SI Poll: What player would you build your team around?
Old 03-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SI asked 137 NBA players this question....

Sports Illustrated Players Poll: They chose LeBron to build around first | March

Here's how it looked after the answers were tallied.

1. Lebron James
2. Dwight Howard
3. Kevin Durant
4. Kobe Bryant
5. Derrick Rose
6. Chris Paul
7. Dwyane Wade
8. Steve Nash
9. Blake Griffin
10. Deron Williams
11. Pau Gasol
12. Rajon Rondo
13. Eric Gordon
14. Ricky Rubio
15. Andrew Bynum

I had no idea that players were so high on Eric Gordon. Wow.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me:

1. Kevin Durant
2. Derrick Rose
3. Lebron James
4. Deron Williams
5. Chris Paul
6. Dwyane Wade
7. Dwight Howard
8. Blake Griffin
9. Kobe Bryant
10. Melo
11. Irving
12. Nowitzki
13. Rondo
14. Westbrook
15. Bynum

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm actually surprised lebron was picked. i know his fourth quarter play is a little over done, but it's still a huge concern. i'd pick durant. i used to say dwight, but i don't like what he's doing in orlando.
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id put rose at number 1.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd probably put Rose or Paul at #1. With an edge for Paul.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i'm actually surprised lebron was picked. i know his fourth quarter play is a little over done, but it's still a huge concern. i'd pick durant. i used to say dwight, but i don't like what he's doing in orlando.
More than a little overdone I'd say. For every clip of him failing in the 4th there's one of him dominating and leading his team to the win.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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More than a little overdone I'd say. For every clip of him failing in the 4th there's one of him dominating and leading his team to the win.
i see durant dominating as well, and i don't ever see him afraid.

it's not like i wouldn't take lebron on my team, we just all have our preferences.
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Durant doesn't defend anything close to how Lebron defends.

Rose listed 5th is crazy. I'd have him 2 and Durant 3.
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I wouldn't even put griffin on that list or gordon
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I wouldn't even put griffin on that list or gordon
I'd put Griffin on there before Bynum, Gasol, Rondo, Rubio and yes Gordon.
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I'd put Griffin on there before Bynum, Gasol, Rondo, Rubio and yes Gordon.
if bynum was relatively healthy over his career than I would pick him over griffin but right now I would pick griffin over bynum too. Where is kevin love though? I would pick him way before griffin

edit just re-read your post

you would pick griffin over rondo? the hell lol and I fuckin hate rondo

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1. Lebron (i think he is most dominant player at the moment at both ends of the floor even if he is not great in clutch)
2. Rose
3. Durant
4. Paul
5. Kobe
6. Nowitzki (yes i think he deserves to be here)
7. Deron
8. Howard

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1. Lebron. 2. Durant. 3. Rose
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if bynum was relatively healthy over his career than I would pick him over griffin but right now I would pick griffin over bynum too. Where is kevin love though? I would pick him way before griffin

edit just re-read your post

you would pick griffin over rondo? the hell lol
I'm kind of surprised that players like Gordon & Rubio are on there instead of Love. Rubio is 40 games into his career and Gordon has had injury issues.
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Irving should be on the list before Rubio & Gordon. Bynum higher also. Irving doing work in Cleveland. Perfect piece to build around.
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I'm kind of surprised that players like Gordon & Rubio are on there instead of Love. Rubio is 40 games into his career and Gordon has had injury issues.
right but same could be said about griffin he hasn't much more experience either, plus rubio plays a more significant role/position
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if bynum was relatively healthy over his career than I would pick him over griffin but right now I would pick griffin over bynum too. Where is kevin love though? I would pick him way before griffin

edit just re-read your post

you would pick griffin over rondo? the hell lol and I fuckin hate rondo
I wouldn't. Its easier to build around a show, rather than a down and dirty kinda guy.

people who aren't putting lebron first, are you forgetting what cleveland was? their record, with that supporting cast, i'd put lebron first by a mile. Hell, 100000000000000 miles. he's special, now if only he could learn how to breathe in fourth quarters of the NBA finals.
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Irving should be on the list before Rubio & Gordon. Bynum higher also. Irving doing work in Cleveland. Perfect piece to build around.
yup while barely playing the year before too, pretty crazy
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