View Full Version : Who is your favorite player thats not a big name player?

08-20-2012, 03:16 AM
I dont know why but i have always liked Gerald Green. I thought he was going to be really good borderline great. He had a decent jumper, through the roof athleticism, and ok defense. He had massive amounts of potential but never fully reached it nevertheless he is still one of my favorite players and am excited to see what he can do with his first guaranteed roster spot on an offseason since 2006 (his sophomore year) where he can learn how to be a key piece to an offense. I have no reason why i always like him but i did any of these for you guys?

08-20-2012, 03:20 AM
Anthony Morrow and a bunch of other former Warriors

08-20-2012, 03:25 AM
Jarrett Jack.

08-20-2012, 03:29 AM
Gerald Green and Kyle Lowry

08-20-2012, 04:09 AM
Gerald Wallace, Kyrie Irving and Gerald Henderson.

08-20-2012, 04:23 AM
Shane Battier.

Or is him too big?

08-20-2012, 04:24 AM

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08-20-2012, 04:26 AM
Nice thread idea, better than some others at least.

Dunno, I like Aron Afflalo, he could be a good fit on a contending team as a fourth/fifth option. Just play defense and hit a good percentage of open threes. But I expect an Ariza type season of him. He was a solid piece in Lakers championship run, but a bad first option on New Orleans..

I guess Splitter is underrated, probably could do a solid job as a starter..

I like Courney Lee too, I really wanted him to come to Minnesota this year but oh well..

Then Marcin Gortat, Thaddeus Young.

@UPRock. I think Kyrie is a pretty big name already. A rising start to build a team around.

08-20-2012, 04:29 AM

how is the best pf of all time not a big name? just because he lets his game do the talking doesnt mean hes not big. noname players dont get 9 all stars that are based on popularity lol

08-20-2012, 05:06 AM
tj ford

08-20-2012, 05:21 AM

08-20-2012, 05:26 AM
tayshaun prince

08-20-2012, 05:34 AM
tayshaun prince

i have liked him since the block that kept the pistons out the finals(im going to use that in another thread thanks for reminding me). crazy to think that if one hustle play doesnt happen kobe could be working on 7 shaq has 5 and karl malone is a champ OR reggie miller is a champ and JO possibly starts dominating the league with a ring under his belt and maybe ron artest isnt crazy...naw that last one was a stretch lol. but you get where im going with this. crazy how he changed the landscape of the nba...wow

08-20-2012, 05:40 AM
Andre Iguodala. Probably the most underrated player in the league.

08-20-2012, 05:51 AM
Luis Scola
JJ Reddick
Jimmer Fredette
Klay Thompson

and ex-NBA player Juan Carlos Navarro

08-20-2012, 06:24 AM
white mamba :D

08-20-2012, 06:50 AM
I like Blair a lot... he's a hustle player.

08-20-2012, 07:13 AM
I like Blair a lot... he's a hustle player.

Yea I wanted the cavs to draft him when I was following them "predecision" but they drafted Daniel green. You can't teach hustle man.

08-20-2012, 07:17 AM
I dont think I've ever been in love with a player besides Avery Bradley lol. I love his game, absolutely love it. I even think he is better defensively then shumpert but shump has the advantage because he is taller. He is a much better shooter than shump though. Would love to have him on the knicks. I like shump though

08-20-2012, 11:39 AM
Gerald Green even before he got on the Pacers.

D12 fan
08-20-2012, 11:40 AM
I like Paul George from Indiana.

08-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Kyrie Irving

08-20-2012, 11:59 AM
jamal crawford tru essence

08-20-2012, 12:52 PM
Taj Gibson. All he does is come to work and put in a good effort...

For former players, Anthony Mason. Had the best haircuts. I never saw a player his size handle the ball. Pippen used to bring the ball down but Mason used to always run the offense. Kind of a precursor to Lebron with his ballhandling...

08-20-2012, 12:57 PM
white mamba :D


08-20-2012, 01:21 PM
damian lillard
i realy like his game and hes a good fit in portland.
tyson chandler
not sure if he counts as a big name but i like him a lot.
mike conley
a very underrated player, i think hes going to have a good season.

08-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Steph Curry

08-20-2012, 01:29 PM
Matt Barnes, I love his hustle and high energy play.

08-20-2012, 01:30 PM
udonis haslem

08-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Can I still pick Greg Monroe here? Mancrush on him for some reason.

If it needs to be someone even less know, I love Chandler Parsons.

08-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Luis Scola

Honestly he is moves on top of moves in the post. If he had an ounce of athletic talent, he'd be worth alot more.

08-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Shane Battier. Or Kawhi Leonard and Chuck Hayes if Battier is a big name.

08-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Avery Bradley.

08-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Jared Dudley. He will always give you something positive while on the floor. It could be defense it could be offense you never know but he will always battle and play his heart out. Off the court he is probably the most charismatic player in the NBA. When you guys have a chance check out his youtube channel and his show "JMZ".

08-20-2012, 04:02 PM
JR Smith

08-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Easy Iman Shumpert

08-20-2012, 04:24 PM
I always liked Marcus Camby from his first stint with the Knicks. He is no small fry, but still.

More recently

I would say Nicolas Batum if this was about a month ago (Before his contract and the Olympics)

So how about... Wilson Chandler?

08-20-2012, 04:25 PM
JJ Reddick - Favorite college player
Kemba Walker
JR Smith
Lamar Odom - Although might be considered a big name
Shannon Brown
Iman Shumpert

08-20-2012, 04:38 PM
I personally like Anthony Carter for some reason, as well as Al Harrington and Eric Bledsoe.

