Hakeem than Ewing was. maybe Pau is a poor mans Duncan

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:39 PM
Bosh a poor mans Kg

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:40 PM
Kobe a poor mans Jordan

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:40 PM
Wade a poor mans Kobe

Hellcrooner
09-17-2011, 11:43 PM
pau gasol is a poor man's patrick ewing

wtf?

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:43 PM
Howard a poor mans Shaq

Hellcrooner
09-17-2011, 11:44 PM
dirl is a poor mans bird

BranWingss
09-17-2011, 11:44 PM
Iggy is a poor man's LBJ. It really is true. The difference being Iggy is good at everything, while LBJ is elite at everything.

juno10
09-17-2011, 11:44 PM
Wade a poor mans Kobe

no.

ldawg
09-17-2011, 11:48 PM
no.yep, Everything Wade is doing Kobe has done already and some of the things kobe did Wade has yet to do. Kobe has done some things better than jordan but its How Jordan did it. When you think of Kobe you picture Like Jordan. When you think Wade you picture like Kobe only hitting the floor alot more. You never think of Wade when you see Kobe. Its the swag.

kingsdelez24
09-18-2011, 12:03 AM
Marcus Thornton is a poorman's Ben Gordon.

More like the other way around these days. And thornrton is a decent defender too

taetonski07
09-18-2011, 12:20 AM
Jason Thompson is a Poor man's Lamarcus Aldridge
Yi Jinlian is a very poor man's Dirk Nowitzki
Tyreke Evans is more of poor man's version of Lebron James

Birdmannn
09-18-2011, 12:24 AM
yep, Everything Wade is doing Kobe has done already and some of the things kobe did Wade has yet to do. Kobe has done some things better than jordan but its How Jordan did it. When you think of Kobe you picture Like Jordan. When you think Wade you picture like Kobe only hitting the floor alot more. You never think of Wade when you see Kobe. Its the swag.

I don't agree either.
Wade is a much different player on the court then Kobe

juno10
09-18-2011, 12:26 AM
:laugh:

tyreke and lebron are very similar both big strong ball handlers with good passing abilites and can get to the basket, tyreke is just alot less athletic but more agile.

ldawg
09-18-2011, 12:28 AM
I don't agree either.
Wade is a much different player on the court then Kobein what way? his fade away shot? his post moves? his dunks? The way he plays for fouls? no player is the same some things may be different none of the players we are putting to together are alike they all different it just their game resemble a more accomplish player and Wades game is a knock off of Jordan swag. the Walk, the talk, sig moves, etc. The Reason i put Wade below Kobe is i view all three alike but i feel kobes overall game is more complete and has accomplish more to that of jordan than Wade. Wade is not in a group of his own like Lebron who resemble no pass great before him. Wade is in a group Tmac, Kobe, Carter, and most sg after MJ era they all mold their game off MJ. its not saying wade mold his game of Kobe. Wade attacks the basket more but so did Jordan and Kobe when they were younger and when they had no help on the team.

ewmania
09-18-2011, 12:40 AM
Howard a poor mans Shaq

howard actually plays defense and is very athletic lol

nothing at all like each other


Lebron is a poor man's Oscar Robertson

ldawg
09-18-2011, 12:55 AM
howard actually plays defense and is very athletic lol

nothing at all like each other awh come on now. Shaq did not play defense? Do Howard pull down dunks not look like those board breaking dunks of Shaqs? The way they dominate the paint and Shaq was pretty quick for his size not like most big centers. Even both sucks at ft and shooting. No player is the exact same not the Gasol brothers or the Brook twins no one. If not Shaq who pass great center Howard game resemble? Kareem?

ewmania
09-18-2011, 01:07 AM
awh come on now. Shaq did not play defense? Do Howard pull down dunks not look like those board breaking dunks of Shaqs? The way they dominate the paint and Shaq was pretty quick for his size not like most big centers. Even both sucks at ft and shooting. No player is the exact same not the Gasol brothers or the Brook twins no one. If not Shaq who pass great center Howard game resemble?

these guys were two different type of centers. shaq dominated more of the offensive end and dwight dominates on the defensive end

its hard for me to call dwight a poor man over a guy who's never won defensive player of the year and dwight has one 3 straight already and he's only 24 or 25

i would call dwight a poor mans bill russell.. which is a huge accomplishment

topdog
09-18-2011, 01:25 AM
Iggy is a poor man's LBJ. It really is true. The difference being Iggy is good at everything, while LBJ is elite at everything.

Except shooting...

heyman321
09-18-2011, 01:26 AM
Pau Gasol is a poorman's Klaus Gasol.

