Which Division has the best White team?

Discussion in 'NBA' started by EVROPA, Oct 18, 2017.


    EVROPA Newbie

    Oct 18, 2017
    Curious what you guys would consider the best division and why, bring up anyone you think should be named that's left out.
    Will do in two posts, first the East then West

    -Eastern Conference-

    Atlantic Division:
    Centers - Jonas Valanciuanas(Raptors), Aaron Baynes(Celtics), Willy Hernangomez(Knicks), Timofey Mozgov(Nets), Jakob Poeltl(Raptors), Tyler Zeller(Nets), Luke Kornet(Knicks)

    Power Forwards - Kristaps Porzingis(Knicks), Dario Saric(76ers), Daniel Theis(Celtics)

    Small Forwards - Gordon Hayward(Celtics), Doug McDermott(Knicks), Mindaugas Kuzminskas(Knicks)

    Shooting Guards - J.J Redick(76ers), Nik Stauskas(76ers), Joe Harris(Nets), Ron Baker(Knicks)

    Point Guards - T.J. McConnell(76ers)

    Central Division:
    Centers - Spencer Hawes(Bucks), Boban Marjanovic(Pistons), Henry Ellenson(Pistons),Ante Zizic(Cavs), Domantas Sabonis(Pacers)

    Power Forwards - Kevin Love(Cavs), Nikola Mirotic(Bulls), Lauri Markkanen(Bulls), Jon Leuer(Pistons), Mirza Teletovic(Bucks), T.J. Leaf(Pacers) *keynote, born in Israel but no Jewish heritage.

    Small Forwards - Bojan Bogdanovic(Pacers), Cedi Osman(Cavs) * Fully European mother, however the Turkish side is a gamble how European.

    Shooting Guards - Kyle Korver(Cavs), Luke Kennard(Pistons), Paul Zipser(Bulls)

    Point Guards - Matthew Dellavedova(Bucks), Jose Calderon(Cavs), Ryan Arcidiciano(Bulls)

    Southeast Division:
    Centers - Nikola Vucevic(Magic), Marvin Gortat(Wizards), Cody Zeller(Hornets), Mike Muscala(Hawks), Kelly Olynyk(Heat), Jason Smith(Wizards), Miles Plumlee(Hawks), Frank Kaminski(Hornets) *Clearly the SED is Center heavy with white boys.

    Power Forwards - Ersan Ilyasova(Hawks) *Although plays for Turkey, is actually Uzbeki. Certain regions are European, others Asian and some mixed. The only official PF for the Southeast.

    Small Forwards - Nicolas Brussino(Hawks), Luke Babbitt(Hawks)

    Shooting Guards - Marco Belinelli(Hawks), Mario Hezonja(Magic)

    Point Guards - Goran Dragic(Heat), Tomas Satoransky(Wizards)

    Most White Players.
    Hawks - 6
    Knicks - 6
    Pistons - 4
    76ers - 4
    Cavs - 5
    Celtics - 3
    Bulls - 4
    Wizards - 3
    Nets - 3
    Bucks - 3

    Side note: The Eastern conference is good to us it seems.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017

    EVROPA Newbie

    Oct 18, 2017
    -Western Conference-

    Northwest Division:

    Centers - Nikola Jokic(Nuggets), Jusuf Nurkic(Blazers), Mason Plumlee(Nuggets), Cole Aldrich(Wolves), Zach Collins(Blazers)

    Power Forwards - Juan Hernangomez(Nuggets), Nick Collison(Thunder), Nemanja Bjelica(Wolves), Jonas Jerebko(Jazz), Meyers Leonard(Blazers) *A seemingly Jewish name, but no Jewish heritage, Leonard being a German name.

