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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 12:02 pm  |  59 responses

Top 50: Kevin Garnett, no. 32

The definitive ranking of the NBA’s best players.

by Eddie Maisonet III / @edthesportsfan

The Last of the Mohicans.

That’s what my best friend Kenny called him when I asked him about Kevin Maurice Garnett recently. A dinosaur, if you will. The man who turned 36 years old this summer is now embarking on his 18th NBA season, has evolved his way to No. 32 on this sacred SLAMonline Top 50 players list. I say “evolved” because, when I found out KG landed at No. 32, I thought this was some mistake. KG? The 14-time All-Star, was now… relegated… to the… 30s? This must be blasphemy.

Of course, I get it. This is about the “what have you done for me now” ranking? The probability and likelihood of future results from one player is what ultimately gets you ranked higher or lower (See: Rose, Derrick). This list is meant to be an objective listing, not an emotional one. Otherwise players like Earl Smith III would make this Top 50 list. Judge me if you want.

Yet this is about Kevin Garnett, a one of a kind player and with stars of the 1990s fading to black like never before, we’ve seen Garnett become a fossil. One whose bones let us know immediately he comes from a different era, and when he’s gone, there won’t be another one like him for a long time.

To many, Garnett has changed. From The Kid to the leader of the Team Uncle All-Stars. From a bundle of joy and a crotchety grouch. From a raw talent to a refined machine. Kevin Garnett has changed, but our perceptions of him have changed too.

Many of you hate Kevin Garnett now. The fist pumping, egregious cussing, small foreign-born players bullying big man had become a side show of sorts. What seemed like theatrics to many, was a defense mechanism to keep Garnett’s mind focused at the task at hand. Along with that, his necessity to become the unquestioned leader of a Celtics squad that has a locker room that’s devoted to his mission, their mission, of pursuing the ultimate prize.

That’s not to discredit Doc Rivers or Paul Pierce, but while Doc brings a level of calm and Paul a level of consistency to Gang Green, Garnett brings that dog out of himself on to the court, and it’s carried over into now the most important player in Boston: Rajon Rondo. Rondo always had an attitude, but now this, “I don’t give a got dam”-ness that he’s exuding is exhilarating to see, and it’s a direct reflection of Garnett’s leadership. It takes the Celtics to a different level, one that saw them one game away from making another appearance in the NBA Finals last season.

So this is what it’s come to for Garnett now, a man who’s transcended his game to be an elite defender, even if his scoring ability has declined recent years. Yes, that finishing ability around the rim is virtually non-existent, and yes, he shoots that 20-foot jumper like it’s going out of style, but while some see as a futile exercise, I see as KG conserving his energy until when the game truly is worth a damn.

I could be delusional about my appreciation for KG, but I don’t care. KG says he doesn’t want to talk to Ray Allen anymore, I’m totally fine with that. KG decides to elbow Evan Fournier in the mouth, I’m totally fine with that. KG wants to make Fab Melo cry because he feels it’s necessary, I’m totally fine with that.

So just remember these things when you start getting mad at KG for God knows what, and remember that there will be a time soon that you won’t be able to complain about such shenanigans and tomfoolery. No. 32? Please. Just wait until you see the folks who are ahead of Garnett, then wonder how you feel about said person being on your team versus KG. How confident do you feel? Not very, right?

That’s what KG does—he always gives his team a fighting chance.


Where should Kevin Garnett rank in the SLAMonline Top 50?

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SLAMonline Top 50 Players 2012
Rank Player Team Position Pos. Rank
50 Greg Monroe Pistons C 8
49 Tyreke Evans Kings PG 14
48 Brandon Jennings Bucks PG 13
47 Stephen Curry Warriors PG 12
46 Ricky Rubio TWolves PG 11
45 Al Jefferson Jazz PF 14
44 Anthony Davis Hornets PF 13
43 Serge Ibaka Thunder PF 12
42 Al Horford Hawks C 7
41 Ty Lawson Nuggets PG 10
40 Danny Granger Pacers SF 6
39 Tim Duncan Spurs PF 11
38 John Wall Wizards PG 9
37 Monta Ellis Bucks SG 8
36 Zach Randolph Grizzlies PF 10
35 Roy Hibbert Pacers C 6
34 Tyson Chandler Knicks C 5
33 Eric Gordon Hornets SG 7
32 Kevin Garnett Celtics PF 9

