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    imgv94
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    Top 50 Active NBA Players list.

    WTF Elton Brand #50??????
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7392790



    1. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs: All he does is help everybody win rings.
    2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers: The challenge heightens this season.
    3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: When and where will he go?
    4. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns: This could be his last best chance to win.
    5. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics: This could be another MVP season.
    6. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks: This is the year to get over the hump.
    7. Tracy McGrady, Houston Rockets: He proved there's plenty left in the tank.
    8. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat: How will he respond from double-surgery?
    9. Yao Ming, Houston Rockets: His talent is obvious, but winning is not.
    10. Shaquille O'Neal, Miami Heat: It's hard to figure just where he fits anymore.



    Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade enter this season with health issues. ( / Getty Images)


    11. Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns: If knees are sound, he'll keep getting better.
    12. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets: Probably the best pure post scorer.
    13. Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets: Age and knees notwithstanding, he's amazing.
    14. Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets: He may be the best little guy to ever play.
    15. Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors: His knee is an issue, but he proved a lot last season.
    16. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic: Great on offensive glass and running the floor.
    17. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs: So quick, it's as if he's playing on roller skates.
    18. Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana Pacers: He needs this season to prove he's still a star.
    19. Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards: As explosive scoring the ball as anybody.
    20. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics: Will his ego get in the way of success for the Celts?
    21. Ray Allen: Boston Celtics: The finest pure shooter in the game, but those ankles.
    22. Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets: The game is still there in flashes, but for how long?
    23. Shawn Marion, Phoenix Suns: For all the whining, he should do more in postseason.
    24. Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz: He proved last season he was worth all the money.
    25. Pau Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies: This year is pivotal to prove he is a star.
    26. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz: He raced into elite status last season; can he sustain it?
    27. Baron Davis, Golden State Warriors: If he's healthy, he's as good as anybody.
    28. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs: The wild card who makes the Spurs unbeatable.
    29. Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons: Mr. Big Shot has to prove he's still got it.
    30. Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic: Does he have the head to be the man?
    31. Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons: For them to win, he's got to keep his cool.
    32. Zach Randolph, New York Knicks: Is there room in the post for him with Curry?
    33. Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks: Ranks with his predecessor Allen as pure shooter.
    34. Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls: Proved last season he has star qualities in his game.
    35. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets: He'll bounce back strong from ankle problem.
    36. Joe Johnson, Atlanta Hawks: His talent is undeniable, but can he win here?
    37. Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls: Disappointing against Pistons, but he's ascending.
    38. Josh Howard, Dallas Mavericks: His next step is to shine in postseason.
    39. Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons: The roadrunner will get the edge every time.
    40. Ben Gordon: Chicago Bulls: His so explosive, but can he be consistent?
    41. Marcus Camby, Denver Nuggets: A dominant rebounder and shot-blocker.
    42. Tyson Chandler, New Orleans Hornets: He came on so strong, can he do it again?
    43. Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls: The fade was slight but apparent; what's next?
    44. Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers: Repeat of last season and he's way up there.
    45. Ron Artest, Sacramento Kings: Unpredictable nightmare at both ends of spectrum.
    46. Caron Butler, Washington Wizards: Proving critics wrong his whole life.
    47. Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats: Injuries prevent him from being much higher.
    48. Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards: Great offensive player, needs to do more.
    49. Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies: Has great overall offensive game.
    50. Elton Brand, Los Angeles Clippers: He's out for awhile but too special to overlook.

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    rm18
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    The list is decent overall, I guess maybe they are punishing him for being hurt? Brand is top 15

    Omissions:
    Richard Jefferson
    Tayshaun Prince
    Eddy Curry
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    Gerald Wallace
    Lamar Odom
    Last edited by rm18; 11-03-07 at 03:59 AM. Reason: list correction

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    rm18
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    my top 10

    1. Duncan
    2. Ming
    3. Nowitzki
    4. Garnett
    5. Bryant
    6. Nash
    7. McGrady
    8. Wade
    9. James
    10 Arenas

    BTP
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    jjgold
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    so debatable, you could almost flip any of the top 15 or so in any order.

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    LargeMouthBass
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    32. Zach Randolph
    34. Luol Deng
    40. Ben Gordon
    42. Tyson Chandler
    49. Mike Miller

    These guys don't belong on the list...

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