RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20

Poll ended at Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 pm

Kevin Durant (BKN)
7
5%
Ben Simmons (PHI)
27
17%
Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
25
16%
Victor Oladipo (IND)
15
10%
Kyle Lowry (TOR)
12
8%
Jrue Holiday (NOP)
34
22%
Pascal Siakam (TOR)
11
7%
Chris Paul (OKC)
13
8%
LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)
5
3%
Mike Conley (UTA)
6
4%
 
Total votes: 155

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:53 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 #20:Luka Doncic (DAL)-37% (As of creation of Poll #21)
Added to Poll:Mike Conley (UTA)


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)-48%
5)James Harden (HOU)-40%
6)Anthony Davis (LAL)-39%
7)Nikola Jokic (DEN)-33%
8)Joel Embiid (PHI)-35%
9)Paul George (LAC)-46%
10)Damian Lillard (POR)-54%
11)Jimmy Butler (MIA)-30%
12)Russell Westbrook (HOU)-26%
13)Rudy Gobert (UTA)-23%
14)Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)-28%
15)Draymond Green (GSW)-30%
16)Kyrie Irving (BKN)-37%
17)Blake Griffin (DET)-31%
18)Bradley Beal (WAS)-24%
19)Kemba Walker (BOS)-29%
20)Luka Doncic (DAL)-37%



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)
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)
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL)
Jamal Murray (DEN)
Andre Drummond (DET)
Reggie Jackson (DET)
Klay Thompson (GSW)
D'Angelo Russell (GSW)
Clint Capela (HOU)
Eric Gordon (HOU)
Malcolm Brogdan (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)
Andrew Wiggins (MIN)
Robert Covington (MIN)
Brandon Ingram (NOP)
Zion Williamson (NOP)
Julius Randle (NYK)
Mitchell Robinson (NYK)
RJ Barrett (NYK)
Danilo Gallinari (OKC)
Steven Adams (OKC)
Nikola Vucevic (ORL)
Aaron Gordon (ORL)
Al Horford (PHI)
Tobias Harris (PHI)
Devin Booker (PHX)
Deandre Ayton (PHX)
CJ McCollum (POR)
Jusuf Nurkic (POR)
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)
Marvin Bagley III (SAC)
DeMar DeRozan (SAS)
Marc Gasol (TOR)
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA)
Joe Ingles (UTA)
John Wall (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-#21 2019-20 

Post#2 » by thinkingwarriors » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:56 pm

So no KD, Oladipo or Klay Thompson because of injury?
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#3 » by Asif16 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:59 pm

Call me biased but I think This is either Pascal Siakam or Kyle Lowry.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#4 » by MotownMadness » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 pm

Give me Conley here
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#5 » by Forte IV » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Glad Conley was added. He's my pick here.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#6 » by ken6199 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:46 pm

thinkingwarriors wrote:So no KD, Oladipo or Klay Thompson because of injury?

KD and Dipo both on the list.

Klay just hasn't got nominated in.
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Post#7 » by Tim Kempton » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Vote: Lowry
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Nominate: CJ McCollum
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#8 » by thinkingwarriors » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:03 pm

ken6199 wrote:
thinkingwarriors wrote:So no KD, Oladipo or Klay Thompson because of injury?

KD and Dipo both on the list.

Klay just hasn't got nominated in.


Which bothers me because he's better than everyone up there other than KD, Oladipo and probably Holiday. After watching Klay play great in the playoffs, play solid defense against Kawhi, it's inexplicable disrespect for him to be left off so far.
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Post#9 » by Duffman100 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm

Voted Lowry - dude just wins
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#10 » by Mogspan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 pm

CP3 has been majorly disrespected in recent years. From '15-'16 on, he's finished 3rd, 2nd, 1st, and 12th in RPM. He's shown decline, but I'm pretty confident that he's still a top-20 player.
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Post#11 » by ProcessDoctor » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 pm

Asif16 wrote:Call me biased but I think This is either Pascal Siakam or Kyle Lowry.


You are biased.
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Post#12 » by ProcessDoctor » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 pm

thinkingwarriors wrote:So no KD, Oladipo or Klay Thompson because of injury?


I think that’s fair. They’d all have been selected by now if they were healthy IMO.
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Post#13 » by cellphonecamera » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:49 pm

Nominate DeRozan
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Post#14 » by HoopsterJones » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:04 pm

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Post#15 » by niQ » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 pm

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Post#16 » by nurseryc » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 pm

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Post#17 » by Bhut Jolokia » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:26 pm

Vote: Donovan Mitchell

Nominate: CJ McCollum

Other good ones are Klay, DeRozan and Porzingis
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Post#18 » by pootbrah » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:15 pm

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Post#19 » by Goober » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Vote: Jrue Holiday
Nominate: McCollum
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll-#21 2019-20 

Post#20 » by ken6199 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:42 pm

thinkingwarriors wrote:
ken6199 wrote:
thinkingwarriors wrote:So no KD, Oladipo or Klay Thompson because of injury?

KD and Dipo both on the list.

Klay just hasn't got nominated in.


Which bothers me because he's better than everyone up there other than KD, Oladipo and probably Holiday. After watching Klay play great in the playoffs, play solid defense against Kawhi, it's inexplicable disrespect for him to be left off so far.


I think OP messed up on this one. The selection standard for KD and Klay are totally different.

Klay - due to his large unavailability in the 19-20 season, he has to start and go through the nomination process (which he has no chance of breaking out due to his unavailability).

KD - despite of his *total* unavailability, he occupies a spot in top 10 from poll #1 and it stays that way.

I understand KD is a sure fire top 10 when healthy but still it doesn't justify the different treatment of these two players. It looks like OP started the poll with a "when healthy" top 10 list, and treat the rest of the players on a "19-20 season only" basis, then he decided to stick with this mistake till the end.
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