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    Default Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    He has the ability to do just that.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Okay, and now what?

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Slayer View Post
    He has the ability to do just that.
    He needs to prove that in this decade

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    OP is from Puerto Rico

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrFonzworth View Post
    OP is from Puerto Rico
    I actually live in the USA. New York state to be specific.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    The sky is the limit for him.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Slayer View Post
    He has the ability to do just that.
    I'm not sure about that.

    His pedigree indicates that he'll fall short of that.

    The current top 5 were all instant impact guys. Within a year they were superstars, and some were superstars even before entering the league.

    The 4 year ramp up for Giannis foreshadows his future, imo. Water always finds its level as they say.

    After 7 seasons his career average is still only 20/4/9. That is telling us something i.e. dont be fooled by his peak.

    This is the same issue with a guy like Kawhi.
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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Curry and Giannis can still make Goat status imo.

    They need a lot going for them, but they still have a lot of years ahead and a very good resume

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by soots View Post
    Curry and Giannis can still make Goat status imo.

    They need a lot going for them, but they still have a lot of years ahead and a very good resume
    They would need to do a lot to get there, but it's not impossible because they are still youngish. Top 5 is nearly cemented though:

    Top 3 CEMENTED
    LeBron
    Kareem
    Russell

    Following two
    Shaq
    Jordan?

    So Curry or Giannis would have to push out Shaq or Jordan. Tough, but I guess it's possible.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    I'm not sure about that.

    His pedigree indicates that he'll fall short of that.

    The current top 5 were all instant impact guys. Within a year they were superstars, and some were superstars even before entering the league.

    The 4 year ramp up for Giannis foreshadows his future, imo. Water always finds its level as they say.

    After 7 seasons his career average is still only 20/4/9. That is telling us something i.e. dont be fooled by his peak.

    This is the same issue with a guy like Kawhi.
    Kobe's first 2 years weren't great either. It's called improving lol.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Let's wait and see what he does in the playoffs. A lot of people thought Charles Barkley would end up top 10. He certainly had the skills and athleticism to accomplish that, but things didn't exactly pan out that way. It will be interesting to see how Giannis' career goes over the next 5 years in particular.

    I'm rooting for him, but I feel his heavy reliance on the fake left, spin right or fake left and go right, without an arsenal of post moves or outside shot will ultimately hurt him when it matters the most.

    He's an amazing athletic specimen but has to improve in some areas.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    True--but one key difference is Barkley won 1 MVP in his entire career. Giannis is going to have 2 by age 25. Only KAJ and LeBron have had 2+ MVP's at that age I believe.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    already better than libron who's top 11-15ish on the goat list, so yes.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbugz View Post
    already better than libron who's top 11-15ish on the goat list, so yes.
    Well...lol No

    LeBron is already ahead of MJ so if Giannis is ahead of LBJ he is obviously ahead of MJ.

    Top 3 CEMENTED

    LBJ, KAJ, Russell

    Next two

    Shaq, MJ

    That is top 5. Giannis could push Shaq or MJ out, possibly. Cracking into the top 3 though? Not a chance.

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    Default Re: Giannis has the potential to be a top 5 player of all-time.

    7ft with coordination. Athleticism comparison to Lebron and is starting to get his jump shot going. My friends.... This guy is going to be a top 10 for sure.

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