Originally Posted by ValanciunasFanboy
ok, so i disagree that he's in the same tier as Mike Conley. and it's back to square 1
not the right approach though, you don't compare jose with conley, first you agree on the tiers and then you place jose in the appropriate tier. He might be slightly better or slightly worse than some players in that tier, but he's in that range.
so when you say (tongue in cheek as it may be) that jose is not in the same tier as conley, you should instead clarify whether you think conley doesn't belong in that tier (which makes little difference as long as your choice of tiers is not dramatically different overall), or if you think jose belongs in the inferior tier (I would strongly disagree with that - he's a superior player to the likes of chalmer and such).
imo, the main advanrtage with such an approach is that it avoids comparing players who are fairly close in value where it's too difficult to reach any kind of agreement. While no sane person would say jose is as good as rose, when you try to compare him with the felton's and conley's of the league, it gets tricky. Each of those players have strengths and weaknesses (what's better to shoot very well, or to have good lateral quickness? etc)