2: Paul is alive, but for the fact that he only played 62 games this season due to injury I ranked Curry and Parker ahead of him....need to be able to play
3: George is a SF, and had a pretty rough season shooting the ball even if you count him as a SG. The rest of those players, especially DD and Ellis, are not even close to as good as Manu is. To be blunt you are 100% wrong on this one. Don't "overdo it"
A lot of talk about Spurs having stars on their roster. They certainly do, but they also drafted them and none of them are paid like a superstar. If that's what you want to glean from the Spurs' build model, then I'll concede that this is probably the way to go with our team. However if you expect to see the kind of success that the Spurs have experienced, then I would say too bad for you.
But at the same time, could you build a team like the Spurs if your average draft position is like 13-14?
Let's suspend disbelief for a second and imagine Lowry, DD and JV all become legitimate all-stars, we sign another borderline all star, and Ross becomes a borderline all star, then we're rounding out the team with rotation players.
I see where you're coming from with the draft position angle, but are you of the opinion that making any team without superstars able to compete needs the stars to align?
2. Parker was voted as a 3rd team all-NBA so the majority belief is that he's a top-15 player, but not a top-10
3. I think this one may come down to recency bias and exposure.
I'm not sure you'd have been saying any of these things a couple months ago
Edit: Huh, I take that back, I just looked up your post in that rank my SGs thread. I definitely think you were in the minority in that third one prior to the finals though.
Last edited by stooley; Fri Jun 20th, 2014 at 06:53 AM.
When 75% of your players are familiar with the system, then you can focus on weak points, to improve overall play. You aren't going over fundamental stuff all the time. It also becomes easier to integrate new players into the system, particularly if one of your drafting/trading criteria is to look for motivated, high basketball IQ guys.
I think you can compete without superstars, but to consistently contend, I don't think it's possible without the aligning of stars.
they drafted Manu at 57, and Parker at 28, you need good drafting.
The name's Bond, James Bond.
Report: Lebron opts out of his contract and signs with... the Spurs?
A key that opens many locks is a master key, but a lock that gets open by many keys is just a shitty lock
If you go back in the thread "Is Lowry a top 10 PG" I ranked Paul 1st, Curry second an Parker 3rd....had a change of heart. Parker's body of work is just fantastic.
Ya I was an outlier on that one with quite a few picks...I generally get the troll label :/
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