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Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #75 on: August 25, 2013, 12:52:49 PM »

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Besides a starting SF, what does Cleveland need most?

Some 3 point shooters.
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Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #76 on: August 25, 2013, 01:01:27 PM »

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Besides a starting SF, what does Cleveland need most?

Honestly, the SF you draft will determine what your team needs the most. Right now, you could use some more perimeter shooting, playmaking, and size, and whichever you don't knock out with your SF will be what you need the most.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #77 on: August 25, 2013, 01:12:10 PM »

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Besides a starting SF, what does Cleveland need most?

Like BigAl said you need some 3 point shooters. Personally, I think you also need big man depth as KG is going to miss 1/4 of the season (maybe even more as he didn't end up getting surgery on the bone spurs he had in his ankles.) and it's great you got Landry to back him up, but when KG is not playing you need someone reliable to back up Landry.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2013, 01:25:54 PM »

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C: Andre Drummond
PF: Anthony Davis
SF:
SG: Bradley Beal
PG: Eric Bledsoe
6th man: Dion Waiters

Clearly this team has no realistic aspirations to make a run at the title this year. However, I believe they are set up to be contenders in the next 5 years with tremendous potential. Thoughts so far?

This team probably has TOTF locked up at this point.  That is quite a bit of U-25 talent.  In a year or two, this could be a real powerhouse.

I do wonder about the back court though.  Bledsoe, Beal and Wiaters seems like it has the potential to be a bit redundant on offense, and lacking in defense.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #79 on: August 25, 2013, 02:48:29 PM »

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C: Andre Drummond
PF: Anthony Davis
SF:
SG: Bradley Beal
PG: Eric Bledsoe
6th man: Dion Waiters

Clearly this team has no realistic aspirations to make a run at the title this year. However, I believe they are set up to be contenders in the next 5 years with tremendous potential. Thoughts so far?

This team probably has TOTF locked up at this point.  That is quite a bit of U-25 talent.  In a year or two, this could be a real powerhouse.

I do wonder about the back court though.  Bledsoe, Beal and Wiaters seems like it has the potential to be a bit redundant on offense, and lacking in defense.

If this were the franchise I rooted for, I would be the happiest fan in the world to have a young roster like that to cheer on for the future.
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Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2013, 10:33:37 AM »

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Ok, we have a starting 5 now so I'm ready for some feedback.  Our current rotation:

George Hill/Jarrett Jack
Kobe Bryant/Webster/Jack
Martell Webster/TBD/Kobe (in 3 guard lineups)
Paul Millsap/Amar'e Stoudemire
Omer Asik/Stoudemire

Thoughts?  I really like the balance in the starting 5 and the flexibility off the bench.  I think we need a defensive wing and a solid 4th big to round out the rotation. 

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2013, 10:38:45 AM »

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Ok, we have a starting 5 now so I'm ready for some feedback.  Our current rotation:

George Hill/Jarrett Jack
Kobe Bryant/Webster/Jack
Martell Webster/TBD/Kobe (in 3 guard lineups)
Paul Millsap/Amar'e Stoudemire
Omer Asik/Stoudemire

Thoughts?  I really like the balance in the starting 5 and the flexibility off the bench.  I think we need a defensive wing and a solid 4th big to round out the rotation.

This is a really well constructed team.  However, Kobe hasn't really won without a top-tier post player.  I'm not sure that Millsap is that player.

Amare could be, but I think most voters are probably betting against him.

Really well done, though.  You didn't necessarily get great "value" on some of your picks (meaning that you took some guys higher than I think they would have been taken), but you got great fit with every pick.

I really enjoy seeing a GM who put so much thought into not only talent accumulation, but how this collection of players would function.


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Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2013, 10:44:03 AM »

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Ok, we have a starting 5 now so I'm ready for some feedback.  Our current rotation:

George Hill/Jarrett Jack
Kobe Bryant/Webster/Jack
Martell Webster/TBD/Kobe (in 3 guard lineups)
Paul Millsap/Amar'e Stoudemire
Omer Asik/Stoudemire

Thoughts?  I really like the balance in the starting 5 and the flexibility off the bench.  I think we need a defensive wing and a solid 4th big to round out the rotation.

This is a really well constructed team.  However, Kobe hasn't really won without a top-tier post player.  I'm not sure that Millsap is that player.

Amare could be, but I think most voters are probably betting against him.

Really well done, though.  You didn't necessarily get great "value" on some of your picks (meaning that you took some guys higher than I think they would have been taken), but you got great fit with every pick.

