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Who would be the top team if every player was in their prime???

Boston with K.G,Shaq,Ray,Paul,Jermaine?

Spurs with Duncan Mcdyess?

Lakers with Kobe,Artest,Fisher,Joe,Theo?

Suns Nash,Hill

Piston's Ben,Rip,Prince

Personally I say Boston and L.A

Boston because Shaq dominated and was a MVP. K.G MVP Ray more athletic Paul pretty much the same as now little quicker,Jermaine MVP candidate at one point

Lakers because Kobe MVP more athletic,Artest was a MVP candidate and top defender,Joe 14ppg type player, Theo top defender,Fisher quicker

any other team?..i Didn't include some young teams because we don't know how good or bad the young players will be in their prime


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Heat

Big 3 and Howard, Miller, and Z

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Boston would hands down

Boston would hands down because no way they get all of those guys on their team if they are in their prime.

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Trying to think of all the

Trying to think of all the top guys in their prime is making my head explode. MVP caliber grant hill, Jason Kidd, Mcdyess beasting with 20 and 10's every night, heat with juwon Howard as an all star possibly knocking bosh to the bench. But in reality it's got to be the celtics with a prime shaq down low and all this hof'r guys including jermaine who was a top big man in his prime as well backing up kg. That team would be ridiciulous.

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yeah its the C's are the best

6 All-Stars

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Yea... The Celtics

Yea... The Celtics easily.

Shaq, KG, Pierce and Allen all in their primes while starting Rondo at the point? Then bringing JO off of the bench? That's tough.

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No question that its Boston.

No question that its Boston. Shaq is one of the best centers ever, KG one of the best PF's, Ray Allen best shooter ever, with Pierce and Rondo to round out that starting 5. Then, off the bench you have Jermaine O'neal who really was an MVP candidate, D. West who was one of the best players on Cleveland, and the versatile Jeff Green

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Yeah Boston has to be number

Yeah Boston has to be number 1, but how about the spurs in their prime. Duncan and mcdyess down low would make it tough. A consistent Richard Jefferson. Parker and Manu in the backcourt might be better then a prime ray Allen and rondo.

And the heat would be right there as well. Z, juwon and bosh would all get slapped around but if you have prime Bibby mike miller and James jones spacing the floor formlebron and wade they could put upmenough points to outscore anyone.

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Suns

Not saying they would be the best team, but the Suns sure as hell would be fun to watch with Nash in his prime & a healthy young Vince and Grant running those wings...smh Omg that would be crazy to watch. Just think of the possibilities

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Krstic

was a 16-8 guy once, as well. He's underrated

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Krstic wouldn't know what his

Krstic wouldn't know what his own jersey number was if he played with shaq kg and jermaine

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Troy Murphy is on the Celtics

Troy Murphy is on the Celtics too and he had some nice seasons

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Surprised nobody's mentioned

Surprised nobody's mentioned the Mavs. They might not be the very best but they'd be pretty close esp if they had Caron Butler healthy. The guys and their best years;

PG Jason Kidd - 1999: 16.9 PPG, 10.8 APG, 6.8 RPG, 2.3 SPG

SG Jason Terry - 2002: 19.3 PPG, 5.7 APG, 1.8 SPG

SF Peja Stojakovic - 2004: 24.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 48 FG%., 43 3PT%, 93 FT%

PF Dirk Nowitzki - 2007, 24.6 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 3.4 APG, 50 FG%, 42 3PT%, 90 FT%

C Tyson Chandler - 2007: 12.4 RPG, 1.8 BPG, 62 FG%

6th man Shawn Marion - 2006: 21.8 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 2 SPG, 1.7 BPG, 53 FG%, 81 FT%

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Boston would go 75-7 with

Boston would go 75-7 with those stars! That team is Loaded! You have rondo dishing out assists, allen making 3 threes a game and with an inside driving attack. You have a quicker and more explosive zpierce, a bruising Shaq getting every alley oop, a young and athletic garnett, and an all star in Jermaine Oneal. Forget thier primes, just look at the 2003 or 2004 seson for each of these guys. This team is a lock to win the championship in any year.

garnett

'02-'03

82
82
40.5
9.1-18.1
.502
0.2-0.9
.282
4.6-6.1
.751
3.0
10.5
13.5
6.0
1.6
1.4
2.4
2.8
23.0

'03-'04

82
82
39.4
9.8-19.6
.499
0.1-0.5
.256
4.5-5.7
.791
3.0
10.9
13.9
5.0
2.2
1.5
2.5
2.6
24.2

allen

'02-'03

47
46
35.8
7.5-17.1
.437
2.6-6.6
.395
3.8-4.1
.913
1.0
3.7
4.7
3.5
0.2
1.2
3.2
2.5
21.3

