- 07/01/2012, 02:14AM ET
DJRoxalot said 07/01, 02:14 AM
Any player is open game for this particular TD.
An excellent PG and he is clutch player as well.
The Clippers were balling when he was healthy early before he sustained his season ending injury. Playing the SG position is ideal for him at this point in his career.
An excellent defender and occasional scorer who can keep the other team honest.
KG can still play as he showed in the postseason when he averaged 19ppg, 10rpg, 1.5bpg and 1.2spg. The shortened regular season hurt a lot of players, especially the older veterans.
TD is still a capable player and has another season or 2 left in him.
I know this is a relatively older team, but this team has loads of experience and I favor veterans over younger players.
Please make 2 changes.
Marlins Fan said 07/01, 03:25 AM
PG- Deron Williams. Easily the best PG on the market right now; probably the best FA overall, regardless of position.
SG- Ray Allen. One of the best shooters in the history of organized basketball. Allen is aging but since he's always been primarily a spot-up shooter anyway, it won't affect his game much, if at all. He can still throw the ball through the hoop as well as anybody alive.
SF- Michael Beasley. Beasley has endless talent. Good three point shooter, great athleticism, great size, he could be the total package with some consistency.
PF- Kevin Garnett. Dude is still a beast, regardless of how old he is.
C- Tim Duncan. One of my favorite players of all time, Duncan showed he still has plenty left in the tank, despite his advanced age.
Here's a much more weird verion of that classic Method Man tune DJ loves to add to his TDs. Be warned; I told you it was much more weird. It also contains a white guy using the N word, although to be fair he was merely reciting Method Man's lyrics. Always wondered if that was kosher or not. Frankly I wouldn't take the risk, but whatever.
DJRoxalot said 07/01, 09:31 AM
Billups over Allen.
Billups gives you the benefit of having another coach on the floor at the SG position who is also a good PG as well. He gives my team a 2nd player that can handle the ball and help initiate the offense. And that's always a good idea. You can never have too many players who can help create shots for other players.
Allen is starting to slow down and didn't look that good in the playoffs. I think this was a sign of things to come.
Wallace over Beasley.
Wallace is a far better defender than Beasley. That's the main reason I selected him. He completes my frontcourt which is heavy on the defense. He is also a team player while Beasley is a bit of a head case.
Oh, and Wallace makes his free throws. 80% compared to Beasley's porous 64% this season.
I never really considered Beasley. There is a very good reason a young team like the Wolves did not extend an offer to him. He will be playing for a different team next season. His 3rd in just his 5th year in the League. He seems to be another JR Rider as in a vagabond scorer who can't find a permanent home.
Marlins Fan said 07/02, 01:17 AM
Billups is a smart player but we're talking about Ray Allen. If anybody has the intangibles to match Chauncey, it's Ray. He's one of the smartest players around, and in no way does Billups have an edge over Allen, intangible-wise.
And as far as creating shots for teammates; look, there's a reason you put Billups, a point guard, at your shooting guard slot. It's because he isn't much of a facilitator anymore. Can't have it both ways. Either Chauncey is better suited as a two, like you said, or he's a facilitator. And it's the former.
A straight up comparison of shows that Allen is the more productive player. Allen's better at making three point field goals and overall field goals, and their free throw percentages are the exact same.
Advantage Allen. Case closed.
You say you chose Wallace for his defense because it compliments your defense-heavy front court. But that's the problem with yout pick... it's all defense and no offense.
Beasley is a much better 3 point shooter and the FT disparity is much closer than you make it seem: Wallace is 75%, Beasley 72%.
And Wallace has burnt out his athleticism over his 11 years; Beasley has only logged 4 years.
DJRoxalot said 07/02, 09:20 AM
His career average is 5.5apg. Billups averaged 4apg this year with the Clippers. He could have averaged more, but they wanted him to play SG because they have Chris Paul. They weren't about to play CB at PG and move CP to SG.
Billups has a reputation for hitting FG's when it matters. Hence, his nickname, "Mr. Big Shot."
Billups and Allen both have intangibles, but I prefer Billups because Allen has shown some decline this season, particularly in the playoffs. Plus, Billups is like having a 2nd PG playing in my starting lineup.
They are both still solid, it's just a matter of preference. And I will take Billups. Allen's playoff performance is fresh in my mind, as it is with most fans.
Wallace has burnt out his athleticism? LOL. He's just 29 years old. He's hardly washed up. Beasley is a head case, there is no getting around or defending that.
Wallace is a much better defender, averaging 1.5spg and 0.9bpg. He is widely regarded as one of the best defenders at SF.
I didn't have to think too hard about this choice.
Marlins Fan said 07/03, 03:50 AM
Billups does indeed have a reputation amongst fans for hitting FGs when it matters. Problem is, his reputation far exceeds his actual track record. Think, quick... when's the last time Billups hit a game winner? It's been a while. His more recent history includes injuries and more injuries. Billups has only played in 41 games since 2010, and even in 2010 he only played 51 games. Billups is all kinds of injury prone and considering that Allen is a better player anyway, this one is pretty much game, set, match. Allen all day. All season, for that matter.
Doesn't matter how old Wallace is; he has 11 full seasons under his belt, and that's a lot of wear and tear for a guy who bases his game off athleticism. His MPG have been in decline over the last several years and at this point Beasley is a safer bet for a productive season out of the two small forwards.
Beasley is a more productive player than people give him credit for. His career numbers look like this:
Not superstar numbers, but good, solid numbers that show Beasley's offensive efficiency and all around talent.
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