It's Back! RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#1 2019-20

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#1 2019-20

Poll ended at Mon Jul 8, 2019 9:19 pm

LeBron James (LAL)
58
16%
Anthony Davis (LAL)
6
2%
Kawhi Leonard (LAC)
138
39%
Paul George (LAC)
0
No votes
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)
81
23%
James Harden (HOU)
8
2%
Stephen Curry (GSW)
26
7%
Kevin Durant (BKN)
11
3%
Nikola Jokic (DEN)
14
4%
Joel Embiid (PHI)
10
3%
 
Total votes: 352

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Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:19 pm

Youre favorite offseason debate is back by popular demand!
Thanks to everyone who voted last go around Im excited to see where the 2nd annual edition ends up.

Here's the Rules:
-Vote ONE player per poll. You'll be able to change your vote just like last year for those indecisive folks.
-The criteria of ranking the players is YOUR OWN. The whole point of bringing this to the GB is to attract the widest amount of votes/perspectives on the game as possible to form a true consensus. Some people value shooting over defense, team success over indivdual prowess etc. I want to bake all that in to this poll set no matter how chaotic.
-Each poll a player will win and then be taken out of the field. There will be 25 polls in all.
-There are only 10 possible poll options so I will start with the 10 guys who I personally believe will round out the top 10 in most people's eyes.
-As each poll commences I ask you to COMMENT IN THE THREAD your vote for who should be added in the next poll. There will be a large list of players yet to be added to the field below that you can look over to make your vote. I will tally up the votes in the comments at the end of each poll and add the winner accordingly. For example, if you want Marc Gasol added in the next poll just comment "Marc Gasol" or "Gasol".
-If a poll is overwhelmingly skewed towards one guy I will try, time willing, to ed it early and move on to the next one.
-If there is a tie in the poll. There will be a run-off poll created with just the tying parties to determine a winner. The losers of the runoff will then be added back into the field of 10 forthe next poll.
-Feel free to ask any questions via pm or comment
-Feel Free to comment on your reasoning for a pick and why

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING!!!!

Here's the list from last year:

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%
25) LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)-30%

How did we do?

Yet To Be Added: (If someone is not here that you want here comment THAT and I will add them)
Trae Young (ATL)
John Collins (ATL)
Kemba Walker (BOS)
Jayson Tatum (BOS)
Jaylen Brown (BOS)
Gordon Hayward (BOS)
Kyrie Irving (BKN)
DeAndre Jordan (BKN)
Zach LaVine (CHI)
Lauri Markannen (CHI)
Otto Porter (CHI)
Terry Rozier (CHA)
Kevin Love (CLE)
Luka Doncic (DAL)
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL)
Jamal Murray (DEN)
Andre Drummond (DET)
Blake Griffin (DET)
Reggie Jackson (DET)
Draymond Green (GSW)
Klay Thompson (GSW)
D'Angelo Russell (GSW)
Chris Paul (HOU)
Clint Capela (HOU)
Eric Gordon (HOU)
Malcolm Brogdan (IND)
Victor Oladipo (IND)
Myles Turner (IND)
Lou Williams (LAC)
DeMarcus Cousins (LAL)
Kyle Kuzma (LAL)
Jonas Valanciunas (MEM)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (MEM)
Ja Morant (MEM)
Jimmy Butler (MIA)
Khris Middleton (MIL)
Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)
Andrew Wiggins (MIN)
Robert Covington (MIN)
Jrue Holiday (NOP)
Brandon Ingram (NOP)
Zion Williamson (NOP)
Julius Randle (NYK)
Mitchell Robinson (NYK)
RJ Barrett (NYK)
Russell Westbrook (OKC)
Danilo Gallinari (OKC)
Steven Adams (OKC)
Nikola Vucevic (ORL)
Aaron Gordon (ORL)
Al Horford (PHI)
Ben Simmons (PHI)
Tobias Harris (PHI)
Devin Booker (PHX)
Deandre Ayton (PHX)
Damian Lillard (POR)
CJ McCollum (POR)
Jusuf Nurkic (POR)
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)
Marvin Bagley III (SAC)
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)
DeMar DeRozan (SAS)
Pascal Siakam (TOR)
Kyle Lowry (TOR)
Marc Gasol (TOR)
Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
Rudy Gobert (UTA)
Mike Conley (UTA)
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA)
John Wall (WAS)
Bradley Beal (WAS)
Isaiah Thomas (WAS)
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Post#2 » by Thabo Sefolosha » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:21 pm