Notes
• Rankings are based solely on projected ’12-13 performance.
• Contributors to this list include: Jake Appleman, Maurice Bobb, Rodger Bohn, Brendan Bowers, Franklyn Calle, David Cassilo, Bryan Crawford, Adam Figman, Eldon Khorshidi, Eddie Maisonet III, Ryne Nelson, Ben Osborne, Allen Powell II, Sam Rubenstein, Jonathan Santiago, Abe Schwadron, Leo Sepkowitz, Dave Spahn, Ben Taylor, Tzvi Twersky, Peter Walsh, Tracy Weissenberg, Yaron Weitzman, DeMarco Williams and Dave Zirin.
• Want more of the SLAMonline Top 50? Check out the archive.

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Nice! EXACTLY where I voted him.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    SMH at this ranking. He is still a top 20 player. This is shamefully underrating Garnett. I am really disappointed in this spot. Dude is still the best defensive 4 in the NBA, he led the best defense in the league while scoring 15PPG w/ 8RPG &3APG on over 50% shooting. There is not 8 people better than him at his position.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Let us all take a moment and appreciate what the past greats have given us, and hope that the future greats can become even greater than those before. Also, lets hope that a truly game changing power forward enters the league soon, seriously defense is a dying art in the front court…

  • JR

    I agree that the ranking may not be appropriate, but I think it get’s harder and harder as the player ages. We know what type of player we’re getting with KG, at least mentally, but can his body hold up?

  • JR

    What’s with the rankings not being released until mid-day, is Slam on the west coast now? Post earlier to help me get through the morning!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you can’t honestly be arguing the threat of him getting hurt is enough of a reason to put him at 33. Derrick Rose is going to come in the top 10 (probably top 6, smh) and he won’t even play half the season and we know this before it even starts.

  • Shifty

    That story made me go “that article was the shit” great write up. Disappointed to see my man “the ticket” get labeled the the 9th best power forward…Wat the hell. He is one of the best defenders in the league against the four and the five. He shoots a high percentage still gets a block a game and gets 8 rebounds and 3 assists all while being a excellent help defender. You know what I can tell there going to e a lot of haters but every player well almost every player that has been on the celtics while KG has been there admire him. All these 2000 generation players who complain about him wouldn’t of lasted in the 90′s. still should be in the top 20 and disappointing to see him at 32. Underated…..after 18 seasons.

  • spit hot fiyah

    at least higher than last year

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Amar’e Stoudemire, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh. 7 PFs better than KG at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Amar’e Stoudemire is a joke right?

  • danpowers

    ill vote for him as an all star starter anyway. plus: what nbk said

  • danpowers

    plus: his rehab commercials are herassing us all over the internet. downgrading him 10 positions for that would be an apropiate compensation for non-bulls fans

  • Sérgio

    And you didn’t even mention the awsome Playoffs that KG had. He was causing nightmares to the Miami’s pivots.

  • JR

    It’s not necessarily the threat of him getting hurt, but the idea that as a player ages, they lose a step and they’re ability to impact the game declines. It’s logical to assume KG’s athleticism is declining and he’s losing a part of his greatness (i.e. help defense, pick and roll defense) that is predicated on a certain level of physical ability. I’m not saying his whole game will be affected by this loss, he affects the game in many ways that have nothing to do with athleticism, but at the very least, he isn’t getting any better or more capable of shouldering a bigger load.

    The point is, who know’s where he’ll be at this year?

    He could be the same player that we saw in the second half of last season and playoffs, and if he is, SLAM definitely ranked him too low. But even if he has the same capabilities, I would speculate that the additions of Sullinger, Fab Melo, Darko, Jeff Green and the resigning of Brandon Bass suggest that the C’s will be looking to play KG less minutes. Furthermore the additions of Lee and Terry would suggest that he will be asked to carry a lighter offensive load. This has to effect his ranking: sure he may have the same productivity per minute than last year (maybe even better), but the fact remains he’s playing less minutes and should be ranked accordingly. (I know this is off topic, but this is why I have a problem with Manu being ranked so high even though he plays like 22min per game).

