NT's All Time NBA ReDraft Thread: GR8 Write Up Page 187, Bracket Final Vote - Page 117
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I will say I was looking for Hall of Famers the first 3-4 rounds
For my team, I was hoping to achieve balance and not have too many one-dimensional players.. wanting guys who could do multiple things on both sides of the ball. I had a few guys I was debating between and my team would look much different if I wasn't sniped or had gone a different route.
Round 1: I was deciding between Duncan and Bird at the 10 spot. I think I just wanted to sure up my big man and the thought of getting a dominant two-way big man who can score, anchor my defense, has won MVPs and championships, and to be honest at 10, was a steal.
Round 2: I wanted my PG. It was down to Frazier, Russ, and a couple other guys. This is one I debated a lot.. Walt would have given me the leadership, defense, and one of the best PGs of all-time. I went with Russ because I wanted his intensity, passion, and his talent is insane. In this fantasy scenario, I imagine his more wild antics would be calmed down by a guy like Duncan and the right team around him. His defense is sketchy at times as he gambles too much, but I wanted Russ and went for him.
Round 3: I was still kind of thinking about career longevity over looking at just a few peak years, in retrospect I might have switched this pick up and went a different route.. ESPECIALLY since a guy like Carmelo lasted until round 4. But still, Pierce gives me an all-time, HOF forward, and especially can hit 3's. I wanted to make sure I had a guy I liked in each of the spots, ball handler, big man, and outside scoring.
Round 4: This is where I had a few guys I really wanted, but had to play the guessing game if they would last. I was thinking between Amar'e, Serge, and Kevin Love. I figured some of them might have lasted til the next round. I debated strongly to go with Serge since he can hit a 3, defend at a high level, but I went with Amar'e instead. Prime Amar'e gives me a dominant offensive big man who can run the floor, kill it in the pick and roll, and provide some helpside defense alongside Duncan.
Round 5: Here is where I should have gone with Serge. I thought maybe he'd stick around. If not, maybe Kevin Love would still be there. Nope. I think I also wanted to sure up my starting 5 and I had more big men I liked than guards at the moment. So I went with Eddie Jones. 3's, defense, and a good companion to Russel in the backcourt.
Round 6: I wanted to be able to put Duncan back at the 4 spot in certain lineups and not make him carry the weight defensively. I missed out on a lot of elite defensive big men, so I did some more digging and was surprised to see Eaton still around. Lead the league in multiple years in defensive box plus minus and blocks per game and he's 7'4". So I have the option to go BIG with Duncan and Eaton, good luck scoring inside there, and I have the option to let Amar'e slide in and move Duncan over if I want more offense.
Round 7: I wanted more defense and versatility. If I want to have Duncan at C but still need the defense at the PF spot, Amar'e wouldn't cut it. So I went with Draymond. He's not an elite 3 point shooter, but he can hit them and most importantly, he's a competitive, hungry, multi-positional defensive guy. Put him at the 3 or the 4 depending on the lineup.
Round 8: Derek Harper gives me a solid backup PG. I had a few guys I was deciding between in this range.. Harper, Anderson, Pressey, etc. Harper gives me assists, steals, can hit the 3, just a solid PG in the backup spot.
Round 9: After missing out on a few guys I wanted, it's time to stop messing around and get my stretch 4. Ideally, I would have gotten a two-way 4 who can hit 3's, but those are very rare. Anderson stretches the floor, hits 3's, and that's what I wanted in this spot.
Round 10: Another 3-point shooter. Barros is a monster shooter and a career 41% shooter, and his best season he hit 2.4 a game on 46% shooting. I'll take it.
Round 11: Michael Ray Richardson. Another back-up guard, assists and steals, plus he played for the Knicks.
Round 12: George Johnson. Lead the league in blocks a couple seasons and DBPM a few times as well.
A couple regrets here and there, but overall I like my team. Not getting Serge is one of them, not getting Paul Pressey is another since I ended up with some decent guards and could have used another SF. But I figure I could slide Jones over to the 3 spot and Draymond can work there defensively too so that's not a big deal. A big 3 of Westbrook-Pierce-Duncan, with Jones hitting 3's and defense and Eaton controlling the paint. A small-ball line-up with Draymond and Anderson hitting 3's. Slide Duncan down to the 5 and you get a ton of options at the 4 spot with Draymond/Anderson/Amar'e.
Russell Westbrook - Derek Harper - Michael Ray Richardson
Eddie Jones - Dana Barros
Paul Pierce - Draymond Green
Tim Duncan - Amar'e Stoudemire - Ryan Anderson
Mark Eaton - George Johnson
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