therealdeal wrote:If Dwight is healthy and motivated he's certainly a top 10 player in the league.
Harden isn't yet.
Agree on Dwight and disagree on Harden.
As you said, when healthy and motivated, which I assume Dwight to be 100% on both, he's easily a top 10. I'd say top 5-6. LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Rose, CP3, Dwight. However, his impact on the game when he's at his best can be argued as a top 3 even if other peoples numbers trump his.
Harden is a top 5 scorer in the NBA. I think last year went Durant/Melo/Kobe/Bron/Harden. Great ability to create his own shot, attack the basket and is pretty skilled. He's also a very good play maker considering he's a shooting guard.
Factor in Parsons who I think is a good third guy/super role player and some young guys with talent (Beverly/D Mo/ Terrance Jones) Morey's built something special. I think what'll hold them back is Asik. Good player but not a good fit given Dwight's offensive flaws. If they had a Ryand Andersen instead of Asik, I'd have them in the WCF. It's a shame Royce White is how he is because he'd be a tremendous fit.
Morey has also positioned himself to have another surplus of cap space in 2015. Most presume it's to go after Aldridge. If that happens, Dwight is getting his ring.