    That being said, he could have lost a step and (this would be a logical assumption, much like it’s always a logical assumption that the Spurs last run was they’re last run (I’d put this in italics if I could, but I’m sure you know what I mean)). We’ve been assuming this for a while, and KG (and the Spurs) keep proving us wrong; but it doesn’t mean it’s not logical when trying to produce speculative rankings for the upcoming season. Teams get older and fade out of contention, players get older and lose some of their impact. That’s how the basketball world seems to work; history tends to repeats itself.

    Just to hedge my bet here: I know the advancement and application of sport sciences players are extending their careers and even their primes into their 30′s. And maybe that’s why the Spurs will finish first in the west again, and why KG will finish the season as a top 20 player. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that as he ages, it makes decent sense that Slam has him ranked at 32.

  • Shifty

    Are you serious? Blake griffin, stoudamire, Aldridge and Chris bosh are not better. I hate gasol.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    So you really think he’s lost a step in the last 4 months? Use your brain. Derrick Rose is going to not lose his general spot in these rankings and he just tore the most important ligament in a basketball player’s body, while Kevin Garnett just had his best season + playoffs in 3 years. What do you think is more detrimental to a player, aging 1 year or tearing their ACL?
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    I understand accounting for a player aging, but that’s not what this is. This is just flat out underrating a player.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Who cares about who you hate? As if Gasol isn’t better than KG because you hate him. That makes a lot of sense. Watch a game or two.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    He hasn’t been listed yet has he? SLAM has him as being better than KG too. We’ll wait to see the write up on him.

  • JR

    This argument has nothing to do with Derrick Rose and where he ranks. If he show’s up in the same general spot he was in last year, then yeah it’s a mistake. Heck with all the speculation that he might not even play this season it would be a mistake to rank him at all. But that has nothing to do with what I’m talong about. All I’m saying is it’s not a complete absurdity that KG is ranked where he is for the reasons I mentioned above.

    And come on man, I appreciate and respect all of the input you have on this site; let’s have a discussion without resorting to comments like “use your brain”.

  • danpowers

    i bet you will be ok with griffin, aldrige, nowitzki, bosh, love, smith, (maybe west) being ranked higher than him but then break my knick heart again by rebelling when they move stat above him. that hurts dude ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    this argument has to do with ranking player’s based on realistic expectations. assuming the player will break down, after they just played in the most hectic and wild season in a decade and were better then they’ve been in 3 years is asinine. If you want to be so cautious about KG aging, then you have to be cautious about every other player in the field. Rose has a torn ACL. Rubio, torn ACL. Amar’e Stoudemire if he shows up on this list, is such a question mark health wise he can’t even get insurance from anyone but James “i’m a dumbass who likes to waste my teams money” Dolan. — Shit, Andrew Bynum is about to come in the top 15 and he’s the most questionable player in the League in terms of what you’ll get health wise not named Greg Oden. — Use your brain still stands. If the possible health concerns of other players don’t play into this ranking then neither should Garnett’s.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I WILL FLIP THE FUCK OUT if David West is anywhere near this list. — And i don’t have an issue with player’s you can make an argument for as better or will be better, Stoudemire tho? nope, there is no argument there at all. He doesn’t play defense, he hasn’t shown any semblance of being an elite offensive player in over a year, even when he was playing without Melo while playing in a Pick and Roll offense that suits his strengths to a T. So no, there is no argument to justify Stoudemire being above Garnett, not at this point at least. Unless you really think scoring 20PPG off of screen and rolls (which is probably his ceiling this year) and grabbing 8 rebounds really does merit rating a player over a guy who will be the best defensive player at his position while being an extremely valuable offensive player that does more than just one thing well.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    from your comment, it looks like you are saying Amar’e is better than Garnett, not that you think SLAM will have him as better.

