Interesting podcast from The Athletic got me thinking. How many of these guys would you take ahead of Giannis if you’re going into a playoff series? And how does that affect his ranking overall as a player in this league?
February 3, 2021, 4:37pm
Probably all of them but butler and Luka. Not sure though
Bron KD Kawhi
Steph (please give him his splash bro too lol)
If Giannis isn’t even in the first 5 guys you would grab out of that list to lead you in a playoff series, is it fair to say he’s not a top 5 player in the league at this moment?
Jokic MVP truther starts Giannis slander thread
I would take Giannis ahead of everybody except Lebron, KD, Steph, Harden or Kawhi. That’s it
I’d put my money in the past Finals MVPs. They know how to win in the playoffs. Proven winners
Wait just last year everyone said he was the best player in the NBA.
Ready for this hot take
No bias I think it’s arguable Jokic has passed Giannis in player rankings when you look at their playoff success combined with current production.
I love Jokic, but no. This is the first time in Jokic’s career that he is in serious MVP consideration. Giannis is a 2x MVP and DPOY.
The fact that you even have to stop and consider so many names now is the point of the thread.
Everyone has been so in love with Giannis, (rightfully so, he’s been insanely dominant) over the last couple years and now it’s “would I really take him ahead of Jokic, AD or Steph in a playoff series?”
I’m waiting on the results of this season, but it is trending in that direction. True.
Id take Kyrie in a playoffs series over everyone on the list except Bron, KD and AD.
That doesnt mean hes a top 5 player but I know I dont have to worry about him in the playoffs.
Its a hard question because obviously none of us are GMs but If im “taking” Giannis I have the team around him to succeed.
Yes his game still needs work but a smarter coach would’ve won a ring with Giannis by now.
agreed, Budenholzer is not the right coach for Giannis and this Bucks team imo
I think I would ride with
Before Giannis in a playoff series
Pop would have 2 rings with Giannis already.