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Constructing the Complete Basketball Player

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Constructing the Complete Basketball Player

It's very subjective as to who different people would identify/perceive to be the most complete basketball player is in our league; some may say LeBron, some may say Durant; heck some may say Draymond Green.

With that in mind, here's a little fun exercise; construct what you perceive as the most complete basketball player using the current skillsets and intangibilities of NBA players currently in the league. Rules that I gave myself, 1) You are ONLY allowed to use one skillset or intangibility of a given player (ex. Stephen Curry's outside shooting), 2) To not be vast like NBA 2K, I limited it to 12 basketball catagories: Body-type (includes strength & size), Outside Shooting, Mid-Range Shooting, Slashing, Playmaking, Rebounding, Defense, Ball-Handling, Quickness, Athleticism, Leadership, & Bball I.Q 3) Skillsets/intangibilities must be from current players as they are at this moment in time (you can't say 2009 LeBron's slashing).

Here is my Complete Basketball Player:

  1. Body-type: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Outside Shooting: Stephen Curry
  3. Mid-Range Shooting: DeMar DeRosen
  4. Slashing: Andrew Wiggins
  5. Playmaking: LeBron James
  6. Rebounding: Kenneth Faried
  7. Defense: Kawaii Leonard
  8. Ball-Handling: Kyrie Irving
  9. Quickness: John Wall
  10. Athleticism: Russell Westbrook
  11. Leadership: Chris Paul
  12. Bball I.Q.: Dwayne Wade

How about you guys? How would you construct your complete basketball player?


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13. Tattooes: either Deron

13. Tattooes: either Deron Williams big Panther one...or you go all in and go Birdman on the bit

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The most complete NBA

The most complete NBA Analyst

Knowledge: Zach Lowe

Voice: Stephen A Smith

Opinions: Skip Bayless

Online Scouting: Hype Machine

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Playmaking I'd probably go

Playmaking I'd probably go with CP3, Bodytype I'd say LBJ given his extra bulk to the Greek Freak. But if you wanted freakish size the Embeast would be an option. Also would want LBJ possibly on leadership if you took him off something else

Faried on rebounding is interesting, Whiteside sprang to mind when I saw that.

AD would surely have to be considered somewhere too (brow not included).

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Let's GIve This A Shot

  1. Body-type: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Outside Shooting: Stephen Curry
  3. Mid-Range Shooting: DeMar DeRozan
  4. Slashing: James Harden
  5. Playmaking: Chris Paul
  6. Rebounding: Hassan Whiteside
  7. Defense: Kawai Leonard
  8. Ball-Handling: Kyrie Irving
  9. Quickness: John Wall
  10. Athleticism: Russell Westbrook
  11. Leadership: Damian Lillard
  12. Bball I.Q.: LeBron James

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The complete basketball

The complete basketball player has already been done; his name is Michael Jordan. Jordan had no flaws to his game (unless you count being a compete a-hole and basketball flaw)

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He is also a big time

He is also a big time gambler. A lot of people in the know believe that's why he retired the first time.

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This will be fun

But it's pretty easy to make a perfect player.

1. Body Type: Joel Embiid

2. Outside Shooting: Stephen Curry

3. Mid Range: Demar Derozan

4. Slashing: Russell Westbrook

5. Playmaking: Chris Paul

6. Rebounding: Rudy Gobert

7. Defense: Kawhi Leonard

8. Ball Handling - Kyrie Irving

9. Quickness - John Wall

10. Athleticism - Zach Lavine

11. Leadership - Lebron James

12. Basketball IQ - Dwayne Wade

This player would be the best player in the league for 15+ years

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Lebron James With

Lebron with the shooting ability of Curry. Done mic drop

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The Ideal players

Its all dependent on if you want to be a big or a wing I chose a wing as they tend to age better than big men.

Body type:Andrew Wiggins as a 6-8 SG just maybe a few kg's.

Outside shot:Klay thompson

Mid range: Devin Booker

Slashing: James Harden

Playmaking:Chris paul

Rebounding: Kevin love

Defense: Kawhi leonard or Andre Roberson

Ball Handling: Kyrie Iriving

Quickness: Russell Westbrook

Athletism:Zach Lavine

Leadership: Damian Lillard

Basketball I.Q Steph Curry

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Here's mine
  1. Body-type: Kristaps Porzingis
  2. Outside Shooting: Stephen Curry
  3. Mid-Range Shooting: Kevin Durant
  4. Slashing: Dwyane Wade
  5. Playmaking: Rajon Rondo
  6. Rebounding: Andre Drummond
  7. Defense: Kawhi Leonard
  8. Ball-Handling: Stephen Curry
  9. Quickness: John Wall
  10. Athleticism: Aaron Gordon
  11. Leadership: Chris Paul
  12. Bball I.Q.: Lebron James

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For what it's worth, I still

For what it's worth, I still maintain that Yao Ming was a science project undertaken by a team of Chinese scientists, attempting (unsuccessfully) the above.

There were still some bugs to work out in the programming.

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Great thread!

  1. Body-type: Kevin Durant
  2. Outside Shooting: Damian Lillard
  3. Mid-Range Shooting: Steph Curry
  4. Slashing: Demar Derozan
  5. Playmaking: Ricky Rubio
  6. Rebounding: Hassan Whiteside
  7. Defense: Kawai Leonard
  8. Ball-Handling: Kyrie Irving
  9. Quickness: Ish Smith
  10. Athleticism: Blake Griffin
  11. Leadership: Lebron James
  12. Bball I.Q.: Chris Paul

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Body-type: Gianni

Body-type: Gianni Antetokounmpo
Outside Shooting: Stephen Curry
Mid-Range shooting: Dirk Nowitzki
Slashing: Isaiah Thomas
Playmaking: Chris Paul
Rebounding: Kenneth Faried
Defense: Kawhi Leonard
Ball-Handling: Jamal Crawford
Quickness: John Wall
Athleticism: Russell Westbrook
Leadership: Kevin Garnett
Basketball IQ: LeBron James

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