battle of the hoops unicorns —2—

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Poll Results

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brow 9
giannis 4
simmons 2
embiid 1


lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 02:17 (six months ago) Permalink

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lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 02:22 (six months ago) Permalink

after watching brow demolish the blazers, it was hard to vote against him. I always was a big admirer, but its only lately he's found his fire.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 20 April 2018 05:09 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah after boogie went down he really turned up

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 06:05 (six months ago) Permalink

this is impossible. can't even narrow it down to 2.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 20 April 2018 15:56 (six months ago) Permalink

there can be only one (uni means one, one corn)

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 15:57 (six months ago) Permalink

btw my dad just texted me asking if i like simmons or giannis better

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 15:58 (six months ago) Permalink

like, like LIKE or just like?? *rests chin on palms*

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:00 (six months ago) Permalink

lol

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 16:00 (six months ago) Permalink

hahaaa

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:29 (six months ago) Permalink

This is pretty hard, you've got basically two rookies (as far as playing time goes) and two guys who we kinda know who they are and what they will be (brow, freak). Brow is already better than all these guys but he's probably pretty close to his ceiling? Giannis will cap out at what we saw from him in the first two months of this season (which was a top 5-7 player) unless he develops a shot outside of 8. Just dont see how see how he becomes better than brow or Embiid unless he does. ditto simmons. But both can be terrors on defense as well and can affect the game in a lot of ways. idk hard to go against brow atm w how he's ballin, he's def more refined.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 20 April 2018 16:54 (six months ago) Permalink

giannis shot will prob improve to what extent is does will go a long way towards determining his ceiling, simmons will never be able to shoot

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:01 (six months ago) Permalink

giannis is already ok with that bank shot from 8-10 feet, plus he can just drop step/dunk from there.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 20 April 2018 17:04 (six months ago) Permalink

i think these are my rankings

1 brow
2 giannis
3 embiid
4 simmons

but tbh who knows so much depends on ~development~ which is tuff to project, id say brow and giannis have proven their ability to develop more than the two sixers but on the other hand the sixers are both starting at an insanely high level of talent, simmons having the most broken jumper in the history of the world will limit him imo unless... he plays center? embiids mindtype is maybe a limiting factor for him and of course the injury history is worrying

brow is the safe bet in that hes in his prime now and is already an unstoppable beast, the other guys still have some work to do to get there

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:10 (six months ago) Permalink

watching brow work v portland is nuts, like he can dominate on hustle/athleticism alone, but then he also does basketball skill things insanely well too

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:15 (six months ago) Permalink

im suspicious of simmons mindtype too tbh he seems like a vain dick who doesnt listen to anyone

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:17 (six months ago) Permalink

dads back now hes got 3 of the 4 in the mix

Simmons is better than Giannis rookie year
How about embid? If he stays healthy he's a monster

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 17:48 (six months ago) Permalink

Just dont see how see how he becomes better than brow or Embiid unless he does. ditto simmons.
giannis shot will prob improve to what extent it does will go a long way towards determining his ceiling, simmons will never be able to shoot

But Simmons passing is already elite as a rookie, and Giannis's's is avg.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 20 April 2018 18:39 (six months ago) Permalink

scary to think about either simmons or embiid becoming better than giannis or brow bcuz then you're prob talking about... the best player in the NBA and another top 3 guy?

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 April 2018 18:42 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah to me giannis has two pretty big weaknesses: below avg shooter and below avg passer

ben has one massive weakness: shooting

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 20 April 2018 18:44 (six months ago) Permalink

if simmons and embiid continue up they will def have two top 5 guys in the league in give or take 3 years

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 20 April 2018 18:45 (six months ago) Permalink

i think i'd go

1. brow
2. giannis
3. simmons
4. embiid

any ordering here would be defensible tho and it's not hard to imagine embiid and simmons being 1-2 on this list in 3-5 years.

i do think that the bigger sample sizes for the older players still matter. they've played more and have already established the realization of their upside. things can still go wrong for simmons & embiid in terms of growing their games.

i think embiid has to be fourth in this group simply due to health. i'd take giannis over simmons right now bcuz he's far more developed as a scorer--passing is great and simmons probably will be an all timer in that regard but putting up 27 a game is prob still more valuable.

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 April 2018 18:46 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah to me giannis has two pretty big weaknesses: below avg shooter and below avg passer

ben has one massive weakness: shooting

― they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, April 20, 2018 2:44 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what giannis is a real good passer

lag∞n, Friday, 20 April 2018 19:03 (six months ago) Permalink

brow is tops now, i think embiid has the highest ceiling

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:31 (six months ago) Permalink

nah..in a battle of ceilings I think embiid is probably third. to be clear all three guys have like top 25 all time potential

k3vin k., Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:35 (six months ago) Permalink

we are blessed

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:39 (six months ago) Permalink

embiid is rudy gobert with 3 point range and swagger

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:41 (six months ago) Permalink

And midrange game and post game

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:51 (six months ago) Permalink

*clicks like*

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 21 April 2018 01:54 (six months ago) Permalink

I wanna go dark horse here and say Simmons

I’ve watched a a lot of that guy an there’s just so much talent packed into him and I think being a vain dick will actually help him flex it to destroy ppl

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Worry is that it will prevent him from listening to anyone and become a shooter outside of 5 feet like ever

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:38 (six months ago) Permalink

Real talk tho I love all these guys and it’s amazing that we still have probably the third best player ever still in the league the greatest shooter ever in the league and then a pack of possible all timers ready to take over possibly any moment

gritty tigger reboot (agent hibachi), Sunday, 22 April 2018 20:39 (six months ago) Permalink

the nba is good

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 22 April 2018 21:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:01 (six months ago) Permalink

still think I have to vote brow

k3vin k., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:01 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah i figure if any of these guys is a lock to be top 10 all time it's brow

Clay, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:10 (six months ago) Permalink

putting brow on this list is not really fair to the others

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:16 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah for sure, tho he's only re-separated himself pretty recently. at the all-star break, giannis was a legit MVP candidate and embiid was starting to really dominate, while davis was kind of being overshadowed by boogie. I bet a poll from then would be closer

― k3vin k., Monday, April 23, 2018 10:28 PM (fifty seconds ago)

k3vin k., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:29 (six months ago) Permalink

ppl were soo jumping the gun abt giannis, he has mvp talent but theres a lot about his game that needs polishing, just like any young player entering their prime

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:45 (six months ago) Permalink

putting brow on this list is not really fair to the others

― J0rdan S., Monday, April 23, 2018 9:16 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it had to be done im sry, if u want to be the unicorn youve got to beat the unicorn

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:46 (six months ago) Permalink

come at the 'corn best not miss

Clay, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:07 (six months ago) Permalink

paul george is really awesome, it will be a shame if he goes to the lakers

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:13 (six months ago) Permalink

whoops wrong thread...

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:13 (six months ago) Permalink

voted simmons just bc v impressed by his composure

, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:10 (six months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Forgot to vote, but I would have Embiided.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 01:16 (six months ago) Permalink

man joel needed some votes too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 04:21 (six months ago) Permalink


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