Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Rosen: Best Backcourts in the League

Tony, Charley Rosen says we're
the best backcourt in the league.
Our favorite columnist Charley Rosen has written another piece, this time it's about the best guard tandems in the league. He ranked the top 5 and bottom 5. Surprisingly, he did not put BDiddy and JRich in the bottom 5. Check out the rankings:
Top 5
1. Tony Parker-Manu Ginobili (San Antonio)
2. Chauncey Billups-Richard Hamilton (Detroit)
3. Ray Allen-Luke Ridnour (Seattle)
4. Jason Kidd-Vince Carter (New Jersey)
5. LeBron James-Eric Snow/Damon Jones (Cleveland)
Getting closer: Dwyane Wade-Jason Williams (Miami), T.J. Ford-Michael Redd (Milwaukee), Gilbert Arenas-Antonio Daniels (Washington).

Worst 5
1. Speedy Claxton-J.R. Smith (New Orleans)
2. Sebastian Telfair-Juan Dixon (Portland)
3. Milt Palacio/Keith McLeod and Devon Brown/Gordan Giricek (Utah)
4. Troy Hudson/Marko Jaric and Trenton Hassell (Minnesota)
5. Stephon Marbury and Jamal Crawford (New York)
On the precipice: Damon Stoudamire-Mike Miller (Memphis) and Mike Bibby-Bonzi Wells (Sacramento).
As always, Charley has a different perspective on the NBA than I do. Baron and JRich should be top 5 easily. You can see that he's basing his decisions off the success of the team which isn't a bad way to rank players. But I don't think it's a fair way to look at it. You should rank them based on if they all had the same supporting cast and coach. There's a reason Parker and Manu play well, there's this big power forward down low who seems to win MVP's right and left. Yea, Tim Duncan makes them better players. Consider this, would you take Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili over Baron and JRich if Parker and Manu played for the Warriors? Probably not. I think Tony Parker is a very good point guard, but I don't think him and Manu make up the best guard tandem in the league. Also, I'll take LeBron or Wade and pair either one with Joe Shmoe over any of those tandems he's ranked.

Who are your top 5 and bottom 5 guard tandems?


At 4:02 PM, Blogger Still Boz Ballin said...

Garbage. Complete garbage. RIDNOUR? Sure he is with Jesus Shuttlesworth in the backcourt but Luke Ridnour? Rosen needs to look at some numbers. Or stop hitting the pipe.
Now that Baron and JRich got their first trianing camp in together and a chance to practice with each other, look out.

At 11:43 AM, Blogger BBallBlog said...

I agree. The fact that he doesn't have Baron & Jason in his top five, and Bibby/Wells near his worst five, his mind-boggling.

Can he just stop writing columns already? Or at least stop getting PAID to write them? My grandma could churn out better stuff than that, and she passed away months ago.


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