More Rings: Rose or Durant? – 50 NBA Hypotheticals to Ponder

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To continue on with some of the great debating that has been going on at Sir Charles in Charge, I threw out fifty hypothetical questions for you people to ponder and chew on for a little while.

In no particular fashion, here they are…

Who will end their career with more championship rings?

Kevin Durant or Derrick Rose?
Dwight Howard or LeBron James?
Steve Nash or Jason Kidd?
Chris Paul or Deron Williams?
Brandon Roy or Chris Bosh?

Which team will have more wins?

08-09 Cavaliers (66 wins) or 09-10 Cavaliers?
08-09 Knicks (32 wins) or 09-10 Knicks?
08-09 Hornets (49 wins) or 09-10 Hornets?
08-09 Jazz (48 wins) or 09-10 Jazz?
08-09 Trail Blazers (54 wins) or 09-10 Trail Blazers?

Which rookie will make an All-Star Game first?

Jonny Flynn?
Tyreke Evans?
Stephen Curry?
James Harden?
Hasheem Thabeet?

Which first year coach lasts the longest with their new team?

Kurt Rambis?
Eddie Jordan?
Flip Saunders?
John Kuester?
Paul Westphal?

Which free agent signing will finish the season with the most total points?

Ben Gordon?
Charlie Villanueva?
Hedo Turkoglu?
Ron Artest?
Trevor Ariza?

Who will miss the more games due to injury in the upcoming season?

Vince Carter or Grant Hill?
Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett?
Gilbert Arenas or Elton Brand?
Dwayne Wade or Kobe Bryant?
Tracy McGrady or Shaquille O’Neal?

Who plays the most NBA games in the next five years?

Allen Iverson?
Ricky Rubio?
Stephon Marbury?
Yao Ming?
Josh Childress?

Who will be the NBA Champions next season?

Los Angeles Lakers?
Boston Celtics?
Orlando Magic?
San Antonio Spurs?
Cleveland Cavaliers?

Who’s more likely to get selected to their first All-Star Game next season?

Rajon Rondo or Derrick Rose?
LaMarcus Aldridge or Rudy Gay?
David Lee or Joakim Noah?
O.J. Mayo or Eric Gordon?
Kevin Love or Blake Griffin?

Which center finishes with the best career (in terms of stats and accolades)?

Greg Oden?
Brook Lopez?
Andrew Bynum?
Marc Gasol?
Kendrick Perkins?

Let the debating being…

(Justin DeFeo is a co-lead blogger for Sir Charles in Charge. For more basketball discussion and/or material, you are encouraged to connect with him through Twitter or Facebook)

Topics: Blake Griffin, Brandon Roy, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Greg Oden, Hasheem Thabeet, James Harden, Jason Kidd, Jonny Flynn, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Kobe Bryant, New York Knicks, Ricky Rubio, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Curry, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Tyreke Evans, Utah Jazz

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  • http://davissportsdeli.com/wordpress/ Patrick

    I think Derrick Rose will finish with more championship rings than K.D. because D-Wade is coming to Chi-town in 2010.

    I think Tyreke Evans will make it to the All-Star game first because, well, I’m a Kings fan.

    I think Paul Westphal will last the longest of all the recently hired new coaches because Eddie Jordan coaches in Philly (a city of hatred), Flip Saunders has to deal with Gilbert Arenas’ injuries, Kurt Rambis is only in Minny for the money, and John Keuster has to deal with Joe Dumars’ impatience. Plus Westphal looks stable compared to guys like Reggie Theus and Eric Musselman.

    I think Ben Gordon is the F.A. who will score the most total points because that is literally all he does. Score. Nothing else.

    I think Tracy McGrady will miss the most games to injury next season because he is, for lack of a better word, a pussy.

    I think Derrick Rose is the player most likely to make his first All-Star appearance, but I think Kevin Durant should be on that list. And, if he was, I’d pick K.D.

    I think Brook Lopez will finish with the best career of those centers. Mostly because Andrew Bynum will be out chasing women and partying while Lopez writes comic books and Oden sulks in a corner somewhere (unfortunately).

  • http://www.twitter.com/justindefeo Justin DeFeo

    Patrick,

    Can’t argue with any of your predictions really, though I don’t share your Kings loyalty.

    For the sake of the Nets I really hope you’re right with Brook. I do think this is the season he makes a leap.

    The only reason Kevin Durant was left off the list is because I was trying to match guys up whose prospects on next years all-star game are similiar. I, like you, feel Kevin Durant is a lock next year for the ASG.

