My ranking of teams will be put in groups of 6
eleibowitz - should be tops in rebounding and will have a great choice of low cast threes thanks to playing with Shaq...can play D as well - i envision Nash/Erving/Scott/Lanier/Shaq
thomcat - Dear God the humanity...Threes/Rebounding/eFG and Dwight clogging the middle...sucks for us thinking something like KJ/Peja/Barkley/Anderson/Dwight
malone9975 - We can play D, pass, score, rebound (some...my SF is going to hurt rebounding a little) and launch the threes...have fun boys.
superrobb420 - No one rebounds against these guys. D is nice only problem I see is that everything will have to be based on Payton teammates..whic isn't terrible considering he played everywhere...it would have been cool for you if he didn't get traded for Ray Allen tho.
benjihall - Well assists should be great...lol since EVERYONE PASSES. The biggest thing I can think of is picking the right Kareem and Magic, the wrong one of either is going to put you in the playoff mix instead of the championship mix
coachcroft - You need a PG...I was thinking Ainge/Bird/Rodman/Parish/Beaty...rebounding should be plentiful
dh555 - Close to top tier...rebounding could be a question. Yao is available tho right? Rudy can rebound the 3 well and score reasonably well, but TMac will take care of all the scoring here, and Penny is a nice addition, you just got to find a way to stop us from going +2 on you
longtallbrad - Brad all of our subs are going to suck unless you are playing with eariler era players...that said Mailman and Dirk will be awesome to watch as long as Dirk doesn't take too much away. Hondo isn't great, but he isn't bad either and in this league he is giving tons of minutes that are better than scrub level for sure. I like what you have.
foghat - Another close to top tier...Harden/Durant/AD/Ibaka/Ewing That is enough D to cover up for AD's lack of it. There are lacking pieces and you may have to go with either Mark Jackson/Derek Harper/Charlie Ward at PG, but in this league having Harden and Ibaka would be huge. You are going to have quite the task determining how many assists you need vs how many quality minutes you can put players out there...tough decisions abound
poppapomp - This would be top tier if not for Elvin Hayes and the fact that he will steal possessions from better players and then will likely run around and foul anyone he can. This is one of the best rebounding squads...James/Pip/Kukoc/Hayes/Varejao...I guess I am just spit balling here, but still a really nice team that will defend very well
onslaught - MJ and Garnett are awesome. Pettit is an albatross his usage is high, his efficiency not so much. You are not going to be left with much when you play these three guys because they demand a lot in salary and if you can't use the low cost Pettit and get above 25 Mil..sorry sucks to be you. That said you should still be able to get this defensive team in the playoffs with the solid rebounding you have. MJ/Allen/KG/Pettit/Haywood sounds interesting.
gerryred - Rondo/Pierce/Mullin/Odom/Gasol sounds about right...I worry about rebounding and defense tho, but you are a super savvy owner and one of the guys I respect most in the sim...if anyone can get this team into the playoffs it is you. You have threes and some passing. Reasonable eFG and taking advantage of the era these guys play in over the older era players will earn you extra wins.
coolmay_one - McAdoo solid..the other two ugh. One brings defense and ruin on offense. One brings offense and ruin on defense. Plus you got screwed by the era. Is Nixon a viable option for this team? Cooper? English? I don't know. (Lever, Dunn, Natt maybe hell I need a drink)
dcates - Look its not sim AIDS, but there isn't a lot of rebounding. These are good players, but you need threes and rebounding. I see a Stockton/Frazier/Harpring/Brand/Eaton lineup. Its good, not scary. Not anywhere in that lineup am I afraid. May sneak into the playoffs...MAY
mrseptember - Malone is awesome one of the favs in the sim. Barry has one of my favorite short minutes seasons, but you can't use it...sorry oh yeah and Rick Barry is a dick. That doesn't matter in the sim, but I am contractually obligated to mention that. Iverson is sim AIDS. If you had one of the two morons you would be ok, but having two screws you. Sorry....but the basketball nazi says NO PLAYOFFS FOR YOU.
thisredbox - this is a good team that could sneak into the playoffs. It has a lot to do with which versions you use. Wade will shoot you in and out of games as will West. Rebounding is the big issue here I see West/Wade/Wallace/Chandler/Haslem, and then everyone goes +2 on you
robusk - Wilt yeah! Lucas yeah! You are going to get screwed by Johnston and the era with something so big an elephant could feel it. Can you ride Wilt to the playoffs. Will you go with the 66-67 and try improve those around Wilt with the assists, will you go with the 60-61 that never has to be pulled from the game and can score while getting quad teamed, or will you go off book? Can you survive getting -2 ed all season?
jhuskow - Possible playoff team, but tough. Mainly because of Dream. He is my favorite player ever, but he is a pain in the butt. He fouls...a lot. He is also doesn't get to the line enough for the usage. Your down low D is historically great. A lineup of Oscar/Manu/Horry/Duncan/Dream would be kinda cool. If you pick the right seasons of these guys you could be sitting in the cat bird seat of this group, and if the divisions break favorably you would be in awesome shape. If you fall into a group of death you are in some trouble.
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foghat II - Gilmore with Arenas and McGinnis. Gilmore great. Top end Arenas not bad fouls and turns the ball over a lot. McGinnis is the human turnover and foul machine. This team almost has to go up tempo which is like giving Aaron Hernandez Walter White Meth and an unlimited cache of weapons when you have McGinnis and Arenas in the lineup. I see a lineup of Arenas/ A Young Priest/ An Old Priest/McGinnis/Gilmore
onslaught II - The rule is...if there is a II next to your name the team is bad. Sikma ugh. Hill is poison. The stats look fine, but he WILL screw you. Aldridge will get explioting in this league. Rebounding is ok, but I think your lineup is something like Nash/Hill/Aldridge/Camby/Sikma...which isn't bad, and maybe a third tier team, but my years of experience tell me Hill will hurt you. You are definately the class of the group. Like it has been said Good News: You won the gold medal in the Special Olympics...Bad News: You still have problems
knearns - Hey did you order fouls? You got them. The Hawk is nice, but Cowens has all the fouls of Olajuwon without all of the good things Dream brings. Actually he fouls more than Olajuwon. Baylor, an all-time top 20 player, is an all-time member of the sim AIDS team. You are screwed. Your team should be in porn.
ivnabru - Holy crap. Fouls anyone. How about a side of turnovers? How about screwed by the era? Archibald's best season is still almost unusable by many in the sim. Haywood's top season is the same. It is too expensive and doesn't give enough. Reed is good, but fouls like Olajuwon. YUCK.
dcates II - The only way this gets better is a lineup of Nash/Terry/Arizin/Marion/Bellamy....and Arizin still screws you. Bells won't do enough and everything you want Marion to bring will be stolen by Arizin. No wonder why Wilt was so hard to get along with.
brider212 - It looks good because of Kidd and McHale, and you may be able to hide Thurmond, but not so fast. The only usable seasons of Kidd aren't available due to the 25 Mil restriction, and you can't hide Thurmond even tho he isn't a huge usage problem. McHale is solid, but you are going to need to find usage somewhere (Ainge maybe). I just think Kidd and Thurmond make this team a bridge too far.
8/28/2013 2:50 PM (edited)