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If these teams had their players in their primes who would be the best right now today?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Wickity45, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Wickity45

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    Where would you also rank the teams in order?
    Celtics
    2003-2004 Kevin Garnett(24.2ppg)
    2005-2006 Paul Pierce(26.8ppg)
    2009-2010 Rajon Rondo(13.7ppg)
    2000-2001 Jason Terry(19.7ppg)
    2006-2007 Leandro Barbosa(18.1ppg)
    2008-2009 Jeff Green(16.5ppg)
    2006-2007 Chris Wilcox(13.5ppg)
    2011-2012 Brandon Bass(12.5ppg)
    2009-2010 Courtney Lee(12.5ppg)

    Bulls
    2010-2011 Derrick Rose(25.0ppg)
    2005-2006 Richard Hamilton(20.1ppg)
    2006-2007 Kirk Hinrich(16.6ppg)
    2007-2008 Carlos Boozer(21.1ppg)
    2006-2007 Luol Deng(18.8ppg)
    2008-2009 Nate Robinson(17.2ppg)
    2012-2013 Joakim Noah(13.8ppg)
    2003-2004 Vladimir Radmanovic(12.0ppg)

    Mavericks
    2000-2001 Vince Carter(27.6ppg)
    2005-2006 Shawn Marion(21.8ppg)
    2005-2006 Dirk Nowitzki(26.6ppg)
    2005-2006 Elton Brand(24.7ppg)
    2009-2010 Chris Kaman(18.5ppg)
    2012-2013 O.J.Mayo(20.4ppg)
    2005-2006 Derek Fisher(13.3ppg)
    2010-2011 Darren Collinson(13.2ppg)

    Clippers
    1999-2000 Grant Hill(25.8ppg)
    2008-2009 Chris Paul(22.8ppg)
    2010-2011 Blake Griffin(22.5ppg)
    2000-2001 Lamar Odom(17.2ppg)
    2009-2010 Chauncey Billups(19.5ppg)
    2008-2009 Caron Butler(20.8ppg)
    2007-2008 Jamal Crawford(20.6ppg)

    Lakers
    2005-2006 Kobe Bryant(35.4ppg)
    2005-2006 Steve Nash(18.8ppg)
    2010-2011 Dwight Howard(22.9ppg)
    2006-2007 Pau Gasol(20.1ppg)
    2004-2005 Ron Artest(24.6ppg)
    2000-2001 Antawn Jamison(24.9ppg)
    2008-2009 Steve Blake(11.0ppg)
    2008-2009 Chris Duhon(11.1ppg)

    Heat
    2011-2012 LeBron James(27.1ppg)
    2008-2009 Dwyane Wade(30.2ppg)
    2006-2007 Ray Allen(26.4ppg)
    2009-2010 Chris Bosh(24.0ppg)
    2006-2007 Rashard Lewis(22.1ppg)
    2001-2002 Shane Battier(14.4ppg)
    2006-2007 Mike Miller(18.5ppg)
    2007-2008 Udonis Haslem(12.0ppg)

    Timberwolves
    2008-2009 Brandon Roy(22.6ppg)
    2011-2012 Kevin Love(26.0ppg)
    2003-2004 Andrei Kirilenko(16.5ppg)
    2007-2008 Josh Howard(19.9ppg)
    2011-2012 Ricky Rubio(10.6ppg)
    2012-2013 Nikola Pekovic(15.3ppg)
    2010-2011 Luke Ridnour(11.8ppg)
    2011-2012 JJ Barea(11.3ppg)

    Nets
    2000-2001 Jerry Stackhouse(29.8ppg)
    2006-2007 Joe Johnson(25.0ppg)
    2011-2012 Deron Williams(21.0ppg)
    2010-2011 Brook Lopez(20.4ppg)
    2007-2008 Gerald Wallace(19.4ppg)
    2011-2012 Kris Humphries(13.8ppg)
    2006-2007 Josh Childress(13.0ppg)

