- 05/26/2011, 11:34AM ET
BringThePain said 05/26, 11:34 AM
Pick an NBA team (5 starters, 2 bench) with guys that averaged under 15 points a game this season.
PG- Steve Nash- Nash is a guy that makes everyone around him better. He is an assist machine and is a terrific shooter when needed. Great leader as well.
SG- James Harden- Creates offense and brings a ton of energy to the floor.
SF- Lamar Odem- Plays well in every part of the game. He is a fantastic role player and will bring toughness to the team.
PF- Kevin Garnett- Still a fantastic player and going to give you a tough defensive presence.
C- Andrew Bogut- Gives you a big man who rebounds and blocks shots.
Bench- Rajon Rondo- I would rather have him coming off the bench for a burst than Nash. Great passer as well.
Bench- Tim Duncan- The ultimate winner. How could you not wan this guy on your team?
BRING THE PAIN
DJRoxalot said 05/26, 11:58 AM
Crawford is a much more explosive player than Harden. This guy could start any number of teams and average 18-20ppg.
Hill is a complete player and has been revitalized in the Phoenix desert. No, he is not a a 20-25ppg scorer any longer but he is a solid player that does what any team needs. Play defense, rebound and score.
He showed he is a player to watch in the playoffs. He had his "coming out party" and showed he is a reason the Grizzlies will be a team to watch for many years to come.
Duncan is done. He was a great warrior for many years but he showed he just does not have it any more.
Odom gives my team versatility. He can play 3 front court positions and even play a little PG if they need him to.
1,200 characters of whoop that ****!!!
BRING IT, SPARKY!!!!
Out of school for the summer, yet?
BringThePain said 05/26, 05:09 PM
Well, DJ you are about to get a Texas size beatdown!
Harden vs Crawford- First of all, Crawford avereged 15.4 points per game this season. (NBA.com) But Harden still takes this matchup just as easy as my Mavs took down your Lakers! Just kidding man, but here are the facts.
Harden has more rebounds per game, more assists per game, more steals and blocks per game. Harden also shoots a better percentage from the floor and the line. He is younger, faster and a much better defender. If your going to average under 15 PPG in this league, you better be able to play some defense. Especially at the SG position.
SCORE 1-0 BRING THE PAIN
Now for Odom vs Hill. Im very suprised that you didnt pick Odom as well. Odom is the one of the most versitile players in the league. He can score from anywhere and gaurd almost anyone. He is a much better player at this stage in his career than Hill and he is a winner!
Hill has better stats but is also one of the first options on his team. Odom is the guy asked to do the dirty work and with arnett taking care of low post scoring, give me Odom and his rebounding and defense all day!
BROUGHT THE PAIN
DJRoxalot said 05/26, 06:03 PM
Crawford averaged 14.2ppg in the regular season
He averaged 15.4ppg in the postseason!!!
You were looking at the postseason stats, Sparky....
Crawford averaged 14.2ppg, 3.2apg, 1.7rpg and 0.8spg while shooting 42.1% on FG's, 34.1% on 3-pointers and 85% on FT's.
Harden averaged 12.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1rpg and 1.1spg while shooting 43.6%, 34.9% and 84%
Pretty close if you ask me.
Crawford is a more explosive scorer and meant a lot more to the Hawks than Harden did to the Thunder.
I will take the veteran who should have won th 6th man of the year.....
1st options on his team?
Hill averaged 10.3 FG's
Odom averaged 9.8 FG's.
So they had about the same amount of shots.
I like Hill in the starting lineup and Odom off the bench gives me more flexibility with different lineups
BringThePain said 05/27, 11:32 AM
Sorry about the mixup in the stats on Harden and Crawford. I will still say that Harden is the all around better player and easily the better defender.
Now for the big boys!
BOGUT VS GASOL- I think that Gasol was an animal during the playoffs. If he keeps playing like that, he will be a great center in this league. BUT, Bogut has shown he can play at a high level consistantly. Gasol has not proven it yet.
In the NBA today, with all the dynamic scorers, the #1 thing I want my center to do is block shots and rebound. Bogut led the league in BPG with 2.58. Yes, even more than Howard! Gasol had 1.68, which is good but almost a block a game difference. Bogut is a very underated player in the league and its simply because he doesnt score as much.
The other thing a center must do is rebound. Bogut is averaging 11.1 rebounds per game. That is 6th in the league. Gasol only averages 7 boards a game. That is way to big of a differance for this to be a contest.
Now for Duncan, this will be short.
4 TIME NBA CHAMPION, 3 TIME NBA FINALS MVP! He is a GREAT leader and still a great player. Even today he is still a 10 PF in the league!
BRING THE PAIN
DJRoxalot said 05/28, 10:18 AM
If this was just the regular season?
Yeah, Bogut would have Gasol dead to rights....
But it isn't. Gasol averaged 15ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.2apg and 2.2bpg in 13 playoff games to help the Grizzlies make it all the way to West Semifinals.
Bogut did not make the playoffs.
And I know this is about this year but when he made the playoffs? He averaged 8.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 3.4apg.
Duncan is a shell of his former self.
He is not the same player he used to be. And his production in the playoffs?
12.7ppg, 10.5rpg and 2.5bpg is okay but not nearly up to TD's standards.
And he would surely admit this.
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