RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19

Poll ended at Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:36 am

DeMar DeRozan (SAS)
8
6%
DeMarcus Cousins (GSW)
12
9%
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)
42
30%
Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
40
29%
Kemba Walker (CHA)
6
4%
Jrue Holiday (NOP)
8
6%
Blake Griffin (DET)
4
3%
Gordon Hayward (BOS)
12
9%
Kevin Love (CLE)
4
3%
Devin Booker (PHX)
4
3%
 
Total votes: 140

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19 

Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:36 am

We have debates all the time in various threads over who is better so I thought what better time than summer to see where the General Board lies in its view of the top 25 best players.

I'll update each new poll with the rankings of the last and the percentages of who won.
There's only 10 options per poll so new options will be added as we get lower and lower.

Lets come to a consensus. Feel free to comment who you voted for and why.

If you think someone else should be in the poll who is not there please comment and i'll adjust accordingly.
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I would appreciate it if you can state clearly the procedure.

We vote daily(?) the best player among those who are remaining (and in the poll)?
And after each day, you remove said best voted player, list him as the next best player on our bestlist and start a new poll with the remaining players?

From your players I would replace Irving with Embiid

These are the procedures, yes. Every winner will be removed and then a new entrant will be included on the next poll.

Winner of Poll #24: Al Horford (BOS)-33% (As of creation poll #25)

RealGM Top 25 Players 2018-19:
1) LeBron James (LAL)-72%
2) Kevin Durant (GSW)-39%
3) Stephen Curry (GSW)-53%
4) Anthony Davis (NOP)-39%
5) James Harden (HOU)-45%
6) Kawhi Leonard (TOR)-50%
7) Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)-56%
8) Russell Westbrook (OKC)-47%
9) Chris Paul (HOU)-43%
10) Jimmy Butler (MIN)-33%
11) Joel Embiid (PHI)-37%
12) Nikola Jokic (DEN)-32%
13) Victor Oladipo (IND)-31%
14) Rudy Gobert (UTA)-62%-TIEBREAKER w Kyrie Irving (BOS)
15) Damian Lillard (POR)-32%
16) Kyrie Irving (BOS)-37%
17) Draymond Green (GSW)-31%
18) Paul George (OKC)-27%
19) Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)-23%
20) Kyle Lowry (TOR)-31%
21) Klay Thompson (GSW)-30%
22) Ben Simmons (PHI)-35%
23) John Wall (WAS)-27%
24) Al Horford (BOS)-33%


Added to Poll: Devin Booker (PHX)

New System Alert: Vote for who you want in the poll but in order to add new people COMMENT IN THE THREAD.
For example, if you want Marc Gasol added next just comment "Marc Gasol" or "Gasol" and i'll tally up the votes and add whoever is the most popular.
ONLY VOTE ONE NAME PER THREAD

Feel free to leave other comments as usual.
Thanks for your participation so far everyone!

This is the yet-to-be-added field: (If someone is not here that you want here comment THAT and I will add them)
-Jayson Tatum (BOS)
-Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)
-Andre Drummond (DET)
-Khris Middleton (MIL)
-Otto Porter (WAS)
-Bradley Beal (WAS)
-CJ McCollum (POR)
-Clint Capela (HOU)
-Steven Adams (OKC)
-Marc Gasol (MEM)
-Mike Conley (MEM)
-Devin Booker (PHX)
-Brandon Ingram (LAL)
-Isaiah Thomas (DEN)

Link to last poll: https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1746725
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19 

Post#2 » by Cappy_Smurf » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:37 am

Mitchell obviously
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Post#3 » by Domejandro » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:37 am

I voted for Kevin Love, given that this is a projection of next season.
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Post#4 » by ElectricMayhem » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:45 am

The hype around Mitchell is warranted, but for next year only? Gimme Aldridge.

I nominate Drummond.
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Post#5 » by RaptorPride » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 am

DeMar gotta get picked soon
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Post#6 » by yanuary » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:14 am

wowow, nominate Tatum ASAP, its a shame that Simmons is #22, when Tatum is much better player, and better prospect.
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Post#7 » by pootbrah » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:17 am

Vote Jrue.