    Small Forwards - Joe Ingles(Jazz), Jake Layman(Blazers), Kyle Single(Thunder)

    Shooting Guards - Pat Connaughton(Blazers), Alex Abrines(Thunder)

    Point Guards - Ricky Rubio(Jazz)

    Pacific Division
    Centers - Zaza Pachulia(Warriors), Ivica Zubac(Lakers), Georgios Papagiannis(Kings), Kosta Koufus(Kings) Dragan Bender(Suns)

    Power Forwards - No official PF's in the Pacific(disgrace), but Centers like Dragan, Gallinari, etc, could easily play here

    Small Forwards - Danilo Gallinari(Clippers), Sam Dekker(Clippers)

    Shooting Guards - Bogdan Bogdanovic(Kings),

    Point Guards - Milos Teodosic(Clippers)

    Southwest Division:
    Centers - Marc Gasol(Grizzlies), Pau Gasol(Spurs), Joffrey Lauvergne(Spurs),

    Power Forwards - Dirk Nowitzki(Mavs), Ryan Anderson(Rockets), Davis Bertans(Spurs)

    Small Forwards - Chandler Parsons(Grizzlies), Rade Zagorac(Grizzlies)

    Shooting Guards - Manu Ginoboli(Spurs)

    Point Guards - J.J. Barea(Mavs)

    Most White Players.
    Spurs - 4
    Blazers - 4
    Nuggets - 3
    Jazz - 3
    Clippers - 3
    Grizzlies - 3
    Thunder - 3

    Added note: The West is abysmal to white players outside of the Northwest. The New Orleans Pelicans being the only team in the NBA to have ZERO White players. No surprise from a place dubbed the "chocolate city"

  3. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Oct 21, 2012
    Excellent job compiling these lists!
  4. Deceptive Speed

    Deceptive Speed Mentor

    Jul 19, 2014
    Nice! You missed just a couple: Suns C Alex Len, Bulls PG Ryan Arciadiacono, Lakers C Andrew Bogut.
  5. Freethinker

    Freethinker Hall of Famer

    Oct 3, 2008
    Suffolk County, NY
    I concur. Great work EVROPA! I've got some more guys you missed. My list contains some guys who will likely be playing in the G League (what used to be the D League) but are signed to "two-way" contracts so there are officially with the NBA squad.

    Tyler Zeller (C), Brooklyn.
    Luke Babbitt (SF), Atlanta.
    Cedi Osman (SF), Cleveland. Half turk, half Bosniak born in Macedonia. Looks White with maybe a small Asiatic mix.
    Jeff Withey (C) Dallas.
    Maxi Kleber (PF) Dallas.
    Josh McRoberts (PF) Dallas.
    Tyler Lydon (PF) Denver.
    Alex Caruso (PG) LA Lakers. Signed to a two-way contract, will start with G League team.
    Mirza Teletovic (PF) Milwaukee.
    Omer Asik (C) New Orleans. Turkish but definitely of the White variety.
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas (SF) New York Knicks.
    Luke Kornet (C) New York Knicks. G League most likely.
    Alec Peters (PF) Phoenix.
    Matt Costello (PF) San Antonio. Two-way contract.
    Jack Cooley (PF) Sacramento. Two-way contract.

    EVROPA Newbie

    Oct 18, 2017
    I knew i would've been leaving out players, i keep a lot of this information up top, so i appreciate. Will update the list.

    EVROPA Newbie

    Oct 18, 2017
    Appreciate the feedback, that's what we need. Len was an embarrassing miss from myself. Let me know how to make more interesting threads.
  8. referendum

    referendum Mentor

    Nov 13, 2005
    So I counted 97 white players total, which includes the white looking Turks, and the Lopez brothers, but not guys like Fournier and Casspi. That includes 2 way contract players. In past years I remember the number 90 or thereabouts as the total white players, but not sure if that included players on 2 way contracts.
  9. Deceptive Speed

    Deceptive Speed Mentor

    Jul 19, 2014
    Thats a very low number :(.. There are indeed plenty of white Turks, they are usually found in Turkey's western European part! Casspi is an Israeli, I count him. As for Fournier he appears white, but I believe he is half Arab/half White (non-black) so he's a questionable one.

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