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Kyle (san antonio)
how about richard jefferson for chris bosh? or can spurs or should spurs trade manu ginobili or should they get someone like gerald wallace or corey of the warriors
David Thorpe (12:14 PM)
Kyle, Bosh is a top 10 player in the league. Maybe top 6. Think about that.Will (Bristol UK)
you'd put Bosh above Duncan, dirk, howard, durant, garnett D-will and others im sure im forgetting (as you said top 6)
David Thorpe (12:22 PM)
Pretty much, yepCoach (NYC)
Bosh over pau?
David Thorpe (12:27 PM)
Come on, coach. Bosh doesn't belong above many of those guys you said you'd rank him higher than, unless you only care about offensive numbers. The guy is a sieve on defense, isn't a legit #1 guy despite the numbers, and his lack of defensive impact is a big reason Toronto has always been a loser with him as the main guy. He's a perfect #2 in the mold of a Pau Gasol, but he should NEVER be ranked higher than any legit #1. Period. It's not just about numbers, it's about impact leading to winning. It's not as though Toronto hasn't had talent around him, either. He's just not a #1.
David Thorpe (12:40 PM)
I don't like the "#1" stuff. Before Pau, what good was Kobe'sTerry (Madison)
"Bosh is a top 10 player in the league. Maybe top 6" LBJ, Kobe, Duncan, Dirk, Wade, D Howard, Melo, Durant, CP3, Nash. Thats was pretty easy to come up with 10 players better than Bosh.
David Thorpe (12:36 PM)
Let's agree to disagree. I'm not sure how official these top 10 lists are anywayKenan (Toronto)
Why is Demar Derozen not on the rookie team? Considering James Harden has played worse this year.
David Thorpe (12:34 PM)
Harden is better, and is playing better.