Profound23 wrote:Fencer reregistered wrote:Profound23 wrote:
-You must draft a COMPLETE starting five. A pure PG, SG, SF, PF, C (meaning no using something like two shooting guards and playing one at SF)
Sorry, but that's a stupid rule. Guys without clear positions include Bird, Duncan, Lebron, Durant and Harden.
Anyhow, the players one wants to pick are probably:
70s: Kareem (C)
80s: Bird (combo forward) or Magic (PG)
90s: Jordan (SG)
00s: Duncan (PF/C) or Garnett (PF who also played some SF, C and PG) or maybe LeBron (SF)
10s: LeBron (combo F who switched to PG late in the decade)
Easiest is to go with something like Kareem/Garnett/LeBron/Jordan/Magic. Bird will be missed for his shooting, but the team has a lot of other great passers and rebounders.
Another option is to switch Garnett for Durant, but that softens the team (not just because of the switch, but because we could assume a younger LeBron).
Spacing is problematic, but otherwise that team is seriously loaded.
The rule was because I knew without I would see stuff like this:lakers2020 wrote:Kobe 00
Kareem 70PMONSTER wrote:LeBron 2010s
Pretty sure 90% pick something like this without that rule. Two shooting guards, two small fowards.
Much of the time, Bird played the same position Kevin Love does today, at both ends of the floor. What do you call that? He certainly initiated the offense a lot more than Love does, but that didn't make him not-whatever-Love-is any more than Jokic's passing makes him not-a-center.