No doubt marbury is still a top 10 pg. Ill take his skill level over most of the other pgs in the NBA not named Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Jason Kidd (Kidd has really dropped off though).
starbury lost his hops.. but he's crossover is still there, he can still go to the basket with ease and make the shot....starbury is still in top ten and so far still the number 1 PG that ever played in the playgrounds of NY
if i was starting a team today and i couldn't get paul or williams to run the point........ im taking raymond felton.. just look at the numbers ..doesn't get noticed playin for the bobcats
These are the point guards that are clearly better then marbury:
These overrated older point guards right around marburys level:
Steve Nash-Yes, i said it. Plays no defense AT ALL
Jason Kidd-Still a good passer/rebounder, defense isnt as good, cant score
Gilbert Arenas is a combo guard, he doesnt count as a point guard
Iverson-see gilbert arenas
Marbury is on the same level as baron davis, calderon, kirk hinrich (even though he had an off year he defends, scores, and passes)
How would i rank them in order?
I almost think Kidd and Nash should be even lower. Marbury and Davis are about even, I cant give marbury too much credit because he didnt play much last year but off the strength of what he did in 06-07 he might even be as high as 4th best.
Marburys strengths and weaknesses from 06-07
3 Point shooting
attacking the rim
breaking down defenses
rebounding (not every pg is jason kidd)
his teammates (curry and crawford)
I agree with most of the above post. Marbury is still top 10 at his position. He has the talent to be top 5. He needs to prove it to the league and dominate like he said he will.
I dont know if i would put tony parker at the #4 spot. He can break down defenses at will but he is not the best defender and his ability to pass the basketball is overrated. With the rings he has i dont have a huge beef about him being there. After chris paul, deron williams, and chauncey billups its all a matter of opinion.
hm I would have to put him around 10 now.. I had him 7 last year.. Hes just getting older, not much left and his best years are behind him. But he can still shoot, and maybe D'Antoni will be great for Steph
I never questioned marbury heart, its his attitude towards his teammates earlier in his career. Since 06-07 his teammates seem to like him. He showed alot of heart playing through injuries, plantar fasciatis, and trying to comeback after his fathers passing.
I cant think of many specific examples of him being clutch but i remember him hitting key shots and making key defensive plays not just since 06-07, but all throughout his career. Well maybe key shots but the key defensive plays became more consistent in 06-07. He played defense on and off previous to that.
I met Steph.. He seemed nice, I support him
Not trying to hate on marbury, it's just he hasn't played like a top 10 PG the last 2-3 seasons. Objectively, It may not be his fault with both larry brown and Isiah not playing him to his strengths and his injuries. But the Fact remains, he just hasn't performed like a top 10 Pg and there is nothing to debate about that. There is also the fact he may never recover to full physical condition of his youth. His confidence has been crushed the past 2-3 seasons by IT and Larry Brown. He's on a short leash with new staff.
I hope he returns to top 10 form, but he's got a lot going against him. Before I put my rep on the line saying he's top 10, I'd need to see something more then I have the past 2-3 seasons.
Nash may not play solid defence but he plays hard and unfortunetly for knicks, mike d'antoni isn't a defensive minded coach,(when he was with phoenix, we'll see how he adjusts to knicks roster) SO tougher defense wasn't part of D'antoni's plan, he required nash to run point like a mad man, not play tough defense. and again you can't compare marburys last 2 seasons to nashes last two.Marbury is just not on that level.
These rankings of marbury are based on what? Past performance? Because last year even when he did play he played limited minutes and didn't perform very well for most of the time he did play. and the season before that? He was probably at his worst ever. Yes you can rank marbury easily in top 10 based on prior years performances, but the last 2 season and maybe even 3 seasons, he's not in top 10 performance wise. His potnetial is top 10, but he's performed in the lower half of the middle of the pack avg PG.