We done now? If not nominate Adams
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Post#8 » by lakerz12 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:39 am

Voted Hayward. I think he will be at his previous level this year which IMO makes him the best player up there.

Mitchell is unproven in comparison, having only played one year. If he improves he will be the best choice.

DeRozan and Aldridge close behind.
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Post#9 » by picc » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:43 am

RaptorPride wrote:DeMar gotta get picked soon


I hope the poll continues to top 50. I'm curious to see just how low he can drop.
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Post#10 » by Prez » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:47 am

I'm going with Mitchell, I think he was close enough to this level later in the season and I also think he takes a significant leap forward. I really wouldn't be surprised if by playoff time he's knocking on the door of the top 10-15.
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Post#11 » by clyde21 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:48 am

Donovan Mitchell. Will be an MVP level player within a couple of seasons, IMO.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19 

Post#12 » by Asif16 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:01 am

This is between Mitchell and Aldridge imo.

Decided to go with Mitchell here. Probably gonna choose Aldridge next
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19 

Post#13 » by yoyoboy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:48 am

I'm wrestling with:

Conley
Aldridge
Mitchell
Holiday

I was almost finished with a detailed writeup explaining my thought process, but my page has refreshed on me twice eliminating all of it both times and I don't feel like trying to re-write it a third time. Essentially the hardest part for me was projecting whether each player would stay at the same level, trend up, or trend down, since 2 of them are over 30, one of whom is coming off a season-ending surgery, one guy just had a career year, and the other is 22 and development of young players can be unpredictable. If Conley returns to 2017 level, I think it'll be him unless Mitchell takes the next step this year. But he was worse in the 12 games he did play last year and he's 31 and just missed 85% of the season. Could be simply a rough start in a limited sample, or it could be the start of a decline. Aldridge was the best player last year in my opinion but he's 33 and the Spurs just lost as lot of talent and vet leadership. Yeah, I know, Pop...but will he still be motivated if the Spurs aren't as competitive? The playoff race should be really tough and I don't like the Murray-DeRozan-Aldridge fit. I like Holiday a lot and he was really overlooked until he shut down Lillard in the playoffs, even though he was having a career year all season. He's 28 and I doubt he'll get any better so it's more about whether he can keep up last season's play or if he'll regress to what we saw in prior years. His defense and finishing at the basket were a clear step above what we've seen from him in recent years.

I voted for Aldridge originally, but the more I think about it, I might have to go Mitchell. They're all super close for me.
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Post#14 » by NASE » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:37 am

Love or Aldridge
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Post#15 » by zimpy27 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:45 am

Mitchell or Aldridge.

Went with Aldridge
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Post#16 » by Cappy_Smurf » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:18 am

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Mitchell is unproven in comparison, having only played one year. If he improves he will be the best choice.


Lol. Go ahead and compare Mitchell's rookie season to any season Haywood has played. Better pick one of his last 2 seasons though, as Mitchell blows all of his other seasons out of the water. Mitchell's rookie year was comparable to Haywood's best season out of 6. Haywood will also be coming back from a serious injury, so it's anybody's guess whether or not he'll ever be as good as his last season.

Haywood probably won't even be the next celtic picked here. That will be Horford.
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Post#17 » by Alonzo_Morning » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:23 am

Asif16 wrote:This is between Mitchell and Aldridge imo.

Decided to go with Mitchell here. Probably gonna choose Aldridge next


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Post#18 » by ZemGOAT » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:04 am

LaMarcus easily
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Post#19 » by SlowPaced » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:39 am

Cappy_Smurf wrote:
lakerz12 wrote:
Mitchell is unproven in comparison, having only played one year. If he improves he will be the best choice.


Lol. Go ahead and compare Mitchell's rookie season to any season Haywood has played. Better pick one of his last 2 seasons though, as Mitchell blows all of his other seasons out of the water. Mitchell's rookie year was comparable to Haywood's best season out of 6. Haywood will also be coming back from a serious injury, so it's anybody's guess whether or not he'll ever be as good as his last season.

Haywood probably won't even be the next celtic picked here. That will be Horford.


Horford has already been picked.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#25 2018-19 

Post#20 » by Mr Peanut » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 am

Aldridge here.

Nominate Drummond.

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