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Shammyguy3
08-19-2016, 07:44 PM
Here we go, kicking off #20... Remember, this is based on RIGHT NOW, not necessarily who was the best this past season, or who will be the best. It's a tricky debate, how much do you factor in the playoffs? Injuries? Team-fit? Etc. Here's what we have so far:

1. Lebron James
2. Stephen Curry
3. Kevin Durant
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Kawhi Leonard
6. Chris Paul
7. Anthony Davis
8. Paul George
9. James Harden
10. Draymond Green
11. DeMarcus Cousins
12. Blake Griffin
13. Jimmy Butler
14. Klay Thompson
15. Damian Lillard
16. LaMarcus Aldridge
17. Kyrie Irving
18. Carmelo Anthony
19. Kyle Lowry
20. ???

Shammyguy3
08-19-2016, 07:48 PM
Millsap or Towns here

5ass
08-19-2016, 08:50 PM
Millsap or Wall. Went with Millsap.

mngopher35
08-19-2016, 08:56 PM
Leaning Towns here but will hold off until I see some discussion and see if it is a close vote.

LanceUpperCut
08-19-2016, 09:29 PM
Towns for me even as a rook

Seizabmc
08-19-2016, 09:31 PM
Kp

More-Than-Most
08-19-2016, 09:46 PM
wall or towns

flea
08-19-2016, 09:51 PM
Haven't contributed all year but IMO this might be the best PSD top 20 I can recall. My gripes are that I don't think Cousins is anywhere but maybe 19 or 20, Melo doesn't belong at all, and even though I'm a fan Davis is too high. But overall I think it's good.

As for here, I chose Gasol. Best at his position, and I think he should have gone higher. DeRozan, Conley, and Wall have arguments but all are limited in some way. Gasol is good at everything and a high IQ player. Health is all that hurt him, and being a center that's not dominant on the glass loses him fans, but he's still a lot better than the Drummonds and Whitesides IMO.

Dade County
08-19-2016, 10:30 PM
Wade

If all players on the board had an equal amount of talent around them, minus each other; I believe a Wade lead team would beat all players above in a playoff series, or tournament style matchup.

Doesn't mean I believe this old Wade can out play everyone up on the board in an entire regular season, no sir.

AntiG
08-19-2016, 11:43 PM
Isiah Thomas needs to be considered for this list

Sadds The Gr8
08-20-2016, 10:19 AM
Millsap/Wall/Towns but I went with Millsap. He was too good last year not to be in the top 20

Chronz
08-20-2016, 10:29 AM
Towns looks like hes going to be top-10 in no time but are we suppose to project that here? He definitely wasn't a good defender relative to his position and hes still not a great passer so hes relying almost entirely on his productive value to impact the game.

Have we already rewarded all of last years All-NBA Players?

Vee-Rex
08-20-2016, 10:34 AM
Going with Wall for the 3rd time in a row.

nycericanguy
08-20-2016, 11:05 AM
Wade

If all players on the board had an equal amount of talent around them, minus each other; I believe a Wade lead team would beat all players above in a playoff series, or tournament style matchup.

Doesn't mean I believe this old Wade can out play everyone up on the board in an entire regular season, no sir.

maybe, but we're not talking about who the best playoff performer is here. Wade at this stage wouldn't be able to get a team to the playoffs to begin with without significant help.

Going Wall here, he's a game changing player. Most of the others on the list are super role players or older/younger guys like Wade & Towns.

FlashBolt
08-20-2016, 12:24 PM
Screw it.. I'm taking Giannis. I think he'll be a top 15 player within these two years.

Shammyguy3
08-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Millsap/Wall/Towns but I went with Millsap. He was too good last year not to be in the top 20

Yeah I think Millsap definitely belongs in the top 20, I expect the next few to be Wall Towns and Marc Gasol at some point

KnickNyKnick
08-21-2016, 03:32 PM
poor Marc Gasol..

Shammyguy3
08-22-2016, 10:57 AM
21st thread is open

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?913479-21st-Best-Player-in-the-NBA