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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:26 pm

RedHopeful wrote:Just got done talking to a very emotional dvauthrin. With much regret, he's agreed to let go of his 2nd team - the Bucks - to RocketsDWM. :-D

Welcome RocketsDWM. :-)

Go ahead and create a roster in the appropriate thread and be ready to draft + stand by your decisions. ;-D


Thanks for the welcome. I will create a roster in short order.

Glad to be a part of this ;-D
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby silentjim » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:30 pm

Ben Wallace makes Howard look like Durant on the offensive end, but if you look at Ben Wallace and how quickly his athleticism faltered you have to question how long Howard can be exceptionally effective. Wallace also didn't really get going until he was 24/25.

Not really arguing either way, just presenting facts.

Kobe in my mind also only has 3-ish years left in him and I would expect some bigger roles from his team mates each and every year from here on out.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Nene » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:11 pm

Can we draft retired players? }:-)
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:29 pm

Nene wrote:Can we draft retired players? }:-)

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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby silentjim » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:37 pm

Nene wrote:Can we draft retired players? }:-)


Fat Charles Barkley still has more offensive game than Dwight Howard. :-D

Michael Jordan still thinks he has more offensive game than every player combined.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:54 pm

Wow, I started a major trend in the rosters thread with the cheerleader pic :-b
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:43 pm

Stating the obvious here, but of the top five chosen I am quite enamored with the LBJ pick. Beyond his basketball prowess, he can play four positions (PF a stretch but it worked at times for the Cavs) on the hardwood. If I was starting out a team, I would endeavor to pick someone like him because he provides valuable flexibility in regards to how you fill out the rest of your roster. As well, he makes his teamates better with his outstanding passing skills that set up his teammates in ideal spots on the floor. With an improving defensive game and the potential to develop a midrange game a la Kobe (a fadeaway and a consistent three shot should be a constant part of his repertoire), I think a coherent argument can easily be made for him going #2.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby So-Tex » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:13 pm

KalElen wrote:phil, howard has one huge advantage over one way players who excel on the offensive end - good defenders are scarce.

Keep this in mind as we argue about D12 and this exercise continues.

Remember, we're building a team to win in real life - fantasy takes a back seat.

Having said that, I probably wouldn't have taken Howard either. But it's not too far off from the mindset I have going into this thing.

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Nene wrote:Can we draft retired players? }:-)


Fat Charles Barkley still has more offensive game than Dwight Howard. :-D

Michael Jordan still thinks he has more offensive game than every player combined.

I'll take David Robinson, please... ;-)
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby plonden » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:24 pm

I assumed Nene was trying to draft Penny Hardaway. :-D
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Nene » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:00 pm

plonden wrote:I assumed Nene was trying to draft Penny Hardaway. :-D


More like Oscar Schmidt ;-D
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