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Old 12-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?



In your opinion does Blake Griffin have the potential to become a top 5 GOAT power forward?

I came across this statement in another thread with CF86, who claimed Griffin has top 5 GOAT potential, i had never heard this claim before and seeing as CF86 follows the Clip show as much as he does maybe there is some merit to that statement.

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Blake is already a top 5 PF and has the potential to be a top 5 PF EVER. Sure the combined 3 players you're proposing may give a bit more now but if Blake becomes next in line to the Barkley's and Malone's which it's looking like...


just wondering if this is a popular thought or if it's a stretch in most people's opinions,

For me, i think Griffin does have amazing potential, but do I think he can become better or as good as Tim Dunca, KG, Barkley, Malone, or even Mchale/Dirk that, that i'm not sure.

IMO we haven't seen enough of Griffin as "da man" on a team to declare that he has the potential to become as good as some of the players mentioned before. Also, defensively, i just can't see him ever surpassing guys like TD or KG, however he is still young so i shouldnt rule that out entirely.

Maybe i'm wrong though.

So what you ya'll think? If you don't think Griffin has the potential to be a top 5 GOAT power forward, please explain why the best that you can, same goes for if you do think he has that potential.

CF86 i'd love to hear your opinion on this since it was your statement that inspired this thread & i never really got around to asking you why you thought that was so

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

to be great yes, top 5 pf i dont believe hell make that jump. A ton of players have this type of potentials yet never achieve it. Some people just hit a ceiling. Also i hate BG. But hes stepped it up this year. His shot looks A TON nicer, yet i dont see rediculous improvements on the defensive end like stated. Improved yes, vastly no. (and yes i have watched clipper games quite a few this year and last so CF dont try and say otherwise lol)
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

no sorry. he is just a very rich man's version of kevin willis. the original t-rex
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

He is so young i think its premature to make this kind of conclusion. He has improved a lot though, i think most people don't see how he has improved because they only look at stats and dont know how playing in a stacked team has limited his stats and minutes though he still is a 20/10 guy.

I think the main question is if he will improved his defense to a higher level. That's the only way i can see the Clippers winning a championship with this team. He has shown some glimpses the last few games, but there is still a lot of room for improvement
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

Let's see, discussing just from ISH voting:

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...97&postcount=3

PF
1. Tim Duncan - #9
2. Kevin Garnett - #16
3. Karl Malone - #17
4. Charles Barkley - #18
5. Bob Pettit - #20
6. Dirk Nowitzki - #22
7. Dolph Schayes - #38
8. Kevin McHale - #40
9. Elvin Hayes - #44
10. Dennis Rodman - #50

And then, Blake would have to pass a list of:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/5...ds-of-all-time

^ A lot of guys I think he can pass on that list, but it's obviously going to be a tough raod. Right now, I just don't see it happening.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

short answer: no

long answer: noooooooooooooooooo
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

No way too little D and too little moves on O.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

Blake Griffin's ceiling is below Larry Nance on the all-time list. And that's a compliment.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

Poor mans Shawn Kemp.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

Potential = Yes

Will he become the GOAT of PF =
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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Default Re: Does Blake Griffin have GOAT potential?

His ceiling is Shawn Kemp so no.
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I laughed.
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