LUKE23 wrote:jschligs wrote:
Out of curiosity, outside of the Lakers with LBJ and AD, are there any other teams with two players in tier 1 and 2?
He has it:
1A: Giannis, LeBron, Kawhi, Harden
1B: Durant, Curry
2A: Davis, Doncic, Jokic
2B: Lillard, Butler, Embiid
2C: Paul, Tatum, Geroge, Gobert
3A: Bam, Simmons, Murray, KAT, Holiday, Middleton, Walker, Lowry
3B: Beal, Booker, Mitchell, Irving, Green, Siakam
3C: Morant, Brown, Thompson, Porzingis, Westbrook, Young, Williamson
That gets you through the top 37.
So Lakers have two top 10 guys. Clippers have two top 16 guys. Bucks are only team with three top 24 players. Celtics have two top 24 players and three top 37 players.
Yeah, this is going to be interesting. The formula to win in the NBA has generally been via a superstar pairing or more. Can a team lacking 2 superstars win a championship? We have 3 guys as noted above in that all-star caliber range and of course 1 superstar.
Simply for me we have 1 #1 guy and 2 #3 guys. So IMO the Lakers have 2 Supermen. We have 1 Superman and 2 Robin's. The Celtics have 1 Batman and 2 Robins.
Of course team and depth matter, Lakers have us there too but I am ready to run with this exact team and let the chips fall where they may. We have a chance, especially now that any negative energy from this Giannis Supermax situation has turned to rejoicing and positive energy.
Oh and....Sorry in my eyes Harden is NOT a 1a btw. I mean seriously who wouldn't trade Harden for almost every player 2B and above and a couple lower. And no, I do not want him on the Bucks.
Super excited. lets get this thing going!