RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22

Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
32
30%
Khris Middleton (MIL)
15
14%
Bradley Beal (WAS)
38
36%
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
4
4%
Jrue Holiday (MIL)
1
1%
Ja Morant (MEM)
2
2%
Ben Simmons (PHI)
7
7%
Domantas Sabonis (IND)
0
No votes
Bam Adebayo (MIA)
3
3%
Zach Lavine (CHI)
4
4%
 
Total votes: 106

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RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#1 » by Filthadelphia » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:46 am

Thanks to the mods for the sticky! The links to each poll will be listed as we go along like past years.
WE BACK. Shoutout to the wonderful @ElectricMayhem for holding it down last year. Yes, I was lazy.

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 Bryn Forbes added in the next poll just comment "Nominate: Bryn Forbes"
-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 #21:Devin Booker (PHX) - 28%
Added to Poll:Zach Lavine (CHI)


RealGM Top 25 Players 2021-22:
1) Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) - 41%
2) Kevin Durant (BKN) - 38%
3) LeBron James (LAL) - 36%
4) Luka Doncic (DAL) - 39%
5) Stephen Curry (GSW) - 42%
6) Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 61%
7) Joel Embiid (PHI) - 32%
8) James Harden (BKN) - 47%
9) Kawhi Leonard (LAC) - 35%
10) Damian Lillard (POR) - 39%
11) Anthony Davis (LAL) - 60%
12) Jayson Tatum (BOS) - 32%
13) Jimmy Butler (MIA) - 34%
14) Paul George (LAC) - 33%
15) Trae Young (ATL) - 30%
16) Rudy Gobert (UTA) - 22%
17) Zion Williamson (NOP) - 27%
18) Chris Paul (PHX) - 26%
19) Kyrie Irving (BKN) - 29%
20) Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) - 24%
21) Devin Booker (PHX) - 28%


Yet To Be Added: (If someone is not here that you want here comment THAT and I will add them)
John Collins (ATL)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (ATL)
Jaylen Brown (BOS)
Dennis Schroder (BOS)
Nikola Vucevic (CHI)
Lonzo Ball (CHI)
LaMelo Ball (CHA)
Gordon Hayward (CHA)
Collin Sexton (CLE)
Darius Garland (CLE)
Evan Mobley (CLE)
Kristaps Porzingis (DAL)
Jamal Murray (DEN)
Michael Porter Jr. (DEN)
Cade Cunningham (DET)
Jerami Grant (DET)
Klay Thompson (GSW)
Draymond Green (GSW)
Jalen Green (HOU)
Kevin Porter Jr. (HOU)
John Wall (HOU)
Christian Wood (HOU)
Caris Levert (IND)
Myles Turner (IND)
Kyle Lowry (MIA)
D'Angelo Russell (MIN)
Anthony Edwards (MIN)
Brandon Ingram (NOP)
Julius Randle (NYK)
RJ Barrett (NYK)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC)
Jalen Suggs (ORL)
Jonathan Isaac (ORL)
Deandre Ayton (PHX)
Mikal Bridges (PHX)
Tobias Harris (PHI)
CJ McCollum (POR)
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)
Tyrese Haliburton (SAC)
Dejounte Murray (SAS)
Pascal Siakam (TOR)
Fred VanVleet (TOR)
Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS)

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%

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%
21)Jrue Holiday (NOP)-22%
22)Ben Simmons (PHI)-30%
23)Pascal Siakam (TOR)-41%
24)Kyle Lowry (TOR)-46%
25)Chris Paul (OKC)-32%

RealGM Top 25 Players 2020-21:
1)LeBron James (LAL) - 53%
2)Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) - 47%
3)Luka Doncic (DAL) - 37%
4)Kawhi Leonard (LAC) - 34%
5)Anthony Davis (LAL) - 35%
6)James Harden (HOU) - 39%
7)Steph Curry (GSW) - 33%
8)Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 42%
9)Kevin Durant (BKN) - 46%
10)Damian Lillard (POR) - 38%
11)Jimmy Butler (MIA) - 57%
12)Jayson Tatum (BOS) - 41%
13)Joel Embiid (PHI) - 59%
14)Devin Booker (PHX) - 22%
15)Chris Paul (PHX) - 24%
16)Paul George (LAC) - 21%
17)Bradley Beal (WAS) - 22%
18)Donovan Mitchell (UTA) - 22%
19)Ben Simmons (PHI) - 26%
20)Kyle Lowry (TOR) - 28%
21)Rudy Gobert (UTA) - 26%
22)Bam Adebayo (MIA) - 24%
23)Jamal Murray (DEN) - 29%
24)Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) - 32%
25)Kyrie Irving (BKN) - 33%
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#2 » by ElectricMayhem » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:13 am

