I am hoping for a rational discussion of who are the best players to this point of the young season. Everyone will get granted a pass for past predictions a clean slate. I am not in this for points so my opinions are personal and I am trying to engage in the free exchange of ideas. Please list only 1st team with a one sentence justification following position and name. Also list in parenthesis the reason you have made this choice: Statistics, Personal Preference.
PG: Chris Paul. I know Nash has superior statistics to this point, but I value Paul's defense and there is a passion in his play that is endearing (Personal preference)
SG: Dwayne Wade. Simply put the best player under 6' 6", I know Kobe would be a superior shooter, I think Wade facilitates more ball movement and I am a three passes per possesion kind of guy. (Personal Preference)
SF: LeBron James. The leagues best all around player. His do it all talents allow for a ton of flexibility in the line up, Melo is a superior scorer, James a superior defender and passer and this team will not a have a problem scoring points. (Statistics).
PF: Chris Bosh. Potential, rebounding, and defense are my justifications, I had a hard time here with dirk playing so well, but when games get ugly and rough Dirk vanishes ask S Jax. (Stats and Personal preference)
C: Dwight Howard. If healthy he is an unquestionable game changer. the one athletic talent who can potential change a game on sheer physicality on the level of Bron (Stats)
I don't know what to think, last night game against utah Dirk the Jerk single handely destroyed the Jazz in the 4th!
I tried to base my analysis on consistent performance. Dirk absolutely murders some guys but then against agile aggressive forwards with nasty dispositions he kind of fades. Note his dismal performance last night
i kinda think b jennings is doing better then paul at the moment