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on: May 19, 2011, 04:49:22 pm
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With Dirk Nowitzki playing well in the 2011 playoffs, I thought it would be interesting to see who you guys think is the best PF since 1980.  I picked 1980 since most people on here have seen these guys play at some point.  I've allowed 3 votes per user to increase the over all # of votes, to help determine 2nd, 3rd, etc.  In other words, if I only allowed 1 vote per user and only 20 people vote, then the results might be came back something like Charles Barkley = 12 votes and Karl Malone received 8 votes.

Also, for the purposes of this poll, Tim Duncan was considered a Center, Moses Malone was considered a Center, Larry Bird was considered a SF, Amare Stoudemire was considered a Center and Bernard King a SF. Glenn Robinson, Rasheed Wallace, Antonio McDyess, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Horace Grant(and many others) were considered to not be good enough to be included.  Yes, it is subjective. 

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 07:19:11 pm
Amar'e plays more SF/PF than C. 


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Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 07:44:06 pm
This was surprisingly easy: Malone, Dirk, Barkley.  Amazingly, no championships between them. 


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Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 10:28:41 pm
Amar'e plays more SF/PF than C.

Definitely not SF.  He has a career reb avg on 9 per game.  You could argue that depending on the roster make up, he may be a PF.  But besides playing 2 seasons with Shaq, he's mostly been guarded by the other team's center. 

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 10:31:02 pm
Amar'e plays more SF/PF than C.

Definitely not SF.  He has a career reb avg on 9 per game.  You could argue that depending on the roster make up, he may be a PF.  But besides playing 2 seasons with Shaq, he's mostly been guarded by the other team's center.

A rebound stat determines the position?



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Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 10:44:08 pm
Well, mostly I was doing it off of who he guarded and who guarded him.

But sure, rebounding can determine a position(see Charles Barkley).  Generally speaking, SFs average less rebounds and shoot more 3s than Stoudemire has in his career.

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 11:09:39 pm
Amare has never played a single second of SF.  PB I'm really not seeing where you're getting that from.  But that's off topic.  I went with (in no particular order):  Malone, Garnett, and Barkley.


Sometimes I think people forget what KG used to be.  Keep in mind, he's a shell of his former self.  In Minnesota he was knocking down jumpers, grabbing double digit rebounds, and posterizing every other big in the league. 
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Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 11:18:51 pm
Duncan was the best power forward ever. He played some center, but it wasn't his natural / ideal position.

After that, Garnett and Malone. Nowitzki is gaining on them though.


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Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 11:29:38 pm
Amare has never played a single second of SF.  PB I'm really not seeing where you're getting that from.  But that's off topic.  I went with (in no particular order):  Malone, Garnett, and Barkley.


Sometimes I think people forget what KG used to be.  Keep in mind, he's a shell of his former self.  In Minnesota he was knocking down jumpers, grabbing double digit rebounds, and posterizing every other big in the league.

You're right.  But he certainly is a PF. 


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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2011, 08:22:52 am
Amare was stuck playing C with the Knicks and had to play it some in Phoenix.  However, he is a PF and wants to play PF.

Duncan is the best PF of all time, but was not on the list.
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Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011, 08:43:30 am
I still don't see Duncan as a PF.  I see him as a C who lines up at PF.
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Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011, 09:48:44 am
Gilmore was a center.
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Reply #12 on: May 20, 2011, 10:08:20 am
If Duncan is gonna be listed as a C then I'm going with Chuck, Malone and Dirk. 
 
I give the slight edge to Barkley for sentimental reasons.


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Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011, 10:30:23 am
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Reply #14 on: May 20, 2011, 11:25:00 am
Gilmore was a center.

Thanks.  Total brain fart.  I think I confused him with Elvin Hayes.   ???

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 11:37:03 am
I went with Barkley, Malone, and McHale (in all honesty I have a heavy biased towards those Celtics as my dad was a huge C's fan and had a lot of there games on tape).
 
It would be interesting to see how different Malone's career would have been had he not played with Stockton for so long though.


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Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 11:40:20 am
Amare was stuck playing C with the Knicks and had to play it some in Phoenix.  However, he is a PF and wants to play PF.

Duncan is the best PF of all time, but was not on the list.

Amare admittedly is a tough one.  And like I previously said, depending on roster, he very easily could play PF.  But as it stands, in his 9 seasons in the league, he only had Shaq as C for 2 seasons.  So he's played Center for 7 seasons.  When he made the All NBA First Team in 2007, it was as a C.

Duncan, to me, is just the opposite of Amare.  He's a C that's played most of his minutes as PF.  But that includes half of his career playing alongside David Robinson.

I think Normmm was probably right all along, we'll be really good next year.


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Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 12:25:42 pm
I say Malone, Garnett, and Barkley as well. But if Dirk keeps it up, I think he's gonna knock somebody off of that list for me  real soon.


 

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