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    Default DIME Magazine's Best Players Under 25yrs

    It's a couple of months old, but still...

    Honorable Mentions:

    Terrence Ross for his performance in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
    TIER 1: Career Role Players

    Ed Davis, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, Earl Clark and Jonas Valanciunas
    With the exception of the latter, I think we know what type of players these guys will be. More importantly, they know who they are, which can be the toughest part for young players to figure out. Know this, they’ll give you 15-25 minutes of 100 percent effort basketball on a nightly basis. The jury is still out on where Valanciunas’ career will lead.
    TIER 2: NBA Starters, But They Have A Ceiling

    DeMar DeRozan and Bradley Beal
    Their games couldn’t be more different while their ceilings are about the same. Both players are destined to be 15-19 point scorers a night. DeMar does it more with his athleticism where as Beal relies more on his shooting stroke. Beal has the gift and the curse of John Wall, who is capable of getting him looks, but also dominates the ball. DeRozan is closer to his ceiling than the rookie, but we expect them both to be about the same in terms of scoring.
    No Raptors made the remaining Tiers:

    TIER 3: Will Play A Significant Role On A Championship Team
    TIER 4: Wild Cards
    TIER 5: Great Role Players
    TIER 6: Denver Nuggets
    TIER 7: Overrated
    TIER 8: Best Kept Secrets
    TIER 9: Have The Potential To Be Franchise Guys
    TIER 10: Franchise Guys, No Questions Asked

    http://dimemag.com/2013/04/10-tiers-...ld-or-younger/
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    JV a role player? the article lost me there.

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    I don't think it's fair to call JV a role player. He's going to be far more than that.

    And I keep forgetting how young Amir is, feels like the dude has been in the league forever.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    JV a role player? the article lost me there.
    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I don't think it's fair to call JV a role player. He's going to be far more than that.
    My thoughts too. Either we (as Raptor fans) are grossly overestimating Jonas' abilities, or the U.S. media is predictably ignorant about anything Toronto.

    In all likelihood, the truth is probably somewhere in between
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    So I read a little onward and How isnt Blake Griffin overrated? hes terrible. LA CLipps even know he is nothing besides his spectacular dunks....Start working on that Jimmy Blake.

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    They still make Dime Magazine?

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    I think JV should be in the Best Kept Secrets tier. Nobody really knows that much about him apart from Raptor fans...take the Rookie-Sophomore game for example. If Drummond is there, JV definitely fits.
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    Maybe they should keep to themselves if they don't know what they're talking about

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    #clowns

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    That really was awful. Anyone with working phalanges can contribute to Dime these days. Too bad they don't require a working brain.....BOOM!

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    TIER 1: Career Role Players

    Ed Davis, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, Earl Clark and Jonas Valanciunas
    With the exception of the latter, I think we know what type of players these guys will be. More importantly, they know who they are, which can be the toughest part for young players to figure out. Know this, they’ll give you 15-25 minutes of 100 percent effort basketball on a nightly basis. The jury is still out on where Valanciunas’ career will lead.
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    People from other markets give DD more love than they do here.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    TIER 1: Career Role Players

    Ed Davis, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson, Earl Clark and Jonas Valanciunas
    With the exception of the latter, I think we know what type of players these guys will be. More importantly, they know who they are, which can be the toughest part for young players to figure out. Know this, they’ll give you 15-25 minutes of 100 percent effort basketball on a nightly basis. The jury is still out on where Valanciunas’ career will lead.
    True, but in the end they chose to keep him in that tier. If they really thought he was going to get exponentially better, they would've moved him to a higher category.
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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    People from other markets give DD more love than they do here.
    Sad isnt it?

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    It's a normal phenomena in sports. people will be less critical of other teams' players

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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    It's a normal phenomena in sports. people will be less critical of other teams' players
    It's just that most people are more familiar with their own players.
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