Did we not do a NBA 2K13 thread? Usually Kyle and I are ON this.
Anyway, the Finals rekindled my interest in building a Post-Duncan era Spurs association. As usual, I completely scrapped that idea and went with an attempt to build up the absolute crappiest team in the league.
SO, after a frenzy of trades and tweaks, your 2013 Charlotte Bobcats looks something like this...
PG: Ramon Sessions ( Won't be long 'til Kemba takes his job, but for the moment Sessions is more efficient and less prone to turning the ball over while trying to make something happen. )
SG: Iman Shumpert ( Not a big producer, but the guy's defense is just insane. Numbers don't really convey his value to the lineup. HOPEFULLY we can keep him once his contract is up. )
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ( A theme develops. Another guy who is stronger on the defensive side of the court. Playing with him kind of reminds me of Kawhi Leonard. )
PF: Patrick Patterson ( High potential, needs some development. In the role he's been forced into with this weak roster, he's putting up about 16ppg. )
C : Tyson Chandler ( The Bobcats, under new management, go and get Tyson back. Only guy with lot of experience out there, makes the overall Defense of the starting 5 smothering. )
#6: Kemba Walker, PG/SG ( Heir apparent to the starting PG job, but serves better here right now. Can go all-out scoring in this role and not worry so much about being a pure point guard. )
#7: Ryan Anderson, PF ( A wildly-overpaid role player, but it's not like we're bumping the cap just yet. Great role player to have, just not worth 8 million a year. )
#8: Byron Mullens, C ( 7 footer with a solid mid-ranger. Streaky. Hard to keep, hard to get rid of. )
(Some other guys... )
At the moment, we're 5-7. When the team is on, it's actually a pretty slow and boring game... The defense just locks down on teams and we veeerry sloooowly expand a lead. When it's off, it's all sorts of ugy. Pretty versatile team so far, actually. Coach has to GO at the end of the year, and we've got two first rounders for 2014... scouting Chandler's eventual replacement, hopefully. Also could use a 2/3 scorer.