My best dynasty (Knicks, am a diehard fan) was the 2nd one I played (locked up after year 12). First dynasty locked up after year 8, so I had to start over. I had a full roster of players for dynast 2. All but 3 of them were at 99 Overall ratings before age 31. Here's my secret. I skimped on the trainer by signing an F grade at 91k every year for the first 4 years. I also skimped on the scout by signing a B grade scout for about 525K. That freed up enough money in the staff budget (3.40 Million to start with) for me to hire 2 A grade assistants (B, A+, A+, and A, A+, A-) for the first year, and a 3rd assistant (by year 4) with at least an A, or B in 1, or 2 of the three areas (Offense, Deffense, Athletics). I also like to set the event scheduling to 40% for team, and press events, 0% for practice, and 20% for time off. That combination gives me the ability to train up my players really fast.
Here was my line-up for dynasty 2: 3 Self Created Players ( 1. C/PG, 2. SF/PF, 3. SG/PG), Kasta Koufos, Josh McRoberts, Yi Jianlian (I switched him to C/PF), Lebron James, Micheal Beasley (I switched him to PF/SF), Eric Gordon, OJ Mayo, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Marco Belineli, 2 Computer Generated Players (1. PF/C, 2. SF/PF),
I'm now currently on my 3rd dynasty (5 years in), and Marco is now a 92 overall at 27 YRS. Now that I told you all about my dynasty, let me know what your's are like.