Players that try play in and play out on defense and offense.
1st Effort Team
G - Rajon Rondo
G - Dwyane Wade
F - Gerald Wallace
F - Tim Duncan
C - Joakim Noah
2nd Effort Team
G - Jason Kidd
G - Shane Battier
F - Stephen Jackson
F - Kevin Garnett
C - Dwight Howard
3rd Effort Team
G - Derek Fisher
G - Kobe Bryant
F - Kevin Durant
F - David Lee
C - Marcus Camby
Honorable Mentions: Tony Allen, Grant Hill, Tayshaun Prince, Arron Afflalo, Mickael Pietrus, Kirk Hinrich, Chris Paul, Nicolas Batum, John Salmons
Kevin Durant is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too low! He put in effort night in and night out AND got some serious results.
Im confused how do u measure effort because a couple names shouldnt be on here.......Like Capt Jack and Camby
Nick Collison, Jrue Holiday, Andy Varejao, Battier, Thabo
and how in the world is Kobe, a freakin warrior, on the 3rd team? When has Kobe never put in effort on both sides of the floor???? yea, this list is alil confusing.
Have you seen captain jack play? at all?
He was a 21-5-4-1 guy last season.
if this list was limited to the workhorses on the squads like Noah, Gerald Wallace, etc, then id understand. but dude, come on
If Gerald Wallace or Capt Jack had the same skill level as KD, they would put up similar stats.
Lol so I say he doesnt give effort n you give me stats there are people more deserving than jackson he doesnt give 100% on defense
i agree. i have seen stephen jackson give up on a few plays, and coast alil.
in my opinion, stephen jackson wouldnt be above kd and kobe in the effort department, stats aside. and if its effort youre lookin at, russell westbrook should be on here.
I would put him there, but look who's before him. Rondo deserves to be number one. Kidd deserves number 2. Maybe at number 3 it's arguable.
Where is Anderson Varejao? lol. He would at least be on the honorable mentions. I just hate seeing him play against my favorite team. He's a pest. Like one of those bugs buzzing in your ear that when you swat at it, it goes away for a couple of seconds but comes right back. lol
Yeah I should have put him on honorable mention, but I can't stand that he flops so much.
the brockness monster anyone?
replace wade with Kobe and its all good
Can't believe you actually said replace Wade with Bryant... No way in hell.
Bryant is the hardest working player in the game Wade puts a good effort but second team i say
Kobe should be first team over Wade if your talking about hard worker but if your talking about guy's who have to do the most there teams in order for them to win then it's Wade over Kobe. But no love for Iggy?
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Kobe Bryant
SF Shane Battier
PF Anderson Varajeo
C Joakim Noah
Dudley from the suns should be up there
Also former Sun Lou Admundson. Dude is like 90% effort, 5% skill, 5% ponytail. But he makes it work
This guy is the hardest worker in the Nba I mean dude if he calls "the dream" to work on his game u know he wants to get better... If he studies videos of previous stars and try to learn a bit from each of them and add it to his game he is the hardest worker... If he plays with a broken finger the whole freakin year and still won a title he is the hardest worker
Can this all effort team be coached by Albert Haynesworth and JaMarcus Russell?
Where is Steve Nash on this list?
you can't put him on any of the 3 teams since he doesnt play enough but he has to be in honorable mention, he hustles his ass off all the time, and always gives his all on offense and defense. He is erratic at times but it can't be argued that he never gives less than 100% when he's out there
There isnt a single superstar that should be on this list. Kobe, Wade, and Kd all coast alot of the time. First halves especially, because they are all good enough shooters that they can take it slow, net a few, and see how the game flows. Not that its wrong to do that, but for a list like this I tend to think more of the guys who are specifically there to bust ass and bring energy.
Pg Kyle Lowry Nobody watches his game but that kid is balls to the wall, I really like him.
Sg Tony Allen Has some of the best feet in the league. Always active on both ends. He just cant shoot at all.
Sf Grant Hill The guy is a warrior. Has fought through injuries, is old, and has really conceded to a role even though he was one of the most talented guys in the league during his prime. Wants to guard the other teams best player
Pf Lou Amundson I give him the nod over Verejao, who i think is a little underrated as far as bieng a good player. Not that Verajao is the best, but he is 6'11 with a good motor, good passing skills, and great touch around the rim. Amundson is a total junk player that creates opportunities off the havoc his energy creates.
C Joel Anthony This guy has literally next to no NBA skills but has stuck around because he plays every night like he is fighting for his spot. Lets see if he keeps fighting now that he has his contract.
Reggie Evans? 100 % effort, and blue collar lunch pail mentality when playing.
HOW IS MANU NOT FIRST TEAM, the guy doent even know how to not go all out every second he play hahaha... first team over kobe in the effort department... kobe is known for slacking at times nd then just turning it on at certain points in the game.... Manu would rather die than take a play off
Chuck( 6'6'' Center Hayes )anyone? You've gotta work your @ss off every play if you're giving up 5+ inches and 15+ pounds to everyone you match up against all season.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Paul Millsap should be up there.
Al Horford's entire offensive repertoire is based on effort and out working his opponent.
Kobe should be higher than wade. Glen Davis anyone?
Based on effort from what i've actually seen not just talent,
1. Rondo-(see getting owned by pump, then blocking fisher from behind)
2. Ray Allen-(shoots like 200 J's every day, takes effort)
3. Wallace-(plays D and rebounds likes his 6 inches taller)
4. Amundson-(have to have effort with no skill)
5. Nick Collison(leads league in drawn charges)
He's undersized because he plays out of position every night. Everything he does has to be all effort.