mp3 wrote:Nice square Kenny, I like the mix of youth and veteran players and of course I think getting the Aussie Bogut seems fitting too.
Admittedly I could have had as many as five Aussies in the squad (Baynes, Delly and Jingles were unprotected as well), but I figured I'd just take the two best ones in the league. I could have went really old by selecting Manu Ginobili as well, but I didn't feel right about that one. He ended up staying with the Spurs, luckily.
I was trying to get a good mix of youth and experience. Glad it shows
Andrew wrote:Definitely a solid lineup for an expansion franchise; a lot better than some real expansion teams have done in their respective drafts, though in all fairness a couple of those players probably would find themselves protected in real life. All the better for you, though!
I was really surprised by Bogut being unprotected. I would have thought the Mavs would have placed a high priority on him, being that he would be one of the better centres Dirk would have played with in his twilight years. Anyway, as you mentioned, their loss is my gain.
Phil89 wrote: Kenny wrote: Phil89 wrote:
Great to see you back.
I wonder if a former Denver guard who is currently a free agent will find his way to Seattle..
Andre Miller was definitely a priority, but I think he was scooped up by another team. Wouldn't count out a mid-season trade, though.
I was more thinking of a guy who enjoys being shirtless and hasn't re-signed with Cleveland yet. Maybe he isn't a free agent on the game though.
You did pretty well with the expansion draft. Bogut and Patty Mills should look good in the green and yellow jerseys
Ah, I didn't even think about J.R. Smith, but he would have been an interesting signing. Who knows - if one of my shooting guards doesn't work out for me, he's always a possibility.
Another Kenny story! YASSS!
As Andrew said, you built a solid squad. Hoping the Birdman can give you some good games to give us the nostalgia from your TNL story.
The Birdman is certainly going to add some entertainment during the garbage time at the very least. If Bogut or Marjanovic get injured, he's also a pretty solid backup for those guys, so who knows - we might see some Birdman highlights yet
The Real Badger wrote:this team would make the playoffs today at eastern conference
greatest ever expansion team i've ever seen.
good luck with this one man, i'll try to follow this
They'd definitely have a good shot at it. Unfortunately, they're in the West and being controlled by me at the Superstar difficulty... for all we know, that'll make them destined for the lottery.
Talent-wise it's definitely up there as one of the best - if not the best - expansion team ever. The Barons made some interesting choices as well, particularly taking on Allen Crabbe's albatross of a contract. It's going to be fun to see how they do in comparison.
"Kidd is currently absent due to hip surgery. But clearly, he should be fired, and replaced by a coaching staff consisting of Vin Baker, Eric Murdock, and Lee Mayberry." - Andrew