Titles are overrated
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: I love me some me.
Re: Team building game 2013. Now with coaches and a prize that isnt worth your time.
Few teams under consideration I can keep in one spot to avoid too much scrolling later:
(2)Patrick Ewing, John Stockton
(4)Dale Ellis, Buck Williams, Brandon Roy
(5)Horace Grant, Michael Redd, Doug Christie
(6)Michael Cooper, Brad Miller
(7)Ramon Sessions, Ike Austin
Coach: Jerry Sloan
C: Ewing, Miller, Austin
PF: Williams, Grant
SF: Ellis, Cooper
SG: Roy, Redd, Christie
PG: Stockton, Sessions
Coach: Frank Vogel (6) - Since taking over the Pacers from Jim O'Brien in 2011, his teams have clinched a playoff berth in three straight seasons. His teams are great defensively, and have improved on offense.
PG: Stephen Curry (4) - Great 3pt. shooter. Can create for himself or others. Can play off-ball. Excellent free-throw shooter.
SG: Raja Bell (Suns) (5) - Great catch-and-shoot 3pt. shooter. Great perimeter defender. Very good free-throw shooter.
SF: Paul George (4) - Very good 3pt. shooter. Can create for himself or others. Can play off-ball. Great perimeter defender. Very good free-throw shooter.
PF: Tim Duncan (prime) (1) - Franchise cornerstone. Great post game. Good passer. Good mid-range jumper. Excellent all-around defender for a big. Great rebounder. Okay free-throw shooter.
C: Mehmet Okur (Prime Jazz) (5) - Great 3pt. shooter for a big. Great free-throw shooter. Okay at everything else.
PG: Jason Terry (Mavs) (5) - Great 3pt. shooter. Can create for himself or others. Can play off-ball. Great free-throw shooter.
SG: Michael Redd (5) - Very good scorer. Very good 3pt. shooter. Great free-throw shooter.
SF: Bruce Bowen (6) - Tenacious perimeter defender. Great at corner 3pt. shots.
PF: Serge Ibaka (6) - Great all-around big-man defender. Excellent shot blocker. Very good mid-range shot. Shoots the spot-up 3 on occasion. Good rebounder. Okay free-throw shooter. Athletic.
C: Andrew Bynum (2010-2012 healthy) (4) - Great post game. Great all-around defender for a big. Great rebounder. Okay free-throw shooter. Injury-prone.
SF/PF: Steve Novak (7) - Great 3pt. shooter. Great free-throw shooter.
PF/C: Larry Sanders (7) - Great all-around big-man defender. Excellent shot blocker. Great rebounder. Poor free-throw shooter.
Offense will be PG pick and roll/pop with the bigs and post-ups for Duncan and Bynum. Duncan can run some things from the pinch post. Curry, George, Terry, and Redd can create their own shot if needed.
SF: Grant Hill
SG: Eddie Jones
Bench: Ratliff, Dennis Scott, Horry, Hinrich, Battier, Rambis, Sessions.
C: Ewing / Nene
PF: Rodman / Millsap / Sanders
SF: Durant / Prince
SG: Rip Hamilton / JR Smith / Novak
PG: Curry / Afflalo
If you found a way to get this team a coach id say they had a shot of only for the hatred they would play with:
Coach: Charles Barkley (7)
C: Tyson Chandler (5), Joakim Noah (4), Brad Miller (6)
PF: Anthony Mason (4), Boris Diaw (6)
SF: Ron Artest (4), Hedo Turkoglu (5)
SG: Michael Jordan (1), Michael Redd (5), Anthony Parker (7)
PG: Mookie Blaylock (5), Avery Johnson (6)
This team has incredibly toughness and defense in its starting 5. All 5 made an All-D team in their prime. Everyone from SG and up are tremendous rebounders.
Mookie will hound the opposing teams PG full-court, knowing he has MJ and Artest to play the passing lanes, Mason to deliver hard fouls if necessary and Chandler down low. Swingmen will not see the light with MJ and Artest shutting them down. There also is Joakim Noah off the bench.
Michael Jordan, the best scorer of the modern era. Chandler, Mason and Artest to feed off him. Off the bench there is Redd, a 25+ scorers in his prime and Hedo, a point forward that can also hit the outside shot. If you wanna play a more fluent, passing-motion offense, this team can bring in Diaw and/or Miller.
While this team is not strong at the PG position, both Mookie and especially AJ are great playmakers and will fit fine next to MJ. Clearly this is a half-court set-offense team.
This team does not have a coach; Barkley is little more than a mascot, albeit respected by his peers. However, Avery Johnson and Michael Jordan will both act as player-coaches during games. Especially the starting 5 is savvy and has high BBall IQ to absorb the lack of a coach.
Even supposed that talent does not favor my team, it certainly has the toughness, BBall IQ and leadership to go toe-to-toe with any team. Also, it has Michael Jordan.