Vote: Middleton
Nominate: Draymond Green
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#3 » by Filthadelphia » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:36 pm

Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#4 » by Johnny Tomala » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:52 pm

V: Mitchell
N: Ingram
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#5 » by babyjax13 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:04 pm

I voted Beal again, I think at this point he is a more potent scorer than Mitchell/Booker, and they each have their warts. That said, I think Booker is becoming a bit more of a complete player than Beal, and that Mitchell could easily pass him in terms of volume + efficiency this year.
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Post#6 » by CobraCommander » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:47 am

[url][/url]Still will never understand how jokic is lower than 3rd...4th at worse if Lebron gets points for being top 5 all time. Jokic runs away with the mvp and still is disregarded and disrespected....what does jokic have to do to be ahead of Curry and Luka and Lebron? Have a better year stats wise and make a deeper playoff run? Wait.....holup
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#7 » by CobraCommander » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:49 am

Filthadelphia wrote:Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.

I’m all in on it....just shocked at results :)


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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#8 » by illuminati666 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:04 am

V: Middleton
N: Siakam

Looks like it'll be any order of Beal, Middleton, Mitchell for 22,23,24. The interesting vote will be for 25. Will Westbrook make it? I'd probably go Sabonis or WB.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#9 » by zimpy27 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:28 am

illuminati666 wrote:V: Middleton
N: Siakam

Looks like it'll be any order of Beal, Middleton, Mitchell for 22,23,24. The interesting vote will be for 25. Will Westbrook make it? I'd probably go Sabonis or WB.


I'm voting Jrue for 25

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Post#10 » by illuminati666 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:16 am

zimpy27 wrote:
illuminati666 wrote:V: Middleton
N: Siakam

Looks like it'll be any order of Beal, Middleton, Mitchell for 22,23,24. The interesting vote will be for 25. Will Westbrook make it? I'd probably go Sabonis or WB.


I'm voting Jrue for 25

Nominate Randle

Ya Jrue act deserves consideration. Him or Sabonis for me, I'm prob leaning Jrue too.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#11 » by babyjax13 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:23 am

Filthadelphia wrote:Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.


Forums can get pretty thankless. I ran Gm a team twice on the trades and transactions game forum, and people would quit en-masse after free agency if they lost a major player, or if they weren't the team that got a major player, etc. There's no winning because people take these things too seriously. Like yes, some people don't think that Kawhi should be in the poll. Who cares? You can have your own personal top 25, but wouldn't it be nice to compare it against a forum of serious basketball fans? Not everyone here knows a ton about the game, but everyone knows more than the average fan.
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Post#12 » by Pistol_Pete10 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:26 am

Voted: Beal
Add: Siakam
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Post#13 » by DutchManDanFan » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:54 am

Filthadelphia wrote:Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.

Ignore people who complain about voting result. What this shows is the level of talent in the NBA right now. Some very good players will be outside the top 25.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#14 » by ElectricMayhem » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:52 am

Filthadelphia wrote:Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.


Don't let the bastards get you down. Feel free to publicly out the people who are going through the trouble of sending you private messages complaining about this. I guarantee you they're all too lazy to consistently put something like this out for all 25 slots.
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Re: RealGM Top 25 Player Poll 2021-22-#22 

Post#15 » by LeftHandThriller » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:09 am

Voted mitchell
Nom. Fox
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Post#16 » by JShuttlesworth » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:27 pm

Filthadelphia wrote:Yeah im probably not doing this next year.
The engagement is minimal. All I get is guys complaining in my PMs.


I enjoy following this thread.

Voted for Mitchell, but I could see him slipping down to 24 with the way the votes are going.
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Post#17 » by SA37 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:38 pm

Like last round, so many guys could go here.

Voted Mitchell

nominate Julius Randle
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Post#18 » by Pelly24 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:39 pm

Beal is the best player remaining, voted him.
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Post#19 » by JimmyPlopper » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:54 pm

Vote Simmons
Nominate: Jaylen Brown

Also shout out to Filthadelphia for putting this together and dealing with everyone's nonsense
so i made a deal with myself. this is the year i make my mark.
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Post#20 » by BenoUdrihFTL » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:19 pm

Vote: Mitchell
Nom: Lowry

And lol @ the Karens sending complaint PMs
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