are my picks for the best the NBA has
to offer broken down by position.
Enjoy and feel free to send your lists
Guard a.k.a. The One - The primary
ball handler, one responsible for getting
others involved usually. Scoring at this
position used to be a bonus but now it
seems it's like it's a must!
can score 30 and drop 20 assists when
Jason Kidd - Kidd's still a triple
double machine and finds a way to be a
difference maker without scoring a lot.
Chauncey Billups - "Mr.
Big Shot" isn't the pass-first type
but he take over games and is a leader.
Chris Paul - This young gun is
has Iverson like qualities with a pass-willing
mentality and does all the intangibles
on and off the court.
Tony Parker - He's quick and
fearless to the hoop, loves the floater
and the jumper is getting money!
Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, Andre Miller,
Luke Ridnour, Daron Williams
Guard a.k.a. The Two – On
most teams this person will take most
of the shots especially from the outside.
Kobe Bryant - Great on offense
and defense has that killer instinct and
loves to compete.
Dwayne Wade - Relentless going
to the hole and working to improve the
Allen Iverson - Has the experience
and he[s still one of the quickest to
Vince Carter - Great shooter
and can jump over people! Ask Frederic
Michael Redd - Underrated player
who is taking over when Ray Allen leaves
the game as the best marksman.
Mentions: Joe Johnson, Gilbert
Arenas, Ray Allen, Manu Ginobili, Richard
Forward a.k.a. The Three – A
jack of all trades, usually expected to
help out in the scoring, rebounding and
some ball handling duties. These players
are usually good defenders and can run
the floor and finish.
James - Man-child who has the
best set of skills and physical attributes
in the NBA and bring Magic Johnson like
mindset to it too!
Pierce - Can do it all on offense
from the post to coming off the dribble
and popping that jumper.
Marion - Can jump twice when
most only jump once, has a mid-range floater
and hook thats look so easy to him and
can hit the three too!
Artest - Defensive star with
the ability to guard four positions and
can score 20 points on any given night.
McGrady - Not always a
leader, McGrady is not the high flyer
he once was not he's starting to outthinks
his opponents and settles for a much improved
mid range jumper.
Mentions: Tayshawn Prince,
Corey Maggette, Rashard Lewis, Andrei
Kirilinko, Grant Hill,
Forward a.k.a. The Four – Expected
to score down low and grab rebounds. Recently
the four position has been more of a face
up position and used to stretch the defense.
A few 4's have brought the outside game
to the position even hitting three pointers.
Garnett - Garnett puts up amazing
stats but needs to put up more wins! Is
sometimes too unselfish and needs to work
from the post more.
Brand - Brand
has worked hard to improve his shot and
moves off the dribble and he's a a beast
on the boards.
Nowitzki - He is the best big
shooter in the game by far and added some
post moves that paid off, especially in
last years playoffs.
Boozer - Good shot blocker, very good
rebounder and powerful in the paint.
Howard - Howard
is like Wilt Chamberlain in a power forward's
body, led the NBA in dunks in 2004-05
but is adding more offense to his game
and is a future defensive player of the
Stoudamire, Chris Bosh, Lamar Odom,Jermaine
O'Neal, Rasheed Wallace
a.k.a. The Five – A lot like the
four but usually taller and expected to
block more shots!
Duncan - Not the high flyer but
so smart and a joy to watch for his fundamentals.
Ming - Finally starting to live
up the hype and is getting a tough edge
O'Neal - The old man can still
play well when he's healthy but that's
the big problem these days.
Kaman - Surprisingly nifty with
the ball in the post and can knock down
the jumper. Not a weakling on defense.
Wallace - Not a true center but
a true distraction and team player
who can guard four positions in today's
Mentions: Alonzo Mourning, Brad
Miller, Samuel Dalembert, Andrew Bogut,
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