Invictus88 wrote:blueadams wrote:Invictus88 wrote:I think I go with:
PG: Steph Curry
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Kawhi Leonard
PF: Kevin Durant
PF: Lebron James
I liked the idea of having someone like Hakeem to scoop up boards but the reality is in today's NBA that many of those shots are going to have long rebounds anyway. All of these starting 5 are respectable at getting a fair share of boards and the days of requiring a bona-fide post presence are over.
Remember, it's today's rules and in today's rules it's much more beneficial to hoist 3s.
I see Steph as too much of a liability defensively. I'd do everything I could to get him one-on-one against Hakeem, LeBron, MJ, Durant.. even Kawhi. Anyone on my team lol. If you double or help, a deadly scorer's wide open.
Shaq, Kareem, Duncan, Hakeem.. any of those guys isolated in the low-post against LeBron could be the end of your dynasty.
The other team has to spend the effort and energy to guard Steph as well. Let them stretch their defense 4 feet beyond the 3-point arc to compensate and see where that gets them.
If they spend their time isolating down low on offense then they aren't passing the ball around or shooting 3s.
I'll take that trade against my 5's ball movement and shooting all day; every day.
Shaq, Kareem, Duncan and Hakeem are basically pointless on the defensive end against my 5. None of them need to be close to the rim to be deadly. Those bigs would be eaten alive having to guard the perimeter.
Thanks for the change of pace topic blue!
And all four of those players would eat Lebron and Durant alive in the low post on offense, which is where your dangerous perimeter forwards would have to guard them. Durant trying to guard any of those four in the post? That's actually laughable. And last time I checked centers typically have higher shooting percentages than guys shooting from outside, so that kinda sounds like a net win for the centers to me.