How good would scottie pippen be in todays league ?

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How good would scottie pippen be in todays league ? 

Post#1 » by falcolombardi » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:07 am

at his best (mid 90's) where would pippen rank in the league today?

how good could a team built around him as a point forward be ?

this is assuming he was brought into the modern game and given time to adapt as much as possible
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Re: How good would scottie pippen be in todays league ? 

Post#2 » by Texas Chuck » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:23 am

He'd be just like he was in his actual career-one of the best players in the league. And teams would understand from the jump its okay to simply make him the PG and just put another shooter on the court. Especially since Pippen would be the best perimeter on-ball player in the world and guarding opposing PG's a total non-issue.

You'd want to pair him with another scorer of course, but he'd be an ideal player as a key piece in a championship level team. This guy was absurdly good at basketball and its shame we've historically let the Mike guys write so much of his narrative in their attempt to keep alive the myth instead of the man.
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Re: How good would scottie pippen be in todays league ? 

Post#3 » by BuddyBuckets » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:53 pm

Prime Pippin is a top 10 for sure, maybe top 5. Very similar to Kwahi level IMO
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Re: How good would scottie pippen be in todays league ? 

Post#4 » by colts18 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:48 pm

He's Ben Simmons with D wades jumpshot.

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