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Updated top 5 players per position

It's been a while since we've done one of these threads

top 5 NBA:

PG's

1) Derrick Rose

2) Deron Williams

3) Russell Westbrook

4) Chris Paul

5) Rajon Rondo

SG's

1) Kobe Bryant

2) Dwyane Wade

3) Monta Ellis

4) Eric Gordon

5) Joe Johnson

SF's

1) LeBron James

2) Kevin Durant

3) Carmelo Anthony

4) Paul Pierce

5) Danny Granger

PF's

1) Pau Gasol

2) Dirk Nowitzki

3) Amare Stoudemire

4) Chris Bosh

5) LaMarcus Aldridge (by far the toughest hole to fill...many guys could be here like love, randolph, griffin, horford, garnett, boozer, lee, scola, west)

C's

1) Dwight Howard

2) Andrew Bogut

3) Brook Lopez

4) Andrea Bargnani

5) Nene


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SG and C

I think that Kevin Martin and Marcin Gortat have a chance to be in the top 5 in there positions next year (depending how the CBA works out).

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Al Jefferson and/or Al

Al Jefferson and/or Al Horford should be ahead of Bargani in Center rankings.

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You cant say Bargnani is a

You cant say Bargnani is a better Center then Jefferson, Horford, Gortat and Noah. Everything else looks fine but I think Westy is second best PG, and Joe Johnson has fallen off that SG list.

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I'd put CP3 second, Rondo 4th

I'd put CP3 second, Rondo 4th and D-Will 5th for PGs... SG I'd swap Monta and Gordon because of Eric's great D this year. SF I'd swap Deng with Granger again for defensive reasons. PF.. Aldridge above Bosh the way they've been playing this year and KG at 5 come to think of it, Bosh is out for me. C would be almost completely different:
Howard, Bynum (when healthy), Bogut, Nene, Lopez with Noah just missing out.

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damn is SF solid in da L

damn is SF solid in da L

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i didnt consider horford or

i didnt consider horford or jefferson centers...they're without a doubt natural PF's

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@taylor

You're right they're natural PF's, when a team will understand big AL is a PF maybe it'll start to win some games...

But same thing even worse for bargnani, a nowitzki's poor poor men whose team is better playing guys like Davis-Johnson and evans...than him.

Guys come on, bynum is easily a top 5 center, lakers won't win titles without him, put him in another team he's simply the 2nd C in the league, a 20-22...11-12...2,5-3 guy.

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There is no way that Rondo is

There is no way that Rondo is better than Deron Williams.

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top 5 NBA: PG's 1) Derrick

top 5 NBA:

PG's

1) Derrick Rose

2)Chris Paul

3) Deron Williams

4) Russell Westbrook

5) Rajon Rondo

SG's

1) Kobe Bryant

2) Dwyane Wade

3) Monta Ellis

4) Eric Gordon

5) Joe Johnson

SF's

1) LeBron James

2) Kevin Durant

3) Carmelo Anthony

4) Paul Pierce

5) Danny Granger

PF's

1) Amare stoudemire

2) Pau Gasol

3) Dirk Nowitzki

4) Chris Bosh

5) LaMarcus Aldridge

C's

1) Dwight Howard

2) Andrew Bogut

3) Joakim Noah

4) Brook lopez

5) Nene

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Manu is top 5

Manu is top 5

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You have Bargnani as a C but

You have Bargnani as a C but not Horford, or Jefferson. They are both much better C's. Still Gortat, and Noah ar better Centers.

Manu is one of the most underrated players in the league.

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Westbrook over D Williams

Westbrook over D Williams

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id take manu over gordon or jj

manu is so underated look at what happend yesterday wihtout him the no 1 seeded spurs get beat by the grizz and onto the c discussion even though though als arent natuaral c they play position and would def be on my list top 5 c howard bogut noah horford and jefferson

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Could someone explain why

Could someone explain why Bynum is getting no love? Is it a health thing? A numbers thing? When healthy he's a match for Howard head to head, and would be able to score a lot if required for the Lakers.

