I am going to compare these teams to television shows just to put a different spin on the whole eval process
1) banditone - Moses Malone, Mike Mitchell, Stephen Curry, Sleepy Floyd, John Beasley, Dale Ellis, Detlef Schrempf
This is Perfect Strangers. I hated that show There is nothing here that makes sense. Each player does something, but then in turn screws you in two ways it seems. Moses rebounds and gives it up (turnovers) like a drunk girl on a reality show. Mitchell in the second round is like picking a sword first for nuclear war. Curry is early, but solid with efg and ok with assists, Sleepy is a weird pick, but can get you assists and scoring, but this means you are going to have a 1-5 lineup of Floyd, Curry, Mitchell, Beasley, Malone. Not enough rebounding for this league, weird usage balance, and Beasley is going to likely backup Moses. This isn't your best effort.
2) jethroeg - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Connie Hawkins, Reggie Miller, Kevin Porter, Bob Dandridge
This is Heroes. It started really good and ended strangely, but salary can be the great equalizer. I usually look to see where you are in order to see how many free wins I am going to get. I think some others in this league may do the same thing. Not this season. Porter is going to dish the rock, but turnover and foul a bit (without much D, but is pretty efficient), Miller will stroke the three like a champ, Hawkins at the 3 is sweet, and I don't care for Dandridge at the 4 (and if you switch them I may like this team less), and Cap at the 5. This team will likely miss the playoffs due to rebounding and getting killed by strong PG's and SG's in this league. This is a move in a much better direction than some of your past efforts....onward and upward (or is it save the cheerleader, save the world).
3) ljemd - Dennis Rodman, Shawn Kemp, Mitch Richmond, Tree Rollins, Joakim Noah, Derek Harper, Steven Blake
This is M*A*S*H. A great show with a fatal flaw (especially when they let Alan Alda behind the camera). I am not one to cast stones, but how many extra minutes are you going to need at the 4 and 5? Rollins and Kemp are foul monsters even though they are going to be sweet for blocks and boards. Noah is a nice addition with those two hack machines, and with those two adding in Rodman is only going to make Harper and Richmond that much more deadly. Plus Kemp makes it to where teams won't go +3 on you. I like what you have here.
4) coachcroft - LeBron James, Horace Grant, Manu Ginobili, Rajon Rondo, Alonzo Mourning, Shane Battier, Paul Silas
This is like Friends. Too many people doing too many things, and they are all taking time away from Chandler. LeBron and Mourning will battle each other for shots, and then when Manu comes in the game we are going to need another basketball. Rondo, Grant, and Battier are good additions to this team, but to maximize this team Bron at PG, Battier at SG, Grant at SF, Zo at C and something looking like rebounding at PF would be much, much better. You need to focus your team around filling holes, and I think you got a little drunk with power when picking Manu. Clifford Ray or Bynum (even Biedrins) would have better fit the team. Scoring is important, but secondary to rebounding. When you have LeBron you need to have things that accent him, not take away.
5) bluenote75 - W. Chamberlain, Ryan Anderson, Andrew Bynum, Andre Iguodala, Kenneth Faried, Andris Biedrins, K. Hinrich
This is like Tilt. It was a show on ESPN about Poker. ESPN in the height of the Moneymaker-mania from the WSOP put this series together. Good acting, bad writing. That is this team...I can't understand how hard it is to build with Wilt. In this scenario Wilt will be not be played by the Tier 4 usage version that could at any point go 25/20/12/10 with the version that will not show the efficiency of the other but go for 50/20 a couple of times. I don't know that I see enough assists here to maximize this team. I can't see enough at the 1 and 2 to make this team a winner.
