13) robocoach - Chris Paul, Mel Daniels, Troy Murphy, Julius Erving, Mike Miller, Alvin Robertson, Bo Outlaw
This is Different Strokes. The little guy makes everything better. This team does so much so well. Clearly one of the best rebounding squads, and shoots the three very well. I think I have already expressed how I feel about the Dr. J pick, and it is a great steal considering most of us are drafting him in the second round in leagues past. I am at a loss as to how you are going to put this team together. I know how I would do it (and that isn't likely the right way), but I do like what you have here. I certainly believe this is a playoff caliber team. Especially with the extra D this team is sporting.
14) dh555 - Karl Malone, Oscar Robertson, Robert Parish, Cedric Maxwell, Brandon Rush, Larry Smith,
This is Mad Men. I stinkin' love that show. I love the show because the writing is perfect and while there is a clear main character, Don Draper (Karl Malone), and episode can be carried by others like Peggy (Oscar), Roger (Parish), Pete (Maxwell), or even Joan (Rush). This team has a little of everything a winner needs, and while turnovers are a tad high it should be more than made up for in the tons of efficiency as there will be little wasted effort with this squad. Championship contender if minutes are there
15) ashamael - Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, Carlos Boozer, Terry Porter, Bobby Jones, Roddy Beaubois, Chris Gatling
This is Breaking Bad. Maybe the best show on television. Yes I almost wrote this in all blue. Durant is Walter White. Every single time I think he can't go any further he does. Durant is the monster here, and when he has an off day (and he will), Boozer will pick up the slack nicely. Rebounding and defense are all nicely done and the passing is just where you want it to be. The only thing I am not a fan of (and I am nitpicking here) is the slight lack of threes. This is another championship contender.
16) brick_man - Larry Bird, Anfernee Hardaway, Emeka Okafor, Erick Dampier, Larry Nance, Leandro Barbosa, Reggie Evans
This is The Office (US Version). I love the show, but the show has a tendency to create great characters that totally grate on you because of overuse (except for Dwight...I can always take more Dwight). I assume Bird is going to play SG. At some point Bird, Penny, and Barbosa all play together, and that usage is going to be a bear. I can think of a way to play against this team, but I am afraid that Bird might drop 50. I really like the rebounding and this will be a tough team. I think this is a playoff contender. Nance in the fifth round is sick. Even with that I still think that the teams with elite big men will give you some real troubles.
17) 98average - J. Stockton, Kevin McHale, Patrick Ewing, Hersey Hawkins, D. Fortson, M. Landsberger, B. Jackson
This is House MD late seasons. It seems like the same things over and over again. I think I have seen this from you before. Not that it is bad mind you, but doing the same things and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. It appears that rebounding is going to be pretty good. Offensive efficiency should be pretty good too. Ewing and Fortson are going to run into the stands just to foul a few more people. I also feel you are light on the minutes at the 4 and 5 since I assume McHale is going to play the 3 all game (although an undrafted player would be the perfect 3 if you needed to move McHale to the 4). Three are going to be nice on this team and your assists will really improve the already good efficiency you have. I would say a first round elimination would be in order, but you might sneak into the second round.
18) tarheel1991 - Ben Wallace, Jerry Lucas, Mookie Blaylock, Tracy McGrady, Kyrie Irving, James Worthy, Omer Asik,
This is Seinfeld. Nobody thinks of Jerry as there favorite, but the whole thing hinges on him. That is TMac. Wallace, Lucus, and Blaylock's adventures will carry the team along, but TMac is the headliner, and if he isn't on, you're dead, and if he is Heaven help who you play. Worthy and Asik are interesting additions as is Irving (who I have been enjoying in another league). There is some nice D here and I certainly think this is a playoff team. I think that is as good a one-two punch rebounding as is in the entire league, and they are going to be invaluable with TMac and Mookie on that squad.
19) theyard2 - Artis Gilmore, Deron Williams, Elton Brand, Kris Humphries, Bruce Bowen, Nicolas Batum, Michael Smith
This is Firefly. My favorite sci-fi show ever. It touches on so many genres. This team have so much I love on it. Artis, Brand, and the Ex-Kardashian are great. Then add in my favorite 4th round PG Deron Williams with a guy I used all the time in the sim years ago, Bruce Bowen, makes this team a strong threat all around. Batum and Smith off the bench will be nice additions. I think this is another solid playoff team, and in the right division could get a first round bye.
20) eleibowitz - Jason Kidd, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Serge Ibaka, Michael Redd, Fred Hoiberg, Chris Dudley
This is 24. I think I know where this is going and then (SPOILER ALERT) you are going to shoot my wife at the end of season one. I like this team a lot too. Enough D to binge on, good rebounding if not great, threes are there and the big man block party is going to be in full effect since Timmy, Dream, and Ibaka will combine for at least 15% blocks. Assists are nice here, and I think with the D around Dream it might put him in a position to foul less. This team is another real contender.
21) mikee1 - Dwayne Wade, Dikembe Mutombo, Brent Barry, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Dale Davis, Leon Wood,
This is Game of Thrones. Wade is the Tyronn Lannister of the group. Stirring the pot and controlling everything going on. There is so much going on here that anyone player can create a huge issue against any other player in this league. This is another example of not getting cute and putting together a team that with anyone piece isn't an incredible get, but the whole is shockingly good. You can cheat on this team because Wade, Barry, Gasol, and Odom can all greatly effect the offense, and of course Mutombo can anchor the D. Very nice. Playoff Contender.
22) xxevilivexx - Ray Allen, Chauncey Billups, James Harden, Peja Stojakovic, Steve Novak, Charles Oakley, Erving Johnson
This is Scrubs. It feels like this is a reach, as is almost every joke on Scrubs. I feel like even dunroche thinks this is too many threes and not enough rebounding. I don't think you can stop anyone from scoring, and I can see a lot of 140-125 games with you, unfortunately, on the wrong end of the stick. I know first hand what a Ray Allen/Peja combo can do. Billups and Allen can handle the passing, but teams with strong big men will hurt you badly. This is a lottery team that will be a lot of fun every day to follow the box scores.
23) sappy - Bill Russell, Kevin Love, Kevin Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Danny Green, Manute Bol, Ty Lawson
This is The Sopranos. I love almost everything about this. I am just afraid that We are going to see a lot of Wallace at the 3 which is like having an episode centered around Dr. Melfi. I would feel better seeing him at the three, but Russell and Love are going to great together and KJ is a great PG for this team. I really like these guys together and Bol will be and interesting addition. I don't know how I feel about it. He can either be horrifically bad, comically bad, or marginal. Lawson is another player I want to pay a little more attention to. I haven't used him or thought much about him, but this feels like a good place for him, draft-wise, after looking at the stats.
24) ncih - Scottie Pippen, Shawn Marion, Walt Frazier, Amare Stoudemire, Harry Gallatin, Eric Maynor, Michael Ruffin,
This is True Blood. At first I was kinda felling this team, and by the end I realized it was just an opportunity to show me vampire T&A. Pippen and Marion is great. Frazier sure. Amare is hate him, but he is solid in the sim. I am figuring Gallatin was a salary thing (especially with your last two picks as well), if not why not Beaty, or even Lacey? Every team with decent bigs are going to be a problem. Any team with marginal guard play is going to get hurt by you. I do not see this as a playoff team, probably like a couple of games out in like 8th or 9th.
8/19/2012 11:47 PM (edited)