Also, I think Deron Williams took a step back this year, Rondo only got better, the only reason he doesn't get his due is because he plays with the Boston Three Party. Once they retire or he's just got Pierce there will be no excuses, not much point having the debate about Rondo's rank until then really.

How on earth did I forget about Manu! Put him in at 3rd for SG and bump the rest down accordingly.

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I'm sorry, I'd take Chris

I'm sorry, I'd take Chris Paul over Russell Westbrook.

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Melo is better than

Melo is better than Durant....Melo averages more rebounds Durant averages a few more points but Melo is clutch

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my list

PG's( 1)chris paul (2)rose(3)dwilliams(4)westbrook(5)nash

SG's( 1)kobe(2)wade(3)manu(4)joe johnson(5)monta

SF's( 1)lebron(2)melo(3)durant4)pierce(5)rudy gay

PF's( 1)dirk(2)garnett(3)amare(4)gasol(5)horford

C's (1)howard(2)bynum(3)nene(4)noah(5)chandler

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Top 5

PG's

1) Chris Paul

2) Derrick Rose

3) Russell Westbrook

4) Deron Williams

5) Rajon Rondo

SG's

1) Kobe Bryant

2) Dwyane Wade

3) Manu Ginobli

4) Eric Gordon

5) Monta Ellis

SF's

1) LeBron James

2) Kevin Durant

3) Carmelo Anthony

4) Paul Pierce

5) Rudy Gay

PF's

1) Dirk Nowitzki

2) Pau Gasol

3) Amare Stoudemire

4) Blake Griffin

5) Zach Randolph

C's

1) Dwight Howard

2) Tim Duncan

3) Andrew Bynum

4) Pau Gasol

5) Andrew Bogut

Quick Explaination:

PG: Did you see the team that Paul carried to the playoffs? You have to watch the guy to truly get an understanding of how good he is. He is the best shooter of the bunch, best creator and still a good defensive player. When healthy I see him as the best overall.

SG: Surprised to see Ginobli left out of so many lists. I had a hard time with this position. I considered Iggy for his all around game and great D, but felt Ellis was so good offensively that it might be enough of a separation.

SF: Considered Deng with last spot. Guy is severely underrated, but felt that the guys I mentioned are all better and considered Gay to be a fairly clutch guy who gained a lot by playing with team USA.

PF: Aldridge is emerging, but I like how Zach hits the boards hard every game and how he dominates the interior like few others can. Part of me wonders if I should put him higher. I think I may also be overlooking Blake Griffin. The guy can really play and even though he needs to work on his offensive refinement and on defense, but he still produces. Bosh being left off wasn't a diss, the guy can play and he's hard to stop when he's mixing up jumpers and dives to the basket, but I think you could replace him with some of these other guys and get the same results if not better.

C: Don't discount TD because he plays few minutes. That's by design.Even though Bynum can be inconsistent I think he gives you are more well rounded game than everyone except Howard while playing on a team with other good rebounding bigs and at times being a 3rd and 4th option on his own team. I would put Bynum over Duncan if he wasn't so inconsistent. Gasol plays a lot of minutes at center and I see him as 4th best even if it's not his best/starting position. Horford narrowly misses cut, followed by Noah. Glad to see others give Bogut respect, I still haven't understood after all these years why the offense hasn't been run through him or why he's not given more shot attempts a game.

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My Top 5's

PG- Rose, Paul, D-will, Westbrook, Rondo (All tend to agree in these as top 5, prob parker and nash are next in line with Wall ready to breakout next year)
SG-Kobe, Wade, Manu, Monte, J.Johnson (Tough call between Gordan and Joe, but Gordon had injury problems this year so need to see a full season of work before he breaks top 5. next in line after that is probably still the ageless ray allen)
SF- Lebron,Durant,Carmelo,Pierce,Gay (SF is a very deep position. Id say next in line would be Granger,Deng,and Iggy)
PF- Dirk, Amare, Aldridge, BG, ZBo
C- Howard, Gasol, Horford, Duncan, Bogut
(depending on what position you view a couple different players, pertaining to my list next 2 pf would b garnett and bosh and next 2 centers would be Nene and Noah)

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I forgot about Rudy Gay with

I forgot about Rudy Gay with him being injured, he'd definitely be fifth for me over Deng. Was having a great year, proving how clutch he was until injuries got him.

