Snohomie wrote:Haha nice ending. And your bench depth looks very good - nobody spectacular (actually, Green could be a good starter for you) but that's a solid bunch of guys. Morrison is a guy I'd love to make a reclamation project.
I'd like to get them both more minutes. It's a good problem to have, though, wanting more guys to spend more time on the floor rather than, "Oh crap, not HIM again." Currently have Morrison as 'Prospect', I think. I'm tempted to just oust Magloire and move Speights over to Center. Then it could be Nash/Vujacic/Green/Smith/Speights.
I'd probably move Green to the lineup and put Speights as a 6th-man type. I like Speights, too, but you have 3 good wing players on your bench, might help to spread it out a bit.
The rookie is a solid combo guard, as well (Think he's rated in the high 70's).
You actually have outstanding versatility, with Green, Smith, Speights (...sorta), Vujacic, and Barry able to play multiple positions reasonably well. You'd get a lot more athletic and probably just as good defensively (seems Smith's blocking would work better at PF, more chances... could be wrong), while extending your shooting range and driving capabilities.
Giving me quite a few good ideas. Thinking over the lineup, I'm starting to think I have the luxory of gameplanning my starting lineup. I could easily tweak the SF/PF/C alignments to look for/avoid mismatches.
Your bench does make a big difference, here. Starting lineup isn't awesome (and your C is pretty bad), but the bench depth is good enough that instead of losing a lead when the role players come in (like I usually do in the 2nd quarter) you keep strong.
The depth has been huge for staying in games. If anything, we gain ground with the role players -- Most teams have a bigger drop-off in talent from first to second string. Tough Decision Time when it comes development points time... have a handful of guys with excessive potential to work with.
PG - Chris Paul (I can't use him terribly well, but he's my favorite player)
SG - Rudy Fernandez (fun to watch)
SF - Martell Webster (sweet J... not a 3, but this team is going to be small and athletic. Plus local)
PF - Lamar Odom (versatility and he's a goof)
C - Joakim Noah (another goof)
6 - Michael Beasley (I will probably trade Odom at some point to get Beasley in the starting lineup)
7 - Keyon Dooling (I wanted Bayless, but a depth with that many rookie lottery picks seems absurd)
8 - Danilo Gallinari (Italian Pride and I can turn him into a stud with time...)
9- Renaldo Balkman (athletic defender with cool hair... my style of player)
10 - Adam Morrison (reclamation project)
Couple other guys after that.
Interesting batch of guys. I had Beasley on one of my teams and he could go off on a team with little provocation. Gallinari I haven't had, though he always seems to give me fits when I play against him.