Reverse Playoff Draft - Playoff Teams Can Add A Player - Who fits their team needs best?

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Reverse Playoff Draft - Playoff Teams Can Add A Player - Who fits their team needs best? 

Post#1 » by bwgood77 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:07 pm

So, are you good at figuring who might complete a team to elevate them to be a lot more competitive? Lets say they had a reverse draft before the playoff starts, and beginning with the playoff team with the worst record, each team could select any player in the NBA that isn't in the playoffs, and then of course the next team picks, but they obviously couldn't pick that same player, and as it goes on, and any previous players cannot be picked.

Can you play RealGM? Who do you pick if YOU are GM of each team at your spot, knowing who all is available and what your biggest team needs are?

Copy and paste this list and add your players.

Portland
Chicago
Milwaukee
Indiana
Atlanta
Memphis
Oklahoma City
Washington
LA Clippers
Utah
Toronto
Cleveland
Boston
Houston
San Antonio
Golden State
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Post#2 » by alessandrux » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:16 pm

That is how I would pick, if I were the respective teams GM:

Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Karl-Anthony Towns
Milwaukee - Kemba Walker
Indiana - Demarcus Cousins
Atlanta - Nicolas Batum
Memphis - Wilson Chandler
Oklahoma City - Marvin Williams
Washington - Nikola Jokic
LA Clippers - Carmelo Anthony
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Brook Lopez
Cleveland - Nerlens Noel/Andrew Wiggins
Boston - Danilo Gallinari
Houston - Dirk Nowitzki
San Antonio - Jrue Holiday/Goran Dragic
Golden State - Andrew Wiggins/Nerlens Noel

Edit: Forgot Whiteside, probably at least Toronto or Boston would take him; but i could also see Milwaukee or even Chicago take him.
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Post#3 » by Jadoogar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:26 pm

Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Cousins (really kill Boston inside)
Milwaukee - KAT
Indiana - Carmelo Anthony (they could use some more scoring)
Atlanta - Kemba Walker (help to score)
Memphis - Dirk Nowitzki (could use some shooting, also fits with their old team)
Oklahoma City - Gallinari (could also use some shooting)
Washington - Nerlens Noel (this is a hard one, they could use a bench player but centre seems to be their only weak spot)
LA Clippers - Wiggins
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Batum (upgrade at Carroll's spot)
Cleveland - Jrue Holiday (can play with Kyrie or off the bench)
Boston - Brook Lopez (need a big guy and more scoring)
Houston - Frank Kaminsky (why not , another big guy who can shoot)
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio (backup pg incase TP plays poorly or gets hurt)
Golden State - Wilson Chandler (backup for Durant, they don't really need anyone)
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Post#4 » by TurboTitan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:29 pm

Jadoogar wrote:Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Cousins (really kill Boston inside)
Milwaukee - KAT
Indiana - Carmelo Anthony (they could use some more scoring)
Atlanta - Kemba Walker (help to score)
Memphis - Dirk Nowitzki (could use some shooting, also fits with their old team)
Oklahoma City - Gallinari (could also use some shooting)
Washington - Nerlens Noel (this is a hard one, they could use a bench player but centre seems to be their only weak spot)
LA Clippers - Wiggins
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Batum (upgrade at Carroll's spot)
Cleveland - Jrue Holiday (can play with Kyrie or off the bench)
Boston - Brook Lopez (need a big guy and more scoring)
Houston - Frank Kaminsky (why not , another big guy who can shoot)
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio (backup pg incase TP plays poorly or gets hurt)
Golden State - Wilson Chandler (backup for Durant, they don't really need anyone)

so boston add another big that can't rebound for his life?
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Post#5 » by Jadoogar » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:33 pm

TurboTitan wrote:
Jadoogar wrote:Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Cousins (really kill Boston inside)
Milwaukee - KAT
Indiana - Carmelo Anthony (they could use some more scoring)
Atlanta - Kemba Walker (help to score)
Memphis - Dirk Nowitzki (could use some shooting, also fits with their old team)
Oklahoma City - Gallinari (could also use some shooting)
Washington - Nerlens Noel (this is a hard one, they could use a bench player but centre seems to be their only weak spot)
LA Clippers - Wiggins
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Batum (upgrade at Carroll's spot)
Cleveland - Jrue Holiday (can play with Kyrie or off the bench)
Boston - Brook Lopez (need a big guy and more scoring)
Houston - Frank Kaminsky (why not , another big guy who can shoot)
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio (backup pg incase TP plays poorly or gets hurt)
Golden State - Wilson Chandler (backup for Durant, they don't really need anyone)

so boston add another big that can't rebound for his life?