  • Datkid

    finally we agree.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    KG: 16 and 8, 15 and 9, 14 and 7 the past three seasons. STAT: 18 and 8, 25 and 8, 23 and 9. And before Melo arrived in NY in the 10-11 season, he was an MVP candidate. Numbers aren’t everything, but it’s hard to make the argument that KG is better at this point in his career. Amar’e is still in his prime. Is he a great defender? No. But you can’t ignore those numbers from the last two seasons. What does KG do better than Amar’e besides defend?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    . If you are going to make an argument for Amar’e Stoudemire over Kevin Garnett, your only argument comes from numbers. — Unless you really wanna talk about intangibles with Garnett and Stoudemire? I mean if you do…….
    - But lets address the numbers that aren’t everything even though you brought them up
    .Oh Rebounds and POINTS!!!! Amar’e grabs as many rebounds as KG so that is great, Right!?!? Right!?!?! — Amar’e grabs 8 rebounds a game while not guarding anyone, he’s not Kevin Love, who doesn’t guard anyone and just focuses on rebounds. He’s not even Al Jefferson, who doesn’t defend, and isn’t really mobile enough to dominant more than his area on the glass. Amar’e is just lazy, and lost. .. Points! But Amar’e scores more points…..i mean yea normally he does, but he does that while turning the ball over more than he helps teammates, he shoots a lower TS% and EFG% than Garnett, and he relies on others to get him his. Oh and he stops the ball on offense, if he doesn’t shoot, the offense looses it’s fluidity
    .What does KG do better? – Other than every aspect of defense….(in which Garnett is the best starting defensive 4 in the league, while Amar’e is somewhere between 25 and 30 — bottom 5) – Garnett passes better, he facilitates an offense better. He shoots a higher % from the field. Infact, Garnett even had a higher offensive rating than Stoudemire last year. .- Amar’e Stoudemire (2011-12) – Offensive Rating of 104 – Defensive Rating of 101 (thanks Tyson!!) – PER of 17.7 – Win Shares of 4.1
    - Kevin Garnett (2011-12) – Offensive Rating of 106 – Defensive Rating of 94!! – PER of 20.4 – Win Shares of 6.9
    .
    You can make the argument Amar’e is the better offensive player, but as an overall NBA player, Garnett is clearly still better.

  • LakeShow

    I’m okay with this. He is a top 10 performer in the playoffs, but throughout the year will be outside the top 30 for nightly performers. Settle in between.

  • LakeShow

    Only problem is that he isn’t the 9th best PF if that is how they are playing in it..

  • Max

    BOOM!

  • Clos1881

    Garnett’s games not defined by stats kg is the reason Perkins got that big contract with Okc every big the celtics have signed is better because of him kg is still capable of 20-10 during the playoffs

  • Clos1881

    Stat is not better nor has he ever been better than kg

  • danpowers

    lol sorry i edited it, i was jus thinking about who you couldve meant and because i somehow completely forgot gasol so west was the only one left who came to my mind lol

    and i kind of aggree. unfortunatelly stats production will be something between his great 10-11 and bad 11-12 season making garnett a more valuable player because of his defense. am also suprised kg is that low

  • danpowers

    he had one better run than kg in his carreer in 10-11 but apart from that i disagree. my point is less about stat being ranked high. its just not his fault that slam ranked kg too low

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Oh no stress man

  • JR

    The shortened lockout season actually had less injuries than a regular 82 game season, so that argument is moot; if anything older teams and players will break down more so this year than last.

    Again, I don’t know why you’re bringing up all of these players with injuries because I’m not talking about injuries, I’m talking about getting slower and less athletic with age, as well as not being able to play as much minutes. This is a reality KG will have to face.

    You tell me to use my brain, yet you selectively argue against me talking about injuries when I’m talking about old age and physical decline for the most part.

    You also fail to adress the part of my argument where KG will be asked to do less with the roster that’s currently constructed in Boston.

  • danpowers

    i crack a brew on that one. cheers man

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You are talking about old age and physical decline happening in the same calender year. I mean if you can’t see how ridiculous that is to try and argue that Kevin Garnett is somehow going to regress physically last than 12 months after his recent performance, while playing in a schedule with less rest then I guess it makes sense that you can’t connect the dots with how this is related to injuries.
    .
    What makes you slower? Getting injured, or growing older?
    .
    See why injuries should matter more yet?
    .
    Would you be in better shape if you had surgery and couldn’t run for 10 months, or if you just got older for 10 months?
    .
    Is this starting to make sense to you yet?
    .
    Are we really going to ASSUME Kevin Garnett is going to lose so much athleticism is 365 days that we ASSUME a drop off in his abilities to the point where we value him less as a player? Has there been any proof that Garnett will become a less effective player this upcoming year than he was last year? Because I have a lot of real proof other players, with actual physical ailments, will regress – but those are going to be ignored……
    .
    And where do you put Kobe then? Assuming this natural, quick acting, physical regression that you are concentrated on? Shouldn’t Kobe fall out of the top 10 given this oh so logical reasoning? Cuz he won’t.

