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Old 06-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Has Battier had best NBA career for Duke?

Has Shane Battier had the best NBA career for a Duke player?

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No ...

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Luol Deng/Elton Brand better
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Default Re: Has Battier had best NBA career for Duke?

Even with the injuries Hill has had a better career. Elton had a way better career than Shane also.
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Hill's nba experience can't be called a career

he is finishing strong though

I think Shane found his NBA niche and filled it consistently as well as any Duke player has.
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Hill's nba experience can't be called a career

What?

He was an ELITE LeBron esque type player from his rookie year (1994) until 2000.

And even post huge ankle surgeries is still a starting SF and one of the best defenders in the league.

He was an MVP caliber type player for a 5 to 6 year stretch.

Battier can never even sniff being that type of player.

Brand too was MVP quality for a long while.
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Grant Hill.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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What?

He was an ELITE LeBron esque type player from his rookie year (1994) until 2000.

And even post huge ankle surgeries is still a starting SF and one of the best defenders in the league.

He was an MVP caliber type player for a 5 to 6 year stretch.

Battier can never even sniff being that type of player.

Brand too was MVP quality for a long while.
all that is true.....also never won a playoff series


maybe last few years he got out of first round with phoenix......in fact it was 2009-10..but during that so called mvp stretch......he was t-macking.


he's a great guy, so reporters don't bring it up...but it's true...


Shane came into the league and found his role..and has consistently delivered in that capacity since he's been in the league

better than any other Duke player has at filling their role on their teams...consistently
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all that is true.....also never won a playoff series
But you're comparing a role player to a franchise player ...

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all that is true.....also never won a playoff series


maybe last few years he got out of first round with phoenix......in fact it was 2009-10..but during that so called mvp stretch......he was t-macking.


he's a great guy, so reporters don't bring it up...but it's true...


Shane came into the league and found his role..and has consistently delivered in that capacity since he's been in the league

better than any other Duke player has at filling their role on their teams...consistently

Absurd.

Hill is a career 17.5/6.5 reb/4 assist guy playing 34 minutes per gm.

Battier is a career 9.6/4.7 reb/2 assist guy playing 33 minutes per gm.

Role player? Hill's been the designated defender on a team that gives him virtually no help while in his late 30's. It's pretty freaking remarkable given his history.

You really want to focus on Hill's playoff record?

Battier's teams lost all 5 first round series, being swept in 3 of them, before winning one in his 6th attempt.

Hill had been in 6 series (one that he couldn't complete due to injury), being swept in 3 of them, prior to advancing on his 7th attempt. Huge difference, huh?

I love Battier's game. A big fan. He has nothing to apologize for in his career. Neither does Hill, and despite injuries that almost ended his career, he'll end up playing more games at a higher level.
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Hill's nba experience can't be called a career

he is finishing strong though

I think Shane found his NBA niche and filled it consistently as well as any Duke player has.
yeah, He was great, but he was only in the league for 2 10 day contracts.


WTF dude, hes played almost 1000 games in the nba averaging 18,6 and 4. Not to mention the 6 all star selections.
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1. Grant Hill.
2. Elton Brand.
3. Carlos Boozer.
4. Christian Laettner.
5. Luol Deng.

Amended - forgot about Boozer.

Battier never made one All-Star game.

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1. Grant Hill.
2. Elton Brand.
3. Christian Laettner.
4. Luol Deng.

Battier never made one All-Star game.

Laettner???

Amazing how aging quickly and a bad recent playoff series makes people forget Carlos Boozer. Career double/double, couple all star games, multiple Top 10's in both rebounding and FG% .

Certainly worthy of mention above Laettner.
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isn't Boozer from Duke?
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Hill's nba experience can't be called a career

he is finishing strong though

I think Shane found his NBA niche and filled it consistently as well as any Duke player has.


To the bolded part.

From the mid 90's to the early 2000's, Hill was an annual all-star and considered the leagues most complete player sort of like Lebron is today. Not as elite and as physical a force of course, but in terms of versatility and complete-nature to fill every need, Hill was that type of player. That alone trumps anything Shane Battier has done BY FAR.

Seriously.... .

The thread question itself is just so much fail, especially when you consider players like Brand (co-rookie of year, 2 time all-star, best player on team for many years) and Deng.
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