Here are mine based on my predictions for the upcoming season. Im doing this based on who in my mind will have the best season.
Here are my top 10 starters
1 Deron Williams, 2 Chris Paul, 3 Derrick Rose, 4 Steve Nash, 5 Rajon Rondo, 6 Russel Westbrook, 7 Chauncey Billups, 8 Tyreke Evans, 9 Brandon Jennings, 10 Tony Parker
Honorable Mention: Stephen Curry, John Wall, Aaron Brooks
1 Kobe Bryant, 2 Dwayne Wade, 3 Brandon Roy, 4 Joe Johnson, 5 Gilber Arenas, 6 Steven Jackson, 7 Monta Ellis, 8 OJ Mayo, 9 Andre Iguodala, 10 Ray Allen
Honorable Mention: Eric Gordon, Demar Derozan, Kevin Martin, Vince Carter
1 Lebron James, 2 Kevin Durant, 3 Carmelo Anthony, 4 Paul Pierce, 5 Rudy Gay, 6 Danny Granger, 7 Gerald Wallace, 8 Rashard Lewis, 9 Ron Artest, 10 Michael Beasley
Honorable Mention: Trevor Ariza, Tayshaun Prince, Shane Battier, Hedo Turkoglu
1 Amare Stoudemire, 2 Dirk Nowitski, 3 Pau Gasol, 4 Chris Bosh, 5 Tim duncan, 6 Blake Griffin, 7 Demarcus Aldridge, 8 Zach Randolph, 9 David Lee, 10 Josh Smith
Honorable Mention: Blake Griifin, Kevin Garnett, Luis Scola
1 Dwight Howard, 2 Andrew Bogut, 3 Yao Ming, 4 Chris Kaman, 5 Andrew Bynum, 6 Al Jefferson, 7 Al Horford, 8 Greg Oden, 9 Brook Lopez, 10 Nene
Honorable Mention: Roy Hibbert, Thiago Splitter, Demarcus cousins
here are my top 20 bench players overall
1 Manu Ginobli, 2 Jamal Crawford, 3 Lamar Odom, 4 JR Smith, 5 Jason Terry 6 Marcin Gortat, 7 Shaquile Oneal, 8 Ben Gordon, 9 Rodrigue Beaubois, 10 Dejaun Blair, 11 Matt Barnes, 12 Tracy Mcgrady, 13 Mike Miller, 14 James Posey, 15 Mickael Pietrus, 16 George Hill, 17 Al Harrington, 18 Nate Robinson, 19 Steve Blake, 20 Chris Anderson
Nene over Joakim Noah....ouch!
ill do top 5
pg-chris paul, deron williams, derrick rose, steve nash, chauncey billups
sg-kobe bryant, dwyane wade, brandon roy, joe johnson, gilbert arenas
sf-lebron james, kevin durant, carmelo anthony, danny granger, andre iguodala
pf-pau gasol, dirk nowitzki, tim duncan, amare stoudemire, chris bosh
c-dwight howard, brook lopez, al jefferson, andrew bogut, al horford
you must be a knicks fan if you have amare over gasol
sg-kobe,wade,gilbert(i think he kills it),roy,iggy
sf-bron,melo,durant,granger, want to put iggy but the sixers said hes gonna start at the sg position,rudy
c-howard,bynum(if healthy...big if),bogut,lopez,kahman
i agree with stanford how would you put amare over gasol... and how is biedrins not on the center list and oden's hurt ass is and curry is a much better pg then jennings and evans... evans isn't even a pg he's a sg in my book
hmmmm im not buying curry is a better pg then jennings. better shooter yea but jennings lead a team that was though tto finish at the botton even with redd, to the playoffs and made a tought series with atl. this is one of the cases where you look at more then the stats, impact on the team etc like when you look at rondo
I rather have Eric Gorden over Monta Ellis.. Gorden can do so much more for your team...i know theres a lot of Monta lovers on this site...and i rather have Scola and Garnet over Aldridge, Josh Smith, and David Lee..but overall not a bad list
amare was the mvp of the post all star break season. His stats were great and he was the reason that the suns shot up from 8th seed to the 3rd in a few weeks. He was putting up ridiculous numbers and winning games. I dont see why we wouldnt have a good year back in dantonis system with the offense running through him. random hatred for new york?
No im not a yankee. Im from detroit and I love the pistons but im not delusional. the psitons suck and I feel like amare has been overlooked and nash has been given alot of the credit he deserved for last years success. The second team i root for is the grizzlies.
Of course there are going to be disagreements with the list but it gives us things to talk about. Im clearly impressed with amare and not so much with noah.
the bench players was way harder to sort out then the starters haha
the guy didnt have deng, great two way player, boozer top 5 or noah top 5
agreed man people act like Steve Nash made Amare the player he is, Amare was already good before Nash played and he is actually suprisingly underrated by alot of people who credit his sucess with having Nash passing him the ball
Nash makes any player on his team better. He is one of the best passing point guards to ever play the game. Amare is a great talent but I think he will surely miss Nash.
6 for top power forwards was supposed to be boozer but i accidentally typed blake griffin twice.
and noah is not a top 5 center. he maybe should have been at the end of the list for top centers but i gave it to nene because he can create his own shot in the paint.
1. D-Will 2. CP3 3. Rose 4. Nash 5. Rondo
1. Kobe 2. Wade 3. Arenas 4. Iggy 5. Roy
1. LBJ 2. Durant 3. Melo 4. Granger 5. Gay
1. Amare 2. Gasol 3. Dirk 4. Duncan 5. Bosh
1. Dwight 2. Lopez 3. Bogut 4. Kaman 5. Noah
Remember the closest the Suns got to the nba finals was the year Amare went down for the year, and Steve Nash made Shawn Marion look like a superstar, snd Boris Diaw like an all-star.
Im still interested to see how Amare does without Nash remember he went from averaging 20 on an unefficiant 47%, to 26 on 55% percent shooting Steve Nash gets you lots of easy buckets so his field goal percentage should take a hike down.
Lamarcus Aldridge not Demarcus
George Hill is better than T-Mac and James Posey
No love for Dragic?