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Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2017, 06:53:47 PM »

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... if every player was in their prime and willing to buy in?

Is it the 1986 Celts? Adding MVP Walton to that team is unfair.

The 2012 Celts, with a prime Big three, Shaq, JO, etc.?

This year's Cavs?

The Warriors, adding a prime David West and Iguodala?

Shaq, Kobe, Malone, Payton?

1986 Celtics also had Scott Wedman at the end of his career and if you could've had prime DJ too that would've been even better!

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2017, 07:09:09 PM »

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The Jordan Bulls had Parish for a year or two.

The Rockets with Barkley, Pippen, and Olajuwon.

San Antonio with Duncan, Robinson, Manu, and Parker.

Portland with Sabonis, Pippen, Wallace, Grant, O'Neal, Stoudamire, Kenny Anderson etc. Not sure if they were all on the same time at the same time though.

Oh and Barkley with Dr J, Moses, Cheeks, Toney, etc.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2017, 07:38:03 PM »

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All in their prime, that 2012/2013 Lakers squad is a good one that I can think of from the last 5 years.

Prime Nash, Kobe, Dwight, Pau, Artest and Jamison. Not as deep as some of the others, but that's a good core
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Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2017, 08:08:40 PM »

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Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2017, 10:09:25 PM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten


86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 10:26:50 PM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten
86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Barkley wasn't in his prime with Houston.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2017, 10:31:33 PM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten
86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Barkley wasn't in his prime with Houston.
In the OP I think Roy said the hypothetical is that everyone is in their prime. So the Celtics team with Shaq would have prime Shaq
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Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2017, 10:43:15 PM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten


86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Yes, with prime Walton Wedman, DJ, Parish, Bird, Mchale, Angie, with Kite, Vincent, Carlisle, and a very underrated Jerry Sichting is  one of my favorite squads and also one of the all time best. I loved that team but if you put them all in their primes it's a crazy squad. The shooting is nuts.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 11:59:04 PM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten
86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Barkley wasn't in his prime with Houston.

Prime Barkley was in Phoenix, where he was ridiculous.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2017, 01:05:42 AM »

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Lots of good options so far, but it looks like I gotta be the one to say it:

This year's Cavs:

LeBron
Wade
Rose
IT
Love
Jefferson (averaged 22/7/4)
Korver (All-Star)
And of course future All-NBA Ante Zizic

plus Crowder, Thompson, JR Smith, Channing Frye


Not saying that's #1 but pretty sick, no?  Rose/Wade/LeBron perimeter with IT as a sparkplug 6th man and Korver and Love raining down 3s.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2017, 01:29:17 AM »

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2004 Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki
Steve Nash
Michael Finley
Josh Howard
Antoine Walker
Antawn Jamison
Shawn Bradley
Marquis Daniels

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2017, 01:39:29 AM »

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Surprised no one mentioned the 03-04 Lakers on star power alone.

Kobe Bryant
Shaq
Karl Malone
Gary Payton
Horace Grant
Rick Fox
Devean George
Bryon Russel
Fisher

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: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2017, 10:23:45 AM »

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Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2017, 10:29:13 AM »

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1985-1986 76ers
Moses Malone
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Maurice Cheeks
Bob McAdoo
84-85 Lakers

Kareem
Magic
Worthy
McAdoo
Wilkes
Byron Scott
Cooper
Rambis

Some tp coming soon.  So celtics '86 Walton & wedman at their prime.  Scott an all star, bill one of the greatest all around centers to ever play. 

Look at above lists:
Lakers at prime Kareem one of top 5 (?) players to ever play
Magic
Worthy
Bob Macdoo is his prime (buffalo?) serious player
Jamal Wilkes was in his prime pre magic era
Byron Scott
Michael cooper all time underrated player
Rambis


sixers
Macdoo again
Julius Erving aba absolutely one of best players ever
Mo cheeks, great all around guard
Moses Houston version holy moly
Barkley prime would be Houston time , dominant
Bobby jones can't be forgotten
86 celtics i think take it with lakers next

Barkley wasn't in his prime with Houston.
In the OP I think Roy said the hypothetical is that everyone is in their prime. So the Celtics team with Shaq would have prime Shaq

I get it, but he specifically mentioned Houston Barkley as him being in his prime which is incorrect.

Re: Which team had the best collection of talent...
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2017, 10:49:14 AM »

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A couple of others.

71-72 Lakers won 69 games and the title with 35 year old Wilt and Baylor retiring mid season. Put them in their prime with West, Goodrich, and Hairston and who knows what they could do.

The classic what if is a team like the Thunder. Durant, Westbrook, Harden, Ibaka, Perkins, Fisher, Jackson, Sefolosha
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