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  • 07/07/2010, 07:57PM ET

My Team > Your Team

Fossil Ridger (6-8-3) vs Rudedog: Believe The Hype (370-317-81)
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My Team

G - Jose Calderon
G - Joe Johnson
F - Danny Granger
F - Amar'e Stoudimire
F - Al Jefferson

Your Team

PG - Chauncey Billups
SG - Kevin Durant
SF - Gerald Wallace
PF - Josh Smith
C - Chris Bosh


From just looking off your roster, I see one problem: You have two small forwards. Which will cause problems. Joe Johnson, one of the best shooting guards in the game, will blow by Durant. There is no way that Durant will be able to keep Johnson in front of him.

The other problem I see with your team is that your team seems uncoachable. Kevin Durant seems to be your star. Billups seems to be your facilitor. Bosh seems to be your inside presence. Wallace seems to be your role player?

Wallace had a breakout season with the Bobcats, quickly becoming the star. But he has a reputation of being a hothead. How are he and Josh Smith going to handle not being the first, second, or even third option??? These hotheads are going to want their share of shots.

Meanwhile, my team has an equal balance. Calderon and Amare will run the pick and roll perfectly. Johnson and Granger will be my main scoring thoughts. Jefferson will be my post presence.


I realized last week that the Curry at SG issue needed to be dealt with. People don't see him in such a good way as I do.

So I moved Durant to the SG position. Now, I looked at 82games.com for some stats when figuring this out. And Durant played some time at the SG position and his per 48 minute stats were 32.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists.

Is it a natural position for Durant? No.

Can he adjust, absolutely.

He's a scorer. And actually, he wouldn't even need to guard Joe Johnson. Gerald Wallace was named to the All-Defensive team this year and him guarding Johnson would not be an issue.

As for the PF debate, you act like Josh Smith is the first option in his offense. At best, I'd consider him the 3rd option behind Horford or Johnson. He averaged only 12 shots a game last year.

This hothead debate I don't know about either. Smith and Wallace have never seemed as hotheads and never been the main options on their teams. I don't think they'll have a problem playing behind Bosh and Durant.

Bosh seems to be your inside presence.

Offensively, yes. Defensively, I have Josh Smith to bang around with Al Jefferson.


Durant at the SG?

I'm sorry, but he is not going to be succesful there. Maybe offensively, but defensivly, guarding Danny Granger isn't going to work for him.

In one game verus them this year, DG scored 25 pts. Nothing above average, but it gets better when you notice he shot 6-21... He made 9 free throws. Meaning that against KD, he could get to the basketball and draw the foul at will.

In another game against the Thunder, Granger scored 32 pts., He had no turnovers and went to the line 9 times, making 8.

Bottom line, Granger can pretty much score at will versus Durant.


Amar'e Stoudimire is a beast offensively for one and only one reason. He has a passing point guard. That's one reason I don't think he will succeed in New York.

Jose Calderon is just that. He averaged 5.9 apg. Amar'e and him will be UNSTOPPABLE. Both Jose and Amar'e are experts





How are you going to defend that?


guarding Danny Granger isn't going to work for him.

Hmmm. Ok. How about the fact that, in game one, he only had 3 fouls, so he wasn't the one not fouling him. He obviously forced him into a bad shooting night. Durant forced Granger into 3 turnovers and had a steal of his own.

In game 2, Granger did have an all-around good game. You can't stop 'em every time, but Durant still had only 3 fouls and 2 steals. Your short changing Durant defensively

Maybe you should start worrying about guarding Durant.

If you want Joe Johnson to guard him, against the Hawks, Durant scored 29 and 33 points. Your going to have Granger guard him? Durant went off for 40 points in their first matchup.

So your so worried about Durant being awful defensively and not worrying about his scoring. Wallace can lock down the 2-guard and Durant can guard his natural position.

I said in my last TD that I'd run a up-tempo type of game, Mike D'Antoni style. How do you plan on slowing down a fast break with Wallace and Smith flying for dunks, Durant spotting up or attacking, and the great decision maker in Billups?


You fail to mention that during the second game when Durant went up against Granger the 2nd time, he scored 16 pts, 5 turnovers with only 3 assists. Granger had 32 points and 3 steals, all 3 on Durant.


You still haven't told me how you are going to defend the pick and roll. I have said it once and I will say it again but he is only good because of it. That's why I picked a PG that is equally knowledgable and successful of the style.

Al Jefferson and Josh Smith is going to be an intense matchup. Let's look at how they did when they played each other twice this season.

1st game
AJ - 17 pts., 10 rebs., 2 asts.
JS - 10 pts., 3 rebs., 3 asts.

