bokzg wrote:jphanned: I like a lot of the players drafted, and it looks like you'll be solid in most categories. I'm a bit concerned about the scoring as Curry is the only solid elite scorer in my opinion. Thadd, Hawes and Bledsoe will have lots of opportunities to score, but all three have been largely complementary players for most of their careers. Pierce is as elite as they come, but there are concerns with usage and less time on the floor. I'd also be worried about assists because Curry is the only player I expect to produce well in that category. I like the strategy of being just strong enough in BLK to beat the punters, and think you got enough production to do it.
Very valid critiques. I made a concerted effort to go after some decent scorers later in the draft. It may not seem like it, but Knight, Hickson, Dunleavy, and even Rush are high-point options relative to the other players drafted in their range. In a league this deep, once you get past pick 8/9, the available player pool is littered with specialist types who struggle to score in double-digits. Actually have myself projected as the one of the three or four best teams in terms of points scored.
Assists are definitely weaker. That was the trade-off I guess with taking Bledsoe in Rd3 instead of a more traditional PG. A lot of teams will outright punt assists from the get-go in leagues that are this deep since quality PG's are few and far between, so that means I can approach the category the same way I did blocks. I may not be able to stack up against the CP3, Deron, and Rose built squads, but I should be able to knock off at least half the teams in the league.
bokzg wrote:Btw, any non-Cafe teams you guys like? It'd be interesting to get your perspective on some of the competition.
Other squads I expect to be in the mix: Buser (by virtue of KD), So-Tex, and dcdoorknob.