At this point they just need a big body.

I should have put Whiteside or Drummond but totally forgot about them. And they would likely be taken earlier
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Post#6 » by bwgood77 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:34 am

alessandrux wrote:That is how I would pick, if I were the respective teams GM:

Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Karl-Anthony Towns
Milwaukee - Kemba Walker
Indiana - Demarcus Cousins
Atlanta - Nicolas Batum
Memphis - Wilson Chandler
Oklahoma City - Marvin Williams
Washington - Nikola Jokic
LA Clippers - Carmelo Anthony
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Brook Lopez
Cleveland - Nerlens Noel/Andrew Wiggins
Boston - Danilo Gallinari
Houston - Dirk Nowitzki
San Antonio - Jrue Holiday/Goran Dragic
Golden State - Andrew Wiggins/Nerlens Noel

Edit: Forgot Whiteside, probably at least Toronto or Boston would take him; but i could also see Milwaukee or even Chicago take him.


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Jadoogar wrote:Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Cousins (really kill Boston inside)
Milwaukee - KAT
Indiana - Carmelo Anthony (they could use some more scoring)
Atlanta - Kemba Walker (help to score)
Memphis - Dirk Nowitzki (could use some shooting, also fits with their old team)
Oklahoma City - Gallinari (could also use some shooting)
Washington - Nerlens Noel (this is a hard one, they could use a bench player but centre seems to be their only weak spot)
LA Clippers - Wiggins
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Batum (upgrade at Carroll's spot)
Cleveland - Jrue Holiday (can play with Kyrie or off the bench)
Boston - Brook Lopez (need a big guy and more scoring)
Houston - Frank Kaminsky (why not , another big guy who can shoot)
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio (backup pg incase TP plays poorly or gets hurt)
Golden State - Wilson Chandler (backup for Durant, they don't really need anyone)

so boston add another big that can't rebound for his life?


I'm surprised no one picked Porzingis. With OKC, I think Porzingis or Dirk would be great because of the 3, but it would be tough with so many bigs because they would need wing defenders.

The need shooting, and they also desperately need someone to be able to run the offense when Westbrook sits, preferably someone who could hit the 3 and possibly play with him. I'd consider Darren Collison there as well who also hit over 41% from 3.
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Post#7 » by Danny11 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:06 am

Jadoogar wrote:
TurboTitan wrote:
Jadoogar wrote:Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Cousins (really kill Boston inside)
Milwaukee - KAT
Indiana - Carmelo Anthony (they could use some more scoring)
Atlanta - Kemba Walker (help to score)
Memphis - Dirk Nowitzki (could use some shooting, also fits with their old team)
Oklahoma City - Gallinari (could also use some shooting)
Washington - Nerlens Noel (this is a hard one, they could use a bench player but centre seems to be their only weak spot)
LA Clippers - Wiggins
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Batum (upgrade at Carroll's spot)
Cleveland - Jrue Holiday (can play with Kyrie or off the bench)
Boston - Brook Lopez (need a big guy and more scoring)
Houston - Frank Kaminsky (why not , another big guy who can shoot)
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio (backup pg incase TP plays poorly or gets hurt)
Golden State - Wilson Chandler (backup for Durant, they don't really need anyone)

so boston add another big that can't rebound for his life?


At this point they just need a big body.

I should have put Whiteside or Drummond but totally forgot about them. And they would likely be taken earlier

Jokic would be taken.
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Post#8 » by SimonFish » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:22 am

Bulls don't really care whether they get AD or KAT. Imagine having either at PF ahead of Mirotic. Yikes.
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Post#9 » by Coxy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 am

Just Rudy Gobert for everyone.

Especially Golden State.

EDIT- Read the question wrong. Make it Whiteside for Golden State.
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Post#10 » by 76ciology » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 am

Cavs-Joel Embiid.

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Post#11 » by SimonFish » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:32 am

Coxy wrote:Just Rudy Gobert for everyone.

Especially Golden State.

gobert doesnt play for a non-playoff team.
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Post#12 » by Coxy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:33 am

SimonFish wrote:
Coxy wrote:Just Rudy Gobert for everyone.

Especially Golden State.

gobert doesnt play for a non-playoff team.


