You NEVER know what may work here until you give it a try and I honestly have had some basis for believing everything I have tried in this league had a chance to produce a winner.
I only built my 50ppg Wilt team after I tried it in an open league where I won my division and something in the high-50's and made the finals. It failed here because I traded away all of my mid-round picks to get him, had two sub-50D guys, and underestimated the difference between a pool of players with a $42mill cap and a $52mill one.
My D Wade / undrafted high usage G team failed because I drafted too many fouls and sub-50 D guys.
Last ODL people thought it was crazy to take Allen and Kobe and no PG to pair with Wilt, but that worked. And I used the lesson I learned from my Wade team in this league to take Kobe in the PPL to pair with Wade, where again people thought I was a fool but that team won a league record 64 games last season and lost in the finals.
Of all the teams I've built in all of the leagues on WIS I've only had ONE not have a winning record with this version of Allen and that was because I fell below the ast% floor. IMO, Allen should be a late 1st / early 2nd guy in this league, as long as you protect your D at the other positions and give him enough assists.
I had Kareem foul out like 15 times here last season, it screwed up my minutes management etc, etc, etc. I also finished dead last in FTA;s, so I refuse to go down that path again because it's not a fun trip.
I look forward to going 28/30 from the stripe and 12/23 from the arc against your team when we play, even if I lose the rebounding battle by 15-20 I truly believe that pure domination of the FTA battle can produce a winning team as long as you protect other areas.
I respect your opinion, but I have NEVER built a team that I didn't base on what I thought could be a winning strategy. But I welcome the doubters, because it makes it far more satisfying when I actually do have a theory play out as I expect it to.