It's the ultimate showdown. Which division truly is the best?
Rules: 1 player from each team, so either 7 or 8 totals.
Center: Pau Gasol
Power Forward: Kevin Garnett
Small Forward: Paul Pierce
Shooting Guard: Tracy McGrady
Point Guard: Raul Lopez
Bench: Tony Parker, Soumaila Samake
Perhaps the most well rounded team of all. 3 of the top 5 scorers in the league including Tracy McGrady who is on a tear. Pierce is 8th in the league in scoring and Lopez has emerged as the best 3 point shooter in the league through Sim 1. Defensively, the team has 3 A players, McGrady who is solid and Pierce who is decent as well. The bench features decent role players in Parker who is leading the 76ers to a surprising 5th seed and Samake who is a big body to fill the paint.
Center: Yao Ming
Power Forward: Tyson Chandler
Small Forward: Antawn Jamison
Shooting Guard: Joe Johnson
Point Guard: Mo Williams
Bench: Jannero Pargo, Jamal Crawford, Dwight Howard
Another nice team with perhaps the best front-court of them all. Yao and Chandler are two great bigs and Jamison has become a scoring machine yet efficient. Johnson has also been terrific and Mo Williams has played beyond expectations yet will have to play the role of distributor. They are a pretty average defensive squad with no A's. The bench is pretty lousy though with inexperience and plan bad players. Can Mo Williams guard the elite PG's of the league?
Center: Brett Holman
Power Forward: Chris Bosh
Small Forward: Antoine Walker
Shooting Guard: Michael Redd
Point Guard: Jay Williams
Bench: Devin Harris, Andrew Bynum
Analysis:Holman is clearly the weak point of this team. The rest is solid with Bosh, whose numbers this year are down but still dangerous. Walker has lifted the Rockets into 1st place in the West. Redd is a terrific shooter and is keeping the Nuggets afloat. Jay Williams has become the forgotten man in Vancouever with the arrival of Lebron but he has carried the team with the King injured. Another average defensive team, and another bench filled with inexperience, although Devin Harris has looked promising for the Mavs.
Center: Shaquille O'Neal
Power Forward: Anderson Varejao
Small Forward: Gerald Wallace
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Point Guard: Ray Allen
Bench: Carmelo Anthony, Alton Ford
Analysis: If it wasn't for Varejao, this team might be the class of the divisions. Shaq has been beasting and is 2nd in the league in scoring. Wallace, Kobe, and Bryant are all 20 PPG scorers although neither has performed to the way we expect. Allen is a full 5 points lower in his PPG. The same with Kobe Bryant who is averaging a surprisingly low 18 PPG. Melo has looked pretty good for the Suns and Alton Ford is well... Alton Ford.
So, Who you got?