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Re Draft Challenge

How it works: Choose a star and then draft as that team in order to build the best team possible. Use the draft spots the team had according to NBADraft.net history (ie draft day trades don't count).

Under the cap there is no way teams will be able to afford all these guys, so assume that your owner is the love child of Cuban and Prokhorov and is willing to pay a trillion dollars to keep this group intact.

This is obviously heavily reliant on hind sight, it's not supposed to be realistic. There's not much goin on right now, so why not?

Who can make the best team?

C- Marc Gasol 2007 2nd rd
PF- Ibaka 2008 1st rd
SF- Durant (Original Star)
SG- Steph Curry 2009 1st
PG- Westbrook 2008 1st

Bench:
Taj Gibson 2009 1st
Eric Bledsoe 2010 1st
Jimmy Butler 2011 1st
Kelly Olynyk 2013 1st


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My team

PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Victor Olidapo
SF: Harrison Barnes
PF:
C: Jonas Valančiūnas

Bench:
Chandler Parsons
Marquis Teague
Mason Plumlee
Jamaal Franklin
Grant Jerrett

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Unless I've lost my mind I

Unless I've lost my mind I know I moved Plumlee to starting Power Forward.

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Umm, those Cavs teams are

Umm, those Cavs teams are great. You forgot about LeBron James though. Man, I am glad I am not. Cavs fan.

The Grizzlies could have had:

Starters

PG Mike Conley
SG James Harden
SF Rudy Gay
PF Kevin Love
C Marc Gasol

Bench

PG Kyle Lowry
PG Grevious Vasquez
SF Shane Battier
PF Amare Stoudemire
C Larry Sanders

Reserves

SG Will Barton
PF DeJuan Blair

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Irving was drafted in 2011,

Irving was drafted in 2011, therefore I can only draft from 2011 and on.

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Double post.

Double post.

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timberwolves starting in 2005

PG- rondo steph curry, rubio
SG- lance stephenson, iman shumpert, jeremy lamb (if they hadnt traded the pick for maro jaric)
SF- Paul George, jimmy butler
PF- david lee, Kevin Love
C- Joakim Noah, Marc Gasol Nikola Pekovic
this is if they hadnt sold their picks and who they wound up with in a trade like kevin love

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My team

PG- John Wall 1st overall 2010
SG- Ben Mclemore 3rd overall 2013
SF- Kawhi Leonard 6th overall 2011
PF- Kenneth Faried 18th overall 2011
C- Andre Drummond 3rd overall 2012

Bench:
Chandler Parsons 34th overall 2011
Draymond Green 32nd overall 2012
Lance Stephenson 30th overall 2010
Devin Ebanks 35th overall 2010

No big man was good enough for me to justify passing up on these bench players in the second rounds. But it's ok, there's always some seven footer looking for a job in the free agency.

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Kings

PG: Rajon Rondo, 2006
SG: Damian Lillard, 2012
SF: Paul George, 2010
PF: Serge Ibaka, 2008 1st round
C: Marc Gasol, 2007 2nd round
Bench:
Chandler Parsons, 2011 2nd round
Goran Dragic, 2008 2nd round
Lance Stephenson, 2010 2nd round

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Chicago Bulls Starters PG

Chicago Bulls

Starters

PG Derrick Rose (2008)
SG Reggie Bullock (2013)
SF Chandler Parsons (2011)
PF Taj Gibson (2009)
C Festus Ezeli (2012)

Bench

PG Ty Lawson (2009)
SF Jimmy Butler (2011)
PF Erik Murphy (2013)

Great point guard play with Derrick Rose as a perennial top 5 player. Great small forward production too out of Chandler Parsons and Jimmy Butler. The shooting guard position is a weak spot but Reggie Bullock gets the nod for his outside shot. Also look for Butler/Parsons wing combos. Not as good inside, but Ezeli and Taj Gibson can give you some energy and defense. Erik Murphy is a big man off the bench who can score.

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Atlanta Hawks Not sure would

Atlanta Hawks

Not sure would start between Smith, Gay and Iggy...