Isaiah, what? :crazy:
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Post#3 » by Freighttrain » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:21 pm

This guy got my vote

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Post#4 » by clyde21 » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:24 pm

still LeBron but should be a lot closer this time around than 72%
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Post#5 » by Filthadelphia » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:26 pm

Thabo Sefolosha wrote:Isaiah, what? :crazy:

Just a list of players so that voters dont have to open another window to figure out who they want to vote for.
Only 15 new guys will be added so I tried to be thorough.
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Post#6 » by bisme37 » Sat Jul 6, 2019 9:27 pm

I voted Kawhi as #1 on account of I just saw him be the best player in the postseason. But I'm generally bad at ranking these guys because so many are so good and it always seems like apples and oranges to me.
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Post#7 » by Filthadelphia » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:25 pm

bump for more votes
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Post#8 » by GeorgeMarcus » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:28 pm

Curry with 1 vote... tsk tsk

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Post#9 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:28 pm

Still lebron to me but Kawhi had an unreal run. Cant blame anyone for picking him.
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Post#10 » by alessandrux » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:38 pm

Please add Russell Westbrook (OKC) to the next poll.
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Post#11 » by scrabbarista » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:45 pm

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Post#12 » by Heat_Fan_87 » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:46 pm

for the first time kawhi passes lebron
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Post#13 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:48 pm

Kawhi is up for a peak year after we saw Jordan level dominance in the playoffs. I have him at #1 depending on if games played matter. He will likely play no more than 65 games.
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Post#14 » by Dr_Heat » Sun Jul 7, 2019 5:48 pm

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Post#15 » by scrabbarista » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:01 pm

I think any vote for LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis, or Harden is totally reasonable, but - given LeBron's RS in '18-'19, Kawhi's tendency to play 60 games per season, Giannis' inexperience, and Harden's lack of championship success - I have Curry by a sliver. Votes for the other five guys are really stretching it, imo. To vote Davis, Embiid, etc., you kind of have to be projecting into the future without really solid evidence in the past.

Oh, and Durant obviously shouldn't be considered in the top ten of a '19-'20 poll.
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Post#16 » by SwatLakeCity527 » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:03 pm

Real talk: I think I may have picked Kawhi because I want it to be Kawhi... but they are all so damn close that it's too hard to decide who is the best right now.
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Post#17 » by Ferulci » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:05 pm

Close between Kawhi and Giannis but for this upcoming year I go with Giannis. Added experience and learning from his (relative- failure should give him a slight advantage.
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Post#18 » by scrabbarista » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:08 pm

SwatLakeCity527 wrote:Real talk: I think I may have picked Kawhi because I want it to be Kawhi... but they are all so damn close that it's too hard to decide who is the best right now.


No doubt. I voted Curry, but have zero quibble with anyone voting Kawhi, LeBron, Giannis, or Harden. None of these guys really stands out from the pack, if you ask me. Just depends on what angle you take. Kawhi has the "best performance in the most recent playoffs," which is a perfectly reasonable standard.
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Post#19 » by Method28 » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:09 pm

Gotta go with Board Man until i see otherwise

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Post#20 » by SlowPaced » Sun Jul 7, 2019 6:12 pm

I have Kawhi #1.

It's closer than it's ever been though. I think LeBron, Giannis and Curry all have cases. (Durant would've too, had he not torn his achilles)

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