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ESPN's gaurd bust potential poll

Just saw a poll on espn asking which of these 5 gaurds has the "LEAST" bust potential in the NBA:
Steph Curry
Ricky Rubio
Tyreke Evans
Jrue Holiday
James Harden

The current order they had according to the poll: 1-Curry, 2-Rubio, 3-Evans, 4-Harden, 5-Holiday

That means Curry is considered the safest pick and Holiday is considered the most risky. Personally, I was surprised to see Harden that low because at very worst he should be a solid starting sg who knocks down shots and plays unselfish. But I'm curious to hear what you guys think.

Here is my order, keep in mind, this is not how I think they should be drafted at all, just who is the least likey to be a bust:
Harden
Rubio
Curry
Evans
Holiday

At worst, I see Harden and Rubio being solid contributors and more then likely starters. At worst, I see Curry never being able to prove himself as a pg and he becomes the next Eddie House or Daniel Gibson. Evans and Holiday both have as much upside as anyone, but they are the least proven and higher risks then the other guys. What do you think


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i think

i think your order is right.

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No,

I think Curry will be a role player in the league for 15 years. There is always room for pure shooters. I would go:

1. Curry
2. Harden
3. Rubio
4. Evans
5. Holiday

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I would say Harden is the

I would say Harden is the least likely to bust and Rubio the most. I'm not saying he will, but how can we really know if Rubio is going to live up to the HUGE hype. He wouldnt be the first Euro star to bust.

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I agree that Curry can be a solid role player and there are always room for shooters which is why I put him ahead of Evans and Holiday. But while I believe he could become just a role player/shooter, I believe Harden and Rubio will be at worst solid playmakers who could start for most teams, or be top notch bench players. I think their bottom is better then Curry's bottom, which would be like I said, as a Eddie House type.

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I'd go with

1. Curry
2. Harden
3. Holiday
4. Rubio
5. Evans

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I just think

their is a chance, not saying its going to happen, but a chance that Rubio will be absolutely eaten alive in the NBA for his lack of athleticism, defense, and a jump shot. I see what you are saying about Harden though, him and Curry are close in my mind in terms of bust potential.

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1. Holiday 2. Curry 3.

1. Holiday
2. Curry
3. Evans
4. Rubio
5. Harden

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id go with: 1. Harden 2.

id go with:
1. Harden
2. Curry
3. Rubio
4. Holiday
5. Evans

I put Rubio behind Curry and Harden just because of he still has to get use to the culture change and even the difference in the NBA game. I like wut Remarq had said that if Rubio is a bust he wont be the first European player to be a bust. Plus i think there is always room for players like Curry and Harden in the NBA who can hit shots. I put Holiday and Evans at the end because they r more slashers than shooters and i think slashers unless they dont bust will have a harder time in the NBA.

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Least bust potential

1. Harden
2. Rubio
3. Evans
4. Curry
5. Holiday

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Harden Evans Curry Rubio Holi

Harden
Evans
Curry
Rubio
Holiday

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I go with

1.Steph Curry
2.James Harden
3.Ricky Rubio
4.Tyreke Evans
5.Jrue Holiday

Is Jrue really good at anything? to me it seems like he is really average at everything, but not great at anything

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1.Harden 2.Evans 3.Curry 4.Ru

1.Harden
2.Evans
3.Curry
4.Rubio
5.Holiday

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Poll results were way off.

1. Hardin
2. Curry
3. Rubio
4. Evans
5. Holiday

Hardin will not be a bust. He's most NBA ready. Curry could come off bench and shoot as combo guard, worst case, After Holiday's freshman year, it's obvious he has bust potential.

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maravich

it is LEAST bust potential

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least bust potential

1. Curry
2. Harden
3. Evans (nobody thought he could shoot but he has improved it a bit)
4. Holiday
5. sorry got to go with rubio

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I have Curry low. His game

I have Curry low. His game would fit in weird in the NBA.
Where as Evans has a very NBA game...really perfect...his physical size, athleticism, quickness, slashing ability etc.

Guys who know how to run an offense have no bust potential. NBA coaches will go to these guys first than the fancy scorers or poor ball handlers.

My list is kinda different.

1. Evans (Wade superstar potential)
2. Rubio (Best pure PG)
3. Lawson (Best NCAA pure PG)
4. Harden (Best SG)
5. Maynor (2nd best NCAA pure PG, can score too at a high rate))
6. Flynn (Most dynamic PG)
7. Curry(Best scoring PG)
8. Teague(another scoring PG)
9. Collison(veteran PG, will be this years Mario Chalmers)
10. Mills(Owned Stephon Curry, has leadership skills and is probably the fastest player in this draft, speed in the NBA is now a superior asset to have)
11. Jennings (No experience as a PG a the pro level....played a lot of SG)
12. Holiday (Same with Jennings.)

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