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Sunday December 17, 2006 10:51 am

Dropping Dimes Staff Week Eight Position Rankings

Chris Paul is pretty goodThe holidays are creeping near.  Those of you that own any Warriors, Grizzlies, Nets, Hornets, Knicks, Raptors or Jazz got an early present this year as they each have four games to fill your box scores.  So, warm up the yule log and spike the egg nog…Here are the rankings for week eight.  First, let’s see how many games each team plays for the week.

Atlanta Hawks - 3; Boston Celtics - 2; Charlotte Bobcats - 3; Chicago Bulls - 3; Cleveland Cavaliers - 3; Dallas Mavericks - 3; Denver Nuggets - 3; Detroit Pistons - 2; Golden State Warriors - 4; Houston Rockets - 3; Indiana Pacers - 3; Los Angeles Clippers - 3; Los Angeles Lakers - 3; Memphis Grizzlies - 4; Miami Heat - 3; Milwaukee Bucks - 3; Minnesota Timberwolves - 3; New Jersey Nets - 4; New Orleans Hornets - 4; New York Knicks - 4; Orlando Magic - 3; Philadelphia 76ers - 3; Phoenix Suns - 3; Portland Trail Blazers - 2; Sacramento Kings - 3; San Antonio Spurs - 3; Seattle Supersonics - 3; Toronto Raptors - 4; Utah Jazz - 4; Washington Wizards - 3

(Note: Rankings were compilied prior to Saturday night’s Knicks/Nuggets brawl.  These will not account for pending suspensions)

POINT GUARDS

1. Chris Paul (1.50) - A four game week coupled with being simply studly gets Paul top honors
2. Jason Kidd (2.50) - Not far behind…
3. Gilbert Arenas (3.00)
4. Baron Davis (3.50)
5. Steve Nash (4.50)
6. Deron Williams (7.00)
7. Mike Bibby (8.00)
7. T. J. Ford (8.00)
9. Tony Parker (9.00)
10. Ray Felton (11.50)
11. Kirk Hinrich (12.50)
11. Andre Miller (12.50) - Iverson to Denver rumors continue to swirl
13. Allen Iverson (14.00)
14. Chauncey Billups (15.00)
15. Jason Terry (16.00)


SHOOTING GUARDS

1. Kobe Bryant (1.50)
2. Vince Carter (2.00)
3. Dwyane Wade (2.50)
4. Joe Johnson (4.50) - Back from his calf injury and looks fully healthy to me!
5. Michael Redd (5.00)
6. Andre Iguodala (6.00) - I’m sure he misses Iverson, but if you own Iguodala, I’m sure you don’t
7. Manu Ginobili (7.00)
8. Kevin Martin (8.00)
9. Jamal Crawford (11.50) - Four games and no Steve Francis will provide a nice week
10. Ricky Davis (12.00)
11.Raja Bell (12.50)
11. Monta Ellis (12.50)
13. Richard Hamilton (13.00)
14. Larry Hughes (14.00) - He’s baaaaack.  For now.
15. Morris Peterson (14.50)


SMALL FORWARDS

1. Lebron James (1.00) - Like this surprises you at this point
2. Shawn Marion (2.00)
3. Carmelo Anthony (3.00) - See note above
4. Rashard Lewis (4.00)
5. Ron Artest (5.50)
6. Josh Smith (6.50)
7. Richard Jefferson (7.00)
8. Caron Butler (8.50)
9. Josh Howard (9.50)
10. Mike Miller (12.50)
10. Mikael Pietrus (12.50) - Four games and a banged up Troy Murphy will mean good things for Pietrus
12. Paul Pierce (13.00)
13. Andres Nocioni (13.50)
14. Andrei Kirilenko (14.00) - Also four games, but isn’t the same AK47 of years past
15. Luol Deng (15.50)


POWER FORWARDS

1. Kevin Garnett (1.00) - Think he has “AI” on his wish list?
2. Dirk Nowitzki (2.00)
3. Elton Brand (3.50)
3. Dwight Howard (3.50)
5. Antawn Jamison (5.00)
6. Al Harrington (6.50)
7.Chris Webber (9.00)
7. Charlie Villanueva (9.00)
7. Drew Gooden (9.00)
10. Chris Wilcox (9.50)
11. Udonis Haslem (13.00)
12. Anderson Varejao (13.50) - Wild Thing has been raking in the boards, and he’s fun to watch
13. Zach Randolph (14.50)
14. Hakim Warrick (15.00)
15. David Lee (16.00)


CENTERS

1. Yao Ming (1.50)
2. Carlos Boozer (2.00) - Four games and all-star calibur play vault Boozer to #2 this week
3. Tim Duncan (2.50)
4. Amare Stoudemire (4.50)
5. Chris Bosh (6.00) - Knee injury to monitor, but he should return this week
5. Jermaine O’Neal (6.00)
5. Mehmet Okur (6.00)
8. Eddie Curry (8.50)
9. Ben Wallace (9.00)
10. Emeka Okafor (10.50)
11. Brad Miller (11.00)
12. Marcus Camby (11.50)
13. Andris Biedrins (12.50) - See “Pietrus, Mikael”
14. Nenad Krstic (15.00)
15. Samuel Dalembert (15.50)

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Comments:

On JR Smith, Yep i think he’s been a great addition and could be one of the keys for the nuggets gold rush… but the past brawl that resulted for a 10 game suspension for mister smith could be his downfall from the rankings…

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