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bynum

actually put bynum as my next up center.

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PG's 1) Chris Paul 2) Derrick

PG's

1) Chris Paul

2) Derrick Rose

3) Deron Williams

4) Russell Westbrook

5) Rajon Rondo

6) Tony Parker

7) John Wall

8) Steve Nash

9) Mike Conley

10) Devin Harris

next 5: Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry, Jameer Nelson, Chauncey Billups, Raymond Felton.

SG's

1) Kobe Bryant

2) Dwyane Wade

3) Monta Ellis

4) Manu Ginobili

5) Joe Johnson

6) Eric Gordon

7) Jason Richardson

8) Kevin Martin

9) Ray Allen

10) Tyreke Evans

next 5: Stephen Jackson, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, Arron Afflalo, Vince Carter.

SF's

1) LeBron James

2) Kevin Durant

3) Paul Pierce

4) Carmelo Anthony

5) Rudy Gay

6) Luol Deng

7) Danny Granger

8) Andre Iguodala

9) Caron Butler

10) Tayshaun Prince

next 5: Wilson Chandler, Gerald Wallace, Grant Hill, Michael Beasley, Nicolas Batum.

PF's

1) Amare stoudemire

2) Pau Gasol

3) Dirk Nowitzki

4) Tim Duncan

5) Kevin Garnett

6) Blake Griffin

7) LaMarcus Aldridge

8) Chris Bosh

9) Carlos Boozer

10) Zach Randolph

next 5: Josh Smith, Lamar Odom, David West, Kevin Love, Paul Millsap.

C's

1) Dwight Howard

2) Andrew Bynum

3) Al Horford

4) Andrew Bogut

5) Nene

6) Al Jefferson

7) Tyson Chandler

8) Joakim Noah

9) DeMarcus Cousins

10) Brook lopez

next 5: Marc Gasol, Emeka Okafor, Roy Hibbert, Andrea Bargnani, Kendrick Perkins.

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Westbrook

He is a great player but that is how you know he is overhyped. No way he is better than CP3.

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mine

PG

1a) D-Rose (he is the MVP...)

1b) CP-3

3) Deron Williams

4) Russ Westbrook

5) Rajon Rondo

SG

1) Kobe

2) D-Wade

3) Manu Ginobli

4) Monta Ellis

5) Ray Allen

SF

1) Kevin Durant

2) LeBron James

3) Carmelo Anthony

4) Paul Pierce

5) Andre Iguodala (largely cuz of his defense and Robin ability)

PF

1) Dirk

2) Amare

3) Pau Gasol

4) Zach Randolph

5) Blake Griffin (show me who else put up 22+ and 12+...)

C

1) Dwight

2) Al Jefferson

3) Al Horford

4) Andrew Bynum (when healthy of course)

5) Andrew Bogut

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PG 1) Derrick Rose 2) Chris

PG
1) Derrick Rose

2) Chris Paul

3) Deron Williams

4) Rajon Rondo

5) Russel Westbrook

SG

1) Kobe Bryant

2) Dwyane Wade

3) Monta Ellis

4) Joe Johnson

5) Manu Flopobili

SF

1) LeBrick James

2) Carmelo Anthony

3) Kevin Durant

4) Paul Pierce

5) Andre Iguodala

PF

1) Dirk Nowitzki

2) Amare Stoudemire

3) Blake Griffin

4) Zach Randolph

5) LaMarcus Aldridge

C

1) Dwight Howard

2) Andrew Bynum

3) Andrew Bogut

4) Nene

5) Al Jefferson

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