This may sound crazy but.. Durant = James....
Both at 1. Then Melo comes in at 3
I think my list would be:
Gallo/Batum (can't choose between the two)
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
He's like Magic. In that he's 6'10'' but isn't really a natural PF because of his uncharacteristic skill level. Same goes for Gallo.
From HS to the NBA Odom has always been a Natural-SF.
It is the same as Wilson Chandler being a Natural-SF.
Do to Bynum being injury-prone throughout his NBA career
PF-Gasol had to start manning the center-spot, and SF-Odom
had to start manning the PF-spot.
As great as Trevor Ariza performance were on the Lakers it was
understandable on the trade between Ariza for Ron Artest who
is able to defend SG/SF/and the PF spots. But Artest is a natural-SF.
In the past decade Pierce has been one of the top-3 unstoppable
scorers in the 4th quarter. This is why I put Pierce above all players
except the elite super-stars like Lebron/ Kobe/ Duncan/ and Wade,
b/c these players under-pressure make stops and score in crunchtime.
Odom isn't a SF at all. He has barely played the 3 for the Lakers, this season he only started at the 3 in Game 3 of the playoffs because Artest was suspended and the Lakers were desperate. Phil Jackson even said it this year, if I can find the quote. It basically said, "We may try Lamar there, but he hasn't played the 3 for us before."
So Odom should NOT be considered a SF since he plays PF about 99% of the time. He is a PF and usually subs in for either Bynum or Gasol and plays PF then. This season a Bynum/Gasol/Odom lineup only played together 2 minutes and 19 seconds before that playoff game.
Here's one quote: "I haven't played small forward in a couple years now, but it makes no difference, you know what I mean? It's not like [the Mavericks] play a lot of isolation ball with their small forward anyway, or anything like that. So defensively, I won't be on an island or anything like that."- Lamar Odom
82games.com SF usage stats for Odom the last few years: 0% (Which means he played SF, but for a very very short stretch, his other minutes were 65% at PF and 1% at center), 3% with the other 61% at PF, 0% again, 57% at PF, 4% with 66% at PF and 3% at center.
So based on all this, he is a PF. He hasn't played significant minutes at SF since 05-06 where he played 34% of his minutes at SF, and 44% of his minutes at PF. Also the %'s are based off of ALL the minutes you can possibly play (48 MPG), so basically he played 34% of total minutes at SF, and and 44% at PF with the other 22% being on the bench resting.
Last edited by NYKnicks11; Jul 24, 2011 at 15:28.