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Old 06-17-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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Arrow Top 10 Players Going Into Next Season

1. Kevin Durant
2. Anthony Davis
3. Kawhi Leonard
4. LeBron James
5. Russell Westbrook
6. Stephen Curry
7. Dwight Howard
8. Chris Paul
9. Blake Griffin
10. Paul George

HM: Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, John Wall

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:53 AM   #2
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1a. LeBron James
1b. Kevin Durant
3. Blake Griffin
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Chris Paul
6. Melo
7. Anthony Davis
8. Harden
9. Curry
10.LMA
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:54 AM   #3
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I think next season is the year that AD finally becomes #1.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:55 AM   #4
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1a. LeBron James
1b. Kevin Durant
3. Blake Griffin
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Chris Paul
6. Melo
7. Anthony Davis
8. Harden
9. Curry
10.LMA
Hmm... can't really disagree with this. Popovich is the real MVP of the league though. That bastard
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:00 AM   #5
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What kind of lifetime Rockets fan doesn't have Harden in their top 10? C'mon Fudge.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:01 AM   #6
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I know we're talking about going into next season, but I'm gonna base my list off of how I think I think they'll play throughout the season, start to finish. Much easier to predict a large sample size than a small sample at the beginning - see Paul George at the start of this season.

1A) Kevin Durant
1B) Lebron James
3) Anthony Davis
4) Russell Westbrook
5) Chris Paul
6) Kevin Love
7) Carmelo Anthony
8) Blake Griffin
9) Steph Curry
10) Dwight Howard

AD is probably too high, but I have a lot of faith in him. The kid is a beast, I wouldn't be surprised if he put up 23/12/3/3/1 on 50%+ shooting next season, it's not that much better than what he did this season.

Also Lebron > KD going into the season, but I think KD will break through to #1 as the season progresses. Much like this past season, but this time around I think he's holding onto it.

Love and Carmelo are really tough to rank. If Carmelo goes to the Bulls and his 27/8/3/1/1 on 56% TS translates to 60+ wins and being a legit championship contender, while improving defensively under Thibs, he might vault into the top 4-5. He certainly has the talent to do it. Same goes for Love, if his production translates to wins wherever he goes, he has top 5 potential as well.

Also, it feels weird ranking Blake low at #8, but I just can't think of who he'd replace (aside from AD, but I'm sticking with him)..guess the league is a lot more talented than people give it credit for.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:01 AM   #7
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What kind of lifetime Rockets fan doesn't have Harden in their top 10? C'mon Fudge.
It's cool, bro. I got my nigha Dwight in there.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:03 AM   #8
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1. Ny- Melo
2. Okc- Durant
3. Sa- Leonard
4. La- Kobe
5. Okc- Westbrook
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:05 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Milbuck
I know we're talking about going into next season, but I'm gonna base my list off of how I think I think they'll play throughout the season, start to finish. Much easier to predict a large sample size than a small sample at the beginning - see Paul George at the start of this season.

1A) Kevin Durant
1B) Lebron James
3) Anthony Davis
4) Russell Westbrook
5) Chris Paul
6) Kevin Love
7) Carmelo Anthony
8) Blake Griffin
9) Steph Curry
10) Dwight Howard

AD is probably too high, but I have a lot of faith in him. The kid is a beast, I wouldn't be surprised if he put up 23/12/3/3/1 on 50%+ shooting next season, it's not that much better than what he did this season.

Also Lebron > KD going into the season, but I think KD will break through to #1 as the season progresses. Much like this past season, but this time around I think he's holding onto it.

Love and Carmelo are really tough to rank. If Carmelo goes to the Bulls and his 27/8/3/1/1 on 56% TS translates to 60+ wins and being a legit championship contender, while improving defensively under Thibs, he might vault into the top 4-5. He certainly has the talent to do it. Same goes for Love, if his production translates to wins wherever he goes, he has top 5 potential as well.

Also, it feels weird ranking Blake low at #8, but I just can't think of who he'd replace (aside from AD, but I'm sticking with him)..guess the league is a lot more talented than people give it credit for.
Good list.

I was having trouble squeezing players in as well. I don't even have Melo or Love on my list too. Totally forgot they might be on different teams next season. Might have to swap PG with Marshmelo. And I still got faith in Rose coming back playing at his best. Just couldn't fit him on my list.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:09 AM   #10
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1a. LeBron James
1b. Kevin Durant
3. Blake Griffin
4. Russell Westbrook
5. Chris Paul
6. Melo
7. Anthony Davis
8. Harden
9. Curry
10.LMA


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Good list.

I was having trouble squeezing players in as well. I don't even have Melo or Love on my list too. Totally forgot they might be on different teams next season. Might have to swap PG with Marshmelo. And I still got faith in Rose coming back playing at his best. Just couldn't fit him on my list.


At least you got something right.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:10 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Milbuck
I know we're talking about going into next season, but I'm gonna base my list off of how I think I think they'll play throughout the season, start to finish. Much easier to predict a large sample size than a small sample at the beginning - see Paul George at the start of this season.

1A) Kevin Durant
1B) Lebron James
3) Anthony Davis
4) Russell Westbrook
5) Chris Paul
6) Kevin Love
7) Carmelo Anthony
8) Blake Griffin
9) Steph Curry
10) Dwight Howard

AD is probably too high, but I have a lot of faith in him. The kid is a beast, I wouldn't be surprised if he put up 23/12/3/3/1 on 50%+ shooting next season, it's not that much better than what he did this season.

Love and Carmelo are really tough to rank. If Carmelo goes to the Bulls and his 27/8/3/1/1 on 56% TS translates to 60+ wins and being a legit championship contender, while improving defensively under Thibs, he might vault into the top 4-5. He certainly has the talent to do it. Same goes for Love, if his production translates to wins wherever he goes, he has top 5 potential as well.

Also, it feels weird ranking Blake low at #8, but I just can't think of who he'd replace (aside from AD, but I'm sticking with him)..guess the league is a lot more talented than people give it credit for.

I dont think you can have Blake that low. Especially below Curry. He was third in MVP voting and I cant imagine him being worse than last year, nor the Clippers being worse.

Blake will probably be 3-5 again in the regular season again. I think Westbrook and Paul made their case this postseason.

I didnt take postseason expectations into it. And I dont think you can have Davis and Love in their if you did.

Dont have a problem with the rest of your list.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:17 AM   #13
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Nothing changed? Except, Westbrook.... personally i would say in this playoffs he proved to me he has a bit more in him than i thought and his 27-7-8 (and improved defense actually believe it or not) going up against that competition he had, has something to do with that i have to admit.... he needs to climb one or maybe more spots in my top 10.... dare i even say top 3, ok, i wont, for now... all i know is that as good as he has been in the playoffs, being healthy and having alot more time to work even further on his game, gives me signs that he could be having his best season individually next season....

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:29 AM   #14
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Anyone without Melo in their top 10 is quite simply retarded.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:31 AM   #15
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Default Re: Top 10 Players Going Into Next Season

1. LeBron
2. Durant
3. Paul
4. Curry
5. Westbrook
6. Melo
7. Griffin
8. Love
9. Davis
10. Dwight
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