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View Poll Results: Who's the best PG in the league in 5 years
Kyrie Irving 12 40.00%
Ricky Rubio 1 3.33%
Damian Lillard 3 10.00%
John Wall 1 3.33%
Chris Paul 5 16.67%
Rajon Rondo 0 0%
Russell Westbrook 1 3.33%
Derrick Rose 5 16.67%
Other (Specify Who) 2 6.67%
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: 5 years from today the best PG will be?

I dont think Irving can overcome being in cleveland - maybe when he comes to the Lakers in a couple seasons his outlook will change
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I dont think Irving can overcome being in cleveland - maybe when he comes to the Lakers in a couple seasons his outlook will change
I'm so mad because I can't really argue that there's no way he'll go.


I mean hey, Nash and possibly Kobe will be gone, Gasol will be on the downswing, and its the Lakers, so why no just gift them a star. Its what happens.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: 5 years from today the best PG will be?

Ricky Rubio.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #34 (permalink)
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you can see it, Howard + plus cap space + D'Antoni's PG friendly system + Gilbert being Gilbert, it's going to happen
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By the time Kyrie can get to LA, Howard will be a shell of himself.
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I felt like CP3 was better at penetrating and was more explosive when he was younger and that he has slown down due to injuries.

Either way, I see him as a CP3 2.0 as in he is a legit pass first PG but is a legit offensive threat as well so you have to respect his O and not just look to kill the pass.

Where as I see Rose and Kyrie more as a score first PG, although they dish out very well as well. Just not like CP3.
He's NOT a pass first pg though and I'm shocked you would argue otherwise. I didn't say CP wasn't an elite penetrator (still). Just that he picks his spot and is just as likely to nail a step back j or teardrop. Lillard doesn't have that kind of change of pace.


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Re: 5 years from today the best PG will be?

Lillard is a nice player, but doesn't have elite potential in my opinion. It'll be Irving or Rose.
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By the time Kyrie can get to LA, Howard will be a shell of himself.
3 years from now?
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3 years from now?
More like 6-7...
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More like 6-7...
Irving's contract is up in 3 - I'm just messing with the 'goes to Lakers trope' but what's your scenario?
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3 years from now?
Unless Irving signs a QO after his fourth season there's no way he's a free agent in less than five or six years. (And given his history with injuries I don't think there's any way he doesn't sign an extension the first possible moment). So not only is Howard no longer Superman, I doubt D'Antoni's even there.
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Re: 5 years from today the best PG will be?

Rose is the best point guard alive and if he comes back healthy it will probably be him. Paul, if he can stay healthy, and Irving/Rubio will probably be in the conversation. Maybe Westbrook too.
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Unless Irving signs a QO after his fourth season there's no way he's a free agent in less than five or six years. (And given his history with injuries I don't think there's any way he doesn't sign an extension the first possible moment). So not only is Howard no longer Superman, I doubt D'Antoni's even there.
so again Im just messing with the whole 'goes to lakers thing'

but

he's on a rookie contract, it's up in 3 years (assuming they exercise their 1 year option) and then what?
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so again Im just messing with the whole 'goes to lakers thing'

but

he's on a rookie contract, it's up in 3 years (assuming they exercise their 1 year option) and then what?
They can match any offer he gets as an RFA, but as I indicated I doubt there's any chance he even reaches restricted free agency. I expect that he'll sign that early over-max extension and pocket the money. So he won't hit unrestricted free agency until after his 7th or 8th year. Which, re-reading the thread, was Memphis' point. In five or six years Superman won't be.
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Re: 5 years from today the best PG will be?

Its easy to put up numbers on a bad team. I like guys with playoff experience.

I pick Jrue Holiday or Eric Bledsoe. Jrue is so much younger and already in control of the team. Clippers have to make a decision on Bledsoe and some team may want to pay him more.

Funny how John Wall is no where on the list ?? LOL
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