Originally Posted by SMC
You can view my statement as ignorant, but it's not as if the opinion is divergent compared to those covering the game. The list of upper tier players can expand or contract, but those are primarily the names included.
With respect to your suggestions, the best starting 5 doesn't work because it would include a position which would not necessarily have a top player, such as at C, to the exclusion of another. Top 2 at position? Maybe, but again, the top players in the NBA are those regardless of position.
As to CP3 vs. DWill, CP3 shoots for a better percentage than DWill across the board and utterly dominates DWill in career PER (25.4 vs. 19.1) and career WS/48 (.240 vs. .136). So for you to criticize me for not putting the two in the same sentence shows your own ignorance.
Respect for your post.
One thing to consider though- Chad Pennington led the NFL many many times in completion percentage. I'd still have taken at least 6 or 7 QBs over him.
Percentages are the most unbiased equators of apples to apples. However, they need to be viewed in context, my friend.
I agree with the weak centers argument...which is why I hedged and included top 3 overall. Again, I don't see why the number was limited to 7. I stick by my original statement...Deron is a superstar in the NBA.
Now back to important things like the Knicks being the team to beat in the east!!!