In the 2nd game, Al Horford was guarding Jefferson the majority of the time so you can't really compare them.

Jefferson, however quietly, gets his double doubles while limiting his opponents.


Calderon likes to run. Johnson likes to run. Granger likes to run. Jefferson and the Wolves switched to an up-tempo offense this past year. Amar'e definately likes to run.

It looks like we are going to have an up-tempo game. If we run it, we can defend it.


And how are you going to defend the pick and roll???


Good TD!


You fail to mention that during the second game

I mentioned the 2nd game was just an all-around bad game for Durant. They happen and stars have them, but it's not something natural.

how you are going to defend the pick and roll

You act like this is an issue.

Guarding the pick and roll is hard for players like Shaq, Kendrick Perkins, Andrew Bynum, etc. It's not hard for players like Chris Bosh and Josh Smith. They are two of the most mobile big men in the game. You think they are going to have issues guarding the pick and roll.

Look at the '08 Olympic team. They're biggest weakness in the past was guarding the pick and roll. What'd they do? Got Bosh, Howard, Boozer, Anthony, and Prince: all big athletic forwards who can move and guard the pick and roll.

And look who I have. Bosh and Smith. The exact description of those players.

If we run it, we can defend it.

That doesn't make much sense. You can't have a fast breaking game and expect to defend much of anything. It's going to be who scores more.

Smith and Bosh are mobile
Durant can run
Wallace is a high flyer
Billups can run and make decisions

Good TD

July 7, 2010  08:00 PM ET

07/07, 07:57 PM

Freaking 5 ruined it.

July 7, 2010  08:00 PM ET

Good luck Rudedog!!!

July 7, 2010  08:08 PM ET

Don't like Bosh playing centre, but leaning towards Rude's team.

July 7, 2010  08:09 PM ET
QUOTE:

hmm, right has 2 SF and 2 PFand by the way, how did you get these teams?

this is part of a group... 6 people got together and drafted these players plus 3 bench players...

July 7, 2010  08:30 PM ET
QUOTE:

3000 for the 8th time. That is a very bad omen. Someone is getting deleted. which of the 4 roys I have found tonight will it be?only the shadow knows.

I think you comment on too many TDs of Roys if you've been to 3,000 8 times

July 7, 2010  08:31 PM ET

Chris Bosh is on record to not wanting to play center. EVER.

July 7, 2010  08:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Chris Bosh is on record to not wanting to play center. EVER.

Did you see my argument? He won't play center on defense. And it's not like things will be different offensively

July 7, 2010  08:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Chris Bosh is on record to not wanting to play center. EVER.

That is why the Heat need Shaq!

July 7, 2010  08:40 PM ET

It seems to me that Rudedog has a different team from his last TD. Is it a different draft?

July 7, 2010  08:40 PM ET

Who are the three bench players?

July 7, 2010  08:55 PM ET

Unlike someone in this TD, I will wait to vote until I see some more arguments.

@Argos - We each have 3 bench players that can be subbed into the starting lineup, so Rude took out Curry (which for the record rude, I thought was a good pick, just not as early as you took him) and put a bench guy in.

July 7, 2010  09:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Unlike someone in this TD, I will wait to vote until I see some more arguments.@Argos - We each have 3 bench players that can be subbed into the starting lineup, so Rude took out Curry (which for the record rude, I thought was a good pick, just not as early as you took him) and put a bench guy in.

lol in his last TD, i voted early in his throwdown against him and never changed, so hes just messing around with me.

July 7, 2010  09:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It seems to me that Rudedog has a different team from his last TD. Is it a different draft?

Same league and everything, but Rudedog altered his lineup.

July 7, 2010  09:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It seems to me that Rudedog has a different team from his last TD. Is it a different draft?

My team is

Billups
Curry
Durant
Smith
Bosh
Gerald Wallace
Lamar Odom
Monta Ellis

July 7, 2010  10:05 PM ET

This is a test, I assume it would be the same to post in an argument? but here is a great PG for ya

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July 7, 2010  10:06 PM ET

nope, I fail. how do you input videos?

July 7, 2010  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#25):

nope, I fail. how do you input videos?

direct youtube link.

[youtube] link here [/youtube]

however, take away the spaces between the bracket and L. There should be no spaces anywhere

July 7, 2010  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

That is why the Heat need Shaq!

yeah...maybe the shaq of a decade ago

not the $10 million/20 minute player you get now

July 7, 2010  10:55 PM ET

retry of video of great PG

 
July 7, 2010  10:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#26):

direct youtube link.[youtube] link here [/youtube]however, take away the spaces between the bracket and L. There should be no spaces anywhere

It works!! thanks

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