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Post#21 » by Dr Aki » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:08 pm

CP3
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Post#22 » by Cipoteman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Somehow Presti managed to draft back to back to back 'de fact' MVPs
PG: Westbrook
SG: Harden
SF: Durant
PF: Prime 3BPG Ibaka
Anybody else, this team would've worked in case they had dumped Perk

PG: Chauncey Billups
SG: Vince Carter
SF: Knee-Mac
PF: Marcus Camby
C: Olajuwon (OK, an almost 60 year-old center but still the best center ever to play for the Raptors).
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Post#23 » by Spintown » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:48 pm

Danny11 wrote:
Rosque wrote:Basketball reasons. CP3, Kobe, Pau, Dwight. I hate Stern.

FTFY


Pau would have been shipped out for Chris Paul
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Post#24 » by Black Jack » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:04 am

lakerhater wrote:GSW never deals McHale and Parish for Joe Barry Carroll and instead goes forward with a Bernard King, McHale, Parish front line.


also...drafts Bird.
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Post#25 » by Geaux_Hawks » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:17 am

The Hawks could have had the best backcourt in basketball until Roy got injured with Joe Johnson, Chris Paul(2005 draft), Brandon Roy(2006 draft). We don't don't end up with Horford, but maybe we could have packaged the Pacers pick+ our own in 2007 to draft Noah. Maybe not Jordan level super team, but definitely a factor in the East, and contender for a number of years.
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Post#26 » by meekrab » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:20 am

LeBron to Da Knicks like that one goofy scenario in NBA 2k12 or whichever.
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Post#27 » by DarthDiggler69 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:27 am

2010, almost happened
Rose
Wade
Lebron
Bosh
Noah

Deng off the bench
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Post#28 » by toussaud » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:31 am

i actually know keith lee lol you leave him alone. played at west memphis
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Post#29 » by SOUL » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:54 am

Theorizing alternative picks 5-10 years after the fact isn't something that "almost happened" in my opinion. You could do that with every team, and then you can't say the picks would be the same the following year. Some of these players might not have been on the radar of your GMs.

But yeah, Hill, T-Mac, Duncan was almost a thing. I still weep.
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Post#30 » by donkeylips » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:19 am

if the warriors drafted mutombo instead of owens

pg hardaway
sg sprewell
sf mullin
pf webber
c mutombo
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Post#31 » by Fantastik_Goat » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:28 am

2001 Bulls

Bulls have pics 2,4,and 30

Just take the next guy

2. Tyson Chandler
3. PAU GASOL

4. Eddie Curry
5. JASON RICHARDSON

30. Trenton Hasell
31. GILBERT ARENAS

Bulls under 23 core of

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PAU GASOL
Jason Richardson
Gilbert Arenas
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Post#32 » by NASE » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:33 am

Brandon Roy, Kevin Durant, Nic Batum, and Lamarcus Aldridge

But we had to draft bum ass Oden
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Post#33 » by CarMalone » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:50 am

DarthDiggler69 wrote:2010, almost happened
Rose
Wade
Lebron
Bosh
Noah

Deng off the bench

Deng would have been traded in order to fit Bosh's salary. Also, there was no space for Wade if LeBron and Bosh signed.
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Post#34 » by MadGrinch » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:51 am

OdomFan wrote:Thing about scenarios like that is it's no guarantee the team still gets the other guys so if Chicago gets the Mailman they probably build around him in a completely different way than what happened to eventually land them Michael Jordan. Plus the Sonics trade with the Bulls involving Pippen may never happen either.


jordan was drafted in 1984
they already had him

rookies rarely affect winning much statistically and jordan broke his foot in the 3rd game of his 2nd season and was put on a minutes restriction when he came back for the final 19 games.

krause drafted sellers a small forward with the 9th pick after that throwaway season (1986) and still traded up to get pippen to replace him in the following draft because that is how strongly krause felt that pippen was headed for stardom
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Post#35 » by The Penguin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:59 am

SOUL wrote:Theorizing alternative picks 5-10 years after the fact isn't something that "almost happened" in my opinion. You could do that with every team, and then you can't say the picks would be the same the following year. Some of these players might not have been on the radar of your GMs.

But yeah, Hill, T-Mac, Duncan was almost a thing. I still weep.



I'm not going to argue with a Magic mod, but I thought TMac was only a backup after they didn't get Duncan. Hill + Duncan was plan A, then TMac was plan B.
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Post#36 » by The Penguin » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:59 am

Payton
Pippen
Kemp
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Post#37 » by Cactus Jack » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:03 am

The Penguin wrote:Payton
Pippen
Kemp

:cry:

Who know's what happens if they keep Scottie. Might not have gotten the 2nd pick (G.P.).
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Post#38 » by SOUL » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:04 am

The Penguin wrote:
SOUL wrote:Theorizing alternative picks 5-10 years after the fact isn't something that "almost happened" in my opinion. You could do that with every team, and then you can't say the picks would be the same the following year. Some of these players might not have been on the radar of your GMs.

But yeah, Hill, T-Mac, Duncan was almost a thing. I still weep.



I'm not going to argue with a Magic mod, but I thought TMac was only a backup after they didn't get Duncan. Hill + Duncan was plan A, then TMac was plan B.


IIRC they were still in discussions with Duncan when McGrady signed.

He was quoted as saying: "“Once Grant and I get here, this will definitely be the city. The East is locked up. If Duncan comes here, it will be scary."
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Post#39 » by Effercon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:25 am

In the 2010 and 2011 drafts, the Sacramento Kings drafted DeMarcus Cousins, Hassan Whiteside, and Isaiah Thomas. If they had stuck with all three, then picked up a decent wing in free agency/through trading... yikes. And what's more, because Whiteside barely did anything in his first two seasons, they'd still have had a lottery pick in 2012, which they could then use on Jae Crowder or Khris Middleton, leading to this:

IT
Someone
Crowder/Middleton
DMC
Whiteside

Title contender.
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Post#40 » by Unbreakable99 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:26 am

Embiid
Porzingis
Simmons

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