Greet
09-18-2011, 01:27 AM
Derrick Rose is the poor mans Russell Westbrook

thenetslegend
09-18-2011, 02:04 AM
adam morrison is a poor mans luke walton.

terrence williams is a poor mans iguodala

dalembert is a poor mans cousins

curry is a poor mans steve nash

ellis is a poor mans kobe

flynn is a poor mans holiday


marbury is a poor mans john wall

alencp3
09-18-2011, 03:12 AM
kemp is poor man blake

marj987
09-18-2011, 03:19 AM
Carlos Boozer is a poor mans Carlos Boozer.

marj987
09-18-2011, 03:20 AM
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Andrew32
09-18-2011, 03:22 AM
these guys were two different type of centers. shaq dominated more of the offensive end and dwight dominates on the defensive end

its hard for me to call dwight a poor man over a guy who's never won defensive player of the year and dwight has one 3 straight already and he's only 24 or 25

i would call dwight a poor mans bill russell.. which is a huge accomplishment

lol hater... Shaq routinely averaged 2.5 - 3BPG over his career and was one of the best centers ever at keeping the opposing team from scoring in the paint and at m2m defense.

He played in an Era of great defensive Centers (Hakeem, Mutombo, DRob, Ewing, Mourning.. etc.. + his offensive dominance overshadowed his defensive ability.

he was the 2nd best defensive big in the league (for his CNF) for like 6+ years from 99-05 and was close to winning DPOY a few different years (2000 notably when he barely lost out to Mourning for it)

I doubt Howard is really much better then Oneal at anything defensively except for PNR defense.

Even in 2005 he was a defensive force and was one of the lead vote getters for DPOY.

Dude routinely had 5-10 BPG games in his younger days.. he was a defensive beast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsSINvjnkjw

Bad Quality but above is a good showing of Young Shaqs defensive ability.

Also Wade and Kobe are too completely different players neither is a poor mans version of eachother so they arent comparable.

However I do think DWade is > Kobe since he is the better defender and is better at creating offense in the Finals and against good defensive teams.

John Walls Era
09-18-2011, 03:50 AM
this marj guy isn't very funny.

ewmania
09-18-2011, 03:55 AM
lol hater... Shaq routinely averaged 2.5 - 3BPG over his career and was one of the best centers ever at keeping the opposing team from scoring in the paint and at m2m defense.

He played in an Era of great defensive Centers (Hakeem, Mutombo, DRob, Ewing, Mourning.. etc.. + his offensive dominance overshadowed his defensive ability.

he was the 2nd best defensive big in the league (for his CNF) for like 6+ years from 99-05 and was close to winning DPOY a few different years (2000 notably when he barely lost out to Mourning for it)

I doubt Howard is really much better then Oneal at anything defensively except for PNR defense.

Even in 2005 he was a defensive force and was one of the lead vote getters for DPOY.

Dude routinely had 5-10 BPG games in his younger days.. he was a defensive beast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsSINvjnkjw

Bad Quality but above is a good showing of Young Shaqs defensive ability.

Also Wade and Kobe are too completely different players neither is a poor mans version of eachother so they arent comparable.

However I do think DWade is > Kobe since he is the better defender and is better at creating offense in the Finals and against good defensive teams.

haha shaq was a big wall lol some things you just can't score over... don't get me confused, shaq is without a shadow of a doubt the 3rd greatest center of all time... and if he cared about staying healthy most of his career and put his all into this he would of been better than Jordan himself in my opinion

but what I'm saying is dwight game is different than shaq. these guys play two different styles. Dwight is quick on his feet and very athletic he can guard the 4, and 5... shaq was too slow to guard a 4, duncan would of fouled shaq out every game they played if he defended him... but dwight also have problems on the offensive end with old-fashion big men like perkins, bogut or bynum... shaq had no problem with other big guys because he was the strongest of the strongest so offense came easier to him than it would dwight

EDIT: and most of his career shaq made alot of defensive errors in the post. I'm a laker fan also and many times I've seen him allow the worse back door cuts in the history of basketball. Howard is way smarter on defense than shaq was. and that's because he was taught by a guy who played better defense than shaq and his name is patrick ewing

ewmania
09-18-2011, 04:01 AM
chuck hayes is a poor man's charles barkley

Andrew32
09-18-2011, 04:04 AM
I have no problem saying Dwight is the better defensive player but Oneal was a very good defensive Center and when he actually put forth all his effort in that regard like in the 00 season he was absolutely frightening at that end of the court.

Also the games where Oneal covered other Elite Centers he regularly held them to very low shooting %'s he was a great M2M Defender and shot blocker.

Also I think the problems with his PNR defense get overblown alot. I just recently watched the 02 Playoff series with the Kings and Bibby was running most of his PNRs with Webber not Divacs so Shaq wasnt even involved in those plays Robert Horry was.

ldawg
09-18-2011, 07:09 AM
howard a poor mans Shaq their game is similar and rely on strength. A young Shaq would still dominate Howard. There is no other great center Howard plays like. So if you got to go with one Shaq is your man all day long. If Howard played back in the day he would be big ben to shaq just more quick. but he is not doing anything new. And about the Wade Kobe thing they played in two different systems but they have similar games both jordan knockoffs.

arkanian215
09-18-2011, 07:56 AM
MarShon Brooks is a poor man's Nick Young
Bojan Bagdanovic is a poor man's Omri Casspi
Jordan Williams is a poor man's Sean May

Outlaw/Petro/Yi is just ****ing poor.

gwrighter
09-18-2011, 09:56 AM
James Johnson: Dead man's LBJ
Derozan: poor man's Kobe.
Bargnani: poor man's Dirk.