    Knicks
    2002-2003 Jason Kidd(18.7ppg)
    2012-2013 Carmelo Anthony(27.9ppg)
    2001-2002 Rasheed Wallace(19.3ppg)
    2004-2005 Amare Stoudemire(26.0ppg)
    2005-2006 Marcus Camby(12.8ppg)
    2012-2013 Tyson Chandler(13.1ppg)
    2002-2003 Kurt Thomas(14.0ppg)
    2009-2010 J.R.Smith(15.4ppg)
    2012-2013 Raymond Felton(16.3ppg)
    2008-2009 Ronnie Brewer(13.7ppg)

    Spurs
    2001-2002 Tim Duncan(25.5ppg)
    2008-2009 Tony Parker(22.0ppg)
    2007-2008 Manu Ginobili(19.5ppg)
    2004-2005 Stephen Jackson(18.7ppg)
    2005-2006 Boris Diaw(13.3ppg)
    2012-2013 Kawhi Leonard(10.6ppg)
    2012-2013 Gary Neal(12.0ppg)
    2012-2013 Danny Grenn(10.3ppg)
     
  2. jbasket

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    Heat

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  3. LCAhmed

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    +1 LOL
     
  4. joepu

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    Lakers and Knicks are up there with the Heat.

    Lakers are great 1 through 5 - Nash, Kobe, Artest, Gasol, Howard just awesome defensively and offensively. Bench sucks though.

    Knicks

    JKidd was a superstar level player. He singlehandedly took the Nets to 2 finals appearances. Sheed imo, had superstar level talent, but his attitude got in the way. Then with KT, Amare and Camby coming off the bench, they could overwhelm the Heat with their size.
     
  5. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    As much as i hate to say it.. its the FAKERS
     
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    Don't overlook the Clips...

    They have PRIME Grant Hill and Billups...either way all of those teams would be great.
     
  7. LCAhmed

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    LOL Jerry Stackhouse Prime >>>> than 98% of the list scoring wise
     
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    Would love to see prime Lakers in action. Prime Gasol, Kobe, and Nash would be fun - with a touch of crazy Artest.
     
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    I don't know who'd be the best but that Clippers team would be fun!
     
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    I actually like that mavs team a lot
     
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    i like the spurs team. To me prime TD is the best player on that list. You can add the best version of many and tp to that, and you dont need 10 all stars on your team, just solid defenders. Theres only 1 ball to shoot u know...
     
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    Did Ron Artest really average 24.6 ppg at some point?? wow...

    Honestly, I think that Mavs squad would be tough to beat.
     
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    Stack was a volume shooter, I'd take plenty of other guys before I even thought about picking him up.(from that list.)
     
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    Only in the year where he only played like 7 games and then got suspended.
     
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    not just accounting scoring

    I would rank them in this order:

    Knicks
    Clippers
    Celtics
    Spurs
    Lakers
    Heat


    Probably in that order - particular thats how much I believe in a prime Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. Add in that the Knicks have also Rasheed who despite all his nonsense during his prime was probably one of the most difficult covers ever and a very solid defender. The clippers as well -- a prime grant hill could lead a team to the playoffs on his own right now --add in all those guys?

    Also Garnett during his prime is probably one of the most dominant two way players I have seen since Hakeem.- Give him talents like Pierce and Rando and he probably goes to the finals 9/10 times.
     
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    Lakers would edge out the heat (size)


    Prime Kobe and D12 are unarguable. Prime Artest was lockdown defender.
    Prime Nash to lead team. (Pick and Roll All day with Gasol)

    and prime Jamison off the bench...Yikes
     
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    I agree with what all of you guys are saying. Heat, Lakers, Knicks, but a team that would be intriguing to me is Dallas. They would score with any team and everyone plays D minus Dirk.
     
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    Wow heat would be sick.. But with the exception of ray Allen.. Although IMO They would struggle to close out games vs lakers.

    Nash MVP
    Kobe MVP
    Dwight DMVP
    Gasoft beast
    Attest
    Duhon is pretty clutch

    This would easily be the most exciting matchup w/ lakers edging heat. lakers fill out their roster the best
     
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