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Your starting 5

If you had a choice of any player in the league, at each position-

Who would you choose and age was part of the equation?

PG- Rose

SG-Durant

SF-James

PF- Griffin

C-Howard


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Pg- Williams Sg-(Joe)

Pg- Williams

Sg-(Joe) Johnson

Sf- Batum

Pf- Griffin

C- Dwight

I know Johnson/Batum aren't the best guys at their positions but I think line up would mesh pretty well.

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I think this team would have chemistry

Chris Paul

Monta Ellis

Durant

Griffin

Dwight

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OP hits it on the head. I

OP hits it on the head.

I couldnt possibly imagine a better team than Rose, Durant, LBJ, Blake, and D12.

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but.. durant isnt a shooting

but.. durant isnt a shooting guard?

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Fine. Lebron can play SG with

Fine. Lebron can play SG with no problem.

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James

James- i know he is a Sf but he could easily play PG

Durant - he can score on anyone and extra leagth would help him on D

Melo

Aldridge

Dwight

Lebron & Dwight pick and roll, Melo Durant shooters , Aldrige on the opposit post for a dish + dunk

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PG: Rajon Rondo SG: Ray

PG: Rajon Rondo

SG: Ray Allen

SF: Lebron James

PF: Blake Griffin

C: Dwight Howard

Before I get a world a negatives, let me explain. If it were a real team that I'm playing 82 games with, if I put Kobe or Wade, then my team has no good 3 point shooters that will space the floor. Plus Kobe and Wade pound the ball and shoot too much. Rondo is a better passer than Derrick Rose, and I don't need Rose' scoring on this team. This team compliments each other perfectly.

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Rose James Durant Griffin How

Rose

James

Durant

Griffin

Howard

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PG: Rajon

PG: Rajon Rondo

SG:Kobe

SF:Durant

PF:Duncan

C:Howard

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Hey, Duncan and Kobe? He said

Hey, Duncan and Kobe? He said age being a factor.

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This team would mesh well

PG: Rajon Rondo

SG: Kobe Bryant

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Blake Griffin

C: Tyson Chandler

70 wins maybe??

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PG: Rajon Rondo - leading

PG: Rajon Rondo - leading league in assist and I need that instead of a shoot-first PG hogging the shoots.

SG: OJ Mayo - A tough choice between him and Anthony Morrow, D Wade and Monta Ellis but I went for Mayo because I wasn't sure how young these guys should be.

SF: Kevin Durant - chose him over Lebron becuase he is playing just about equal to Lebron and he isn't even in his prime yet.

PF: Blake Griffin - for being awesome and having one of the best rookie seasons ever.

C: Andrew Bogut - I did Bogut because he is still having solid games AND leading the league in blocked shots even with that horror injury last year still lingering. Also because everyone else have done Dwight and I wanted to change that.

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PG: Stephen Curry- floor

PG: Stephen Curry- floor general who can shoot the lights out. A great passer too

SG: Joe Johnson- Superstar guard who Steph would compliment well with. Also a good defender who makes big shots

SF: Rudy Gay- Versatile small forward who can do everything. Scores, defends, rebounds, etc. An up and coming superstar

PF: Serge Ibaka- Power forward who will block shots and rebound. Non stop motor....Hustle hustle hustle

C- Andrew Bogut- A true center who can score in the post. Also an excellent defender in the post who grabs boards.

Coach: Avery Johnson

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I'm sorry, but if you don't

I'm sorry, but if you don't pick Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Dwight Howard, you're not picking the right guys. Whether you want to surround those three with Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul or Deron Williams at point guard (or let LeBron run point), that's up to you. As far as the other spot, I'm not quite ready to say Blake Griffin is a must because he's coming off missing a full season with an injury, but I would still take him.

What team could hope to match up with the OP's lineup of Rose / Durant / James / Griffin / Howard? You'd run any opponent off the court without even trying, and the oldest in the group is 26-year-old James.

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PG - Rondo SG - Eric

PG - Rondo

SG - Eric Gordon

SF - Durant

PF - Amare

C - Dwight

As far as being an actual team on the court I think this would be close to the best you could make if age were a factor;

Rondo can handle talent and is willing to sacrifice for his team, plus defends well, Gordon is a lock-down defender, arguably the best young 3pt shooter at his position and doesn't have an ego problem, Durant scores within the flow of the offense, can run off screens for catch and shoots and adds range, Amare becomes the pick and roll partner for Rondo and is another dominant scorer, plus has better length than Griffin, Dwight is the defensive anchor and can is a greatly improved scorer too. This team would be dominant defensively with Durant improving as time wears on and Amare's weaknesses being covered by great team D anchored by Howard.

Don't see how this team benefits from the addition of James in an on-court situation.

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pg-CP3 (Most complete pg. Can

pg-CP3 (Most complete pg. Can knock the 3 ball down based on his 45% from the arch. Can hold his own on D)

sg-Kobe (Still the most feared.)

sf-Josh Smith (Has developed a somewhat reliable 3 ball. Help D and rebounding will help out cover for Dirk's lack)

pf-Dirk (Brings the second scorer on the perimeter and inside. 3 ball keeps the D honest.)

c-Dwight (Defensive Anchor nuff said.)

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Rajon Rondo Dwayne

Rajon Rondo

Dwayne Wade

LeBron James

Kevin Garnett

Dwight Howard

Rondo would be able to destribute the ball to the guys in their spots, having Wade and James run the wings, Garnett could be the anchor on defense and Howard the inside post presence.

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BTW Adi, not sure I get why

BTW Adi, not sure I get why you say that about Durant, LBJ, and Dwight when none have won anything yet. Not to mention that LBJ CAN NOT play as second fiddle, and Durant is no3. Not to mention when s*** hits the fan it's time for the LBJ show allowing for no one else to touch the ball or create any flow. I don't trust Durant's toughness either come playoffs/finals. Ron Artest showed in the playoffs what Physicality does to Durant. Call me crazy, but when I play ball I play to win, thus I build my teams accordingly. It's not always about what big names you have on a team, or how many super-talents you have if they aren't players who play of of each other well. It's still about a full TEAM. It's really why the Celtics are so good. BALANCE.

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Rose Lebron Durant Griffin

Rose

Lebron

Durant

Griffin

Howard

If age isn't a factor then

Rose

Kobe

Lebron

Dirk

Howard

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PG - CP3 SG - Kobe SF -

PG - CP3

SG - Kobe

SF - LeBron

PF - Dirk Nowitzki

C - Dwight Howard

For a bit of fun an NBA Team of current players at their peak either current/past or percieved upside which would give you the strongest starting 5.

PG - Jason Kidd

SG - Kobe

SF - LeBron

PF - Tim Duncan

C - Shaq

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Did you guys watch the

Did you guys watch the Olympics? James, Howard and Durant are 26, 25 and 22, respectively. They'll be the dominant forces of the next decade. Take all three, and they'll figure it out. Positions are mostly irrelevant these days, and I have a hard time believing there's a shooting guard that James or Durant can't guard. Added bonus: You don't have to play AGAINST any of them.

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