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Nick O
11-05-2012, 06:48 PM
what player or players from your team or around the league do you love to watch not because they are the most talented but because they hustle and play their *** off every time they stop on the court? . Players who play above their talent level and can always give a team a big push..

For me its always been Reggie Evans . I know hes a bit "dirty" but the guy is a flat out hustle player. SI called him the "Picasso of picks" because hes the best screener in the game. I loved him in Toronto because he always came on and gave an energy boost. he is Honestly the best pure rebounder I may have ever seen. for his career he averages nearly 13.0 rebounds per 36 minutes and hes only 6 foot 7. he can defend well always tries for the charge and hes crazy physical . Hes one of the worst offensive players i have ever seen :p . but he does what he does extremely well.

Thoughts and your choices?

StarvingKnick22
11-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Zach Randolph, Rajon Rondo- no matter what, criticism, injuries, he has always fought back. Jeremy Lin.

asandhu23
11-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Monta Ellis.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Zach Randolph, Rajon Rondo- no matter what, criticism, injuries, he has always fought back. Jeremy Lin.

Lin is a good one.. plays well above his talent level.. with ya on the other two as well

Baller1
11-05-2012, 07:04 PM
When I think "hard-worker", I think Kobe, Lebron, Durant, and Ray Allen.

theheatles
11-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Kenneth Faried, the dude is a bulldog

Nick O
11-05-2012, 07:06 PM
When I think "hard-worker", I think Kobe, Lebron, Durant, and Ray Allen.

aha right but i was thinking more guys who arent the leagues best.. guys who most likely wont be future hall of famers.. and all those guys are not only hard workers but also the most talented players in the league.. im thinking more hustle and energy guys who play above their talent level and always hustle..

Nick O
11-05-2012, 07:07 PM
Kenneth Faried, the dude is a bulldog

Love him .. I got hate for saying hed be a good player in the future.. i think ill be right.. amazing rebounder and a tonne of energy

douglas
11-05-2012, 07:19 PM
I think Lou Amundson is a hard working player because when he plays basketball he works really hard.

BKLYNpigeon
11-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Andre Igodala, Ty Lawson, Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo, etc..

MassoDio
11-05-2012, 07:36 PM
On my team - Noah and Taj

I also think that Jared Dudley on the Suns is an incredibly hard worker. He plays way above his physical ability and talent all the time.

goose14741
11-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Iman and faried

rockbottom2010
11-05-2012, 07:44 PM
w/o question kevin love....coming into the NBA alot of ppl think were speculating that he was a bust and overweight...and now...after years of hard work...he became the best pf in the nba

JoeDirt05
11-05-2012, 07:46 PM
Damian Lillard

twolves21
11-05-2012, 07:50 PM
Klove

DoMeFavors
11-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Least working players
Vince Carter

Ezio
11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Noah.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 08:00 PM
Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Least working players
Vince Carter

agreed

Twins Fanatic
11-05-2012, 08:05 PM
I think every player in the league is hard working, or they probably wouldn't be in the position they are in today.

MassoDio
11-05-2012, 08:08 PM
I think every player in the league is hard working, or they probably wouldn't be in the position they are in today.

Which would be why the OP asked who the hardest working players were. Not just who are hard working players.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 08:08 PM
I think every player in the league is hard working, or they probably wouldn't be in the position they are in today.

right. but players are obviously more talented than others.. i mean players who play above their talent level with hard work.. and players work harder thhan others.. for instance Vince carter was talented as hell but he didnt have nearly as many great years as he should have had. and didnt work very hard in his later years in T.O.. T-mac didnt work hard enough. Marburry is another example.. they all workhard but some work harder..

Nick O
11-05-2012, 08:10 PM
Which would be why the OP asked who the hardest working players were. Not just who are hard working players.

exacto...

JasonJohnHorn
11-05-2012, 08:34 PM
I think Lou Amundson is a hard working player because when he plays basketball he works really hard.

This.


Reggie Evans, I've always been a big fan of. He's a hard worker for sure. You see that on the court.

Other guys that work hard, Kobe obviously, his conditioning is amazing. LBJ and Durant.

Amir Johnson works his @$$ off. I don't think he's as talented as some players, but the work he puts into conditioing and such keeps him in the league.

Blair reminds me of Reggie Evans in that he busts his @$$ off when he's on the court, and he has some really amazing rebounding nights because of it.

But the league is filled with hard workers.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 08:58 PM
This.


Reggie Evans, I've always been a big fan of. He's a hard worker for sure. You see that on the court.

Other guys that work hard, Kobe obviously, his conditioning is amazing. LBJ and Durant.

Amir Johnson works his @$$ off. I don't think he's as talented as some players, but the work he puts into conditioing and such keeps him in the league.

Blair reminds me of Reggie Evans in that he busts his @$$ off when he's on the court, and he has some really amazing rebounding nights because of it.

But the league is filled with hard workers.

love amir <3

Knicks21
11-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Everyone in the league that has an elite level of talent in one or more parts of their game.

THE GIPPER
11-05-2012, 09:17 PM
For the Nuggets its Kenneth Faried.

Other guys that come to mind for me are Amir Johnson, Manu, Love, Haslem, KG, and Lowry.

Nick O
11-05-2012, 09:35 PM
Everyone in the league that has an elite level of talent in one or more parts of their game.

not really always true... You can always imagine what could have been if VC or T-mac worked a little harder...

