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Poll: You're going to start an NBA team, who do you choose first? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

You're going to start an NBA team, who do you choose first?

  1. Lebron James (12 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. Kobe Bryant (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  3. Dwight Howard (9 votes [32.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.14%

  4. Chris Paul (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  5. Other (1 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

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#16 Porn Shop Clerk

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:52 AM

Having a true center sure makes things easier on the team in the long run.

The last team to win the NBA title without a quality big man? (Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Shaq, Ben Wallace)

Michael Jordan's Bulls.

So I'd take Howard over any player in the NBA right now.

#17 tarheelblue89

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:25 AM

Who would be?


I'd take easily take Deron over Paul. Deron has proven he can take his team deep into the playoffs, while Paul has proven he can lose a game by 58 points at home playoff game.

Now let's think here, a point guard who has been to the Western Conference Final and been to the playoffs 3 out of his four years. Or a guy who has been to the second round and let his team lose by 58 at home in the playoffs.

Really? And don't say that Paul did a lot in that game, 4 points 6 turnovers. :conf:

Really?

Redmage, I obviously know Wade isn't a PG, what I was saying was I don't understand why Paul was on the list over Wade. Wade is far and away better than Paul.

#18 jkeough

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

Greg Oden because he's a big man...


youre not serious right?

#19 X-Clown

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

I'd take easily take Deron over Paul. Deron has proven he can take his team deep into the playoffs, while Paul has proven he can lose a game by 58 points at home playoff game.

Now let's think here, a point guard who has been to the Western Conference Final and been to the playoffs 3 out of his four years. Or a guy who has been to the second round and let his team lose by 58 at home in the playoffs.

Really? And don't say that Paul did a lot in that game, 4 points 6 turnovers. :conf:

Really?

Redmage, I obviously know Wade isn't a PG, what I was saying was I don't understand why Paul was on the list over Wade. Wade is far and away better than Paul.



Williams is a great player, but let's not pretend that his supporting cast hasn't been a lot better than Paul's. Also, the year the Jazz made the Western Conference finals was when they beat a Tracy "I can't win a playoff series" McGrady's Houston Rockets, and got the luck of facing the #8 seeded Golden State Warriors in Round 2. Their team could only win one game against the Spurs. The Hornets pushed the defending champions to seven games the following year. I could be wrong, but didn't both teams lose in the first round this year in five games? And to blame the 68 point loss solely on Paul's shoulders is just as shortsighted as predicting the Jazz to beat the Lakers in the first round (which you did).

#20 tarheelblue89

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:15 PM

Williams is a great player, but let's not pretend that his supporting cast hasn't been a lot better than Paul's. Also, the year the Jazz made the Western Conference finals was when they beat a Tracy "I can't win a playoff series" McGrady's Houston Rockets, and got the luck of facing the #8 seeded Golden State Warriors in Round 2. Their team could only win one game against the Spurs. The Hornets pushed the defending champions to seven games the following year. I could be wrong, but didn't both teams lose in the first round this year in five games? And to blame the 68 point loss solely on Paul's shoulders is just as shortsighted as predicting the Jazz to beat the Lakers in the first round (which you did).


They did get an easy road that year, but no one was going to beat that Spurs team. And how can you not place the blame on Paul for that loss? If your going to be taking him as your first player, shouldn't he be able to lead you team to victory? LBJ and Kobe do. IMO he does not know how to lead a team. I did predict the Jazz to win, I didn't actually think it would happen though.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:11 PM

They did get an easy road that year, but no one was going to beat that Spurs team. And how can you not place the blame on Paul for that loss? If your going to be taking him as your first player, shouldn't he be able to lead you team to victory? LBJ and Kobe do. IMO he does not know how to lead a team. I did predict the Jazz to win, I didn't actually think it would happen though.


It was one game that every single player from the Hornets sucked in. You can't blame the team shooting 31 percent entirely on Paul, just like you can't completely blame Lebron James for the Cavs not beating the Magic or for not being able to win one game against the Spurs in the finals two years ago, or Kobe for not being able to beat the Celtics last year, or the Suns in previous years by himself.

The Hornets were honestly lucky to win one game in that series, and when they did Paul carried them to the tune of 32 points and 12 assists. The Nuggets were a better team throughout the season and as expected, they were in the playoffs. As for questioning his leadership abilities, his teammates campaigned extensively to win the MVP last year, and he's done a masterful job of turning around a team that won something like 18 games the year they drafted him.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 05:42 PM

Tough choice between James and Howard. I'd go with Howard since I think he is only scratching the surface of what he could become. If he can ever establish a legit go to move and a jump shot he will be unstopable.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 05:44 PM

youre not serious right?


Yeah, two years and he is very well rested. What's not to like? Huge upside...