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Old 01-15-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Who is in your starting five?

Let's have a little exercise. If you were designing your dream team, who'd you have as your starting five and sixth man? Here's mine:

PG Chris Paul
SG Dwyane Wade
C Dwight Howard
SF LeBron James
PF Dirk Nowitzki

6th: Chris Bosh

Any changes you'd made?
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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PG - Chauncey Billups
SG - D-Wade
SF - James Posey
PF - Tim Duncan
C - Shaquille O'Neal

6th man - Manu Ginobili

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Just have questions....

Buck - how can you not have Lebron?

Both - No Kobe?

I'm not a Kobe fan, but I do not doubt his talent. I personally think lebron is one of the best in the NBA...
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Buck, why the old Shaq over Howard? And Posey? Okay, maybe for the "glue guy" aspect, but still. And Chauncey Billups is barely a top-10 PG at this point. Why did you make these picks?
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Buck, why the old Shaq over Howard? And Posey? Okay, maybe for the "glue guy" aspect, but still. And Chauncey Billups is barely a top-10 PG at this point. Why did you make these picks?
Experience/wisdom > youth, ability

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PG- Chris Paul
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- Carmelo Anthony
PF- Tim Duncan
C- Chris Bosh

6th- Lebron
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PG- Chris Paul
SG- Kobe Bryant
SF- Carmelo Anthony
PF- Tim Duncan
C- Chris Bosh

6th- Lebron
Best player on the face of the planet coming off the bench? Carmelo over LeBron? PLEASE! :lol:
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You said design a team, though, Marc. As in, hypothetically, these guys are going to have to all play together.

In my mind, I was taking Bryant over Lebron as the center-piece, so it was about building the team around that. Paul and Duncan were the obvious choices for me. Bosh was a bit tougher.

And really, for SF the choice came down to Caron Butler or Carmelo. I wanted a guy who could rebound the basketball, score when needed, but show that they could take a back seat. Butler and Anthony have shown that they can perform that role. I'm not so sure about Lebron.

If I built a team around Lebron, I think it would look something like this...

PG- Paul
SG- One out of Monta Ellis/Danny Granger/Joe Johnson
SF- Lebron
PF- Duncan
C- Bosh

I didn't want Lebron/Kobe on the same team because I think it is a weird dynamic. I think with the two teams I put, there's less overlap of abilities than if I had Kobe/Lebron out there at the same time.

EDIT...realized tonight that I'll take Lebron but the games can ONLY be on the road. The officials are too quick with the whistles for him at home and watching home Cavaliers games is pretty unbearable at the moment. But, on the road when the playing field is a bit more level and they aren't just handing the game to someone who can TAKE it from anyone, Lebron is fun to watch.

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