Steve Nash: The League’s Third-Best Player

July 20th, 2010 by Joseph Edmondson Leave a reply »
If I were to give you a list of best players, would it include LeBron James?

What about Dwyane Wade or Kobe Bryant?

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul surely could be on the list as well.

If those five players ended up on that list, would you agree with the merits used to create the list? I realize you could debate the order, of course, but if they’re all ranked using the same formula, it’s just a matter of numbers.

What if I told you all of those players were in the top ten? Hopefully you’d wonder who else made the top ten.

Admittedly, I’ve played with different ways to analyze statistics for some time. I’ve asked for help from Bleacher Report contributors and personal friends. I’ve even used my gut which may be mistaken. The truth is that this list isn’t ridiculous if you agree with those five players I first mentioned being on top.

The problem is the order and the placement of the other players I haven’t mentioned. For instance, if I told you Steve Nash was the third-best player in the league using that same formula, I’m sure you’d disagree. You&rsq ...

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