Thought this would be an interesting thread to have to create some discussion inbetween the NBA Finals games.
Who would you currently have as the top 5 best players for each position, that currently plays in the NBA?
1) D Rose
3) P Gasol
The point guards were the easiest to pick for me but probably the hardest to separate. I suppose you could genuinely make a case for most of the 5 to be in any of the ranking positions from 1-5.
Shooting guards were the hardest to pick. After Kobe and Wade there's a big difference in quality. I had to fit Harden and Ginobli in there somewhere, both excellent 6th men, although I'm sure some will think that I should have a starter ahead of them.
Small forwards, LeBron, Durant and Melo are far ahead as the top 3. Perhaps Iguodala and Pierce are unlucky to miss out here, although I love Deng and feel he deserves recognition. He plays more minutes than anyone in the NBA and his energy is huge.
Power forwards, perhaps David Lee and Josh Smith could have good arguments to be included somewhere but I'm pretty happy with my 5 here.
As for centers, Howard and Bynum are miles ahead of anyone in the league. I think I've got my 5 pretty much spot on here, I'd have M Gasol just behind Cousins in the pecking order. There's little or nothing between Gortat, Gasol and Cousins IMO.
So, there's my selections. I look forward to the criticism and abuse
Who are your picks?