'02-'03

  • SEA

29
29
41.3
8.5-19.3
.441
2.7-7.7
.351
4.8-5.2
.920
1.7
3.9
5.6
5.9
0.1
1.6
2.4
2.8
24.5

'03-'04

  • SEA

56
56
38.4
8.0-18.2
.440
2.6-6.8
.392
4.4-4.8
.904
1.2
3.9
5.1
4.8
0.2
1.3
2.4
2.8
23.0

pierce

'02-'03

79
79
39.2
8.4-20.2
.416
1.5-4.9
.302
7.6-9.5
.802
1.3
6.0
7.3
4.4
0.8
1.8
2.9
3.6
25.9

'03-'04

80
80
38.7
7.5-18.7
.402
1.4-4.8
.299
6.5-7.9
.819
0.9
5.7
6.6
5.1
0.7
1.6
2.9
3.8
22.9

Shaq

'02-'03

67
66
37.8
10.4-18.1
.574
0.0-0.0
.000
6.7-10.8
.622
3.9
7.2
11.1
3.1
2.4
0.6
3.4
2.9
27.5

'03-'04

67
67
36.8
8.3-14.1
.584
0.0-0.0
.000
4.9-10.1
.490
3.7
7.8
11.5
2.9
2.5
0.5
3.4
2.9
21.5

Jermaine Oneal

'02-'03

77
76
37.2
7.9-16.4
.484
0.1-0.3
.333
4.8-6.6
.731
2.6
7.7
10.3
2.0
2.3
0.9
3.6
2.3
20.8

'03-'04

78
78
35.7
7.8-17.9
.434
0.0-0.2
.111
4.5-5.9
.757
2.5
7.5
10.0
2.1
2.6
0.8
3.2
2.3
20.1

Now I know that their numbers would be deflated because there is only one ball, but these guys plus rondo, this team would kill.

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If that Celtics team u

If that Celtics team u mentioned were in their Prime..They'll be 80-2 every year...lol

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Gotta go with the

Gotta go with the Celtics....IDH nice mention of Dallas, Dirk and Kidd are HOFers. Peja and Marion in their prime were really good.

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The Celtics definately would

The Celtics definately would be ahead of the pack but on a lighter note if all players lived up to their draft positions then the T-Wolves would be very strong!

Seriously the Lakers would be very close behind the Celtics if they had Ratliff and Joe Smith in their prime to back up their current starters who are still fairly well in their prime.

Another wildcard could be a full strength Detroit with T-Mac putting up 25ppg plus, Big Ben playing at DPOY level and Prince and Hamilton at their championship best.

But Celtics, Lakers and Heat would be my top 3.

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Celtics would destroy the

Celtics would destroy the league

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Boston

Boston is obviously the best. Ive been thinking for a while about a second team and its not even close. If there is a second team i would go with San Antonio. People vastly underate the primes of Duncan and McDyess.

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Boston, but I'd believe in my

Boston, but I'd believe in my Lakers to get it done.

Bynum/Theo(DPOY)

Pau/LO(6MOY)/Joe Smith

Ron(DPOY)/Walton(was a decent player in his contract year)

Kobe(Unstoppable)/Barnes(Optional at 2 or3).Shanwow

Fisher(MUCH quicker)/Blake

That could potentially come down to who is going to dominate more between Kobe and Shaq. Shaqq has two elite defensive stoppers at the 5 and KG/JO are actually a decent match up with Pau and LO for the simple fact they go one deeper at the position with Joe Smith in his prime would be his second year avg near 19 and 9 himself. It'd prolly be a little closer than you'd think. Though I do get a boner at the idea of that Boston team.

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that was an awful way of

that was an awful way of displaying statistics...take about 4 minutes longer and write them out properly...

BOSTON

PG- Rajon Rondo- 13.7 ppg, 9.8 apg, 4.4 rpg, 2.3 spg, 51% FG (09-10)

SG- Ray Allen - 26.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.1 apg, 90% FT, 37% 3PT (06-07)

SF- Paul Pierce- 26.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.4 spg, 47% FG (05-06)

PF- Kevin Garnett- 24.2 ppg, 13.9 rpg, 5 apg, 2.2 bpg, 50% FG (03-04)

C- Shaquille O'Neal- 29.7 ppg, 13.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 3 bpg, 57% FG (99-00)

BENCH

C- Jermaine O'Neal- 24.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2 bpg, 45% FG (04-05)

F- Troy Murphy- 15.4 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 40% 3PT, 0.5 bpg (04-05)

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i am a lakers fan but i can

i am a lakers fan but i can honestly say boston would be the best team with all those players in their prime...that is just to much star power..

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Can't forget TMac is also

Can't forget TMac is also with the Pistons.. but yeah, Boston, easily. Having a frontcourt of Shaq, KG, and Jermaine just oozes unstoppable offense and tough physical defense. Not to mention scorers on the outside in Allen and Pierce, then Rondo setting it all up.

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