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Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #840 on: March 14, 2014, 04:14:08 PM »

Offline BigAlTheFuture

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The Houston Rockets:

PG: Eric Bledsoe, Steve Blake, Pablo Prigioni
SG: James Harden, Tony Allen, (Tim Hardaway Jr)
SF: Paul Pierce, Tim Hardaway Jr, Richard Jefferson
PF: David Lee, Markieff Morris, (Richard Jefferson)
 C: Dwight Howard, Ian Mahinmi
PHX Suns: Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, Tristan Thompson, Trevor Ariza, Tony Allen, Trey Lyles, Corey Brewer, Larry Nance Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Daniels, Joffrey Lauvergne, Justin Holiday, Mike Muscala, 14.6

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #841 on: March 14, 2014, 04:19:59 PM »

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The finished Blazers. Youth in the starters, champions and veteran leadership from the bench.

PG: Lillard/Jackson
SG: Green/Miller/Wroten
SF: Leonard/Prince
PF: ALdridge/Diaw
C:  Noah/Andersen/Perkins




Rotation Minutes:

Lillard (36)/Jackson (12)
Green (30)/Jackson (12)/Miller(6)
Leonard (35)/Prince (13)
Aldridge (38)/Diaw(10)
Noah(34)/Andersen(10)/Perkins(4)
CB Draft 2016:
PG:Tony Parker/Mo Williams
SG:Alec Burks/Manu Ginobili
SF:Al Farouq-Aminu/Jared Dudley/Tony Snell
PF:Dirk Nowitzki/JaMychal Green
C: Deandre Jordan/Roy Hibbert/Alex Len

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #842 on: March 14, 2014, 04:46:19 PM »

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Most teams look very good.  Congrats to everyone.  Here is my finished product.

C: Al Jefferson/Oden/C Zeller/Big Baby/Olynyk
PF: Faried/ Jefferson/Baby/Olynyk
SF: T Harris/T Ross
SG: Beal/G Henderson
PG: Wall/Brandon Knight

Can play the matchup game with bigs as many of them can play 2 positions depending on who I play. Offense built around Jefferson, Wall, and Beal.

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #843 on: March 14, 2014, 04:49:06 PM »

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As the game comes to a close, I'd like to thank all of you GMs for a relatively smooth and hiccup-free Pick 2 draft. This was my first time commishing, and despite how much work it was, it could have been a lot worse without your cooperation.

Hope y'all had fun, and feel free to keep up the conversation of your teams in this thread.
TP to you AB for putting this together and running it.  well done.  looking forward to the team review (hope we're still doing it this time around)

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #844 on: March 14, 2014, 04:49:16 PM »

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The finished Blazers. Youth in the starters, champions and veteran leadership from the bench.

PG: Lillard/Jackson
SG: Green/Miller/Wroten
SF: Leonard/Prince
PF: ALdridge/Diaw
C:  Noah/Andersen/Perkins




Rotation Minutes:

Lillard (36)/Jackson (12)
Green (30)/Jackson (12)/Miller(6)
Leonard (35)/Prince (13)
Aldridge (38)/Diaw(10)
Noah(34)/Andersen(10)/Perkins(4)

Great team. Starting 5 compliments each other perfectly. Jackson is great off the bench, takes pressure off of Lillard and will be a leader for that 2nd unit. The only minor weakness I see is depth on the wing. Prince is probably one of my favorite players of all time but he's on his last legs. So is Miller. I would have liked to see you go with some younger, fresher legs for those backup wing positions. Overall, this is probably the best team in Pick2 and would be really fun to watch.
PHX Suns: Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, Tristan Thompson, Trevor Ariza, Tony Allen, Trey Lyles, Corey Brewer, Larry Nance Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Daniels, Joffrey Lauvergne, Justin Holiday, Mike Muscala, 14.6

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #845 on: March 14, 2014, 04:53:38 PM »

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Most teams look very good.  Congrats to everyone.  Here is my finished product.

C: Al Jefferson/Oden/C Zeller/Big Baby/Olynyk
PF: Faried/ Jefferson/Baby/Olynyk
SF: T Harris/T Ross
SG: Beal/G Henderson
PG: Wall/Brandon Knight

Can play the matchup game with bigs as many of them can play 2 positions depending on who I play. Offense built around Jefferson, Wall, and Beal.