Daunter
11-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Eddy Curry

MrfadeawayJB
11-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Insert White guy

b_russ
11-05-2012, 11:04 PM
Millsap

AIRMAR72
11-05-2012, 11:12 PM
Bron,Kevin Garnett,Tim Duncan,kevin love,rondo,lamarcus,Roy Hibbert,Mario

Mr. LA
11-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Kobe.....

Raps18-19 Champ
11-05-2012, 11:30 PM
Gerald Wallace is someone that hasn't been mentioned yet.

MrfadeawayJB
11-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Andray Blatche

Blitzace137
11-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Jeremy Lin, JJ Redick, Amare, Kobe, Durant, Lebron, Rose, Duncan, Iggy

Iggz53
11-06-2012, 12:27 AM
Gotta go with K-Love. May be a talented offensive player but his work on the boards, both physically and intellectually, is ridiculously impressive.

b@llhog24
11-06-2012, 12:51 AM
Reggie Evans.

bomahs161
11-06-2012, 01:04 AM
Ronnie Brewer

Avenged
11-06-2012, 01:07 AM
Colby, KG.

Turiaf is not a high talent but he always plays hard.

diu9leilomo
11-06-2012, 01:08 AM
andrea bargnani

Cubby
11-06-2012, 01:12 AM
Jeremy Lin, JJ Redick, Amare, Kobe, Durant, Lebron, Rose, Duncan, Iggy

Took three pages for someone to finally mention Rose. He's worked on a new facet of his game every offseason. Few players in the NBA today started working right from the start.

Diabolical
11-06-2012, 01:13 AM
Tim Duncan and Ray Allen.

Raidaz4Life
11-06-2012, 01:16 AM
Matt Barnes, James Johnson, and Andy Varejao

popo85
11-06-2012, 01:23 AM
Turiaf, Afflalo, Barnes

Sota4Ever
11-06-2012, 01:46 AM
AK47. The man just does it all.

Nick O
11-06-2012, 01:48 AM
Gerald Wallace is someone that hasn't been mentioned yet.

hes a good choice

noodle
11-06-2012, 01:52 AM
Mike sweetney

Nick O
11-06-2012, 01:57 AM
Mike sweetney

lool that dude got fat as ****

JEDean89
11-06-2012, 01:59 AM
the nuggets

Skizzik
11-06-2012, 02:06 AM
Shawn Marion. Dude busts his *** all the time and rarely gets credit for his efforts. The Mavs won a championship and everyone talked about Dirk and Chandler. Not about Marion who was assigned to guard: Kobe, Durant, Westbrook, Lebron and Wade...some of the most fearsome scorers in the league. Marion has been a huge piece for the Mavs during his time here.

Diabolical
11-06-2012, 02:12 AM
Shawn Marion. Dude busts his *** all the time and rarely gets credit for his efforts. The Mavs won a championship and everyone talked about Dirk and Chandler. Not about Marion who was assigned to guard: Kobe, Durant, Westbrook, Lebron and Wade...some of the most fearsome scorers in the league. Marion has been a huge piece for the Mavs during his time here.

I have to agree with you there. Marion is a workhorse.

jerellh528
11-06-2012, 02:13 AM
Kobe /.

Diabolical
11-06-2012, 02:21 AM
Kobe /.

Kobe is definitely one of the most hard working players in the NBA. The difference between him and someone like Tim Duncan is that Kobe works hard to make himself the best player in the NBA... Duncan works hard to make his team the best in the NBA.

Having said that, both fulfill the definition of a "hard worker" (just in different ways).

Nick O
11-06-2012, 03:09 PM
Kobe is definitely one of the most hard working players in the NBA. The difference between him and someone like Tim Duncan is that Kobe works hard to make himself the best player in the NBA... Duncan works hard to make his team the best in the NBA.

Having said that, both fulfill the definition of a "hard worker" (just in different ways).

true.. but both are more or less equally sucessful so... you could say both styles work ;p

bloomis1307
11-06-2012, 03:19 PM
Staying away from the big name guys I'll go with hustle players like avery bradly and tony allen. These guys don't have great game but there defense and hustle are some of the best in the league (I don't watch knicks bball but I'm told shumpert is of the same mold)

Hawkeye15
11-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Daunte Cunnhingham for the Wolves. When I think of hard worker, its an energy guy. In fact, the Wolves have a number of them this year in Kirilenko, Cunningham, Amundson, and Stiemsma. Thank god I don't have to watch our bench pout and be lazy this season.

Nick O
11-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Daunte Cunnhingham for the Wolves. When I think of hard worker, its an energy guy. In fact, the Wolves have a number of them this year in Kirilenko, Cunningham, Amundson, and Stiemsma. Thank god I don't have to watch our bench pout and be lazy this season.

kirilenko is just so solid all around. gotta agree there..

dalton749
11-06-2012, 04:01 PM
kyle lowry.
the guy goes balls out on every play at both ends. averaging 7 rebounds at 6 feet tall pretty much says how hard the guy works.

Nick O
11-06-2012, 06:16 PM
kyle lowry.
the guy goes balls out on every play at both ends. averaging 7 rebounds at 6 feet tall pretty much says how hard the guy works.

hes got dat swag too

mdm692
11-06-2012, 06:32 PM
I think Lou Amundson is a hard working player because when he plays basketball he works really hard.

Specially back in his Phoenix days. Jared Dudley comes to mind as well. Rondo, Joakim Noah.

heyman321
11-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Brook Lopez. He has the potential to average 30/15/5 with 3 blocks a game given how much time he spends in the gym.

Nick O
11-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Brook Lopez. He has the potential to average 30/15/5 with 3 blocks a game given how much time he spends in the gym.

omg gimmie a break..... more like 45/20/8