Build a title contender - not as easy as it seems

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Build a title contender - not as easy as it seems 

Post#1 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:42 pm

Here are the rules:
- you can chose any player at his 2021 salary
- no players on rookie scale
- no players making more than 24.99m
- fill up a 12 man roster
- total payroll below the LT threshold

I have a few ideas, but I don't think the team I have in mind is good enough
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Post#2 » by Anfernee1 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:45 pm

No one said it is easy
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Post#3 » by MadNESS » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 pm

Why no rookie scale? Every team has rookie scale players lol
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Post#4 » by jimmy keys » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:51 pm

MadNESS wrote:Why no rookie scale? Every team has rookie scale players lol


Better yet why no max players? You can't build a championship team without a max player or a rookie deal player who will sign a max eventually.
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Post#5 » by LikeABosh » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:52 pm

PG - Malcolm Brogdon / Dinwiddie
SG - Marcus Smart / Zach Lavine
SF - Bojan Bogdonavic / Josh Richardson
PF - Draymond Green / Jerami Grant
C - Myles Turner / Brook Lopez

Idk. I don't trust teams without superstars
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Post#6 » by jptremblay » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:14 pm

LikeABosh wrote:PG - Malcolm Brogdon / Dinwiddie
SG - Marcus Smart / Zach Lavine
SF - Bojan Bogdonavic / Josh Richardson
PF - Draymond Green / Jerami Grant
C - Myles Turner / Brook Lopez

Idk. I don't trust teams without superstars

Well, Barkley was a superstar in the 90s and lot of people considered Green better than him for some years...so problem solved.
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Post#7 » by msr999 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:24 pm

I don't know man. Looks like you just need to sign Lebron. Just one thing and everything else falls in place
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Post#8 » by BlueSan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:42 pm

Lou Wil - 8m
VV - 19m
Dinwiddie - 11m
Beverley or Smart - 13m
Wes Mat - 4m
Avrey B. - 6m
J. Richardson - 11m
DFS - 4m
PJ Tucker - 8m
Harrel - 9m
Turner - 17,5m
Brook Lopez - 12,5m

I tried it for fun:
Brook Lopez / M. Turner
Harrel / PJ Tucker
DFS / J. Richardson
Avery B. / Wes Mathews / Beverly or Smart/ Lou Wil
Dinwiddie / V.V
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Post#9 » by Dupp » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:43 pm

jimmy keys wrote:
MadNESS wrote:Why no rookie scale? Every team has rookie scale players lol


Better yet why no max players? You can't build a championship team without a max player or a rookie deal player who will sign a max eventually.



Because that’s the rules he set out to make it tough?
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Post#10 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:59 pm

MadNESS wrote:Why no rookie scale? Every team has rookie scale players lol
because then it would be too easy to build a team around Doncic and Tatum?

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Post#11 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:00 pm

jimmy keys wrote:
MadNESS wrote:Why no rookie scale? Every team has rookie scale players lol


Better yet why no max players? You can't build a championship team without a max player or a rookie deal player who will sign a max eventually.
To see if you can build a balanced and not awfully to heavy team that can contend

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Post#12 » by Egg Nog » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:30 pm

jptremblay wrote:Well, Barkley was a superstar in the 90s and lot of people considered Green better than him for some years...so problem solved.


Really? Yikes.
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Post#13 » by BostonCouchGM » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:34 pm

Marcus Smart-Alex Caruso
Victor Oladipo-Josh Hart-PJ Dozier
Robert Covington-Joe Ingles-Mario Hezonja
Domantis Sabonis-Davis Bertans
Daniel Theis-Dwight Howard

Oladipo--------------$21 million
Sabonis--------------$20 million
Bertans---------------$14 million
Smart-----------------$13 million
Covington------------$12 million
Ingles-----------------$11 million
Theis-----------------$5 million
Hart------------------$3.5 million
Caruso----------------$2.7 million
Hezonja--------------$2 million
Dozier-----------------$1.7 million
Howard---------------$1.6 million

