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Chronz
11-15-2012, 07:51 AM
If given the choice between building your offense around a highly efficient/prolific scorer, albeit one with tunnel vision (a guy like Kevin McHale for example) or around a significantly less effective scorer but also a guy who routinely creates easy shots for others (a guy like KG), who would you choose?

And yes I know the answer to this question will vary based on degrees so Ive provided specific comparisons. Remember we are focusing solely on their offensive game.





Efficient Scorer vs Playmaker

D-Rob vs Walton
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler

Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker
Iverson vs Kidd




Who would you choose above?

DreamShaker
11-15-2012, 08:10 AM
I would take the passers in most of those cases. I like players who have court vision to get the best available shot, but also can make that best available shot. Webber was a good example of a good scorer who worked within a great offense, but didn't hinder it. Then again, guys like Iverson, Robinson, and Dirk did some great things as the go-to, "I got this" guys. Hmmm. A toughie, but I'll go with great passers.

Chronz
11-15-2012, 08:23 AM
I would take the passers in most of those cases. I like players who have court vision to get the best available shot, but also can make that best available shot. Webber was a good example of a good scorer who worked within a great offense, but didn't hinder it. Then again, guys like Iverson, Robinson, and Dirk did some great things as the go-to, "I got this" guys. Hmmm. A toughie, but I'll go with great passers.

What about Dantley vs Pippen?

Hellcrooner
11-15-2012, 08:28 AM
D-Rob vs Walton (given he is healthy)
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler


Iverson vs Kidd

surprising uh?

ewing
11-15-2012, 10:05 AM
D-Rob vs Walton (given he is healthy)
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler


Iverson vs Kidd

surprising uh?


I agree with the exception of KG. IMO offensively Dirk is just a better player

torocan
11-15-2012, 10:54 AM
I'll take the passer any day of the week.

Any prolific scorer will have off nights. If you bet the entire team on that, you end up with a loss.

Passers can shoot when they're on, but more importantly they can improve the efficiency of OTHER team mates when THEY are on.

Team ball in a team game... go figure.

JasonJohnHorn
11-15-2012, 11:13 AM
If I was ONLY taking their offensive games into consideration, I would choose the following, though I'm not sure who the play maker is in each case.

D-Rob vs Walton: Robinson
Dirk vs KG: Dirk
Kemp vs Gasol: Gasol
Amare vs Webber: Webber
Dantley vs Pippen: I dunno?
Nique vs Drexler: Drexler
Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker: Walker
Iverson vs Kidd: Iverson


Those are not the choices I would make based on all-around game though.

I general I would take the play maker over the scorer. I'd rather have Stockton as my PG than Iverson.

Tymathee
11-15-2012, 03:37 PM
Efficient Scorer vs Playmaker

D-Rob vs Walton
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler

Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker
Iverson vs Kidd

Who would you choose above?

D-Rob over Walton (did it all and better defensively)
KG over Dirk (same as above)
Gasol over Kemp (same as above)
Webber over Amare (same as above)
Pippen over Dantley (same as above)
Drexler over Dominque (same as above)
Walker over Curry (who would take curry over anybody?)
Kidd over Iverson (Kidd is awesome, Iverson is the definitely of a bad team player)

Rivera
11-15-2012, 03:42 PM
D-Rob vs Walton
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler

Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker - tie
Iverson vs Kidd

Ebbs
11-15-2012, 03:42 PM
D-Rob vs Walton
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler

Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker
Iverson vs Kidd


I agree with the exception of KG. IMO offensively Dirk is just a better player

I guess in most cases I take the passer. In a few cases I take the scorer.

DreamShaker
11-15-2012, 03:44 PM
What about Dantley vs Pippen?

I got Pippen. I still remember the 93-94 season when he was the man. Loved his all-around game.

Greedy22
11-15-2012, 06:21 PM
If given the choice between building your offense around a highly efficient/prolific scorer, albeit one with tunnel vision (a guy like Kevin McHale for example) or around a significantly less effective scorer but also a guy who routinely creates easy shots for others (a guy like KG), who would you choose?

And yes I know the answer to this question will vary based on degrees so Ive provided specific comparisons. Remember we are focusing solely on their offensive game.





Efficient Scorer vs Playmaker

D-Rob vs Walton
Dirk vs KG
Kemp vs Gasol
Amare vs Webber
Dantley vs Pippen
Nique vs Drexler

Eddy Curry vs Antoine Walker
Iverson vs Kidd



Who would you choose above?

I may get flamed, but which Gasol? I find both to be extremely efficient passers.