Posted by felonius on 8/15/2012 4:04:00 PM (view original):
So I have some time tonight, I'll analyze this group of guys pick by pick.
Moses is obviously a wise move on any team and you've taken the best season given the usage and rebounding combo, so this pick makes complete sense.
KG is one of those guys I feel that makes you create your team a certain way. At this point in the draft you had so many options, it is too tough to critique a second pick because you ultimately decided that taking a high scoring, rebounding small forward, was at this point more rewarding. So I can't knock it, I also feel like KG is never on a winning squad, anyone correct me if I am wrong, but have we seen KG playing on an elite 52 Mil team as of late? I just can't recall.
Duncan is a guy I haven't used in a single season based theme, though I have him in a progressive. High minutes again, obviously your starting PF and good rebounding. I am always shocked by how high Duncan's usage was during his prime since he doesn't score over 24 a game and has a comfortable field goal percentage. I can understand this selection, it is actually cool to have Duncan and KG together.
D-Wade: I understand the excitement in grabbing a guy that should never have slipped past the 1st/2nd round, however I think this pick is going to ultimately kill your team. So you've got Moses who has a sweet usage given his output and now you've created a clusterf*ck in terms of usage. I don't really see how drafting him helps you at all, it just detracts from everyone, again, someone with more knowledge and more winning attributes can correct me if I am wrong.
Paul Pierce: I pose this question, do you regret this selection? I am only asking because I feel like you made the pick and then realized how bad it was and decided to use one of his lower usage seasons to offset the choice. I get that his combined rebounding is solid for a SG, but there was so much gold still out there for the taking.
A sidenote, after five picks you have 1261 turnovers between your starting five. On the bright side, a ton of free throws.
Mark Aguirre: I don't understand this pick at all, was the plan to use a different season?
Reggie Evans: Awesome rebounding, low-usage, horrid defense.
Cory Alexander: I didn't even know he had a season beyond the min salary one that I always use to fill out my teams. I feel like the bombers are implemented here to push you over the top with limited minutes, but beyond that no substance.
Gerald Govan: a minutes filler, rebounds, makes sense, but fouls too much I think.
So my overall feel is that usage is going to hurt you badly.
I actually think you're passable on three's, turnovers not so much.