12. felonius - Bill Russell, Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton,
For kind of a bad first pick (due to not knowing the cap had changed), this team sure looks good! I almost pulled the trigger on Glide in round 2, only to see you immediately take him. Clyde gives you great rebounds for the 2, good defense, good assist% for a 2, decent fg%, decent number of 3s, low fouls... good everything. He helps you in all 3 facets of the game. Glove was a steal and is one of the guys I can't believe is still around. While I'm not a big fan of his sim seasons, he was absolutely a monster pick for you. You've got a great defensive foundation with 2 guys that haul in major minutes; if you make it to the dance, you can put russell & glove both at 48 mpg and be fine. Glove gives you good boards and 3s... and with the assists already brought in by Russell & Drexler, he gives you enough of those. I don't care for his fg% mixed with his tier 2 usage, but with the Russell pick early, you needed a guy to take a bunch of shots (and with the SG position already out of the mix for you, you couldn't add in one of those 'other' guys who really wouldn't have brought anything more to the table than Glove did anyway). I like the turnaround and eagerly anticipate seeing what you do with your last few picks.
13. ashamael - David Robinson, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash,
Nash was the guy I wanted to pick in round 2 but held off on because I thought he'd still be here, and if wasn't, I'd get Porter, KJ or some other guy that hasn't yet been drafted. It's fine if you think my defense will be hurt by taking Nash... The positive impact he brings on the shooting struggle far outweighs his defensive deficiency (do a quick search and see how many point guards are tier 3 usage or higher with 60% efg... you'll find a very short list). He gives me a nice inside-outside with the Admiral, enough assists that I don't have to worry about that at all anymore, and brings my usage points up to 8.5, meaning I can go with many combinations in rounds 4 & 5 to flesh out my SL. I liked my Nash-to-Malone combo better, but I'll take Nash-to-Admiral.
14. cmcafeeky - Chris Paul, Kevin McHale, Tom Boerwinkle,
I like bullwinkle in this sim... and like him here, too. He gives you a nice mix of decent defense and great rebounding and... oh yeah, the 19% ast. McHale loves this pick... between cp3 & bullwinkle, McHale is going to be lighting it UP! Really dig what's going on here thus far... no weaknesses that I see.
15. skypilot - Hakeem Olajuwon, Rajon Rondo, Marques Johnson,
Johnson was a great pick. He gives you good boards at the 3, or he gives you great offensive scoring at the 3 (depending on what season you use - I like 2 that do very different things). I don't believe the pick is enough to save the squad, however. I have two guys in mind that can, but I doubt you end up with either of them.
16. tadmand - Kevin Garnett, Scottie Pippen, Bobby Jones,
Well, it's clear now that you're not using the inefficient Garnett season that gives you a big rebound advantage at the 3 since you went and drafted the amazing Bobby Jones. I just went from feeling really "meh" about this team to feeling really good about it. Jones gives you some easy buckets and maintains the already great defense you had. Now you can use one of the two actual good Garnett seasons, which helps your offense even more. This team is in great shape going forward.
17. jhsukow - Larry Bird, Deron Williams, Swen Nater, Shawn Kemp,
This team just got scar(ier). Kemp can guard Nater's man. Both rebound a ton. Depending on the Kemp season used, he can give you a lot of easy points (I personally am not a fan of 100 defense Kemp and am a fan of 56% fg Kemp). Offense is well balanced between three guys... as I said, this team just got scary.
18. poppapomp - Artis Gilmore, Anfernee Hardaway, Alex English,
I don't care for English. Shooting guards that don't shoot threes don't even exist to me when it comes to the sim. He doesn't rebound enough to be a 3. He's taking shots away from A-Train & Penny, too. Don't like this pick... not even a little bit.
19. smokey57 - Julius Erving, Bob Lanier, Terry Porter,
Now this pick I don't like either... I freaking love it. Porter is so underrated. He's actually in my top 5 point guards (along with Nash - both of whom went in round 3). Search efg% > 58, ast% > 25, 3pa48 > 5, usg% > 17.5 and you'll find only 2 names... Porter & Nash. Porter plays better D while Nash brings a bit more O to the table. Both have ODL rings on their fingers. Not enough to save this team (not with the insistence of Dr. J playing SF).