Geargo Wallace
09-18-2011, 10:45 AM
Latrell Sprewell is poor.

Nolesforlife
09-18-2011, 11:05 AM
Retired NBA players are poor men.

Nolesforlife
09-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Iguadala hobo mans Lebron

heyman321
09-18-2011, 11:17 AM
The players are a poor man's owner.

Stack_NJNets
09-18-2011, 11:46 AM
Jordan Farmar is a poor man's Tony Parker. Hopefully he become a middle class man's TP or better in the near future.

MR.TRIPDUB
09-18-2011, 01:37 PM
Nick Young is a poor mans Kobe

ReAlly? Nick young can probably be a homeless mans kobe. To be poormans equivalent your levels should not be that faroff.

Stack_NJNets
09-18-2011, 02:12 PM
MarShon Brooks is a poor man's Nick Young
Bojan Bagdanovic is a poor man's Omri Casspi
Jordan Williams is a poor man's Sean May

Outlaw/Petro/Yi is just ****ing poor.

2011 Draft? Lol and they say Jordan Williams plays a little like Boozer also.

Stack_NJNets
09-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Jose Calderon is a poor man's Nash
Ryan Hollins is a dead man's Tyson Chandler

Andrew32
09-18-2011, 07:21 PM
ReAlly? Nick young can probably be a homeless mans kobe. To be poormans equivalent your levels should not be that faroff.

At this point its closer then you think.

Young is rapidly improving and Kobe is slowly declining (or appears to be)

I'd say his all around game hasn't reached Old Kobe's level yet but his offensive game is close.

His game (Youngs) really reminds me of Kobe's.

mdm692
09-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Bosh a poor mans Kg

how da fu## is bosh similar to kg. kg is physical dirty and plays defense. Bosh is soft plays no defense and relies in his 18footer

Andrew32
09-18-2011, 08:08 PM
how da fu## is bosh similar to kg. kg is physical dirty and plays defense. Bosh is soft plays no defense and relies in his 18footer

Cmon man, yea Prime KG was light years better defensively but Bosh has shown he can be a good/decent defender and has a number of post moves and elite slashing ability for a PF to go along with his J.

I think your confusing him with Bargnani

Stack_NJNets
09-18-2011, 09:59 PM
Travis Outlaw is rich

arkanian215
09-18-2011, 10:03 PM
2011 Draft? Lol and they say Jordan Williams plays a little like Boozer also.

Nah just doing Nets past and present.

Jwill doesn't have the offensive abilities of a Boozer. Much closer to May offensively.

albertc86
09-18-2011, 10:05 PM
Rubio is a poor man's Smush Parker.

tredigs
09-18-2011, 10:17 PM
in what way? his fade away shot? his post moves? his dunks? The way he plays for fouls? no player is the same some things may be different none of the players we are putting to together are alike they all different it just their game resemble a more accomplish player and Wades game is a knock off of Jordan swag. the Walk, the talk, sig moves, etc. The Reason i put Wade below Kobe is i view all three alike but i feel kobes overall game is more complete and has accomplish more to that of jordan than Wade. Wade is not in a group of his own like Lebron who resemble no pass great before him. Wade is in a group Tmac, Kobe, Carter, and most sg after MJ era they all mold their game off MJ. its not saying wade mold his game of Kobe. Wade attacks the basket more but so did Jordan and Kobe when they were younger and when they had no help on the team.

He's a poor man's Jordan - as is Kobe. Tho' Kobe tries to be a replica of MJ, where Wade has his differences.

ldawg
09-18-2011, 10:48 PM
He's a poor man's Jordan - as is Kobe. Tho' Kobe tries to be a replica of MJ, where Wade has his differences.Wade difference is his jumper is iffy and he is still young so he takes it inside more and jumps into you also he played pg as a rookie so he is a better passer than both Kobe and Mj. I agree Kobe is more Jordan ish but he also have his differences. Give Wade a few years you will see haw his game will change like Jordan and Kobe as he age. Wade problem is his shooting and free throws.

Andrew32
09-18-2011, 11:25 PM
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ewmania
09-19-2011, 02:42 AM
jamal crawford a poor man's kobe bryant

Anilyzer
09-19-2011, 07:02 AM
Holy crap. I just saw this too. His wingspan is 6'10.75"...basically 6'11 :speechless:. Plus it says he has a 35 inch running vert. No wonder why he is able to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uRN7iJ5CqQ.

how about this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YckTXZ3WjA0&NR=1

MrfadeawayJB
09-19-2011, 02:54 PM
Matt Bonner is a poor mans Brian Scalabrine

MrfadeawayJB
09-19-2011, 03:02 PM
Rubio is a poor man's Smush Parker.

:laugh:

WHODAT8o8
09-19-2011, 03:26 PM
Tony Romo is a poor mans LeBron

Stack_NJNets
09-20-2011, 01:39 PM
:confused:

Kyle N.
09-20-2011, 07:11 PM
Mike James