  • JR

    KG is ranked higher this year than he was last year. His statistics declined in some categories, and increased in others (although not much either way). We can assume he’s pretty much been the same player for two season now, and he’s ranked higher.

    I haven’t yet said that this is where I would rank KG and you’re acting like I’m a moron for accepting where he is in these rankings. If it’s worth anything to you, I agree that he’s ranked too low, but he’s definitely not a top 20 player at this time.

    Yes injuries slow people down, you’ve managed to tell me that in every single response to my arguments, I buy that. But it doesn’t mean it’s crazy that KG is ranked where he is. You’re talking about something completely different. KG isn’t going to get magically better at this point. We CAN assume, that he will either stay the same, or regress. Yes, your body does decline in it’s metabolic capacities (i.e. ability to recover, ability to be explosive, although, not your aerobic capacity (but basketball isn’t an aerobic sport) every single year, it’s science bro; and if you really want me to find you the peer reviewed research journal that proves it, I will. Sure you can slow this process down by keeping yourself in incredible shape, but you can’t stop it. KG is declining while other players are entering their prime.

    It doesn’t matter where I put Kobe, we can discuss whether or not his ranking is asinine when we get there.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so you are assuming i didn’t have a problem with where he was ranked last year? Kevin Garnett is still one of the 20 best overall basketball players in the NBA. Even with his physical decline, which, in a calender year, (as i’ve already said) will not take enough of a toll to diminish him as a player, as isn’t an acceptable reason as to why he is ranked this low.
    .
    I’m acting like you are a moron because you are trying to defend SLAM underrating Garnett because you think, the voters are assuming a physical decline, when in reality, he is just completely underrated.
    .
    You keep harping on his physical decline which is irrelevant because you don’t know how much he will decline, or if he will decline THIS YEAR. yes, scientifically he won’t be able to jump as high or run as fast at this stage of his career from year to year, but that doesn’t mean, those diminished physical abilities diminish him as a player.
    .
    And I keep bringing up injuries because you (again) you keep attributing Garnett’s spot in the rankings or your perceived reason for why he is ranked where he is, to a physical decline, so i am showing you, with obvious proof, that assumed physical decline is not involved in where these guys are ranked.
    .
    Do you get it? What I’m saying revolves around the logic behind this ranking and subesquent other rankings, that inevitably have an affect on this one (simple association, if LeBron is ranked #1, nobody else is, and so on and so forth for every number up until we get to Kevin Garnett – who will inevitably be behind a player who is more injury prone – or subject to physical decline) – need proof? — look at #31

  • retloc

    Every season starts less than a calendar year from the last one, according to your logic that would mean that noone should decline from one season to the next,because its only a couple months later. Sure, kg stays in good shape in the offseason, but he did age, even if it was only four months, a lifetime of four month increments has brought him to his present age. Also, a large part of jrs arguement hinged on garnett getting less burn,because the cs are deeper at his positions this year. Which can’t be overlooked, but you seem to keep ignoring that little tidbit

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    No, no, no, according to my logic, a player should not physically decline, because of aging, so much, in an off-season, to assume a drop in performance…unless they suffered an injury.
    -
    And where is the idea that KG will play less because the team is deeper coming from? He played 31MPG last year, and the team had more bigs. — They lost Chris Wilcox, Greg Stiemsma/Jermaine O’neal — and gained……Jared Sullinger & Darko Milicic — Now unless these two are considerably better than they are projected, I don’t see a dip in minutes from Garnett — Not a dip from the 31 he was playing last year that is. Those are, already, reduced minutes. And he’s been at right about that number since he joined the Celtics.

  • JR

    But it’s projecting where he will rank throughout the season, not at the start of the season. Get it?

    Listen, you’re right, KG is underrated here, but I still argue he wont be a top 20 player over the course of the entire year and you’re not going to change my opinion.

    You make great points, I just don’t completely agree with them.

    Also, your stamina to continue such discussions are incredible.

    Also, arguing over the internet is incredibly difficult.

