18. logain - Chris Paul, Magic Johnson, Rajon Rondo, Oliver Miller, Clifford Ray, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose
I liked the trade for Magic at first but then you locked yourself into the ast% gimmick. It's just not gonna work in this league. I led the league in points, fg%, 3pt%, AND assists last season with just Nash doing most of the heavy lifting in the ast% department. A good offense doesn't need an overload of ast% if you have the right people scoring the ball and proper floor balance. I'm as big on ast% as anyone here, but what's the point if you don't have the guys to finish all those pretty passes. CP3 and Magic will do their thing but Rondo, Webber, and Rose don't exactly strike fear in the hearts of defenses. Webber and Rondo are also both brutal from the line. I'm not seeing any 3pt shooting and the paint scoring is kinda weak. I just think if you're gonna go all out on assists, your goal should be to have a dominant offense. I don't see that with this team. The turnovers will probably cost you a few games as well. The Rose pick made no sense to me as it makes you pretty weak on the glass. Defense is very good and Magic/Cp3 should abuse weak defenders in the back court. This is definitely a bold approach and I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
i don't disagree with anything above. I already stated I wanted Nash over Rondo.. I almost went with Boerwinkle in that round by the way. You probably would have liked that better too. As for Rose.. he was the ultimate commit to the bit pick. I wanted to see if High Assists could work in this league. Rose gives me those Assists like noone else I could get at the 4.
My prognostication is this is an open league strategy that can have devastating results.. but with better defensive teams.. and with wasted salary due to not being able to get guys like Lebron.. I just don't see it working that well. But I had to give it a shot. If I win 30 games.. noone will go for 150% assists again! If I win 45.. maybe I changed the draft going forward. Plus.. I always end up with a middle of the road draft pick in these leagues. As usually I build borderline playoff teams (last time was my best ever).. I think this could fail and land me Lebron next time!