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How do the Suns #NBArank?


As I'm sure most of you are aware, ESPN has been ranking the players in the NBA from 500 down to 1.  Even though I know everyone has complete faith in the ability of ESPN to be educated, discerning, and unbiased, I thought we might discuss where they may have just slightly missed the mark with respect to our absentee beloved Suns.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/nbarank-pho-2011/nba-player-rankings-phoenix-suns

Any discussion on other player rankings is welcome.  I figured I'd give this a shot since it's at least somewhat tangentially related to a real basketball story (and not the lockout!)  A couple desultory musings after the vault...

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7119026/#nbarank-fact-sheet

This link shows that the Phoenix Suns had the fifth highest average player ranking of their top ten.  This made intuitive sense because the Suns have a team full of role players with one aging star.

I wouldn't put Hill above Gortat.  This seems more like a career achievement ranking than a present day performance ranking.  Right now, today, Gortat is the better player.

Brooks and Carter above Dudley and Frye?  Did anyone on the panel watch a single Suns game last season?

Kobe #7?  As a Suns fan it is required by statute that I dislike the guy, but would anyone really rather have Chris Paul than Kobe...  Why is Paul that high anyway, I think he's had the least success (winning) of anyone near the top of that list?  He may be the best point guard in the league (when healthy), but who really wants him over KD?

One more shameless promotion for brian13 - if you haven't already given him your picks I encourage you to do so.  Come on BTSOSers, let's get some quasi-real basketball discussion going! 

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