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Best Starting 5's in the NBA

Ranking the Best Starting Lineups SO FAR...

#1 Boston

Rondo
Ray Allen
Pierce
Garnett
Rasheed Wallace/Perkins

Sixth- Perkins/Rasheed/G. Hill (If they land him)

#1 LA Lakers

Fisher
Kobe
Artest
Pau Gasol
Bynum

Sixth- Odom (If they keep him)

#3 Orlando

Jameer Nelson
Vince Carter
Michael Pietrus
Rashard Lewis
Dwight Howard

Sixth- JJ Reddick

#4 San Antonio

Tony Parker
Roger Mason Jr.
Richard Jefferson
Tim Duncan
Matt Bonner

Sixth- Ginobili

#5 Denver

Chauncey Billups
Dahntay Jones (If they keep them)
Carmelo Anthony
Kenyon Martin
Nene

Sixth- Birdman/ JR Smith

#6 Cleveland

Mo Williams
Delonte West
Lebron James
Zydrunas Ilgauskas/Anderson Varejao
Shaquille O'Neal

Sixth- Wally Szczerbiak/Joe Smith/Daniel Gibson

#7 Dallas

Jason Kidd
Josh Howard
Shawn Marion( If they make Stackhouse trade)
Dirk Nowitzski
Gortat/Dampier

Sixth- Terry 6MOTY

#8 Raptors

Jose Calderon
DeMar Derozan/Anthony Parker
Turk
Chris Bosh
Andrea Bargnani

Sixth- Derozan/Parker

#9 New Orleans

Chris Paul
Mo Pete/ Rasual Butler
Peja/ James Posey
David West
Tyson Chandler

Sixth- Bulter/Posey

#9 Grizzlies

If memphis gets iverson

Allen Iverson
O.J. Mayo
Rudy Gay
Zach Randolph
Marc Gasol/ Hasheem Thabeet

Sixth- Mike Conley


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on paper

the clippers have a good starting 5.

pg-baron davis
sg-eric gordan
sf-al thornton
pf-blake griffen
c-chris kaman

6th man-camby

too bad the rest of the team sucks.

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Yeah i hear you but thats on

Yeah i hear you but thats on paper the knicks use to have a nice team on paper and we seen how that went

Marbury
Francis
Jamal Crawford/Q Rich
Zach Randolph/ David Lee
Curry

Sixth man- Nate Robinson

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Rockets

could have one once everyone is Healthy...
PG-Brooks
SG-McGrady (If he is himself)
SF-Battier
PF-Scola
C-Yao (If able to play, he'll decide his treatment soon)

6th Man- Ariza

Scola is very underrated and he tore up the Lakers and Blazers, two teams with PF's such as L. Aldridge and Pau Gasol.
Brooks has been solid throughout his career, a real scorer and can finish as well as knock down a shot.
Battier is a defensive stud who can't be left open
'Mac is a Top 5 Talent when really really healthy
Yao is arguably the best center, but once again Health
Ariza from what I saw is Athletic with a good shot and a good defender with room to grow.

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I agree and i would have added the Rockets but thats asking a lot from Mac/Yao to remain healthy

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Clippers don't suck.
They have some solid pieces off their bench.
Ricky Davis is pretty good if he wants to be. Jordan can go in and score and rebound for them and Mike Taylor is a solid backup. Novak is a lights out shooter as well...It isn't like they're going to get a bunch of minutes anyways.

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Warriors have a nice, young lineup (not ready)

I am not saying their one of the best lineups in the NBA. But i am saying they have one of the best young lineups and they can make some noise in the West in this coming season.

PG- Monta Ellis

SG- Stephen Curry

SF- Stephen Jackson

PF- Anthony Randolph

C- Andris Biedrins

6th Man- Corey Maggette

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You suck if you dont win games point blank period

On the break the clips might be cold i love their back court,Al Thornton, Blake and Mike Taylor might be the most athletic on the team... But i dont see them winning 35+

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The fact

That you don't have Portland on that list really shows how much you know...

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Haha

Your opinion doesnt matter yo name is gregoden08....
Portland should have selected Durant
Durant and Roy would be a much better combo which i said from the start

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That's nice.

The fact that you think the Mavs starting five is better than the Blazers is an absolute joke.

