Shawn Marion isn't even top 20 Sf's
ranking the small forwards got rough for me between 5-10 .
1. lebron- he's lebron
2. durant- my only problem with durant is that he needs that kobe / jordan killer instinct
3. melo- melo established himself to ME as an top 5 nba player because he carried an good team with no superstars to a great season and past the 1st round. this may be the 2011 mavs all over again. melo may be more of a dangerous scorer than durant because melo knows when he's hot and will take over and sometimes durant could score 60-70 in a game but he defers .
4.paul george - he's such an complete player. good 3 point shooter , great facilitator, good defender and could be a 10 reb per game player in the future. george alone makes the pacers an elite team .
5. paul pierce- one of the few ageless wonders in the lg.slow player but still an great iso player, and is a good defender ,thats very rare. paul is also an above-average rebounder . when rondo got injured ,pierce found his inner lebron and kept the celtics afloat ..... i think he should of been considered for some mvp votes.
6.iggy- i gave iggy the edge over deng because he's an elite defender and a complete player .although he played sg for the nuggets this season, he's a career sf .iggy one of the best defenders the lg has. iggy can fit into any team scheme , and can play 4 positions effectively well . iggy has increased his range over the years(there is hope for mkg) so now he isn't a liability.
7. luol deng- deng would be a great scottie pippen to any superstar in the lg. deng is a great spot-up shooter and can create for himself. deng rarely have bad games and is one of the most consistent players in the lg. deng is great team defender and he plays within the offense . very underrated player.
8.shawn marion- they say allen,iggy,and bradley are the best defenders but i say shawn marion is. marion guards 1-4 and literally contest all jumpers and he stays in front of all his men. marion and dirk was the main reason they won a ship in '11. marion had like the most epic playoff defensive performances in nba history in 2011 and that has carried on ever since.i truly feel marion should be at 6 in my rankings but for the sake of an arguement im going to think with an open mind(actually im a mavs fan for years) . marion also added a little point-forward to his game and will hit his teammates with sum rucker park passes lol.
9. rudy gay - i might get a lot of flak for this this but rudy is a true ball stopper and he's not that efficient of scorer. rudy is a good player but i dont think he is a player you can win a championship with. rudy is a good defender and good rebounder but im curious in how him and derozan will work out in the future. i think he may stunt derozans potential and may be shipped in the next couple of yrs.
10. nick batum- batum made a huge statistic leap from last year. batum has become a great stat sheet fuller.he may be top 5 shortly .
honorable mention- evan turner- needs more consistency , chandler parsons- could be interchangeable between 9-10, mkg-could of had a great year if his mins was increased, gallo- not better than anyone in the top ten , kwahi leonard- im still waiting on the huge leap
Last edited by gm in potty training; 05-05-2013 at 07:36 AM.
Shawn Marion isn't even top 20 Sf's
pierce is too high and marion shouldn't be on the list.
Yeah I agree with them..about Marion.
Wow... there just aren't a lot of premier small forwards in the game at this time. Of course you have the big three, but technically George and Iguodala are not SFs as they spend the bulk of their time at the SG position (of course their natural position is SF). Marion has had a stellar career (I think he is only one of three players in NBA history with 2,000 assists, 1,000 blocks, and 1,000 steals), but I don't think anyone can honestly say that they would take him over Gay, Batum, or even Parsons right now. I am just not overly impressed by this list quite honestly, not because of the rankings, but because of the overall talent level at the position.
granger should be on the list and so should thad young (even though he spends as much time at pf as sf). and i have a problem with batum cracking the list although statistically he should be there. he isn't consistent at all and, as bill simmons puts it, he is a "good stats, bad team" guy.
Why is Marion anywhere near that top 10 list?
Maybe perhaps in his prime he might be on the top 10, but definately not now.
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I'm taking Paul George 3rd; he will find a way to contribute no matter how he's shooting, whoever he plays against, and however that team plays the Pacers. I'll admit, it's a bigger leap of faith to take him over Melo if I'm starting a team from scratch...but the output and efficiency speaks for itself.
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