Really good collection of young talent here. Harris, Beal, and Wall are all going to be great players (Wall already is). With that said, I could see this team probably sneaking into the playoffs with the 7th or 8th seed. I would have liked your team better if you had more veteran presence off the bench. I also worry about your interior defense. Although Jefferson and Faried are improved in that category, they're still not great defenders. Should be an exciting young squad though.
PHX Suns: Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, Tristan Thompson, Trevor Ariza, Tony Allen, Trey Lyles, Corey Brewer, Larry Nance Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Daniels, Joffrey Lauvergne, Justin Holiday, Mike Muscala, 14.6

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #846 on: March 14, 2014, 05:00:11 PM »

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Here's the new FUNCTIONAL Cavaliers

PG: Kyrie Irving / Rodney Stuckey
SG: Kevin Martin / Tyreke Evans / Anthony Morrow
SF: Luol Deng / Corey Brewer
PF: Serge Ibaka / Andray Blatche/Reggie Evans
C: Nikola Vucevic / Kosta Koufos

Team can score, defend and rebound.  Scoring balance from each position.  Have 2 SF defensive studs to work on the Brons, Durants and Melos of the league.  Have Reggie to knock some heads of anyone that wants to drive the lane.

I think it's a really well balanced bunch that's in the championship discussion.

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #847 on: March 14, 2014, 05:08:13 PM »

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Here's the new FUNCTIONAL Cavaliers

PG: Kyrie Irving / Rodney Stuckey
SG: Kevin Martin / Tyreke Evans / Anthony Morrow
SF: Luol Deng / Corey Brewer
PF: Serge Ibaka / Andray Blatche/Reggie Evans
C: Nikola Vucevic / Kosta Koufos

Team can score, defend and rebound.  Scoring balance from each position.  Have 2 SF defensive studs to work on the Brons, Durants and Melos of the league.  Have Reggie to knock some heads of anyone that wants to drive the lane.

I think it's a really well balanced bunch that's in the championship discussion.

Very strong team. Not sure they're championship contenders but a playoff team. If I could make a comparison, I would compare them to the Denver Nuggets of last year. Not play style or anything, but record-wise. 50+ win team, but will struggle in the playoffs. Think you need a 2nd "guy" to take you to the next level. Not convinced Kyrie will be able to lead a team to a championship yet.
PHX Suns: Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, Tristan Thompson, Trevor Ariza, Tony Allen, Trey Lyles, Corey Brewer, Larry Nance Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Daniels, Joffrey Lauvergne, Justin Holiday, Mike Muscala, 14.6

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #848 on: March 14, 2014, 05:10:42 PM »

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2014 Pick 2 New Orleans Pelicans

PG: George Hill/Jameer Nelson/Mario Chalmers
SG: Victor Oladipo/Kobe Bryant/(Mario Chalmers)
SF: Chandler Parsons/P.J. Tucker
PF: Anthony Davis/Brandon Bass/Mike Scott
C: DeAndre Jordan/Enes Kanter

Love this team. Defense, rebounding, efficient offense, youth, experience, superstar talent, guys that can shoot, guys that can score.

Very happy with this team and if Kobe can come back close to Kobe, I think 2015 can belong to this team.

Love this team. One of my favorites in the league. You have one of the strongest bench in the league. Was very impressed with your late round picks. Each one of your 2nd unit guys could easily be starters.

Playoff team but not quite championship level. In two or three years, when Davis reaches his prime, Oladipo/Parsons take it to the next level, and Jordan continues to play as well as he has, this is easily a championship contending team.
PHX Suns: Russell Westbrook, Chris Bosh, Tristan Thompson, Trevor Ariza, Tony Allen, Trey Lyles, Corey Brewer, Larry Nance Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Daniels, Joffrey Lauvergne, Justin Holiday, Mike Muscala, 14.6

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #849 on: March 14, 2014, 06:02:22 PM »

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2014 Pick 2 Raptors

PG: Kyle Lowry/Jeremy Lin
SG: JJ  Reddick/Avery Bradley
SF: DeMar DeRozan/Demarre Carrol/Michael Beasley
PF: Josh Smith/Ryan Anderson/Michael Beasley
C:Pau Gasol/Thiago Splitter/Alex Len

