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Old 02-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour View Post
I think Howard is a franchise player. He dominates at both ends of the court. Offensively, teams have to double team him on offence which leads to wide-open shots. Defensively, his teammates can play aggressively on the perimeter knowing that Howard is the last line of defence.

I think Nash, Garnett, and Pierce were at one time franchise players, but no longer. Much like Tim Duncan, father time has caught up to them. All these players can dominate a game, but they can no longer do it for an entire season.

Nowitzki should be mentioned as a franchise player. Maybe not so much this year, but he has been in the past. He's the heart and soul of the Mavericks.
Good points here.
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