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Me and Rtbt agreed on this

A franchise player is a guy who

1. Has a unique skill or set of skills.
2. He is irreplaceable.
3. He is critical to the success of a team.

Then he said these players are Franchise players

Nate Thurmond
Wes Unseld
Walt Bellamy
Dave Cowens
Dennis Rodman
Charles Oakley
Dikembe Mutombo

then he said

None of the teams those guys played on could have possible succeeded without the guys I mentioned on that list who dominated the boards. In addition, since premiere rebounders come along only occasionally, you can't replace them. Therefore, if you can't win without them and you can't replace them, they're every bit as important as what you would describe as a franchise player

Do you agree..


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THE LEADER OF A TEAM

the leader of a team is simply a franchise player....

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no only certain players are

no only certain players are franchise players kobe,lebron,wade,howard,paul,nowitzki

not franchise players bosh,roy,joe johnson,parker,stoudemire

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.... kobe's a leader...so is lebron...so is wade...so is howard...so is paul... so is nowitzki

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i will add to that . they

i will add to that . they have tb be a leader, they have to be winners, they have to be able to win a game single handedly for their teams in the clutch moments

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Chauncey Billups is the

Chauncey Billups is the leader of his team, but would you say he's a FRANCHISE player? I thought a franchise player was somebody you could build your team around. Udonis Haslem is a leader on Miami, but we all know better than to say he's a franchise player.

I think Dwight Howard is a franchise player though he hasn't developed a lot of post moves yet and is still working on his leadership ability.

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The definition of a

The definition of a "Franchise Player"

Franchise Player is a modern term used in sports to describe an athlete who is not simply the best player on their team, but a player that the team can build their franchise around for the foreseeable future. The misnomer that a franchise player is only "the best player on a team" disregards the fact that an inordinately bad team will undoubtedly still employ a player with superior skills, relative to his team. However, such a player could be so bad in comparison to players at-large that labeling such a player as a franchise player would be inappropriate. It is an elite status, but it is not necessarily a singular position; a large team such as an American football team might have a few franchise players at different positions. The term may be used alongside a particular position name to describe a player, such as a "franchise quarterback".

The origin of the term is unknown. It has frequently been applied since the advent of free agency in sports, which made it less likely for players to stay with one team for their entire career. A franchise player has the confidence of the organization and has the comfort of knowing that he will probably not be traded or released. Ideally, the franchise player will generate both wins and revenue for his team, and after a successful career, will be long remembered as a member of that team.

Franchise players may have some or all of the following specific characteristics:

They are signed to lucrative, multi-year contracts.
They may have "no-trade" or equivalent clauses written into their contracts, giving the player the power to veto any trade in which he is involved.
They may be promoted as the "face of the franchise" on a local and national basis. This can include the signing of product endorsement deals, media appearances and working with local charities.

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you just gotta have the it

you just gotta have the it factor be the face of the franchise more examples

deron williams,yao,derrick rose

not franchise players kevin martin,carlos boozer,ray allen

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the

of course chauncy is not the franchise...but mello is the franchise player and is also a leader..just not as old as chauncy...that's why he's not the pure leader of the team.

get it right please..the soul leader and most counted on player of a team is the a franchise player.

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i did'nt see

cowens, thurmod, unseld or bellamy play, so I won't comment on them. But no way were Oakley, Mutombo, or rodman franchise players. Mutombo is the only guy on that list who was ever the best player on his team. zthey were great role players, not franchise players.

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Franchise Players are

Franchise Players are usually young and talented ....not necceserially the best player on the team, but they are a valuable asset to the franchise and the team can build around that

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Ray Allen was not a franchise player, thats crazy dude is a Hall of Famer....

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Ray Allen IMO isnt a

Ray Allen IMO isnt a franchise player he is a great sidekick

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Well mikenike can you name

Well mikenike can you name me some franchise players (just out of curiosity)?????

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Lebron , A.I (prime) , Kobe

Lebron , A.I (prime) , Kobe , D-Wade , Shaq, Duncan , Howard

see the difference between these guys and Ray Allen?

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Ray allen

A hall of famer for sure, but not a franchise player imo. Ray Allen was always able to get his own numbers, but I would'nt build a team around him. Just putting up good numbers does'nt make you a franchise player imo. Guys like Durant and Granger should become franchise players soon, but they are not quite there yet. You have to play D and get your teammates involved.

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Then Granger and Durant are

Then Granger and Durant are future Hall of Famers???? I think if you are a Hall of Fame player you are a franchise player..... Lets not confuse a franchise player and once in a lifetime player.... I think when Ray Allen was drafted he was considered a franchise player, I also consider Reggie Miller as a franchise player and IMO Miller and Ray Allen are about even as far as the type or careers they have had....

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I disagree

I think Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Reggie Miller, Joe Dumars, James Worthy, among many others are all hall of famers. But I would'nt call them franchise players. Franchise players are capable of having a team built around them. They take the big shots, draw double teams, and make everyone else better. There are only a few guys that I think are franchise players. Allen was just not a guy you would build a team around. He was great on some okay teams, but he had to play with other superstars in order to win it all. I know every player needs help in order to win, but franchise players are gonna be the best player and lead the team. Allen is a guy who just fits in.

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I guess I can understand

I guess I can understand that point of view.......

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