ncih (2) - Charles Barkley, Tom Boerwinkle, Dirk Nowitzki, Derek Harper, Nick Anderson, Yao Ming, Earl Watson
Right after I paired Moses/Dirk together in the ODL I was thinking about other great Dirk pairings and Barkley obviously came to mind first. Not sure if it's been done before but I'm excited to see how it does. And you somehow got him in the 3rd...which is crazy. Dirk is one of the best scorers in the sim. He always seems to out-perform his stats and gets pretty much all of his FTAs. Please use his 06-07 season, he's so much better with the extra usage. I wouldn't hold back on Barkley either, go for the 87-88 monster. Those two may be the best 1-2 scoring punch in this draft. Boerwinkle fits perfectly at C. I loooooove the back court too. Harper isn't an assist heavy PG, but with the ast% in the front court you didn't need one. Anderson is the 3pt shooting SG the team needed. Watson gives you even more 3s. I think you made a mistake with Yao pick. Boerwinkle needed a low usage rebounder for a backup, not someone who is gonna take shots from Barkley and Dirk. Defense is also going to be a problem as well. Can't wait to see how this team does. Should be a playoff team.
sappy - Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, Buck Williams, Ryan Anderson, Jose Calderon, Brent Price, Lamar Odom
This could be the team sappy. No more fringe playoff teams. This could be a division winner. Pierce fell right into your lap to give you a great 1-2 punch and I thought you did a real nice job filling the pieces in. Rebounding and paint scoring support for Dwight? - Check(Buck). 3pt shooting ast% monster to get everyone the ball? - Check(Calderon). Hell, you didn't even have to decide between boards or 3s at SF since you got Ryan Anderson. I like the Odom pick too since he some nice lower minute seasons to use here. Fouls could be an issue I guess and the defense is weak outside of the top 3 picks. Other than that, everything looks good, really like the paint-perimeter balance. I'd be shocked if you miss the playoffs.
xxevilivexx (1) - Moses, Tyson Chandler, Donyell Marshall, Kris Humphries, Tracy McGrady, Nick Van Exel, John Starks
I guess I can understand why McGrady fell so far once he got out of the second round. When you take him, you're basically all in on him. 35% usage means he's your guy. Most teams have that guy already after the first two rounds. He fits like a glove with this team though. Outside of Wilt I think Moses if the best guy you can pair with McGrady. That worked out almost too well for you evil. Marshall is the perfect SF in the sim and Chandler/Hump is an awesome PF combo. However your front court gives you no ast% at all so it was important to get a PG who dishes it like crazy. Was gonna say Van Exel isn't that guy but I just checked and he actually dishes it more than I thought. I still don't care for that pick(or the Starks pick) but I love the rest of the team too much not too predict playoffs for you.
98average (1) - Rodman, Amare Stoudemire, Gary Payton, Patrick Ewing, Doug Christie, Kenneth Faried, Devin Harris
Ughh why Ewing? He take a big sh!t all over the great Rodman/Amare combo. I dunno, it could work out I guess but it feels unneeded to me. I guess you panicked that you actually had a starter that wasn't good at D and had to overcompensate by taking Ewing and his good D haha. I like Payton, great value in the 3rd. Good support pieces in Christie and Faried. Not sure what Harris brings to the table though. Curious to see if your gonna use 89-90 Ewing or not. Great scoring season but comes with a lot of fouls. Not feeling this one 98 but will definitely be checking to see how that front court does. I do know that Rodman should be a lock to win the rebounding title, he's going to have to carry you on the glass.
jethroeg - Wade, Nate Thurmond, Mark Jackson, Weatherspoon, Dave Cowens, Andre Iguodala, George T Johnson
I don't like one single pick you made. Not one. Draw your own conclusions.
ncih (1) - Kareem, Swen Nater, James Harden, Anthony Mason, Kevin Johnson, Jordan Farmar, Kurt Rambis
Probably too early for Harden, but that's definitely up for debate. Nater as well. Can't knock you for either pick really, just think you could have had a better combo in rounds 2/3. Allen/Marshall comes to mind. But rounds 4/5 quickly change my mind about the team. Both were absolute home runs. Don't pu$sy out on Mason either. Use the big boy season and don't be afraid of him being less than 100% at SF. KJ always goes late in this league so I can't really call him a steal but I'm sure you were thrilled he was still there. You should be too because he and Harden are great sidekicks to Kareem when it comes to scoring the ball. Mason is the glue though. Really love how he fits here(if you dont pus$y out). Nice job, should be a playoff team.
malone9975 - Michael Jordan, Andrew Bynum, Ray Allen, Peja Stojakovic, Sam Lacey, DeJuan Blair, David Wesley
Wow malone...no can accuse you of not taking risks. 3 SGs? Crazy. 88-89 Jordan it is I guess. I think he could get close to a trip-dub with this squad. I think you'll be ok with 3s haha. Bynum should make teams pay for trying to stop the sims best 3pt combo. I like Lacey(the ast% is def helpful) but I think you needed more oreb% from that spot. I have no clue what to expect here. You should be weak on the boards of course, but by playing small you have hardly any fouls. Bynum is wilt-like with the fouls as well and I'm pretty sure Lacey is solid for a big man with fouls. Allen/Peja always get to the line more than their RL numbers and you know Jordan will get his FTAs. So I think you'll have a nice advantage there. I commend your ballsiness with this team malone and can't wait to see how it works out.
chris_snid - Wilt, Wes Unseld, Manu Ginobili, Charlie Edge, Terrell Brandon, Mitch Richmond, Kawhi Leonard
Someone already said it....no fouls here. But what I really love is the 3 headed backcourt you got. Plenty of 3s, FTAs, dimes, solid D, ok boards, and enough usage. Unseld and Edge/Leonard fit perfectly at the forward spots. With Wilt you were pretty much already guaranteed a playoff spot, but I think you did more than enough to have them contend for the title here. Brandon needs to start going earlier in this league too. Great 52mil PG.
banditone - LeBron, Spencer Haywood, Michael Redd, Brandon Roy, Toni Kukoc, Caldwell Jones, Frank Brickowski
I'll never understand your draft strategy. We don't need to hear me explain why I don't think it'll work, we need you to explain to us why it will. So please..the floors all yours...