$109 million

You've got 3 and D, playmakers, shooters, and bigs that can run the PnR.
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Post#14 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:15 am

BostonCouchGM wrote:Marcus Smart-Alex Caruso
Victor Oladipo-Josh Hart-PJ Dozier
Robert Covington-Joe Ingles-Mario Hezonja
Domantis Sabonis-Davis Bertans
Daniel Theis-Dwight Howard

Oladipo--------------$21 million
Sabonis--------------$20 million
Bertans---------------$14 million
Smart-----------------$13 million
Covington------------$12 million
Ingles-----------------$11 million
Theis-----------------$5 million
Hart------------------$3.5 million
Caruso----------------$2.7 million
Hezonja--------------$2 million
Dozier-----------------$1.7 million
Howard---------------$1.6 million

$109 million

You've got 3 and D, playmakers, shooters, and bigs that can run the PnR.
the budget is actually 132m

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Post#15 » by dreamshake » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:37 am

I don't think its possible with those restrictions. Basically you're just getting great depth at the expense of top-end talent. The problem is top-end talent is almost always what wins titles. When only 5 guys can be on the court together, no amount of sub-$25m players are gonna replace the value of having LeBron and AD as 2 of them. Same goes for the other top teams with multiple superstars. i.e. 4 quarters will never equal a dollar when it comes to the NBA playoffs

Just looking at the lineups people have posted - those teams are getting steamrolled by the current elite teams. Best they could do is hope for some injury luck.
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Post#16 » by Phreak50 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:40 am

BostonCouchGM wrote:Marcus Smart-Alex Caruso
Victor Oladipo-Josh Hart-PJ Dozier
Robert Covington-Joe Ingles-Mario Hezonja
Domantis Sabonis-Davis Bertans
Daniel Theis-Dwight Howard

Oladipo--------------$21 million
Sabonis--------------$20 million
Bertans---------------$14 million
Smart-----------------$13 million
Covington------------$12 million
Ingles-----------------$11 million
Theis-----------------$5 million
Hart------------------$3.5 million
Caruso----------------$2.7 million
Hezonja--------------$2 million
Dozier-----------------$1.7 million
Howard---------------$1.6 million

$109 million

You've got 3 and D, playmakers, shooters, and bigs that can run the PnR.


That team would struggle to make the playoffs.
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Post#17 » by Warriorfan » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:52 am

Work in Progress

PF D Green 22 PM Tucker 8
SF R Covington 12 B Bogdonovich 18
C B Lopez 12 D Howard 2.3 R Holmes 5
SG M Smart 12 Luis Williams 8
PG D Rose 7 R Rondo 2.3 S Curry 8

Defense is good
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Post#18 » by vege » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:26 am

Jusuf Nurkic 12.500.000
LaMarcus Aldridge 24.000.000
Robert Covingtonn 12.138.345
Jaylen Brown 23.883.929
Spencer Dinwiddie 11.454.048

Montrezl Harrell 9.258.000
Christian Wood 13.015.873
Justinse Winslow 13.000.000
Louis Williams 8.000.000
Monte Morris 1.723.707

Duncan Robinson 1.663.861
Mitchell Robinnson 1.663.861

$132.301.624
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Post#19 » by 76ciology » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:24 am

You need a top 10 player. Most times you need atleast a couple of them.

Top 10 players are paid more than than 24M
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Post#20 » by Branduil » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:17 am

PG - Goran Dragic / Lou Williams / Trey Burke
SG - Malcolm Brogdon / Seth Curry / Wesley Matthews
SF - Dorian Finney-Smith / Danny Green
PF - Robert Covington / Paul Millsap
C - Myles Turner / Christian Wood

I don't think a contender is possible with these restrictions unless they become a lockdown defensive team somehow.

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