So here is my top 5 and my honorable mention, my team withstanding of course.
1) Allen: I really struggled with who was #1 between you and Pro here, at the end of the day this group is just VERY BIG AND BALANCED. Starting 5 of 6’ 4”, 6’ 9”, 6’ 8”, 6’ 11”, 7’ 0”. Everyone is athletic and you’re 1-3 can play up or down. Ultimately I picked your team because of PG at the 2 and I fell that his size and ability on both ends outweighs what Pearl brings at the 2 for Pro.
2) Pro: Like CP said, Magic can make anyone look amazing. But when paired with Earl and Glen on the wings with Bob & Artis down low… YIKES! Your bench is also extremely balanced, not going to necessarily win you games, but they won’t lose you any either. Meanwhile Magic is enough to win you damn near any game you step on the floor.
3) CP: So much balance, soooo much spacing… Ray & Bird with Chauncey setting them up and being available for the kick out off the help?? FORGET ABOUT IT. I feel like a lot of people forget Ray’s Mil/Seattle tenure where he created his own shot, attacked the rim, all while burning you from 25-28 ft. Hands down one of my favorite players ever. As far as Larry… what is there to be said that hasn’t been said already. As much as I LOVE Magic, I was never comfortable saying he was better than Legend and vice versa. To me that says it all. Your bench is also great. Despite what your pops said, I love the Kenny A pick. Byron Scott, Danny Manning, Iggy, & Nate… Yeah. You built a great ******* team.
4) Osh: I struggled placing CP ahead of you because I LOVE your 1-4 of Steph, Tracy, AK47, & Shard. Anyone who has followed Steph since he stepped on the scene at Davidson knows what he is capable of. But Tracy in his prime was as good as any guard not named Jordan, and that not because there is a lack of talent. There was a time when I would have placed him over Kobe. Offensively he was as talented as anyone I’ve seen at the two and defensively he was great when he tried. AK was incredible defensively and a very versatile offensive threat. Shard during his Seattle run was an amazing Robin for Ray.
5) BHZ: I told you that you took a few of my players, namely Payton… Like everyone else said, this team is muddying up the game from start to finish. You have two perimeter defenders that you can put on any other teams perimeter stars and make their nights miserable and not too many other teams can say that. I also love the fact that you can post up 1-5 and get a bucket. You have great bench versatility with Mase & Hedo, shooting with Doug & Starks and as many have said Terry Porter was sooooo underrated.
Honorable Mention: PMatic: Great team, very balanced & versatile… J Kidd & GHill? The only Co-Rookies of the year I believe… On the same team? I worry about Kyle’s ability to defend the Prime time Ray Allen’s, Tracy’s, BRoy’s, PG’s & Pearl but he’ll more than make them work on the other end with his screen running and shooting. Marc & Bosh would complement each other very well on both sides of the floor. Both are excellent passers and defenders. Both can play down in the post and stretch the floor.