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Old 10-20-2010, 08:30 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Dirk
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Bosh
Garnett
Duncan
...hes not top 5
Garnett's lost a more than a few steps and does Gasol even play PF any longer?

Griffin is the real deal. I watched the preseason game against Utah and he was absolutely insane. And really last season's injury was the worst of his career and it was a freak injury at that.

I'll argue within 2 years he may be the best PF in the league.

As for Amare. He is overrated. He's a volume scorer at that position but he doesn't really free anyone up. Most double teams focused on Nash in Phoenix not Amare (not that he didn't see any). Amare is really good within the paint but he thrives off of penetration. If his guard is able to get penetration down low and he loves that kick out and either goes up for the easy dunk or does his little fake and then small hook.

I know he was good in Phoenix before as well, but he also had Marbury there who wasn't that bad at penetration as well.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:19 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Anyone who doesn't think Griffin is top 5 by the end of the year hasn't seen him play.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Dirk
Gasol
Bosh
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Duncan
...hes not top 5
Duncan and Garnet will be coming off that list soon..
they are getting up there in age and are slowing down
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:05 PM   #44 (permalink)
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My only worry is he doesn't make it through the season. He plays with little regard for himself, i believe he already had a pretty close call earlier in the preseason (tail bone). If he can stay healthy he is going to be handful.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:54 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Bumpity bump bump.

I guess Simmons was right?
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:07 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Good prediction. If Griffin can stay healthy, I think he can be top 5 in a year or two.
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Anyone who doesn't think Griffin is top 5 by the end of the year hasn't seen him play.
Watching him play makes you instantly love the guy.... he's awesome. Top 5 as it is now. The way he impacts a game is impressive.
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