I edited.
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Post#13 » by 76ciology » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:38 am

So the best wings and guards are all playing in the play-offs?
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Post#14 » by blvck » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:43 am

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Portland-ANTHONY DAVIS
Chicago- WHITESIDE
Milwaukee- KEMBA
Indiana-BOOKER
Atlanta-BATUM
Memphis-MELO
Oklahoma City-GAY
Washington-COUSINS
LA Clippers- COVINGTON
Utah-BLEDSOE
Toronto- WIGGINS
Cleveland- JOKIC
Boston- EMBID
Houston-GALLINARI
San Antonio- ROSE/BEN SIMMONS
Golden State-NERLENS NOEL
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Post#15 » by AussieBuck » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:21 am

Bucks would take a big. We struggle to get 48 minutes out of Thon and Monroe and Giannis is our only reliable PF.
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Post#16 » by cpower » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:59 am

Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - Demarcus Cousins
Milwaukee - Karl-Anthony Towns
Indiana - Kemba Walker
Atlanta - Goran Dragic
Memphis - Nicolas Batum
Oklahoma City - Nikola Jokic
Washington - Brook Lopez
LA Clippers - Carmelo Anthony
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Dirk Nowitzki
Cleveland - Ricky Rubio
Boston - Danilo Gallinari
Houston - Nerlens Noel
San Antonio - Eric Bledsoe
Golden State - Harrison Barnes
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Post#17 » by roc » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:19 am

Portland - Anthony Davis
Chicago - DeMarcus Cousins
Milwaukee - Karl-Anthony Towns
Indiana - Kemba Walker
Atlanta - Goran Dragic
Memphis - Nicolas Batum
Oklahoma City - Nikola Jokic
Washington - Hassan Whiteside
LA Clippers - Robert Covington
Utah - Devin Booker
Toronto - Danilo Gallinari
Cleveland - Carmelo Anthony
Boston - Andre Drummond
Houston - Dirk Nowitzki
San Antonio - Ricky Rubio
Golden State - Joel Embiid
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Post#18 » by Hooplah » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:35 am

Portland- Towns
Chicago - Davis
Milwaukee- Jokic
Indiana - Whiteside
Atlanta - Walker
Memphis - Gallinari
Oklahoma City - Cousins
Washington - Drummond
LA Clippers - Dragic
Utah - Rubio
Toronto - Harris
Cleveland - Dieng
Boston - Bledsoe
Houston - T. Johnson
San Antonio - Nowitzki
Golden State - Ma. Plumlee
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Post#19 » by MrPerfect1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:00 am

I think people are going about this incorrectly. Taking a high usage player and trying to integrate him right before the playoffs start within 1 week would be insanely difficult. Unless the plan is to let an AD or Cousins be the focal point of your bench for 15-20 mins/game I can't imagine them meshing quickly enough.

The best players to draft would be rim protectors and good 3 and D type 6th Men/Bench players who know their role immediately and are used to quickly adjusting to new situations.
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Post#20 » by Roy The Natural » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:27 am

Should play this game with restrictions on all-stars and all-nba players over the last 3 or so years. Like best fit fringe all-stars and role players for each playoff team. Some of the guys that are being given to teams are so good that it's almost too obvious to even think about.

MrPerfect1 wrote:I think people are going about this incorrectly. Taking a high usage player and trying to integrate him right before the playoffs start within 1 week would be insanely difficult. Unless the plan is to let an AD or Cousins be the focal point of your bench for 15-20 mins/game I can't imagine them meshing quickly enough.

The best players to draft would be rim protectors and good 3 and D type 6th Men/Bench players who know their role immediately and are used to quickly adjusting to new situations.


Maybe, but Anthony Davis could get by on lower usage. He'd be unstoppable in Portland. Lillard/Davis pick and rolls would be plain nasty. Nurkic and Davis backline would be incredibly tough to score in the paint on. CJ & Crabbe providing ridiculous spacing. Davis would be getting the easiest shots he's ever seen, it would be a cakewalk for him out there... or for Lillard.. or for McCollum... not to mention with Nurkic if your best defensive big is a natural 5... good luck boxing out and denying Nurkic position with a 4.

You've got 3 absolute flamethrower scorers and a pretty solid 3rd option who now the 4th option. Obviously all these lists are basically just creating superteams... but Anthony Davis provides the basic premise of what Portland needs at the 4 right now, a bit of shooting and a rangy defender... and amplifies it by a huge magnitude.

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