Best Lineups on One Side of the Court (repeats allowed)

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Best Lineups on One Side of the Court (repeats allowed) 

Post#1 » by GeorgeMarcus » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:38 am

I was going to say All-Time, but lets do post-merger instead. Assume they're playing teams with varied but normal roster constructs.

Offense:
Shaq
Michael Jordan
Steph Curry
Steph Curry
Steph Curry

Defense:
David Robinson
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman
Tony Allen
Tony Allen
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Post#2 » by CodeBreaker » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:18 am

Offense:
Shaq
Durant
Durant
Jordan
Curry
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Post#3 » by Gregoire » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:46 am

Offense:
Hakeem
Jordan
Steph Curry
Steph Curry
Steph Curry

Defense:
Wilt
Rodman
Green
Leonard
Jordan
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Yeah, when ever I make all time comparisons, I pretty much ignore the pre-3PT-line era. The game was so different then. It's apples and oranges. Those guys may be better or may be worse, we're never really going to know.
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Post#4 » by 70sFan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:56 am

I'd strongly consider Moses on offense, as he's not ball-dominant and he's GOAT offensive rebounder.

Any defensive team without Russell is flawed.
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Post#5 » by Jaivl » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:13 pm

James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier
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Post#6 » by Sublime187 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 pm

Defense:

Hakeem
Russell
Lebron (peak form with dedication to defense only)
Tony Allen
Jason Kidd
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Post#7 » by 70sFan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:29 pm

Defense:

Walt Frazier
Tony Allen
Kevin Garnett
Bill Russell
Nate Thurmond

Offense:

Moses Malone
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Reggie Miller
Stephen Curry

Maybe not best ever, but interesting ones in my opinion.
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Post#8 » by liamliam1234 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:37 pm

I like how people are ignoring the "post-merger" stipulation.

Anyway, I do not really need doubles; I think lineups benefit well from variety.

Offence:
1. Nash
2. Curry
3. Jordan (considered Durant, but concerned about the combination of him with Dirk providing too much disruption to ball movement; plus, tough to pass up the ultimate unstoppable volume scorer)
4. Dirk
5. Shaq (considered Moses, but value Shaq's passing and scoring more than Moses's offensive rebounds; probably take 1970s Kareem if going pre-merger)

Defence:
1. Kidd (West and Frazier enter the conversation if pre-merger is included)
2. Kawhi (Moncrief or Alvin Robertson if we were positionally locked)
3. Pippen
4. Garnett or Rodman (Duncan a ludicrously strong third choice only because I think Garnett and Rodman are more versatile in this type of line-up, much in the same sense that I chose Nash instead of Magic for my offensive point guard)
5. Hakeem (obviously Russell if pre-marger, and I would be willing to consider a Russell/Wilt combination instead of a traditional power forward)

And for fun...

Offence (Alternate):
5. Jokic
4. Durant
3. Barkley (76ers)
2. Curry (Miller if no duplicates)
1. Curry
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Post#9 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:28 pm

Shaq is great and all but he can't close games like a Kawhi and wing players have more impact on offense. Shaq couldn't close out the WCF2000 and he was also bad in late games during the 02 playoffs. Kawhi had the 2nd most points under 5 minutes in a playoff run since 2000.

Defense is the opposite effect where all big men are the most Impactful. The three wings who still come close to a big mans impact are Jason Kidd Scottie Pippen and Kawhi Leonard.

Offense: Steve Nash, Michael Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan

Defense: Jason Kidd, Scottie Pippen, Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Hakeem
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Post#10 » by Colbinii » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:25 pm

Offense:
2007 Steve Nash
2016 Steph Curry
2016 Klay Thompson
2014 LeBron James
2007 Dirk Nowitzki

Defense:
1983 Sidney Moncrief
1986 Alvin Robertson
2009 LeBron James
2004 Kevin Garnett
1995 Dikembe Mutombo
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Post#11 » by 70sFan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:15 pm

My bad, I didn't read post-merger criteria. Sorry for that...
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Post#12 » by Dr Spaceman » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:22 pm

Jaivl wrote:James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier


Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.
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Post#13 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:27 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
Jaivl wrote:James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier


Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.
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Post#14 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
Jaivl wrote:James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier


Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.


Why are people so high on KG's defense. Is it because he pounds his chest a lot and cusses at people? Twolves were never even top 5 defense with him and usually below average. Scottie Pippen in 1995 anchored the #2 defense by himself. Does KG just need Toni Kukoc and BJ Armstrong on his team?
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Post#15 » by 70sFan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:35 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
Jaivl wrote:James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier


Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.

Why not 5 Russells then? :D
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Post#16 » by Dr Spaceman » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:37 pm

70sFan wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:
Jaivl wrote:James
Bird
Curry
Curry
Nash

Russell
Garnett
Garnett
Allen
Frazier


Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.

Why not 5 Russells then? :D


I don’t really know how he’d do 1v1 against guards because it’s not something bigs were asked to do back then really. I just haven’t seen enough of it.
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Post#17 » by Colbinii » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:37 pm

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Post#18 » by yoyoboy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:38 pm

Assuming everyone is at their peak:

Offense:
Steph Curry
Kyle Korver
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Channing Frye

Defense:
Tony Allen
Scottie Pippen
Draymond Green
Kevin Garnett
Hakeem Olajuwon
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Post#19 » by HBK_Kliq_33 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:43 pm

Colbinii wrote:
HBK_Kliq_33 wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:
Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.


Why are people so high on KG's defense. Is it because he pounds his chest a lot and cusses at people? Twolves were never even top 5 defense with him and usually below average. Scottie Pippen in 1995 anchored the #2 defense by himself. Does KG just need Toni Kukoc and BJ Armstrong on his team?


I'm surprised they still let you post here. I would think RealGM would institute an IQ test by now.


You're a timberwolves fan so I understand why you're on him but spaceman needs to snap out of it.

KG'S career with Twolves are just like your posts: A waste of time with no substance

You should go get traded to a super team and the heavy favorite, so you can scream "anything is impossible" when you win like a dork Hahahha.
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Post#20 » by 70sFan » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
70sFan wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:
Screw this, just go with 5 Garnetts. Switch every screen and dare anyone to pass against all that length and speed.

Why not 5 Russells then? :D


I don’t really know how he’d do 1v1 against guards because it’s not something bigs were asked to do back then really. I just haven’t seen enough of it.


Yeah it's tough to say, though he did quite well on a few occasions against Oscar and West.

I don't think it would really matter though, with 4 other Russells help nobody would be able to score. Keep in mind how smart Russell was, then imagine 5 Russells at the same time.

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