Posted by vancem on 2/25/2013 12:36:00 AM (view original):
Well the thing is that Gin I've never seen a Rodman at SF team win this league. If you look at all of the past owners of the last 12 championship teams listed by ash in the other forum for this league you will note that none of those teams had Rodman on it. Rodman at # 1 kills the offense later on. There's plenty of offense left for you in rounds 2 and 3 but in rounds 4 and 5 all of the offensive players to choose from either won't have much usage or will have poor defense. From what I have seen it takes between 108 total usage and 112 to win this league. I don't see enough high quality usage left in the draft when Rodman is picked # 1 in this league.
Taking Wilt at # 1 for about 48 MPG assures you of having a 3rd scoring option with over 42% CREB and almost twice Rodman's usage. Plus, playing Rodman at SF makes it easier to game plan against your team. Basically you will end up with 3 players who for the most part will be playing inside on offense over 50% of the time. So unless the guards are fantastic playing minus 1 or minus 2 defense is a simple solution to keep the rebounds more even vs a Rodman at SF team.
Look if you can make Rodman work at SF, and win this league by doing it, that will be a first and I will be the first to congratulate you. From what I have seen Rodman has not been the dominant player that was used in the first round to win this league.
Don't be concerned at all about whether or not I like the picks. I'm just trying to evaluate them and have some fun while being more mature about it than I used to be. I'm not into ripping people just to get my kicks like I used to. That being said its been over 12 hours since your last post so where are the exciting picks that I would hate LOL?
True, Rodman's never won this league. But I've never had Rodman either.
I don't add up usage, I just keep a count of how many usage points I have. With Ewing and Ginobili, I have 12.5 in my starting lineup. Ewing's 88 defense, 55 EFG makes him a nice number one option. He did pretty well in the last league for chris_snid. With Rodman at SF, I can afford to have a below average rebounder like Ewing at C. Ginobili will be right behind him with 6 more usage points, 54 EFG, outside shooting, some assists, boards, and D at the SG position. In my experience, having two guys with 6 quality usage points in the starting line-up has worked for me.
So right now, with my first three picks, I have a good amount of D, rebounding, scoring, some outside shooting and assists. A good base and my next two picks will decide whether it is a contender or not.
Obviously, I'll need a back-up for Ginobili late which may be difficult to find. That's ok though.