Rules are simple. Last year in order of depth chart I'll analyze the teams. I'll update them as the games continue but will start now and today to save time in the future..
Conveniently I'm first! .
I'm not going to rosterbate and approach this objectively....
Strike Force Wisconsin
Codizzle's Troller: Mike Conley
The Veteran: Dwyane Wade
UCLA homerism!: Aaron Afflalo
The Leader: Lamarcus Aldrige
Leonidis/Wolverine/Brawny man(follow his non flammable pants to freedom!): Nikola Pekovic
Future Terrorist Mastermind: Trey Burke
The Sixth Man: Eric Gordon
Old Man Jenkins: Paul Pierce
The traitor to his own country: Kelly Olynyk
Defensive Tactician: Samuel Dalembert
My former identity(Mr. irrelevant): Norris Cole
Poppin Tags: Ben M(a)c(k)lemore
D Tactician 2: Tayshaun Prince
D Tactician 3: luc richard mbah a moute
3 point wannabe: Andrew Bynum
This is the greatest team ever assembled and puts the dream team to shame...
Ok. That's not my assessment.
I'm analyzing a little differently. Who the team is built around and how they will do things.... I'll do this for every team(and yes I'm talking in 3rd person... Deal with it)
Who is the team built around: SAM has decided to build his team around Lamarcus Aldrige and Mike Conley.
Aldrige: Maybe the most offensively (scoring wise anyway) skilled PF in the nba. An excellent pick and roll man and has a deadly mid range jumper. Can score from beyond the arch, but not often. Is also an excellent rebounder. He opens up the floor.
Conley: The immature and childish SAM took Conley to piss off the poster known as Codizzle. He will learn eventually, but this pick was a reach......
However, Conley is a good compliment to Aldrige as he became something of a go to scorer for Memphis, being very good offensively. He's a decent distributor and is also decent with his 3 point jumper. His real value comes with his defense, as he is a lockdown defender. So it's not a total loss. It is a loss though.
Other key players
Dwyane Wade: Wade has two perfect compliments to him. Aldrige offensively opens up the paint cause he can score from anywhere, and Conley and Affalo open up the three ball. Wade will be a slasher player here. He will drive the ball to the basket and should be effective as a tertiary scorer. He's no longer the pest defensively he was in his prime, but he should be good.
Aaron: A true 3 and D player who will start, but at an unnatural position. SAM probably brought him in to move him to the 2 when Wade becomes injured. He's not a potent scorer, but he is effective and he's also a great defender. The backcourt has an elite perimeter defense.
Pekovic: A monster within the paint. Brought in to be the monster and to be given more touches for when Wade goes down. Outside of that the rest of his game is average.
Paul Pierce: Brought in to start at SF for when Wade goes down, and Aaron moves to SG. He provides veteran leadership as well as a good all around game. While not the star he used to be. He'll be serviceable defensively and in clutch situations.
SAM's non biased take: SAM possesses a well balanced team. The players compliment each other skill set wise. They can score from any level and have competent defenders. They have decent facilitators, and a few good rebounders. The only true risk on this team would be Wade and Gordon's injury history. With Gordon moving to the bench, his issues will be lowered. Wade has a competent backup as well, but will still sit out 20 games a year. The team posses (with the exception of Kelly) good basketball players and player wise, the selections were safe for what they are. This team is a borderline top 10 one.
SAM's Biased Take: I hate this team..... It lacks star power, and won't win a championship, that said it will be competitive. It's well balanced but that's not enough.
Edited by SecretAgentMan, 01 August 2014 - 07:32 PM.