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Shammyguy3
10-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Choose from the poll options and debate who the current Top 25 best players in the NBA are. This should not be based on who had the best season last year, but rather who you would choose for a team in order to win right now.

Additional options will be added as we go along based on who will realistically receive votes at that level (or if players are requested in the thread).


1. Lebron (73% of the vote)
2. Durant (55% of the vote)
3. Curry (55% of the vote)
4. Davis (50% of the vote)
5. Harden (57% of the vote)
6. Paul (52% of the vote)
7. Westbrook (82% of the vote)
8. Griffin (59% of the vote)
9. Cousins (29% of the vote)
10. Leonard (39% of the vote)
11. Gasol (41% of the vote)
12. Melo (28% of the vote)
13. Butler (39% of the vote)
14. Wall (33% of the vote)
15. Duncan (35% of the vote)
16. Aldridge (61% of the vote)
17. Howard (33% of the vote)
18. Love (33% of the vote)
19. George (45% of the vote)
20. Wade (30% of the vote)
21. Irving (35% of the vote)
22. Bosh (56% of tie-breaking vote)
23. Thompson (47% of the vote)
24. ?

tredigs
10-30-2015, 03:56 PM
I'd probably go Draymond for what would be the 10th straight time if I was voting in each.

SteBO
10-31-2015, 12:32 PM
Draymond Green....the most impactful player left on the board on both ends of the floor.

Allphakenny1
11-01-2015, 06:11 PM
Not much discussion in this thread!

Green vs. Lillard is interesting. Lillard is a #1 who will most likely not even lead his team to the playoffs, but did make the playoffs multiple years as a #2/borderline #1. Green is a #2/3 who already helped lead his team to a championship. A guy who does all the extra things that do not show up on the stat sheet, but help him be the leader of his team. I just feel like Green's impact on the game is far more than any other player left on this list.

Jordan should not be getting any votes, people. He is a #3 at best and does not impact the game nearly as much as most of the players left on this list.

basch152
11-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Drummond should be up here way before jordan.

Drummond getting disrespected like crazy.

FlashBolt
11-01-2015, 09:49 PM
How is Drummond better than Jordan?

basch152
11-01-2015, 11:57 PM
How is Drummond better than Jordan?

Because he can actually score on his own? He actually has to be guarded on offense.

Dont know how anyone at this point could think jordan is the better of the two.

FlashBolt
11-02-2015, 12:44 AM
Because he can actually score on his own? He actually has to be guarded on offense.

Dont know how anyone at this point could think jordan is the better of the two.

So scoring makes him better? Drummond is a better scoring option but not enough to warrant a clear advantage. Some teams like the Clippers don't need their C to score. DeAndre is the better defender, rebounder, and you can easily argue a much more efficient scoring option (scores when he's supposed to and doesn't when he's not). Andre's USG% rate has given him more opportunities to score as well. I'd take DeAndre over Drummond. Drummond isn't like D.Cousins offensively.. no contest.

WaDe03
11-02-2015, 10:43 AM
Whitesides better than Drummond and Jordan (Deandre or Michael) tbh.

basch152
11-02-2015, 04:57 PM
So scoring makes him better? Drummond is a better scoring option but not enough to warrant a clear advantage. Some teams like the Clippers don't need their C to score. DeAndre is the better defender, rebounder, and you can easily argue a much more efficient scoring option (scores when he's supposed to and doesn't when he's not). Andre's USG% rate has given him more opportunities to score as well. I'd take DeAndre over Drummond. Drummond isn't like D.Cousins offensively.. no contest.

Drummond is a better rebounder... look at his rebounding when not playing with monroe. It's head and shoulders above deandre, and drummond is that much better on offense as well. Teams dont have to respecr deandre at all, his points come entirely from opposing teams having to respect paul and griffen.

So we're talking about a better offensive player, equal if not better rebounder, and he's beat in defense, but it's not by much. Especially since drummond is WAY quicker so he's better on switches and pick and roles. Jordan is better at guarding big men, yeah that's about it.

FlashBolt
11-03-2015, 12:41 AM
Drummond is a better rebounder... look at his rebounding when not playing with monroe. It's head and shoulders above deandre, and drummond is that much better on offense as well. Teams dont have to respecr deandre at all, his points come entirely from opposing teams having to respect paul and griffen.

So we're talking about a better offensive player, equal if not better rebounder, and he's beat in defense, but it's not by much. Especially since drummond is WAY quicker so he's better on switches and pick and roles. Jordan is better at guarding big men, yeah that's about it.

Is that why DJ has a higher total rebound %? He's not that much better on offense... stop it. He's on a rebuilding team that gives him more possessions whereas DeAndre has to play his role and is thus, limited offensively. Switch DJ with Andre and Andre wouldn't even take 10 shots per game.

Which one is it? Equal or "head and shoulders above"? Quite a contradiction there. Drummond isn't way quicker than DJ.. are you serious? Do you even watch DJ play dude? The guy is one of the quickest centers in the game and is probably the best at running the floor.

You have zero substantial proof of Drummond being a better player. He has a much higher USG% rate than DJ and if you're a championship contending team with lots of scoring option, quite frankly, your center doesn't need any possessions. AKA, why besides Cousins, who is a legitimate go-to scoring center?

basch152
11-03-2015, 11:14 PM
Drummond is proving you wrong.

And I've watched deandre, he's incredibly limited offensively and relies on blakr and paul to create his points.

Drummond is better. Easily.