U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-29-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Cook County
5,288 posts, read 6,376,846 times
Reputation: 3070

Advertisements

Gregs final pick is on the clock
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,890,180 times
Reputation: 1802
You know.... this final pick was absolutely my hardest one to make. Because there's no make-up picks at this stage.....this is it.

I've literally written up 3 player presentations and then scraped them. They were all point guards, but I decided that the point guards I 'could' take now wouldn't provide to me the overall value that this overlooked power forward will. Maybe it's because he's not good with timeouts ( whoops, guess I gave it away )

This guy was one of the new breed power forwards who were more multifaceted than the old 'bruiser' types: could dribble, pass with precision, make plays on the break, a great scorer and rebounder, and was one badly officiated game 7 away from a chance at an NBA title. He was a top 5 power forward of the 2000's in a decade which saw many great PF's pass through, though he battled some injuries and didn't reach his full potential IMO. I'm picking him moreso for insurance, because my front-line is more than set, but I couldn't miss a chance to pick this SKILLED big man. And I'm figuring that my team with Payton, Lebron, Pippen have enough guys that can make plays for others( though most of my team can create plays for themselves without needing an elite passer to set the table for them).

I select:

Spoiler




Chris Webber from the University of Michigan

Career highlights:

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,890,180 times
Reputation: 1802
My final roster:

Centers:

Shaquille O'neal
Patrick Ewing
Alonzo Mourning


Power Forwards:

Tim Duncan( spot duty at center)
Chris Webber


Small Forwards:

Lebron James( spot duty at all perimeter spots, depending on matchup)
Scottie Pippen( same as above with Lebron)
Dominique Wilkins


Shooting Guards:

Clyde Drexler( spot duty at the SF)
Mitch Richmond


Point Guards:

Gary Payton( can move to SG)
Jerry West( can move to SG depending on matchup)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Cook County
5,288 posts, read 6,376,846 times
Reputation: 3070
Elmer
Slack
719
Me
Rigas

then we have our complete rosters.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
7,559 posts, read 11,922,017 times
Reputation: 4519
I was sure looking at C Webb for my final pick.

I'm heading out to lunch but I'll take a copy of the Master List of picks and see what I need.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
7,559 posts, read 11,922,017 times
Reputation: 4519
Texas is in a drought, so...

Spoiler


http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=982265772580&id=160f55bbec535d9b5 8242266234416b2&url=http%3a%2f%2f1.bp.blogspot.com %2f_kPH0ZxIXBA8%2fTG1QeZkU-aI%2fAAAAAAAARew%2f27ZfF5B2tWM%2fs1600%2fkamikaze-ii-shawn-kemp-2.jpg (broken link)

The Rain Man - Shawn Kemp

A six time all star, in his prime he was thunderous - had a lot of kids, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:27 PM
 
8,266 posts, read 10,733,131 times
Reputation: 4774
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg1977 View Post
Malone wasn't one to challenge guys at the rim or block shots. He was a 'crafty' defender...
Is this a polite way of saying flopper?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:40 PM
 
8,266 posts, read 10,733,131 times
Reputation: 4774
Hah I forgot about Kemp! I think if you are from Seattle and between 12 and 20 years old the odds are 1/9 that Shawn Kemp is your father.


Anyway, for my final pick, I'll throw in another three point shooter at forward....

Spoiler


Warm rice please.



Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
478 posts, read 597,111 times
Reputation: 323
Alright with my 12th and final pick Im going to take Stephen Curry, my favorite player in the NBA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Curry_(basketball)

My Final Team
PG-Oscar Robertson
SG-Kobe Bryant
SF-Rick Barry
PF-Dirk Nowitzki
C-Moses Malone
Bench
PG-Isiah Thomas
C-Dikembe Mutombo
SF-Paul Pierce
SF-Carmelo Anthony
C-Brad Daugherty
C-Robert Parish
PG/SG-Stephen Curry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Earth
3,653 posts, read 3,890,180 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by slackjaw View Post
Is this a polite way of saying flopper?
I didn't say that
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Basketball
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top