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make your westbrook roster 

Post#1 » by thor19 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:12 am

If you can create a roster base on westbrook and players that complement his game, which player do you bring? * dont create a superteam or allstar weekend team, something real or possible, need 2option and 3 option, 6 man and role players
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#2 » by spearsy23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:16 am

Houston already did it.
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Post#3 » by spearsy23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:23 am

Just to play the game though
Russ
Khris Middleton
Robert Covington
Ersan Ilyasova
Cody Zeller

Jerian Grant
Alex Abrines
Tyreke Evans
Domas Sabonis
Kyle O'Quinn
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#4 » by bondom34 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:09 am

Semi-realistic (though agree with spearsy):
Russ
Beal
Jae Crowder
Patrick Patterson
Adams (I really think he fits just is killed by no spacing too right now)

Cory Joseph
Abrines
Sabonis
Tyson Chandler
Either Morris twin
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#5 » by jambalaya » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:12 am

Russ - the vision of Oladipo but not as passive / deferential / satisfied / paid - SF who passes, hits 3s - mobile PF who does everything - Mobile C who really protects rim, passes, hits 3s. Vet combo guard who directs / leads / scores / defends / stands up to Westbrook for everybody, Robes, mobile SF/PF who passes.Other shooters who aren't skinny or slow or one-dimensional. Cheap tough guys who aren't young.
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Post#6 » by spearsy23 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 am

I've said it before but One of our major problems is positional versatility. Currently Robes, Taj, and Russ are the only players that can play even 2 positions.

Oladipo is too small to guard Sf's and not good enough With the ball to play the one.

Adams lost the ability to guard anyone mobile.

Kanter can't guard anyone at all.

Semaj shouldn't be in the NBA at any position.

Abrines is too weak to guard 3's (and probably 2's as well).

Mcdermott/Singler too slow to guard wings and too small to guard bigs.

Domas too weak to guard centers.

Grant is supposed to be versatile but I've yet to see him do a good job on any wing.

It really makes lineups even harder when none of your best players can slide to another position.
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Post#7 » by Kizz Fastfists » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:19 am

Russ
Avery Bradley
Crowder
Horford
Bogut

Rozier
Smart
Jaylen Brown
Taj Gibson
Olynyk
Nene
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Post#8 » by Pillendreher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:02 am

Smh.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#9 » by Knrstz » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:20 pm

Russ
Gobert
Porter JR
Brogdon
Taj



Kaminsky
Joseph
Abrines
McDermott
Roberson
Sabonis

If I'm going to be this unrealistic, I should have dreamed a little larger but I tried to find a balance between a really good roster and still a little bit realistic. I still think you can win with an elite big man if the surrounding cast is right.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#10 » by sleestak33 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:52 pm

Had Presti not traded Ilyasova for Grant they obviously would have been a much better team this year and that was just an incredibly foolish move. Ilyasova averaged 15/7 this year and Grant only 6/2. I still have no idea why he did this or why he isn't heavily criticized. Ilyasova actually could have started at small forward to get the pathetic Roberson out of there and he would have given them solid defense (he actually led the entire NBA in charges taken last year) plus 13-14 pts. per game and good 3 pt. shooting which is what they so desperately needed at that position to help replace what they lost in KD. Had they kept him and simply removed Roberson from the starting lineup and then started Kanter at the 4 instead of Sabonis they would have won 10 more games easily.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#11 » by bondom34 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:48 pm

Pillendreher wrote:Smh.

They'd at least beat the Bulls maybe. :D
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Post#12 » by Pillendreher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:07 pm

Yes, we should definitely have played more trash defenders. Roberson owning Harden this series must hurt you, huh.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#13 » by Andre Roberstan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:37 pm

Russ/Danny Green/Middleton/Millsap/Adams
Jameer Nelson/Abrines/Roberson/Sabonis/Withey

off the top of my head.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#14 » by Dadouv47 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:39 pm

''Doesn't matter who plays with him. Russel westbrook makes his teammates worse. He's not an team sport player''
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#15 » by Dadouv47 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:47 pm

Adams
Beal
Ariza
Blake Griffin
Westbrook

(Obviously not so realistic, would have to change Griffin to make it realistic. Lot of spacing with good 3 point shooters, great players in the paint and solid defense).

Danny Green instead of Beal could make it realistic.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#16 » by alessandrux » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:01 pm

Steven Adams/ Dakari Johnson
Taj Gibson/ Domantas Sabonis/ Nick Collison
Andre Roberson/ Marvin Williams/
Khris Middleton/ Alex Abrines/ Josh Huestis
Russell Westbrook/ Shaun Livingston/

I would start with Adams/Williams/Roberson/Middleton/Westbrook.

Hard to pull off, but, aside from Roberson, we would have mostly two-way players and could run some interesting lineups.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#17 » by Zagor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:19 pm

Russ - Bazemore - Ariza - M.Williams - Gobert
D.Collison - Waiters - W.Chandler - Taj - Koufos
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#18 » by oken » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:39 am

Russ +
SG: Beal or Klay or Khris
SF: Cov or Hayward
C: Gobert or Marc
PF: Dario Saric or Trevor Booker

2nd Team (Slow pace / Hustle):
PG: D-Will or Teodosic / TJ McConnell or Tyler Ulis
SG: Mion of course!
SF: Andre Roberson / Hollis Jefferson
C: Anybody who can body up or Ersan/M. bros can slide to C
PF: Marcus M. or Ersan / Markieff M. and some more for spare
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#19 » by spearsy23 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:02 am

Pillendreher wrote:Yes, we should definitely have played more trash defenders. Roberson owning Harden this series must hurt you, huh.

Ily isn't a trash defender. He's also not a 3, but we definitely could have used him this year. Would've had to get creative when trading cam though.
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Re: make your westbrook roster 

Post#20 » by Knrstz » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:12 pm

Trade Oladipo for Joseph and Powell.
Adams for Myles turner.
Get rid of singler and Kanter.
Sign Hayward in free agency

Russ
Powell
Taj
Hayward
Turner.

I like to throw out ideas that will probably never happen but aren't so crazy that they are impossible. I just want some positivity going into next season.

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