RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#2 2019-20

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#2 2019-20

Poll ended at Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:38 pm

LeBron James (LAL)
59
26%
Anthony Davis (LAL)
4
2%
Paul George (LAC)
2
1%
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)
94
42%
James Harden (HOU)
8
4%
Stephen Curry (GSW)
31
14%
Kevin Durant (BKN)
10
4%
Nikola Jokic (DEN)
8
4%
Joel Embiid (PHI)
7
3%
Damian Lillard (POR)
1
0%
 
Total votes: 224

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#2 2019-20 

Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:38 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 edit 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 for the 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!!!!

Winner of Poll #1: Kawhi Leonard (LAC)-39%
Added to Poll: Damian Lillard (POR)


RealGM Top 25 Players 2019-20:
1) Kawhi Leonard (LAC)-39%

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)
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)

Here's the list from last year:
https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1746971
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#2 2019-20 

Post#2 » by Filthadelphia » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:40 pm

KD is staying in the poll.
He was top 2 consensus last year and despite his injuries I feel he will be voted into the top 25 inevitably due to his past track record and deservedly so.

When will depend on the board.
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Post#3 » by ElectricMayhem » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:40 pm

Voted for: Giannis again.
Nominate to Add: Gobert

Nominate to Subtract: Durant
Nominate to Substitute: Draymond
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Post#4 » by clyde21 » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:42 pm

LeBron James or Kevin Durant
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Post#5 » by GeorgeMarcus » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:42 pm

Vote - Steph Curry
Nominate - Jimmy Butler
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Post#6 » by pace31 » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:43 pm

Giannis

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Post#7 » by SlowPaced » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:47 pm

Vote - Giannis
Nominee - Butler
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Post#8 » by Stone » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:49 pm

Voted: LeBron

Nominate: Kyrie Irving
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Post#9 » by Effigy » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:53 pm

I voted for Steph.

I nominate Gobert.
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Post#10 » by Ridicululz » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:55 pm

Definitely would take LBJ here.

Nominate Butler
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Post#11 » by Bank Shot » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:56 pm

Kawhi at 1 is dumb.

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Add: Gobert
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Post#12 » by Bhut Jolokia » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:56 pm

Voted: Lebron
Nominate: Jimmy Butler
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Post#13 » by SocalJazz » Tue Jul 9, 2019 9:57 pm

Vote - Giannis
Nominee- Gobert
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Post#14 » by Patches Perry » Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:00 pm

Vote- Giannis
Nominate- Jimmy Butler
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Post#15 » by SHAQ32 » Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:02 pm

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Post#16 » by Ayatollah » Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:17 pm

King should‘ve been #1.
Add: Rudy Gobert

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You should update the thread which is already sticky and open the poll every time. Then we can „work“ in one thread for the whole time. :nod:
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Post#17 » by iggymcfrack » Tue Jul 9, 2019 11:12 pm

Seems like this spot’s going to come down to Giannis vs. LeBron.

Giannis pros:
-Best player in the regular season last year
-2nd best player overall last year
-24 years old and on a huge upward trend last season

Giannis cons:
-Hasnt had a truly elite playoffs yet
-Not quite a fully elite half court scorer
-Possible regression after a career year?

LeBron pros:
-Best player in the history of the game
-Incredible playoff performer, 3 straight postseasons and 6/7 with a higher PER than Giannis’s career high
-Rested and ready to dominate after his first long summer off in recent memory

LeBron cons:
-34 years old
-Didn’t accomplish much last season
-Coming off of an injury (which he admittedly played well after)

I think it’s a pretty tough question. 34’s a tough age and Giannis is absolutely on the right side of the growth curve. But still if you’re trying to win a big conference finals game or Finals game in May/June, do you really trust Giannis more than the King? Hasn’t LeBron bounced back with an amazing season every time it looked like someone might have passed him? And honestly, Bron’s regular season wasn’t any worse than his previous season except for the injury. He just never got the chance to work his magic in the playoffs. I’m legitimately undecided here. Looking forward to reading the discussion.
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Post#18 » by cellphonecamera » Tue Jul 9, 2019 11:14 pm

Nominate towns
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Post#19 » by iggymcfrack » Tue Jul 9, 2019 11:44 pm

Vote Draymond Green as nomination for next spot
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Post#20 » by Pharenheit » Tue Jul 9, 2019 11:48 pm

Easily Giannis

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