Jeffx wrote:New York Knicks Opening Day Roster, Year 2(2011-12);
(PG)Toney Douglas, (SG)Landry Fields, (SF)Carmelo Anthony, (PF)Amar'e Stoudemire, (C)Joel Przybilla
(PG)Ricky Rubio(rookie), (SF/SG)Derrick Brown, (SF/PF)Shawne Williams, (PF/C/SF)Jared Jeffries, (C)Nenad Krstic, (SF/SG)Bill Walker, (C/PF)Ronny Turiaf
(SG/SF)Roger Mason, (SF/PF)Renaldo Balkman, (PG)Anthony Carter, (SG)Andy Rautins(sent to D-League)
I used Chauncey's money to sign the big men I needed, and to bring back Williams, Turiaf and defensive specialist Jeffries. With so much scoring from Carmelo, Amar'e & Fields, all my center has to do is rebound and defend. Przybilla fits that role. Nenad gives me some scoring off the bench to go with Brown & Williams
Jae wrote:So I started an association about 4 months ago with Phoenix, playing every game (29 games or whatever it is). This will be a long ass post but I've got 5 seasons worth of stuff to get updated. Subsequent updates will be much shorter.
I'm year 4 or 5, my team currently looks like this...
C: Donald Gibb
(76 ... 3rd overall pick in last draft)
PF: Serge Ibaka
(81 ... traded the 5th pick for him three seasons ago)
SF: Rasheed Jordan
(86 ... 1st overall pick in last draft)
SG: Theo Johnson
(92 ... 2rd overall pick three seasons ago)
PG: Avery Bradley
(83 ... traded Nash to Boston when Rondo went down for the season, got Bradley + Garnett for Nash and a mid lotto pick, Boston turned the pick into a guy who's averaging 26ppg this season)
88 ... signed as a free agent, he's like 38 years old now
78 ... traded Garnett for him some time ago, getting old and fairly useless outside of his shooting
74 ... a late first round draft pick in my first draft, modelled him after Pat Mills
72 ... some 7'4 C I picked up as a free agent
67 ... the 13th pick of the last draft, looks fairly promising
60 ... 19 year old 6'11 project I'm working on. Trying to turn him from a C/PF into a SF
69 ... will probably retire at the end of the season, just there for depth
68 ... depth again
Basically Theo Johnson is the star of the team. He was rated 83 when I picked him and jumped to 92 by the middle of his second season, he was averaging 34/5/8 then with 8 games left in the regular season he went down with a torn patella, out for 8 months which meant not only were our play-off hopes fucked, but he missed out on winning MVP/All-NBA honors and he didn't improve any more over the off season. He only just made his comeback game like 8-9 games into the new season (which will probably rule him out of MVP running again) and had 34/5/13.
Since he was still going to be missing for a while, I signed Kobe for 20 million over two seasons to try and cover the loss. He did alright, averaging around 20/5/5 but he's nowhere near as good as Theo. I've got him coming off the bench because the bench unit tends to blow every lead I develop. I really tried to make Rod Schayes a lot like Pat Mills, because I had Mills on the team before and he was awesome (scored 44 points in 16 minutes once, 12/15 from three) but he's kinda like a homeless mans version. Still a decent back-up though.
Rasheed Jordan scares the hell out of me, Theo was rated 83 in his rookie season, Rasheed is already upto 86. God knows how good he'll be. I think his potential rating might be lower though. He's REALLY accurate in his shooting, I have fairly harsh slider settings and he's still shooting 60% from the field and nearly 50% from three.
I've spent three seasons trying to turn Serge Ibaka into Shawn Kemp, doing so much development work with him. Even the dribbling drills. I played him at C for the first two seasons and shifted him to PF this year, it's starting to pay off, he's putting up 18/9 and nearly 2 blocks. He's athletic enough to blow past most defenders and his dunks are awesome, just got to work on his ball handling.
Avery Bradley has developed nicely, I went after him because his potential was rated A+ and he went from being like a 68 to 84 in just over two seasons. His shot and everything is kinda inconsistent but Theo controls the ball mostly so he just has to hit set shots basically. I was going to go after Daniel Orton because his potential was A+ and he was rated similar to Avery, wish I would have but Orlando wanted too much. They kept him buried on the bench for so long that he never developed as well as he should.
For those wondering (that actually read all of this) the way I got so many high draft picks is basically just by guessing which teams are gonna suck 2 years in advance. Like I knew San Antonio were fucked after Duncan/Ginobili retires, so I traded for their pick in 2 seasons which turned out to be the #2 pick that I used on Theo Johnson. When KG retired Dallas had Luol Deng as their first option so I got their pick etc. It meant sacrificng some picks early but I had #2 and #5 in 2012 and #1, #3 in 2015, I traded the #3 for #5 and #13 though.
Also traded #5 in 2012 for Ibaka which I kinda regret. The Knicks used that pick to get this guy Ian Long, who is a 6'9 SF that put up 18 in his first season. San Antonio picked a 76 rated C like two picks later who is rated in the 80's now and one of the best rebounders in the game and Houston picked a SG who is putting up 20 per now.
Lamrock wrote:- Ryan Anderson, Daniel Orton, Hedo Turkoglu, 2012 First (via NOH) for Nicolas Batum, Elliot Williams, Kirk Hinrich
Lamrock wrote:F rated Scout with A potential signed for three years.
Jae wrote: I usually like having really tall wing players who can shoot
shadowgrin wrote:What type of player do you usually want in your roster for your association/dynasty?
Jae wrote:Me and Andrew on the same team I will be LeBron
Jae wrote:It's appropriate to our situation here when you think about it. It's still your team, though I don't know who I've betrayed to be on it. I think RuffRyder's last post was my Dan Gilbert letter.
shadowgrin wrote:I wonder who's the RuPaul of your team.
CHUCK wrote:No disrespect to Jae, I saw him do it and it looks kinda fun.
Cruzerr wrote:Shadowgrin had 25+ points every game, even though they lost the second. But The X on the other hand did not even get 10 points in every game, but he had 17+ assists all 3 games.
Jae wrote:There's some PG, Mike Taylor or something like that. He used to play for the Clippers IRL, he's super athletic I think that's who I'd be going for.