I really enjoy seeing a GM who put so much thought into not only talent accumulation, but how this collection of players would function.

Thanks Roy.  I agree about fit over talent, but starting with Kobe has made it tough because a lot of the BPA types need the ball a lot to thrive and would clash with his game.  I traded back a good bit to try and enhance depth, but ultimately I judge each pick on how they'd play with the rest of the roster.  Gives me more respect for what Kupchak did putting together those Laker teams.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2013, 12:50:01 PM »

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PG: Steve Nash/ Andre Miller
SG: Gordon Hayward
SF: Chandler Parsons
PF: Josh Smith
C: Chris Bosh/ Samuel Dalembert

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #84 on: August 26, 2013, 12:51:12 PM »

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Ok, we have a starting 5 now so I'm ready for some feedback.  Our current rotation:

George Hill/Jarrett Jack
Kobe Bryant/Webster/Jack
Martell Webster/TBD/Kobe (in 3 guard lineups)
Paul Millsap/Amar'e Stoudemire
Omer Asik/Stoudemire

Thoughts?  I really like the balance in the starting 5 and the flexibility off the bench.  I think we need a defensive wing and a solid 4th big to round out the rotation.

I like it, I'm just not sure if it has enough firepower to survive until Kobe gets back.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2013, 12:51:51 PM »

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Miami Heat:

PG: Steve Nash/ Andre Miller
SG: Gordon Hayward
SF: Chandler Parsons
PF: Josh Smith
C: Chris Bosh/ Samuel Dalembert

I like your team. Lack of a real high caliber franchise player, but there are only like 13 of those anyways. Good balance. Whitest starting lineup in the league?

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Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #86 on: August 26, 2013, 03:05:36 PM »

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Miami Heat:

PG: Steve Nash/ Andre Miller
SG: Gordon Hayward
SF: Chandler Parsons
PF: Josh Smith
C: Chris Bosh/ Samuel Dalembert

I would love to watch this team play, but I feel like it'll get stuck in good-but-not-great territory in this draft.  Good perimeter play, and if you can convince Bosh and Smith to post more you'll have a very balanced attack. 

Concerns about Nash guarding top PGs - having Smith behind him can erase some mistakes, but teams with good floor spacing could pull Smoove out toward the perimeter and wreak havoc on penetration.

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #87 on: August 26, 2013, 03:58:19 PM »

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CLEVELAND BAR-FIGHTERS

PG: Ty Lawson / [Craw]
SG: Tony Allen / Jamal Crawford
SF: Gerald Wallace / [Allen]
PF: Al Horford / Carl Landry / [GWall]
C: Kevin Garnett / [Horford] / [Landry]

Re: 2013 CB Draft: How's my CB Draft Team look?
« Reply #88 on: August 26, 2013, 04:01:20 PM »

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CLEVELAND BARFIGHTERS

PG: Ty Lawson / [Craw]
SG: Tony Allen / Jamal Crawford
SF: Gerald Wallace / [Allen]
PF: Al Horford / Carl Landry / [GWall]
C: Kevin Garnett / [Horford] / [Landry]

The talent is good, but I'm not a huge fan of TA and Wallace on the court at the same time.  Allows the opponent to pack the middle against post play and Lawson's penetration.  Defense should be strong but 2 guys the D can dare to shoot is very risky, especially when they're the primary wings.  And putting Crawford out with Ty and either TA/Wallace creates a whole new set of problems defensively.

Excellent big rotation though, health permitting.  Need that 4th guy for insurance there.

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« Reply #89 on: August 26, 2013, 04:04:24 PM »

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CLEVELAND BAR-FIGHTERS

PG: Ty Lawson / [Craw]
SG: Tony Allen / Jamal Crawford
SF: Gerald Wallace / [Allen]
PF: Al Horford / Carl Landry / [GWall]
C: Kevin Garnett / [Horford] / [Landry]

I complimented FWF earlier for putting together a team that "fits", and I feel the same way here.  I can see this team playing together perfectly.

I've been pretty vocal about my concerns regarding Wallace's decline, but he can still play defense.  So long as Cleveland isn't counting on him for 15 points per game, I think that they'll be fine.  Wallace will be the guy who can match up with Lebron and Carmelo, while blending in on the offensive end.

The only slight concern I have is spacing.  The team only has one good three point shooter in the starting lineup.  However, I think that Garnett's and Horford's ability to shoot long twos mitigates that to some degree.


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