[Ringer] Can you build a super team to beat the Warriors?

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  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    Similar to the all-time NBA team challenge from a few years ago

    https://theringer.com/building-a-super-team-to-beat-the-warriors-ad63f1f728eb#.6k722rst4

    You have to pick your five-man rotation on a $15 budget.

    $7 Player
    LeBron James

    $5 Players
    LaMarcus Aldridge | DeMarcus Cousins | Anthony Davis
    Blake Griffin | James Harden | Kawhi Leonard
    Chris Paul | Russell Westbrook

    $4 Players
    Carmelo Anthony | Jimmy Butler | DeMar DeRozan
    Andre Drummond | Paul George | Kyrie Irving
    Damian Lillard | Paul Millsap | Karl-Anthony Towns
    John Wall | Hassan Whiteside

    $3 Players
    Giannis Antetokounmpo | Eric Bledsoe | Chris Bosh
    Derrick Favors | Marc Gasol | Al Horford
    Dwight Howard | Serge Ibaka | DeAndre Jordan
    Kevin Love | Kyle Lowry | Dirk Nowitzki
    Isaiah Thomas | Dwyane Wade | Andrew Wiggins

    $2 Players
    Bradley Beal | Mike Conley | Tyreke Evans
    Kenneth Faried | Pau Gasol | Rudy Gobert
    Gordon Hayward | Brook Lopez | C.J. McCollum
    Khris Middleton | Chandler Parsons | Kristaps Porzingis
    Zach Randolph | Jonas Valanciunas | Nikola Vucevic
    Kemba Walker

    $1 Players
    Everyone else
     
  2. DrNuegebauer

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    PG Mike Conley or Kemba $2
    SG Khris Middleton $2
    SF Lebron $7
    PF Tristan Thompson $1 (didn't he beast them in the playoffs?)
    C M Gasol $3

    Basically I'm just throwing scorers at them from the smalls, and an active PF on the glass to prevent Draymond helping on D. A lock down C defender who can pull Zaza away from the hoop rounds it out nicely.


    Why does it have to be $15? Seems a bit low - or $7 for Lebron is too high
    Lebron $7, Irving $4, Love $3, gonna be $16 right there isn't it?
     
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  3. FANfrom86toNow

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    Westbrook $5
    Harden $5
    Gay $1
    Love $3
    Capella $1

    And we could actually get it done and have Gordon, Beasley and DMo coming off the bench to rival Livingston, Iggy and Barbosa. I think we could even do it with Anderson instead of Love, if we got a decent backup PG and C also.
     
  4. jsingles

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    Marc Gasol
    Zach Randolph
    Anthony Davis
    Kyle Lowry
    Mike Conley

    The length and post play would destroy GS on the inside. Their entire team would be in foul trouble in the first half. All 3 of the bigs hit FTs at a more than respectable clip. Lowry and Conley can both put up points while controlling the tempo and getting the ball to the bigs.
     
  5. J.R.

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    Agree.

    Looking at the Warriors,

    Curry & Durant would be $6 or $7($5 based on their rankings)
    Thompson & Green $4 or $5($4 based on their rankings)
    Pachulia $1

    Any way you slice it, it's more than $15.
     
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  6. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    Why is Whiteside a $4 player?

    And don't tell me it's due to the salary cap jump...look at the other player salaries there.
     
  7. what

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    Easy:
    Mike Conley
    C.J. McCollum
    Kawhi Leonard
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    Rudy Gobbert
     
  8. Noob Cake

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    Can't be done. Warriors are at like $25-30 bucks. The only way to beat the Warriors is with Bran + another offensive player. Irving is the best offensive player in the league after Durant, Curry and Harden. Except Harden is more expensive and pairs worse with LeBron.

    Irving (4)
    Middleton (2)
    Crowder (1)
    LeBron (7)
    Thompson (1)

    If I can get more pennies, you would grab players like Teague (1), Gay (1), Jokic (1), Reggie Jackson (1).
     
  9. heypartner

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    Also, why can't you form the defending champions under the $15 cap?

    Lebron $7
    Irving $4
    Love $3

    = $14 and I still need two more players
     
  10. scolandry1

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    $5 Anthony Davis
    $4 Jimmy Butler
    $3 Greek Freak
    $2 Mike Conley
    $1 Nerlens Noel
     
  11. daywalker02

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    I am honest, not sure I can.

    There is also the waiting game, waiting till GSW implodes
     
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    Conley (2)
    Beal (2)
    Batum (1)
    Davis (5)
    Cousins (5)

    Would be interesting to see
     
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    PG - Chris Paul $4
    SG - Paul George $4
    SF - Nicolas Batum $1
    PF - Anthony Davis $5
    C - Nerlens Noel $1
     
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    Mike Conley
    Jimmy Butler
    Kawhi Leonard
    Kenneth Faried
    Nikola Vucevic
     
  15. yixiixiy

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    Doesn't work this way...The key to the successful riot of the golden a$$ boys is that you have superstars on rising trajectory that get non-super star salary, aka Stephanie @ $2-3, plus the once in a life-time event super-jump of cap that enables stuffing in an additional $6 superstar, aka KD.

    NBA screws this one up. Probably the last time we ever seen this happening.
     
  16. digitallinh

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    So basically you need rim protection that can switch on anybody, and a bunch of elite 2 way players.

    PG: Rubio (1) - best defender at pg, very capable of running any offense
    SG: Paul George (4)
    SF: Kawhi Leonard (5)
    PF: Kristaps (2)
    C: Al Horford (3)
     
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    Conley (2)
    Butler (4)
    PG13 (4)
    Ryan Anderson (1)
    KAT (4)

    1-3 and 5 are good on either end of the court, and everyone can switch. Concerned about the Draymond matchup, the most, but had a dollar to spend, and Ryan Anderson seemed like a good option. Can pull Draymond or whoever the 5 is, from the hoop.
     
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    M Gasol 3
    Davis 5
    George 4
    Hayward 2
    Bradley 1

    Length, defense at each position.
    Adequate shooting.
    size would wear gsw down through series.
    Bad matchups galore.
     
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    Westbrook $5
    Hayward $2
    Kawhi $5
    Tristan Thompson $1
    Vucevic $2
     
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    Okafor
    Porzingis
    Antetokunpo
    Harden
    Wall
     
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