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ESPN: Build Your Own All-Star Team
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:12:56 PM »

Offline johnnygreen

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Has anyone tried this "game"? I just tried it and it's pretty cool. You basically have to pick the 2018 All-Star team, while the computer picks a team of it's own, and then the computer simulates the game. First, you have to choose a team captain between LeBron and Curry. Then you get first pick for starters and switch back and forth with the computer. You then do the same thing with the reserves. Finally you have to pick a coaching style between Little League, All-Star, Regular Season, or Tim Thibodeau. With Little League being everyone plays the same amount of time to Tom Thibodeau, where you're running the starters into the ground.

It's basically the NBA Trade Machine version of killing time.

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/22345151/build-your-own-nba-all-star-team


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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 01:20:58 PM »

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Tried it. Won. Seems easy. I pick lebron and just taking Davis and Durant pretty  much seals the deal that I will win in my opinion and I  go with all star coach

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 02:09:50 PM »

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That was fun. I went with Steph first. Then Durant. Then Giannis. Embiid and lastly P.George.

G: Steph
F: George
F: Durant
F: Giannis
C: Embiid

Bench: Lowry, Beal, Klay, Jimmy Butler, Draymond, Horford, Towns

I wanted a lot of wings who can run the floor. Bigs who can shoot and run. Few PGs.

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My starting lineup was Curry, Derozan, Durant, AD, Embiid

Reserves - Towns, Draymond, Klay, Butler, Kemba, Horford

I won 169-167.
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Those ratings though  :o

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »

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My starting lineup was LeBron, Durant, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving

Reserves - Westbrook, Thompson, Towns, Butler, Green, Hortford, Lowry

Style - All-Star

I won 180-164.

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Tried it. Won. Seems easy. I pick lebron and just taking Davis and Durant pretty  much seals the deal that I will win in my opinion and I  go with all star coach

Yeah, I feel like if you start with Lebron, there's a logic to how it should go down.

And the computer was nuts. It wound up picking almost all of the PG's. I won 196-181.

I tried it again starting with Curry and wound up with AD and all the Warriors and won 189-176.
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Played it 5 times won 4 of them. It's a bit easy when you're allowed to choose first each time. And the computer doesn't seem to anticipate on your choices by taking your much needed center in Embiid for instance. Also while picking the reserves it becomes clear that there are too many guards in the All Star game.
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