March 09, 2006

Under the radar: NBA's top 5 role players.

posted by justgary to basketball at 05:35 PM - 5 comments

Nice to see AG getting some love. He was a terrific player with the Celtics, but shitty teams really don't have room for guys with his skillset. I guess they should have room, since they're a shitty team. I don't know why that would be.

posted by yerfatma at 05:49 PM on March 09, 2006

Griffin is one of those players that, if you just look at the stat sheet, you wonder why he is playing; but when you see him all over the court, you almost wish there were two or three more just like him. I was glad when Dallas brought him back because I remembered what he added in his first tour. I think he really solidified the team.

posted by graymatters at 06:32 PM on March 09, 2006

Shout out to Delonte West of the Celtics. He's done a remarkable job this year also.

posted by sportluvr at 06:32 PM on March 09, 2006

I think it is bull crap about excluding players who may not be around for the playoffs, especially Trenton Hassell. He and KG are the only 2 starters who remain from the beginning of the season, and he has helped out almost as much as the big ticket. Yeah, KG is KG, and you cant compare that to anything except a Duncan, but Hassell has helped out that core of the T'wolves, especially on defense. Heck with not making the playoffs (and they still kinda do have a shot, its unlikely, but they still could make it), Hassell is still one of the best under the radar players

posted by zachaweenus at 08:11 PM on March 09, 2006

quentin ross is an apropo mention. i don't think people outside of l.a. know how good of a stopper he is.

posted by ninjavshippo at 08:27 PM on March 09, 2006

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