Originally Posted by Da KO King
Took SsK's '84 squad and added a few names....
PG John Stockton/Alvin Roberston
SG Michael Jordan/Tony Campbell/Vern Fleming
SF Jerome Kersey/Otis Thorpe?
PF Charles Barkley
C Hakeem Olajuwon/Kevin Willis
that's better but let's do this:
pg Stockton / Robertson
sg Jordan / Campbell (but actually you'd just use a three guard rotations since alvin can play the 1 and the 2 and defends both great)
sf barkley / kersey
pf perkins / thorpe (no need to omit sam perkins)
c olajuwon / willis
this is the least deep of the three teams in terms of individual talent, but if you actually intend to play games, imo, it is the best. look at the minutes:
Center: 36 Akeem, 12 Willis
PF: 24 Barkley, 24 Kersey or Thorpe depending on if you need power or shooting
SF: 12 Jordan, 12 Barkley, 24 Kersey
SG:24 Jordan, 24 Robertson
PG: 36 Stockton, 12 Robertson
or you could cut back robertson's minutes, play michael more at the 2 and get more out of all the terrific big guys. or you could cut more of the big guys to give charles more time at the 4.
you could go super defense with alvin, mj, kersey, thorpe, and akeem or unguardable offense with stockton, jordan, barkley, perkins, and akeem. you could play a running game, a pick and roll game, an inside outside game, or any number of isolation games.
you would dominate the boards against basically all competition. you would create more turnovers than any other draft class by far (jordan, alvin, and stockton are all over the all-time steals list - and so is hakeem who also happens to own the all time blocks mark - jordan has the most blocks by a guard and chuck, willis, perkins, and thorpe could all block a shot in their youth).
you've got a couple dead eye shooters, two absolute forces in the low post, one monster in the high post, and one of the 5 best passers the game has ever seen. you've got untenable matchups who require double teams in jordan, barkley, and akeem, all of whom are great passers to open cutters and shooters, and all of whom know when to cut and how to shoot. you've got one of the strongest most intense practice leaders in history (jordan), as well as a good humor guy to keep the mood light and the confidence high (charles), and two quiet professional floor leaders (john and akeem).
no weaknesses. tons of strengths. great team. overall talent, very top heavy. actual gameplay, a very hard team to beat.