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Building your team to beat another team
« on: February 06, 2013, 03:36:21 PM »

Offline CelticConcourse

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Your thoughts?

I remember people thinking we built this year's team just to match up with Miami (thus copying their style at first) but it was failing.

Is it good to play like other teams to beat them? For example, Spurs build their team to match up against the Thunder since they expect to face them in the playoffs? Or is it better to  play your own style, with your own strengths?

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Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 04:07:48 PM »

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I think you build the core of your team first (without regard for competitors yet) and then choose your role players to best play against the top teams within your own conference (with little reference to opposing conference).

Like when San Antonio switched from plodders like Rasho Nesterovic and Nazr Mohammed to more mobile big men like Fabricio Oberto to better matchup defensively against Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs and Steve Nash's Suns.

Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 08:58:44 AM »

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I think you build the core of your team first (without regard for competitors yet) and then choose your role players to best play against the top teams within your own conference (with little reference to opposing conference).

Like when San Antonio switched from plodders like Rasho Nesterovic and Nazr Mohammed to more mobile big men like Fabricio Oberto to better matchup defensively against Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs and Steve Nash's Suns.

Or us getting runners and not bigs to beat the Heat
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Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 09:31:05 AM »

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Building from scratch? I'm going inside/out. Trying to get top notch bigs & go from there.

Otherwise, I probably go Who's route. Establish your core first regardless of position, then build around it accordingly. Not really building for your conference opponents until you get into role players.


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Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 09:33:28 AM »

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Building from scratch? I'm going inside/out. Trying to get top notch bigs & go from there.

Otherwise, I probably go Who's route. Establish your core first regardless of position, then build around it accordingly. Not really building for your conference opponents until you get into role players.
Yeah I think that's the way to go too, you can't really dictate what "type" high level talent is available to you most of the time.

Sometimes its Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis, KG, LeBron, etc. Other times its Rose, Brandon Roy, Kyrie, CP3, Deron, etc...

Certainly size is important when looking at overall ceiling.

Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 09:39:18 AM »

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I think if you build your team specifically to beat another team you will end up losing because inevitably you just spend too much money targeting lesser versions of the team you are trying to beat. Just build the best team you can, and make small specific tweaks from there.

Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 10:07:16 AM »

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It all depends on your current situation and where your teams at. Definitely within your conference its a good idea tho.

I thought it was real stupid when we loaded up with Shaq and JO to match up with LA's size if in fact that's why we did it.

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 10:11:55 AM »

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If Cs plan to meet HEAT at the final of Est, they have to escape form 8th position. In order to beat HEAT Cs have to get a big center, and to push Green and Bass to be much efficent in defence. If Raptors waive Pietrus, I will sign him ASAP

Re: Building your team to beat another team
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:45:53 AM »

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Gotta try and get your franchise 1a and 1b guys first. Then you build around those players with role players that fit their game and the system you are trying to run with them.
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