RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20

Poll ended at Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:23 pm

Anthony Davis (LAL)
80
39%
Paul George (LAC)
16
8%
Kevin Durant (BKN)
34
17%
Nikola Jokic (DEN)
39
19%
Joel Embiid (PHI)
20
10%
Damian Lillard (POR)
4
2%
Rudy Gobert (UTA)
3
1%
Jimmy Butler (MIA)
4
2%
Russell Westbrook (HOU)
2
1%
Kyrie Irving (BKN)
1
0%
 
Total votes: 203

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20 

Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Your 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 #5:James Harden (HOU)-39% (As of creation of Poll #6)
Added to Poll:Kyrie Irving (BKN)


RealGM Top 25 Players 2019-20:
1)Kawhi Leonard (LAC)-39%
2)Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)-42%
3)LeBron James (LAL)-42%
4)Stephen Curry (GSW)-47%
5)James Harden (HOU)-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)
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)
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)
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)
Chris Paul (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)
Mike Conley (UTA)
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA)
Joe Ingles (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-#6 2019-20 

Post#2 » by alessandrux » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:27 pm

Please add Bradley Beal to the next poll.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20 

Post#3 » by Ferulci » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:27 pm

I think Embiid will have a huge year and will play better than AD.
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Post#4 » by LeMasta » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm

I'll nominate Ben Simmons, I expect a big jump from him next season
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Post#5 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 pm

This is AD.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20 

Post#6 » by Bhut Jolokia » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:45 pm

Vote: Durant (I think he is still a top player in the NBA and will make a Dominque Wilkins-like return from his ruptured Achilles.)

Nominate: Bradley Beal
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Post#7 » by lakerz12 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 pm

Voted AD.

As long as we're disregarding Achilles injuries and pretending they didn't happen, I nominate Boogie Cousins.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20 

Post#8 » by Bhut Jolokia » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:57 pm

lakerz12 wrote:Voted AD.

As long as we're disregarding Achilles injuries and pretending they didn't happen, I nominate Boogie Cousins.


That would be a good point, but I think Durant will play much closer to his pre-injury level than Cousins has due to a number of different factors.
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Post#9 » by ken6199 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:57 pm

Voted AD.

Nominate: Dejounte Murry.

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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#6 2019-20 

Post#10 » by lakerz12 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Bhut Jolokia wrote:
lakerz12 wrote:Voted AD.

As long as we're disregarding Achilles injuries and pretending they didn't happen, I nominate Boogie Cousins.


That would be a good point, but I think Durant will play much closer to his pre-injury level than Cousins has due to a number of different factors.


So over a year from now when he can actually play again you "think" he will? And you're going to put him over guys like AD who are playing this season?

So you must be basing this on who you think will be the better player over the next 5-7 years as a whole?
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Post#11 » by Scatocephalus » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 pm

AD

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Post#12 » by clyde21 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:03 pm

Durant.
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Post#13 » by Duffman100 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 pm

Vote Jokic
Nominate Lowry
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Post#14 » by Ayatollah » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 pm

Vote AD
Nominate Beal
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Post#15 » by Bhut Jolokia » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:10 pm

lakerz12 wrote:
Bhut Jolokia wrote:
lakerz12 wrote:Voted AD.

As long as we're disregarding Achilles injuries and pretending they didn't happen, I nominate Boogie Cousins.


That would be a good point, but I think Durant will play much closer to his pre-injury level than Cousins has due to a number of different factors.


So over a year from now when he can actually play again you "think" he will? And you're going to put him over guys like AD who are playing this season?

So you must be basing this on who you think will be the better player over the next 5-7 years as a whole?


I’m basing it off of a bunch of different factors, so it’s not as black and white as that. I think he should definitely be in a top 10 player ranking though since he’s still currently a player in the NBA. He’s also in his prime and there is a chance he can play even better (just like Wilkins did), so it’s not that crazy to believe.
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Post#16 » by cellphonecamera » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:13 pm

Nominate Kemba Walker. There is no reason that Kyrie Irving should have been nominated before him. Kemba was clearly the better player last year.
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Post#17 » by Doctor MJ » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:18 pm

Vote: Jokic
Nom: Draymond
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Post#18 » by kobyz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:25 pm

nominate draymond, i think he's going for 20/15/8 season
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Post#19 » by ZemGOAT » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Jokic
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Post#20 » by ElectricMayhem » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:29 pm

I was tempted to go with Jokic, but Anthony Davis is just a monster. 538's DRAYMOND statistic puts him as the 7th best defender since 2013-14, and he shoots and rebounds better than Jokic. Jokic does create more overall offense, but I don't think it is quite enough to make up for everything AD brings to the table. AD is higher risk and higher reward next year. He could be motivated following his awkward season of limited playing time after the trade request. He could also end up somewhat marginalized playing alongside LeBron.

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