So many starting combos I can go with
DKC NOP
Deron Williams / Shelvin Mack
Andrew Wiggins / Lou Williams
Luol Deng / Francisco Garcia
Anthony Davis / Damjan Rudez
Brook Lopez / Aron Baynes

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #850 on: March 14, 2014, 06:12:32 PM »

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Los Angeles Clippers

Chris Paul | Kirk Hinrich
Wilson Chandler | JR Smith | Kent Bazemore
Nicolas Batum | Matt Barnes
Blake Griffin | Amir Johnson
Robin Lopez | Zaza Pachulia | Jermaine O'Neal

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #851 on: March 14, 2014, 06:21:53 PM »

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Los Angeles Clippers

Chris Paul | Kirk Hinrich
Wilson Chandler | JR Smith | Kent Bazemore
Nicolas Batum | Matt Barnes
Blake Griffin | Amir Johnson
Robin Lopez | Zaza Pachulia | Jermaine O'Neal

The "Core 4" of this team is just gorgeous: Paul-Batum-Griffin-Lopez fits together about as well as any 4 starters can. I would love to watch this team.

Kirk Hinrich is a great fit, too. Too soon? ;)

2014 Pick 2 Raptors

PG: Kyle Lowry/Jeremy Lin
SG: JJ  Reddick/Avery Bradley
SF: DeMar DeRozan/Demarre Carrol/Michael Beasley
PF: Josh Smith/Ryan Anderson/Michael Beasley
C:Pau Gasol/Thiago Splitter/Alex Len

So many starting combos I can go with

Normally a team with DeRozan and Smith in the starting lineup is going to suffer some issues with spacing, but fitz and Roy were able to fill out the team in a way that almost eliminates that fact. Reddick is one of the best shooters in the league, and Anderson will supply plenty of shooting from the PF spot. A well-put-together team.

Here's the new FUNCTIONAL Cavaliers

PG: Kyrie Irving / Rodney Stuckey
SG: Kevin Martin / Tyreke Evans / Anthony Morrow
SF: Luol Deng / Corey Brewer
PF: Serge Ibaka / Andray Blatche/Reggie Evans
C: Nikola Vucevic / Kosta Koufos

Team can score, defend and rebound.  Scoring balance from each position.  Have 2 SF defensive studs to work on the Brons, Durants and Melos of the league.  Have Reggie to knock some heads of anyone that wants to drive the lane.

I think it's a really well balanced bunch that's in the championship discussion.

A definite playoff team in my opinion. I think going small would work really well on this team; something like Irving-Evans-(Martin/Brewer)-Deng-Ibaka would supply tons of floor spreading, great passing, and strong defense. Not super sold on Vucevic, but I don't think that hurts you.



I'll do more write-ups later. Gotta finish a final project.

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #852 on: March 14, 2014, 06:23:48 PM »

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Also, pretty happy about the versatility of lineups that I have.
Calderon, Jack, or DJ at the 1
Lance, Johnson, Jack, or George at the 2
George, Granger, Johnson, or Young at the 3
Young, Garnett, Hickson, or Hansbrough at the 4
Hibbert, Garnett, Hickson, or Hansbrough at the 5

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #853 on: March 14, 2014, 06:25:27 PM »

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Los Angeles Clippers

Chris Paul | Kirk Hinrich
Wilson Chandler | JR Smith | Kent Bazemore
Nicolas Batum | Matt Barnes
Blake Griffin | Amir Johnson
Robin Lopez | Zaza Pachulia | Jermaine O'Neal
Man Amir Johnson off the bench is a luxury.

Very solid team.
DKC NOP
Deron Williams / Shelvin Mack
Andrew Wiggins / Lou Williams
Luol Deng / Francisco Garcia
Anthony Davis / Damjan Rudez
Brook Lopez / Aron Baynes

Re: 2014 Pick 2: General Commentary
« Reply #854 on: March 14, 2014, 06:46:28 PM »

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Who's San Antonio Spurs squad really stands out to me. David West and Nene are two bigs that are just meant for Pop's system, and to have Nene be able to come off the bench and theoretically back up either PF/C is a huge, huge luxury. Green is a solid all-around guy whose weaknesses will be easily concealed on the team, and the athleticism of all the wings in general provide a nice dynamic with the veteran core of Parker/West/Duncan. His squad might lack flashy names, but it's one of the best teams assembled in this exercise in my opinion.