08-20-2012, 04:39 PM
Steve Novak

08-20-2012, 04:45 PM
Demar Derozan. i dont even know why lol

08-20-2012, 04:49 PM
Mitch Richmond.

08-20-2012, 05:01 PM
JJ Redick.

08-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Jrue and E.T.

08-20-2012, 05:14 PM
John Wall

K.D is my fav player though

My homer pick is Demar DeRozan

08-20-2012, 05:23 PM
brandon jennings

08-20-2012, 05:50 PM
Gerald Wallace

08-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Homer Past: Keon Clark, just loved it how he would block so many shots for us and contribute. Also JYD who was pure hustle player

Current Homer: Amir Johnson

Current-Non Homer: Lou Williams. I don't know why lol

08-20-2012, 06:12 PM
Mario Chalmers, Stephen Curry, Josh Smith, Evan Turner

Hardaway Here
08-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Jrue Holiday really feel like he can be something special
also like

Steph Curry
Jamal Crawford

LeBron Tha GOAT
08-20-2012, 08:01 PM

08-20-2012, 08:05 PM
Arron Afflalo.

Captain Moroni
08-20-2012, 08:14 PM

08-20-2012, 08:16 PM
DeAndre Jordan

Mr. Baller
08-20-2012, 08:23 PM
Jimmer!! **** you tyreke

Favorite non big name player on my team: Mario Chalmers

08-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Easy. Greg Monroe!

08-20-2012, 08:37 PM
favorite current - Corey Maggette

Past - Muggsy Bogues

08-20-2012, 08:42 PM
Jamal Crawford.

08-20-2012, 08:42 PM
Carlos Delfino and Francisco Garcia

08-20-2012, 08:44 PM
Gerald Green

08-20-2012, 08:46 PM

08-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Corey Brewer for sure.

Great energy player, leaves everything he has on the floor. And he always has a huge smile on his face like this :D

Patrick Ewing33
08-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Isaiah Thomas, Shump, Wilson Chandler, Gallon, JRS

ROY 2 MVP Braun
08-20-2012, 09:03 PM
i agree with G Green i have liked him since his rookie year! Also like conley jr. jennings and dunleavy will be my homer picks....there is alot of players that are not big time names that i like.....maybe its just because im a big fan of the game itself

ROY 2 MVP Braun
08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
a bradley i shump w chandler c parsons j holiday d gallo a bogut s curry j wall d orton

08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Rick Brunson

08-20-2012, 09:18 PM
Anthony Morrow.

One of the nicest Athletes I've ever met and is dirty from 3 point range.

08-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Andre Miller is the second-toughest player in NBA history, but better than the first: A.C. Green. He doesn't take **** from anyone; he scores points moving like an old man and shooting some of the ugliest jumpers you've ever seen; and you can always count on him to come in and run your offense.

08-20-2012, 11:44 PM
wilson chandler. gotta love his game

08-21-2012, 01:32 AM
Derek Fisher. Came in with Kobe, I saw him play in his first SL game in person, and I saw him grow up on the Lakers and return to the team. His shooting in the 01 playoffs especially the way he sliced the Spurs up from 3, battles with Deron to kill Utah, 0.4, dunk on AI, the Orlando shots, and game 3 in Boston are great memories as is his returning from his daughters operation and hitting the big shots. Favorite role player ever in the NBA (used to be Kukoc) and as a Laker (toss between Horry and Fox years ago)

08-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Derek Fisher. Came in with Kobe, I saw him play in his first SL game in person, and I saw him grow up on the Lakers and return to the team. His shooting in the 01 playoffs especially the way he sliced the Spurs up from 3, battles with Deron to kill Utah, 0.4, dunk on AI, the Orlando shots, and game 3 in Boston are great memories as is his returning from his daughters operation and hitting the big shots. Favorite role player ever in the NBA (used to be Kukoc) and as a Laker (toss between Horry and Fox years ago)

without even reading your post i knew you were gonna say fish :p

08-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Homer picks:

Chuck Hayes
The Rockets rookies


Vernon Maxwell
Charles Oakley
Otis Thorpe
Scott Brooks
Dennis Johnson
Dan Majerle
Mark Eaton
Antonio and Dale Davis
Mugsy Bogues


Nick Collison
Reggie Evans
Javale McGee
Carl Landry
Derrick Favors
Al Jefferson
Steph Curry

08-21-2012, 02:02 AM
Watch my boy Aminu ;) he is so underrated defensively

08-21-2012, 03:19 AM
i also wanna add perry jones iii. i really liked him in college wanted the heat to draft em but they traded down for cap reasons. but i think playing behind and alongside durant will help him i think he will compliment him well because of his athleticism and height and giving them a scoring 3-4 type of player that can help when teams key in on durant and westbrook and it looks like harden prob wont be returning since the chose ibaka(smart move) so jones can fill in that 6th man roll when/if he develops. Sam Presti you are the man once again.

08-21-2012, 04:28 AM
Kawhi Leonard is def. my favorite non big name player. Great demeanor on the court, seems to have very good work ethic.

I just love to watch Scola go to work in the post the guy has incredible moves down there.

08-21-2012, 06:17 AM
Paul George
Paul Millsap
Derrick Favors
Al Thornton/ Terrence Williams/ Trevor Ariza/ Gerald Green/ Corey Brewer (high flying players who get shuffled from team to team)

08-21-2012, 06:28 AM
F Chandler Parsons
C Noah
G Von Wafer