PG Chris Paul (2005)
SG Andre Iguduola (2005, they picked Josh Childress sixth)
SF/SG Rudy Gay (2006)
SF/PF Josh Smith (2005)
PF Al Hortford (2007)
C Marc Gasol (2007, atlanta had two lottery picks)

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Boston Celtics Starters PG

Boston Celtics

Starters

PG Tony Parker (2001) STAR
SG Tony Allen (2004)
SF Jimmy Butler (2011)
PF Zach Randolph (2001)
C Marc Gasol (2007)

Bench

PG Goran Dragic (2008)
SG Joe Johnson (2001)
SF Reggie Bullock (2013)
PF David West (2003)
C Joakim Noah (2007)

Reserves

PG Greivous Vazquez (2010)
C David Lee (2005)
C Marcin Gortat (2005)

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why not, nothing else to do right?

Minnesota Timberwolves

starting 5:

PG-Ricky Rubio(2009 5th pick)
SG-Danny Green(2009 45th pick)
SF-Paul George(2010 4th pick)
PF- Kevin Love(original star 2008 5th pick)
C-Jonas Valanciunas(2011 2nd pick)

6th-Steph Curry(2009 6th pick)
7th-Marcus Thornton(2009 18th pick)
8th-Chandler Parsons(2011 20th pick)
9th-DeJuan Blair(2009 28th pick)
10th-Nikola Pekovic(2008 31st pick)
11th-Eric Bledsoe(2010 16th pick)
12th-Gourgi Dieng(2013 21st pick)

IR-Shabazz Muhammad(2013 14th pick)
IR-DeAndre Jordan(2008 34th pick)
IR-Grevis Vasquez(2010 23rd pick)

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Knicks

Not an easy one, i'll start with the Knicks on 2008 (haven't draft an original star in ages...)

PG: Ty Lawson (8° in 2009)
SG: Paul George (9° in 2010)
SF: Danilo Gallinari (original "star", 6° in 2008)
PF: Kenneth Faried (18° in 2011)
C: Tyler Zeller (16° in 2012)

PG: Isaiah Canaan (24° in 2013)
SG: Marcus Thornton (29° in 2009)
SF: Deshaun Thomas (54° in 2013)
PF: Jeremy Evans (38° in 2010)
C: Kyle O'Quinn (48° in 2012)

I think they have a better team right now...

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It just shows you how hard it

It just shows you how hard it is to build through the draft. Now, you could have built around LeBron James and then gotten guys like Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, and Victor Oladipo to build around him but that is the one exception, rather than the rule.

Even the Bulls who lucked out and landed a stud in Derrick Rose wouldn't be a no-brainer to win a title. Great backup point guard in Ty Lawson, two very good options at small forward in Chandler Parsons and Jimmy Butler, but they wouldn't have much at shooting guard or inside outside of the solid Taj Gibson. They would have a great core to build around (Rose, Parsons, Jimmy Butler, Ty Lawson, and Taj Gibson) but not much else. That team could still use a couple of more guys. Reggie Bullock, Tony Snaer, or Tim Hardaway would be the only option at shooting guard, with Festus Ezeli as the only center. Erik Murphy will, at best provide a few points off the bench inside, but that would be about it.

I didn't realize how good the Celtics could have been if they had just relied on great draft picks starting in 2001.

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It depends when you start

If you start 12 years ago and have the information right now, you can make any team a beast. For example, lets take the Lakers since 2005 to 2012, when they only miss playoffs once:

PG: Ramon Sessions (48° in 2007)
SG: Monta Ellis (37° in 2005)
SF: Wilson Chandler (19° in 2007)
PF: Paul Misllap (26° in 2006)
C: Marc Gasol (40° in 2007)

PG: Greivis Vasquez (28° in 2010)
SG: Marcus Thorton (42° in 2009)
SF: Chandler Parsons (27° in 2011)
PF: Andray Blatche (39° in 2005)
C: Andrew Bynum (10° in 2005)

11th: Dajuan Blair (29° in 2009)
12th: Tony Wroten (24° in 2012)

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