- 10Easily the most far'fetched placing on this list, Monta Ellis relies extremely heavily on his speed and quickness. That on it's own hurts his chances, but it's is lack of drive, his intensity level, that's what gets him so low. His percentages aren't the best either. The only reason I decided to put him at number 10 instead of Eric Gordon is because Eric Gordon won't be the primary scoring threat on his team in the foreseeable f*ture.
- 9Dirk is an extremely talented shooter. His range rivals the best guards, his fadeaway jumper is among the best post shots in NBA history. Age catches up to shooters last, Dirk has time, but it will catch up to him and there's little he can do. He's a very consistent shooter and a natural leader, but time is no longer his friend.
- 8This is probably the most bold placing on the list. Brook Lopez is already a talented scorer in the post, his imposing post moves and quantity of post moves bolster his already lethal post shot. The real Godsend, the thing that pushes him up, is his point guard, Deron Williams. I think that Deron Williams is one of the more underrated passers in The NBA, despite his already impressive 10.3 apg this past season. I say this because Deron had 12.8 apg with his new team, which is largely due to Brook Lopez. If they can stay together, Brook will definitely have a shot at breaking Kareem's record.
- 7While most people see Derrick Rose as a no brainer for a list like this, I was very close to cutting him from this list entirely. The only reason I didn't is because of; his age, his already lethal range, and his passion for the game. The reason I almost didn't his because of how much he depends on his speed. It's his best attribute as of now. If he learns to adapt to more of a jumpshooter as he gets older, he has a very bright f*ture.
- 6Blake Griffin is an enigma to me. I know he's only played one year, but I couldn't figure out how I should judge him. On one hand; he's extremely athletic and powerful. On the other, more dominant hand; he hasn't got a jumpshot, his basketball I.Q. is lacking, and his passion for the game is also an enigma, along with his lack of post moves. I give him the benefit of the doubt because he doesn't foul on defense much, heck, he doesn't play much defense, and he just might be smart enough to adapt. If he can, then he will have a legitimate chance at breaking Kareem's record.
items 1 - 5 of 10
today on Ranker
start a list with results
close sorting window
use the search box to filter your list