6) tricky24 - Michael Jordan, Tom Boerwinkle, Gary Payton, Clifford Ray, Samuel Dalembert, Kyle Korver, Glen Rice
This is Happy Days. This team jumped the shark after the fourth pick...Dalembert wasn't the right fit. This is where you get a rebounding SF that can shoot the three. MJ and GP are Fonzie and Richie at the peak. Boerwinkle and Ray are perfect with this team too. Big Sam is there to help with the minutes Boerwinkle won't play, but Korver and Rice can't really rebound or do anything but score. Rice can't guard a paper bag, but it is ok. Both of them are good as SG, but I am not thrilled seeing them at SF...still a good shot at the playoffs
7) natenoy - Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant, Darrell Walker, Damon Jones, Dennis Scott, Kevin Willis
This is like Misfits of Science. This was a show I loved as a kid for the first two or three episodes....then SUCKSVILLE. Allow me to explain the issues Nate. You started with Howard and Pierce. Very nice. Then Kobe, Walker, and Jones. I think you got power drunk when you saw Kobe there in the third. Let me help you with a dynamic here. Draft leagues are so much different from anything else you have done. Anyone can walk into an OL and Theme. Not just anyone walks into this league. People who walk in here typically are more seasoned and are used to tendencies. By sitemail I have called the picks of several guys here because I know the likelihood of what they like. Most for us know that Kobe will dominate the ball on ANY team. To fit this team in you are playing Walker, Kobe, Pierce, Willis, and Howard to start with Jones and Scott off the bench. This likely means Scott gets some PF time...holy sh**ty rebounding Batman. Walker is good for rebounding, but I would like a guy here that hits the 3 to keep others honest. I know you have 3's, but I don't know how much of it you will get to use with the Mamba stealing shots...oh and Willis. Good value where you got him, but another hard guy because while he rebounds like a champ he will take opportunities away from Howard...which is counter-productive. You are a solid enough and smart enough guy that I think your learning curve will be quite short.
8) ncmusician_7 - David Robinson, Donyell Marshall, Clyde Drexler, DeAndre Jordan, Jason Terry, Charlie Ward, Jason Maxiell
This is the Good Wife. I really like this show. Well written, smart, and no crazy twists and turns. Kids this is the easy way to build a winner. Too many guys are looking for the diamond in the rough or the wow factor. NC7 takes the Admiral, Marshall, and Glide to make a simple team that gives all the things that one needs. Rebounding, efficiency, defense, and the right amount of usage makes this a tough beat. Terry and Ward is a very nice tandem off the bench. Jordan brings rebounding without a cost of usage as does Maxiell. This is a very, very solid team. I just feel it isn't a championship team, but may be just a couple of good breaks and a weak division away from being a strong contender.
9) scudmissle - Charles Barkley, Dirk Nowitzki, Bill Walton, Nick Anderson, Maurice Cheeks, Happy Hairston, Danny Ainge
This is The Wire. I can't explain how much I like this scud. Omar's comin' or should I say Chuck's coming. So much win on this team. People please pay attention...since this is how you build a team with Dirk. It is a little light on the offensive boards, but Chuck and Happy are going to grab tons of boards. Walton will control the def. boards with them. Nick will kill it on the threes and Cheeks is a great addition to this squad. There is a lot to love here. I am a big fan...(is Chuck going to kiss Walton at any point of the season?)
10) ginandjuice - Shaquille O'Neal, Marcus Camby, Marques Johnson, Dana Barros, JR Smith, Terry Dehere, David Lee
This is Cheers. I love it. Shaq and Barros keep everyone honest in guarding you. Camby and Johnson are nice with this team. I feel like JR Smith is a lot like Diane...the weakest part of the show. He will take away from others, but Terry Dehere may be your starter (I feel like that is a better option). This is going to be a force in the playoffs.
11) malone9975 - Magic Johnson, Buck Williams, Wes Unseld, Grant Hill, Willis Reed, Brooks Thompson, Joel Przybilla
I hate evaulating my team someone else can do this
12) jakotay - Kevin Garnett, Swen Nater, Steve Nash, Raja Bell, Vince Carter, Anthony Carter, Cadillac Anderson
This is the Greatest American Hero. I really fun show that was inane when I was a kid. This is going to be fun and frustrating. I look at this and the only way I see drafting KG that early is if you are playing him at the 3. If you play him at the 4 you might as well snag the Mailman. I love Nater at the 4, but I am assuming he will play the 5 which I am not as big a fan of. Nash and Bell together are nice, but I assume you are playing Vince at the 3 again...not a fan. I took this line of thinking clearly from felonius, but I don't like playing PF's at C, and likewise I try to move SG's to PG, SF's to SG, PF's to SF, and C's to PF. This way I can get some rebounding advantages (or least that is some of my failed logic). I may be wrong with what you are trying to do (since I assume most people draft starters first unless a miracle drops in their lap), but I see you as shooting yourself into as many games as you shoot yourself out of.
8/19/2012 11:42 PM (edited)