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3/20/2013 6:27 PM
Posted by smokey57 on 3/20/2013 6:23:00 PM (view original):
I just wastched a team lose the finals due to exceptional bad FT% (~65%). Too many ~60FT% players. I think if your OK if you go +70FT%.
You sure they didn't lose for 37 other reasons you might not have understood?   No offense intended.
3/20/2013 11:32 PM (edited)
20. krishnaman - Ben Wallace, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire

YES!!!  I don't know if anybody has run Stat at the 3 in the past couple seasons of the ODL, but he's the next level below Barkley or McHale for 3-men in this league (less boards than Barkley & less defense than McHale).  With the board presence already demonstrated by Wallace & Chandler, this team is getting really, really scary.  I love it.  Need at least another 3rd tier usage guard for offense (and a buttload of assists between both guards) and this team is GOOD TO GO!

    
21. eleibowitz -
Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Antonio McDyess

Ummm... Not sure why you went McDyess.  Many better options at the 3 that are still available.  I assume you're using the 97-98 version... nothing per say wrong with him... just lot better options out there and he'd still been there in round 5 if not 6 if you wanted to stack up a better position.


22. natenoy -
Jerry Lucas, John Stockton, Alonzo Mourning

Another solid pick.  Love Zo... he's a great pickup in the 3rd round of the ODL.  He gives you easy 2s with 2nd tier usage, good defense, and somewhat decent rebounding.  He covers Lucas' average defense.  I think you're weak on the boards overall, so look to shore it up with the 2 & 3 while getting Zo a backcourt bomber and this team is excellent!

23. vancem -
Kevin Durant, Shawn Marion, Paul Gasol, Charlie Ward

Gasol is going ever higher.  He's the right usage mix with what you got going here... I'm just not a huge fan of any of his full seasons.  You have good rebounding at the 2 & the 3, however, so you're more than fine with Gasol.  I still think going for a true board lord would be a good idea, though.  Cumulative rebounding works... sometimes.   I do, however, love everything about your offense (and defense is good, too).  Ward... I'm always a fan of Ward, and I'm glad to see that someone is using him for other than his 827 minute season.  I'm assuming you're using his most expensive season here... 28% ast, 86 defense, 53% efg, about a 3 a game, tier 5 usage... absolutely perfect fit for this team.  I really dig it.

3/20/2013 7:49 PM
Yeah ash not sure myself about McDyess but in the end he fits. Il get what I need in the later rounnd. Need to reduce TO. Plus good rebounding and defense
3/20/2013 8:08 PM
Ash, I love Julius @ SG, the damage to a teams 3pt game is bar non. You won't see the whole picture until I have my first 5. I have my center, a Wilt that plays well with others, we agree on Porter and I have "Dr J". I have alot of flexiblity in the draft now, I really am quite happy with this draft so far. Rebounds are easy to come by, my next pick is the critical one. Now comes the hard part...
3/20/2013 8:31 PM
Well good luck.
3/20/2013 8:44 PM
ash would you suggest playing a 99% amare at 3 then? i was leaning toward using his tier 2 usage 59% shooting season at a PF/C rotation with Ben wallace and the Dallas tyson chandler
3/20/2013 8:49 PM
Julius and Porter in the back court is a great pairing. Porter to feed DrJ, Dr J covers Porters lack of D. Julius will grab 9-10  board @ SG and I get great ball movement from the two of them. Both have good FG%.  It could be worse...
3/20/2013 9:00 PM (edited)
Ash fundamentally we agree on most things, except 3 pointers, I try to draft only enough for end of the game clutch shooting. I bring players that shot well, but only 2-3 per game. To me it's not how many, it's when.
3/20/2013 9:03 PM
Posted by krishnaman on 3/20/2013 8:44:00 PM (view original):
ash would you suggest playing a 99% amare at 3 then? i was leaning toward using his tier 2 usage 59% shooting season at a PF/C rotation with Ben wallace and the Dallas tyson chandler
That's exactly what I would do (amare at the 3).
3/20/2013 9:05 PM
Posted by smokey57 on 3/20/2013 9:00:00 PM (view original):
Ash fundamentally we agree on most things, except 3 pointers, I try to draft only enough for end of the game clutch shooting. I bring players that shot well, but only 2-3 per game. To me it's not how many, it's when.
As I said before... Good luck.  I don't agree, and I've had quite a bit more experience than you, but you are set in your beliefs, so I won't try to change them.  Good luck.
3/20/2013 9:08 PM
One last thing...On that team that lost in the finals, it was most certianly FT's that cost him the ring. If the team had shot 70FT% he would have won it. The following season the team lost in the conf final for the same reason. It's a glaring deficiency on an otherwise champion team. That said, I think +70FT% it easy to draft, but too many "brick laying" big men can definately cost you a ring. God forbid you have a "brick layer" in the back court too.
3/20/2013 9:27 PM
Posted by smokey57 on 3/20/2013 6:23:00 PM (view original):
I just wastched a team lose the finals due to exceptional bad FT% (~65%). Too many ~60FT% players. I think if your OK if you go +70FT%.
What's the link to the team that lost and the team that won?
3/20/2013 9:39 PM
Posted by smokey57 on 3/20/2013 9:08:00 PM (view original):
One last thing...On that team that lost in the finals, it was most certianly FT's that cost him the ring. If the team had shot 70FT% he would have won it. The following season the team lost in the conf final for the same reason. It's a glaring deficiency on an otherwise champion team. That said, I think +70FT% it easy to draft, but too many "brick laying" big men can definately cost you a ring. God forbid you have a "brick layer" in the back court too.
Yeah, gonna need a link.  I don't trust your judgement in evaluating anything in the sim.
3/20/2013 10:57 PM
I think hes talking about a progressive league full if oldtimers
3/20/2013 10:59 PM

5. xxevilivexx - Dennis Rodman, Dikembe Mutombo, Tracy McGrady 

Well... if you're gonna go for a high volume scoring guard and you can't get Jordan or Lebron, Tmac is about the best there is.  There's so much good about him that the only reason I think he tends to fall is because people are coming around to a multi-faced offense instead of loading up on specialist with one high volume player.  If I didn't favor the same strategy, I would definitely (and have had him before) have tmac graded as a 1st rounder.  3s, boards, fts, assists, low to, low foul, even above average defense... there's nothing to not like except his average efg%, which isn't bad at all for a 1st tier usage player.  This team is not a team I want to face in a playoff series because you just never know what TMAC will do.


24. tarheel1991 - Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Andrew Bynum

Inside game added to the already fantastic outside one.  I considered going with a twin towers approach in round 2... that's how highly I value Bynum... so I obviously think you got a fantastic value pick here that perfectly compliments what you're building.  I can't say much more about this team than the fact that I freaking dig the hell out of it!

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