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Old 12-14-2009, 09:00 AM   #46
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Default Re: Top 10 Players in the League (12/13 update)

Originally Posted by 'Toine=MVP
Two names on a lot of lists that definitely do not belong there are Bosh and Durant. Neither play any defense whatsoever.

Bosh is possibly the worst defender in the league (by choice). It is embarrassing watching him "play defense." He backpedals and limbos out of the way of people driving to the basket. There are 19 power forwards and 35 centers with enough minutes to qualify that have more blocks per 48 minutes. He is tall and athletic and could be one of the leaders if he tried. It is astounding that he even has 1 block per game the way he plays. Offensively Bosh is pretty great, so he is quite possibly a top 20 player, but no way top 10.

Durant is also a poor defender but not nearly as horrid as Bosh. He tries, but he is too weak to guard a lot of SFs in the league. He does get some steals and blocks which is nice. Offensively he is very good because of his excellent scoring ability, but he is not a complete offense player by any means. He will be a top 10 player relatively soon (w/in a year or two), if he just improves a little, but for now, he really can't be considered better than guys like Pierce or Garnett or Nash or whoever else is a borderline top 10 player.

If anything he is a below average defender that can draw a charge every now and then. Sure he isnt a great shot blocker but that dosent mean hes the worst defender...
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:30 AM   #47
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Default Re: Top 10 Players in the League (12/13 update)

1. Kobe Bryant
2. Lebron James
3. Carmelo Anthony
4. Dirk Nowitzki
5. Steve Nash
6. Dwayne Wade
7. Dwight Howard
8. Paul Pierce
9. Chris Paul

And Damnit

10. I'm going with Kevin Durant
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