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Do You Think Kyrie Is A Top 10 Player In The NBA Today?

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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2018, 03:43:25 PM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

He's not Top-10, but are you sure that he's a lousy defensive player and not a playmaker???
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2018, 06:28:34 PM »

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Kyrie’s clutch closing abilities put him in the top 10, IMO. 

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2018, 10:02:12 PM »

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Kyrie’s clutch closing abilities put him in the top 10, IMO.

Stephen A. Smith called him a "clone of Kobe" in Friday's First Take episode. Hopefully that means another 4 titles for Kyrie in Boston  ;D
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 12:14:20 AM »

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I think Kyrie is a top 10 player, especially after being able to see him play every game for the Celtics. He is insanely talented and makes difficult plays look routine.

I forget which particular game it was, but it was during the Eastern conference finals last season. It looked liked Kyrie may have turned his ankle after a drive, and my immediate reaction was the Celtics may have a chance if Kyrie is hurt. Little did I know, but Kyrie then went off and seemed like he couldn't miss a shot if he tried. I don't ever recall seeing a stretch like that by a player in my life. I was in such awe that I found myself rooting for the guy to continue.

There are many super talented players in the NBA, and most can take over a game when it's needed. However, I think Kyrie is part of a select group that can perform the feat on the big stage and carry a team . To me, that separates Kyrie and firmly places him in the top 10. You can have the Greek Freak, James Harden and Chris Paul, who are all great players. But their next made big shot in a high profile game, may be their first.

Just curious as to who is in your top ten.

In my Top 10, I have (in no order) Lebron, Durant, Curry, Harden, Davis, Cousins, Westbrook, Greek Freak, Kawhi Leonard (when healthy) and CP3 (he looks super good this year tbh).

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 12:35:26 AM »

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This are my current rankings. Kyrie is in 13th place, so just outside top 10.

Tier 1: James, Durant
Tier 2: Harden, Davis, Leonard, Westbrook, Curry, Antetokounmpo
Tier 3: George, Cousins, Wall, Butler, Irving
Tier 4: Paul, Embiid, Lillard, Griffin, DeRozan, Towns
Tier 5: Aldridge, Walker, Jokic, Gobert, Oladipo, D.Green, Drummond, Thompson

This post and the comments on it confirm once again that Chris Paul is the most-disrespected player in the history of the NBA.

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 06:35:19 AM »

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This are my current rankings. Kyrie is in 13th place, so just outside top 10.

Tier 1: James, Durant
Tier 2: Harden, Davis, Leonard, Westbrook, Curry, Antetokounmpo
Tier 3: George, Cousins, Wall, Butler, Irving
Tier 4: Paul, Embiid, Lillard, Griffin, DeRozan, Towns
Tier 5: Aldridge, Walker, Jokic, Gobert, Oladipo, D.Green, Drummond, Thompson

This post and the comments on it confirm once again that Chris Paul is the most-disrespected player in the history of the NBA.

As Germanized Croats would say: He is die Spanner!" (The Wrench, great player)
But when you have 10 years of playoff experience that is marked with:
1) Inability to remain healthy when it matters.
2) When healthy he makes franchise altering mistakes. - OKC

Purely by skill he is "the professor" to Wbrook, Wall, AD...no doubt about that.
But with him it is one of those:
"I have a great, fast car, but I'm keeping it in my garage."
I respond: What is the use of that car then?
"The joy of the balling under the rims."

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 11:35:08 AM »

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This are my current rankings. Kyrie is in 13th place, so just outside top 10.

Tier 1: James, Durant
Tier 2: Harden, Davis, Leonard, Westbrook, Curry, Antetokounmpo
Tier 3: George, Cousins, Wall, Butler, Irving
Tier 4: Paul, Embiid, Lillard, Griffin, DeRozan, Towns
Tier 5: Aldridge, Walker, Jokic, Gobert, Oladipo, D.Green, Drummond, Thompson

This post and the comments on it confirm once again that Chris Paul is the most-disrespected player in the history of the NBA.

He's definitely had a helluva season so far for HOU.

The gamble he took this summer seems to be paying off at the moment.
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 04:48:29 PM »

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I think there is a good argument for Embiid being a top 10 player.  He probably should be the DPOY this year and he's certainly a top 5 defender in the league playing the most important defensive position.  He's also an offensive force having to carry a huge load for the Sixers.  He's 3rd in usage and is assisted on less than half of his field goals unlike AD and Towns who are assisted on 70% of their field goals.   

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 07:44:28 PM »

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I think there is a good argument for Embiid being a top 10 player.  He probably should be the DPOY this year and he's certainly a top 5 defender in the league playing the most important defensive position.  He's also an offensive force having to carry a huge load for the Sixers.  He's 3rd in usage and is assisted on less than half of his field goals unlike AD and Towns who are assisted on 70% of their field goals.   

Well actually I remember a few months ago saying that Embiid was a Top-10 player when discussing why I had Kyrie outside my Top-10 (had him around #13 at the time), and I got ripped apart by many posters here  :P

I certainly could see the injury aspect of it all, and the lack of games up until this point for Embiid due to injuries (and not playing the 2nd of back-to-backs often), but if he stays healthy and keeps it up, he'll be a consistent Top-10 player in the league.
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 02:42:22 AM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

He's not Top-10, but are you sure that he's a lousy defensive player and not a playmaker???
Yes, no doubt about it.

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2018, 03:02:04 AM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

He's not Top-10, but are you sure that he's a lousy defensive player and not a playmaker???
Yes, no doubt about it.
Man, forums are filled with bad takes as of late

Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2018, 10:57:39 AM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

He's not Top-10, but are you sure that he's a lousy defensive player and not a playmaker???
Yes, no doubt about it.
Man, forums are filled with bad takes as of late

Must be from all the frustration building up from the slow servers and "connection problems" messages  :laugh:
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »

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Some people think DeRozan THIS year is playing like a Top-10 player in the league.

I wonder what that would mean for Kyrie in this "hypothetical" ranking list.
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Re: Is Kyrie now a Legit Top-10 Player?
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2018, 12:48:49 PM »

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I wouldn't put him top 10. Still a lousy defensive player and not much of a playmaker. Great player sure, but not top 10.

He's not Top-10, but are you sure that he's a lousy defensive player and not a playmaker???
Yes, no doubt about it.
Man, forums are filled with bad takes as of late

I think Kyrie’s defense has regressed, and he’s never been much of a playmaker. He’s, what, 30th in assists, behind our starting center?  We went from 2nd in assists per possession last season to 20th now.  We’ve got some real issues with playmaking, and at least some blame falls on Kyrie.


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