  • retloc

    I guess I assumed that milicic sullinger and melo would all get some of his regular season minutes, sullinger was supposed to be a lottery pick at one point in time. I would think the celtics would want to limit kgs minutes during the regular season so he’s fresh for the postseason. I could see him slipping to 25-27 minutes a game, not a huge dropoff, but still less. I think darko will fit into their defensive scheme nicely. I have no idea though really. From my perspective it would make sense for them to give melo and sulinger extended mi utes in the regular season so they can contribute come playoff time. Kgs a known commodity, you know he’ll perform in the postseason, I personally think the celtics are going to try to get the other guys as much experience as possible so they can contribute in the playoffs. I mean, I think he may be sightly underrated,but top twenty is probably pushing it. On another note walk off homer for jayson werth, also have you heard about the space jump? That shit should be epic if they ever do it, keeps getting delayed.

  • retloc

    Yeah I get that, I thought I was agreeing with you anyway. In my opinion the cs would be smart to limit his minutes to avoid injury, because he’s got a lot of wear and tear on that body. I was trying to say that aging takes its toll, even if its only been four months, then you add the four months of the season or however long it is, and before you know it you have another full year. He may not be dramatically declining due to age, but he is declining. I also think that as you get older an injury that would have been minor in your early to mid twenties can cost you a season. His knees and back have seen a lot of miles. I know if I was the celtics id sit him a lot more throughout the season, even going the popovich route and giving him games off. Its win win, kg stays rested until the playoffs, and younger players get good experience

  • danpowers

    i think kg moved to the center position thats why. i dont think theyd rank him below some of these guys in a positional ranking

  • danpowers

    jus do what the Cs and maybe also the writer did and shift kg to the center position. hes lower than those pfs in the overall ranking but wouldnt rlly rank below them in a positional ranking

  • Shifty

    No one just saying it. I don’t say anything about gasol being better or worse I just said I hate him. You seem to be a guy that only cares about the stats. Do you watch any games or do you just read the box scores?

  • Slick Ric

    Greatest PF of all-time…………..

  • Junior Taylor

    I’m guessing Duncan and Malone never played in the League or let alone were ever born.

  • gangreen

    He averaged approximately 20 10 last postseason and that’s almost exactly the same as 2008′. #32 ? My azzz…

  • Drig

    Agreed. I’d still take KG over Griffin and Smith. I was expecting the high 20s for him but how the hell did KG and Chandler end up being only 2 spots away from each other?!?! I’ve seen Knicks games and I’ve seen Boston games. It ain’t even close. SMH at this Slam.

  • Ray Rise

    I think the article(Author) explains KG’s regression, but his value, even at 36yrs is undeniable. Sure later in KG’s career he’s done a lot of perplexing things, but the on court antics can’t erase his value to his team and the league. Me honestly I don’t buy into rankings or polls regardless if it’s sports or politics. But if he’s ranked at 32, then it is what it is.

    I mean Ducan is ranked 39th? We’re talking TD and KG two of the greatest PF’s and players of their generation and the NBA ranked 32 and 39? But they’re older and have regressed so I understand their rankings. But I look at today’s young PF’s like Bosh, Gasol, Boozer, Aldridge, Griffin, Love, Stat and I have such a strong appreciation for Duncan and Garnett even Dirk. Garnett, Duncan and Dirk are great players, franchise players that true basketball fans can appreciate and when they decide to hang it up it will be sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Holy shit. I AGREE WITH NBK. What is going on SLAM??

  • TR

    When i was a kid KG was one of the most liked players in the league. Time have really changed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Elrick/1031016984 Ian Elrick

    He was 29 in 10′? Some people were on crack. As far as im concerned hes somewhere between 20 and 15. And he keeps shooting those 20 ft jumpers cause they go in 90% of the time. Im glad you appreciate KG, though, cause he is real basketball at its core.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Elrick/1031016984 Ian Elrick

    Only power fowards better than KG at this point are Love and Dirk. KG’s defense and overall effect on his team are too much for him to be behind any of the other dudes.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    idk, it would be hard for me to imagine Garnett playing less than 30 minutes a night if Boston really wants homecourt in the playoffs.

  • Clos1881

    You can’t be serious put any of them on the celtics and their a first or second round exit

  • http://twitter.com/divideby0_4fun NukEng2pacalypse

    KG is the best PF in the game. Duncan is the second best. These young players are nothing compared to these guys. Kevin Love is the only one who is close.

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