  • mark

    Who will end their career with more championship rings?

    Kevin Durant or Derrick Rose?
    Rose

    Dwight Howard or LeBron James?
    LeBron James

    Steve Nash or Jason Kidd?
    0 each.

    Chris Paul or Deron Williams?
    0 each.

    Brandon Roy or Chris Bosh?
    Roy with one.

    Which team will have more wins?

    08-09 Cavaliers (66 wins)
    09-10 Knicks
    08-09 Hornets (49 wins)
    09-10 Jazz
    08-09 Trail Blazers (54 wins)

    Which rookie will make an All-Star Game first?

    James Harden

    Which first year coach lasts the longest with their new team?

    Westphal

    Which free agent signing will finish the season with the most total points?

    Ben Gordon

    Who will miss the more games due to injury in the upcoming season?

    Vince Carter or Grant Hill?
    Vince Carter

    Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett?
    Garnett

    Gilbert Arenas or Elton Brand?
    Brand

    Dwayne Wade or Kobe Bryant?
    Wade

    Tracy McGrady or Shaquille O’Neal?
    O’Neal

    Who plays the most NBA games in the next five years?

    Allen Iverson

    Who will be the NBA Champions next season?

    San Antonio Spurs

    Who’s more likely to get selected to their first All-Star Game next season?

    Derrick Rose
    Rudy Gay
    Joakim Noah
    O.J. Mayo
    Kevin Love

    Which center finishes with the best career (in terms of stats and accolades)?

    Brook Lopez

  • http://www.twitter.com/justindefeo Justin DeFeo

    Mark, thanks for all the input.

    First off all, only two comments in, but I’m surprised there has been two votes for Rose over Durant on championships, I’d prob. go Durant on that one.

    I think you were dead on with the team wins.

    I don’t think Harden will ASG material ever in his career. He seems to have the least star potential. I think he’ll be a solid 17, 18 ppg player in the league someday, but maybe not quite a star.

    I like the Iverson call on the NBA games in the next 5 years.

  • mark

    I don’t think any of those rookies will make an all-star game, but Harden seems to be the only option at SG for his team for now. Flynn’s the only other one with a shot but I don’t see him making it with the other PGs in the West and the possibility of Rubio coming and taking his job. Isn’t Evans playing the same position as Kevin Martin? Or is he a PG? I’ll admit I don’t really follow college sports at all and really did not pay much attention to this years’ draft outside of team’s picks. Now that I think of it I’d probably go with Thabeet just because he is a center.

    I picked Rose because I’m a Bulls fan. I really don’t think either player will win one. Maybe one or two combined between the two of them.

    I think Iverson was an easy choice. Rubio doesn’t appear to be coming over here yet. Yao may be finished. Marbury’s too busy videotaping himself on drugs and Childress looks to be content froing it up in Europe.

    The only team win pick I’m not confident in is Utah. I think they might disappoint. The Knicks have seemingly endless suck potential, so I wouldn’t be surprised no matter what happens there. The Blazers didn’t add anything while a lot of teams got better. The Hornets seem to be at a roster stalemate as well. The Cavs are not a 66 win team.

  • mark

    out of my team’s picks* (in the first paragraph)

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    Stephon Curry will make an all-star game first, just because I think a few of those guys will never sniff an All-star game (Beet and Harden), and the others are more of a work in progress (Evans might be best player out of all of them when all is said and done)

    Most NBA game next five years- Yao.

    Marbury will have killed himself, Rubio will hold out for probably another year or two, AI is hated. Childress is garbage, stay in Europe bitch.

    Champs next season, Lakers.

    Which free agent signing will score most points, has to be between Gordon and Villanueva. I’ll say Gordon.

    Too many good players in La. Ariza is not a big scorer and never will be, and Turkoglu… actually migh have to go with Turk on this one, just because Toronto’s not very good.

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    Actually Ariza might have to be a big scorer in Houston… but not sure he’s capable. Anyways, Artest is the only one completely out of the mix.

  • http://pacmanjonesin.com Drew

    Toronto’s not very good?! Maybe question #51 should be: Will Toronto or Detroit win more games next season?

    I’m going with Toronto and it won’t even be that close.

    BTW, Rose will definitely end his career with more rings than KD

  • http://lifeondumars.com/ toasterhands

    Toronto will proably win more games, but that does not mean they’re any good

  • http://www.twitter.com/justindefeo Justin DeFeo

    I really don’t think its as foregone that Rose will outdo KD.

    Also I think for the rookies that Evans and Flynn have the most star potential. Curry next, then Harden and Thabeet below them.

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