Post by Orlando Magic on Aug 23, 2010 20:53:34 GMT
Orlando Magic PG: Chauncey Billups SG: Delonte West SF: Matt Barnes PF: Hakkim Warrick C: Dwight Howard 6th Man: Jarret Jack Role Players: Taj Gibson, Damion James, Lance Stephenson
Reasoning: As much as I want to start Taj Gibson right now, he's still a 2nd year guy and I'd like to ease him into the starting 4. Jarret Jack is the perfect 6th man, coming off the bench. Hopefully one of James/Stephenson can break out. I've also got Magnum Rolle if I sign him.
Post by Boston Celtics on Aug 23, 2010 21:14:28 GMT
Boston Celtics PG: Deron Williams SG: OJ Mayo SF: Luol Deng PF: Chris Bosh C: Kendrick Perkins 6th Man: Anderson Varejao Role Players: Travis Outlaw, Chase Budinger, Jamario Moon, Tony Allen, Nenad Krstic
I think my team not only has superstars to carry it, in Bosh & Deron, but superb roleplayers and huge depth in Deng, Mayo, Perkins, Varejao, Outlaw. I don't know if it's a championship yet, but I like what I see and I'm sticking with it unless a Top 10 player is up for grabs.
Post by Memphis Grizzlies on Aug 23, 2010 21:25:37 GMT
Memphis Grizzlies PG: TJ Ford SG: Gerald Henderson SF: Peja Stojakovic PF: Ed Davis C: DeMarcus Cousins 6th Man: Xavier Henry Role Players: Roddy Beaubois, Ryan Anderson, Erick Dampier, Kyle Korver
This could change alot since I have 9 rookies and can only assume what their ratings will be, but it is pretty good I guess. Considering my situation and all the changes I have made, what with 2 players left from when I got the team. Not winning many games though.
Phoenix Suns PG: Aaron Brooks SG: Corey Brewer SF: Danillo Gallinari PF: David West C: Stromile Swift 6th Man: Rudy Fernandez Role Players: Kyle Lowry, Josh Boone, DeShaun Stevenson Prospects: Eric Maynor, Jeff Pendergraph, Darrington Hobson
Reasoning: This will be one of two primary line-ups the Suns plan on using. The other being Brooks, Fernandez, Brewer, Gallinari, and West. We look, based on Pre-season rankings, to surprise some people. The Suns really want to see big things from Gallinari, and look to Swift and Brewer for a solid defensive line-up. Add that to the thoroughly entrenched Aaron Brooks at PG and David West down low, and we think the Suns will be a team to reckon with for the upcoming and future seasons.
Post by Toronto Raptors on Aug 23, 2010 22:20:35 GMT
PG Derek Fisher SG Brandon Roy SF Richard Jefferson PF Jeff Green C Marc Gasol 6th man: Luis Scola Role Players: Eric Gordon, Greg Monroe, Damion James, Jordan Hill
I like what is happening with my team. I have some good depth going on. Hopefully this will change around a little bit. I would like to move Jefferson, and if not getting the right guys back, could slide Green and Scola in as starters. I was glad that I could bring Fisher on board. I think he is an incredible glue guy, still has some skills, and compliments my star, Roy really well. I dont think this is a championship team. I do think we can win a 1st round series, but not get a ring. Hopefully a little more tinkering, and that could happen.
Post by Sacramento Kings on Aug 23, 2010 22:24:29 GMT
Sacramento Kings PG: Mike Bibby SG: Michael Redd SF: Luke Walton PF: Channing Frye C: Yao Ming 6th Man: Allen Iverson Role Players: Ty Lawson, Ben Wallace, Ronnie Brewer, JJ Reddick
My team is going to surprise a lot. We have a team mixed with vertans and up and coming prospects. Our starting small forward isnt that good and it could eventually hurt us in the long wrong, but having Yao will help keep that together. Yao, when healthy, is arguably the best center in the league and with him manning the five, we look to move the pieces around him as we see fit to make us a contender.
Post by Dallas Mavericks on Aug 23, 2010 23:00:17 GMT
Dallas Mavericks PG Steve Nash SG Vince Carter SF Lebron James PF Joe Smith C Brook Lopez 6th man: Jose Calderon Role Players: Lindsey Hunter, Jared Jeffries, Jonas Jerekbo, Joel Priyzbilla, Joel Anthony, Shannon Brown, Ronnie Price
Reasoning: This is by my best overall line-up w/o any changes ang going with a default line-up with everyone in natural positions, this might not be the best overall line-up though, maybe Calderon starting at SG and sliding up VC and LBJ is better, or go with Jerekbo at SF and slide LBJ to PF, or put Jerekbo at PF, I don't know which line-up would work the best, but I like my original line-up the best, and here's why
I have 2 great passers in Nash and LBJ, Nash, Carter, and Smith can stretch the floor which opens up LBJ for more driving chances, not to mention that gives Lopez more chances to dominate on the boards and get plenty of putbacks, or after getting the rebound he can go one on one immediately and use an effective hook shot and other post moves to get post points for us.
The weakness with this team is defense so maybe using Jerekbo is a better idea instead.
Post by Denver Nuggets on Aug 24, 2010 9:54:25 GMT
PG Rodney Stuckey SG Carmelo Anthony SF Gerald Wallace PF Blake Griffin C Andrew Bogut
6th Man Mikael Pietrus Key reserves: Thabo Sefolosha, Robin Lopez, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Earl Boykins, Avery Bradley
This team is pretty weak at the lead guard spot ever since that Baron Davis trade. Melo and Bogut should share some ball handling duties so hopefully it'll turn out fine.
I like the defense that my team can play and hopefully it will pay off. Our team was pretty much weaken slightly this season, losing Udonis Haslem, Roger Mason Jr and Carlos Delfino while only being reinforced by Earl Boykins and Earl Watson. However, we do have high hopes for our rookies Avery Bradley and Landry Fields and it would be in our best interest if they could provide competition for a place in the team.
PG: Kirk Hinrich SG: Thaddeus Young SF: Ersan Ilyasova PF: Andrea Bargnani C: Greg Oden 6th Man: Jrue Holiday Role Players: JJ Hickson, Luke Babbitt, Darko Milicic, Craig Smith, Francisco Garcia, Pops
This is really just my temp lineup, chances are when the season takes off, the lineup won't be the same as I don't have anybody at SG position (Kirk and Garcia can play there, but neither are). Once I get one, I'll move Ersan to bench and Young to his natural position, SF. At some point of the season, I see Jrue taking the starting PG job, then Kirk will move whether to SG (depends who I get, best scenario would be Mayo, but he is way out of reach).
Post by New Jersey Nets on Aug 24, 2010 15:05:11 GMT
[blue]New Jersey Nets[/blue]
PG: Jameer Nelson SG: Ray Allen SF: Kevin Durant PF: Al Jefferson C: Andrew Bynum
A year of planning has finally resulted in this lineup, which I like very much. My bench is solid with Dunleavy and McDyess, and my starters are looking great. Al Jefferson was the best player in this league last year (highest FG%) and I expect him to help out a lot. Kevin Durant will always put points up, Jameer Nelson and Ray Allen can be spot up shooters, and Andrew Bynum can play the defensive, rebounding role that he was born to play.
Post by San Antonio Spurs on Aug 24, 2010 15:30:57 GMT
San Antonio Spurs
PG: Jason Terry SG: Manu Ginobili SF: Shane Battier PF: Tim Duncan C: Samuel Dalembert -------------------------------- Bench: Anthony Parker, Chris Duhon, Zydranus Ilgauskas, Kurt Thomas, Carlos Delfino, Chuck Hayes