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View Poll Results: Which of the remaining players was best at their peak?

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  • Charles Barkley

    6 28.57%
  • Julius Erving

    1 4.76%
  • David Robinson

    0 0%
  • Chris Paul

    1 4.76%
  • Kevin Garnett

    9 42.86%
  • Bill Russell

    0 0%
  • Karl Malone

    1 4.76%
  • Dirk Nowitzki

    1 4.76%
  • Patrick Ewing

    0 0%
  • Another Player (Please Specify)

    2 9.52%
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    Best Player of All-Time At Their Peak (#19)

    So we do a “top 25 greatest players of all-time list” here on PSD, but I wanted to do a best, not greatest list.

    What is the difference?

    This is NOT a list that measures a players career or accolades, it is simply a list of, if all the players were in their peak/in their prime/at their best/etc. and all in a draft, who would you take first on your team.

    Current List

    1. Michael Jordan
    2. LeBron James
    T3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    T3. Wilt Chamberlain
    5. Shaquille O’Neal
    6. Magic Johnson
    7. Larry Bird
    8. Hakeem Olajuwon
    9. Tim Duncan
    10. Kobe Bryant
    11. Steph Curry
    12. Moses Malone
    13. Tracy McGrady
    14. Bill Walton
    15. Kevin Durant
    16. Jerry West
    17. Dwyane Wade
    18. Oscar Robertson

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    Kevin Garnett.

    One of the best passing big men of all-time and one of the best defensive players of all-time. A leader who elevates the game of his teammates and can be paired with anybody. The perfect player to build around.


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    Sir Charles

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    Kevin Garnett.

    One of the best passing big men of all-time and one of the best defensive players of all-time. A leader who elevates the game of his teammates and can be paired with anybody. The perfect player to build around.
    You just have fun trying to convince people of things


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    Kevin Garnett.

    One of the best passing big men of all-time and one of the best defensive players of all-time. A leader who elevates the game of his teammates and can be paired with anybody. The perfect player to build around.
    What this guy said

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    I think you could make a case that Dirk had as little a supporting cast for periods as KG in Minnesota, and he was able to lead them farther than KG did no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    I think you could make a case that Dirk had as little a supporting cast for periods as KG in Minnesota, and he was able to lead them farther than KG did no?
    You could say Ewing’s second best player was John Starks or J Kidd’s was K-Mart, or Reggie Miller did it with Dale Davis. KG was a robin


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    what makes KG one of the best passing bigs ever? Why? Bc he averaged 6 assists once? Marbury was good assist guy. The number by itself means little. He was a good passer but he wasnt Bird or Sabonis in terms of feel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    I think you could make a case that Dirk had as little a supporting cast for periods as KG in Minnesota, and he was able to lead them farther than KG did no?
    I want to say this without being rude... but get outta here with that nonsense.

    Spree/Wally/Cassell/Hassell vs. Kidd/Marion/Chandler/Terry

    If I wanted to nit-pick I could bring up how well Peja/Stevenson shot from 3pt or some of the big games that JJ Barea had during that title run but I don't even need to do that. Just the starting lineup shows how lopsided the roster was in Dirk's favor. That Dallas team that won a title was balanced perfectly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    what makes KG one of the best passing bigs ever? Why? Bc he averaged 6 assists once? Marbury was good assist guy. The number by itself means little. He was a good passer but he wasnt Bird or Sabonis in terms of feel.


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    Because he could play like a guard?


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    Peak Barkley > Peak KG. Don't have time to make a thorough case right now, but look at the guy's numbers from 88-91 in Philly compared to KG's peak in Minnesota. Then compare his playoff numbers those years compared to KG's playoff numbers in Minnesota.

    And even if you're not a numbers guy, I want you to really take a step back and ask yourselves: "If I can have one guy to help me win a Game 7 of a playoff series, would I rather have Sir Charles or KG?" I think you'd be crazy to answer Garnett over Chuck.

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    Just trust me, Hou wont make it all the way to the WCF 😉
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    Houston may make the WCF again, but barring injuries they are no longer a serious threat this year imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    Because he could play like a guard?
    Then why couldn’t you successfully run an offense through him?


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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    I think you could make a case that Dirk had as little a supporting cast for periods as KG in Minnesota, and he was able to lead them farther than KG did no?
    His job was to shoot essentially so i take issue with you characterizing it as "leading"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycericanguy View Post
    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Best Player of All-Time At Their Peak (#19)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiecballer View Post
    His job was to shoot essentially so i take issue with you characterizing it as "leading"

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    On the possessions where it was Dirk job to shoot was KG job to watch when his teams were successful? Is watching leading? Also why do you think JT always seemed wide open shooting 3s but not Wally?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    I want to say this without being rude... but get outta here with that nonsense.

    Spree/Wally/Cassell/Hassell vs. Kidd/Marion/Chandler/Terry

    If I wanted to nit-pick I could bring up how well Peja/Stevenson shot from 3pt or some of the big games that JJ Barea had during that title run but I don't even need to do that. Just the starting lineup shows how lopsided the roster was in Dirk's favor. That Dallas team that won a title was balanced perfectly.
    Ok, in 2011, but what about 2006? He led the Mavs to the Finals with Jason Terry, Josh Howard, DeSagana Diop and Eric Dampier. Adrian Griffin started 45 games for them and averaged 4.6 PPG.

    Are we going to say that Terry and Howard are appreciable better than Sprewell or Cassell?
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