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The Mavs Starting 5 is

The Mavs Starting 5 is better than the blazers buddy you must be a true fan to say some sh!+ like that

Lets take the head to head approach

Jason Kidd - Steve Blake
Jerry Stackhouse- Brandon Roy (Blazers only advantage)
Josh Howard- Nicolas Batum
Dirk- LaMarcus Aldridge
Dampier- Przybilla/ Oden( Dampier gives shaq trouble so with saying that he can clearly defend these guys)

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Wait till some more moves are made

The Mavs do have a better starting 5 with Marion and they have the 6th man of the year. Aldridge isn't as good as Dirk, Blake not even close to Kidd, Howard is better than Batum. People are overrating the Blazers talent yeah they are deep at every position but guys like Oden, Batum, Bayless haven't done much yet.

What if the Nuggets later on in the year once Lawson gets some experience use this lineup

Lawson
Billups
Anthony
Kmart
Nene

Definately they are a lot better than the Lakers lineup with Fisher & Bynum

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knicks

KNICKS HAVE THE BEST LINEUP IN THE NBA
(no1 get mad im juss playin)

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Problem with the Knicks

Problem with the Knicks starting line up of

Marbury
Francis
Jamal Crawford/Q Rich
Zach Randolph/ David Lee
Curry

Sixth man- Nate Robinson

Curry, Randolph, Lee block no shots and played lil to no defense, Francis & Marbury both pg's it never worked together and Francis was starting to lose it after his 1st year in Orlando. Qrich has been a mess ever since he left the Suns, once again Nash proved why he won those MVP's. I like Crawford caz he wasn't selfish could break down anyone off the dribble.

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QUENTIN RICHARDSON

actually plays for the clippers...not the grizzlies

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Portland Vs. Dallas

The question about who has the better starting lineup between Dallas and Portland highlights the fact that the NBA still runs a TEAM game, even if most of the attention goes to the stars.

Dallas is clearly more talented and is a much better team on paper. That said, Portland was the 3rd seed this year because their parts fit better together than the Mavs'. the team is more than just the sum of its parts.

I will also say that the Blazers are deeper in roster spots 5-12 than the Mavs, though Dirk, Josh, Jet, Kidd (1-4) are much more talented than the Blazers' 1-4. That doesn't really matter though because if the game is close the advantage goes to the Blazers because they've got the best player on either team (BRoy)... and that's not taking anything away from Dirk because he is also amazing, BRoy is just dominant, especially in the 4th.

On Paper: Dallas. Reality: Portland.

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The Wizards have a pretty

The Wizards have a pretty nice 5 now after the trade, IF THEY STAY HEALTHY... and a solid core of young players

Pg - G.Arenas
Sg - R.Foye
Sf - C.Butler
Pf - A.Jamison
C - Haywood

sixth man - Nick Young/Mike Miller

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WOW

You gave Dirk credit but not enough

You really think Roy is better than Dirk?

Delete yo account!!!!!

Dirk is a former MVP and creates much more match-up problems with his abiltiy to handle the rock, can see over most defenders at the PF position being a legit 7 footer and all...Not to mention he can shoot it lights out anywhere on the floor

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I think this year unless

I think this year unless Portland does something Dallas has the edge but last year Portland was a match up night mare because they have a solid starting 5 and have like 3 players off the bench that could start for a lot of things. Outlaw and Fernadez could start for most teams. Pryzbilla is a soild 5 that can rebound set picks and block shots. Bayless should be more key next year but they need a more solid 3 even though Batum is alright it is still young and developing.

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Dirk is a FORMER MVP, but so

Dirk is a FORMER MVP, but so are a lot of people. I think it's safe to say that BRoy has eclipsed Dirk as he was BY FAR the best player on the 3rd seed in the Western Conference. Granted the team was very deep, BRoy was the leader, the closer, and made all his teammates infinitely better.

If Dirk is better than Roy, why was his team struggling to make the playoffs? Especially when Dallas has Jason Kidd, Jet, AND Josh Howard. Even if you didn't think that Roy was better last year, you have to at least concede that he'll be better than Dirk next year.

Like I said, Dirk is an AMAZING basketball player and I'm a huge fan, but I think that BRoy is better.

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