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View Poll Results: Which team wins in a 7 game series?

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  • Staten Island

    17 51.52%
  • Albuquerque

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    NBA Re-Draft Conference Finals: Staten Island (2) vs Albuquerque (8)

    Every summer, PSD holds a game where GM's re-draft players to see who creates the best team. This year, users from the site had to utilize their skills via draft, trades. At the end of the game, GMs voted on how they believed the regular season of this game would shake up. These are the playoffs of PSD's 2013 NBA Re-Draft

    Please take the time to consider each line up, the match-up itself, and vote on which team you believe would win in a seven game series.

    STATEN ISLAND HAS HOME COURT ADVANTAGE

    Staten Island Depth Chart:

    PG: Jeff Teague/Devin Harris
    SG: Iman Shumpert/Gary Neal/E'twaun Moore
    SF: Kevin Durant/Francisco Garcia
    PF: David West/Michael Beasley
    C: Chris Kaman/Chris Andersen/Byron Mullens


    Albuquerque Depth Chart:

    C: Anderson Varajao/Ian Mahinmi
    PF: Kenneth Faried/Darrell Arthur
    SF: Andre Iguadola/Terrence Ross/Landry Fields
    SG: Gerald Henderson/Ben Gordon/Alexey shved
    PG: Kyrie Irving/Marquis Teague


    Staten Island Writeup:
    Writeup vs. Tijuana


    First off we would like to congratulate Tijuana for making it this far into the playoffs. However we strongly feel that we deserve to advance to the next round.

    Offensive Gameplan

    As has been the case throughout the playoffs, our elite floor spacing and excellent shooting will carry us to the next round. Durant’s 0.657 TS% and David west shoots 53% in the paint and has a 47% outside the paint will be able to get their jumpers all game long. Granger is coming off second consecutive years of season ending injury and is unlikely to bounce back with the agility and strength required to guard someone like Durant. We’ll be doing a lot of ISO on him throughout this series. The lack of any defense along the wings plays greatly into our strengths and will allow Shumpert to hit the corner 3 at will with his 0.403%. David west faces a quality defender in Serge Ibaka, however he has outperformed him in all 3 match ups over the past two years

    West 17, 21, 14 pts 5, 9, 5 rbs Ibaka 12, 12, 6 pts and 7, 9, 2 rbs

    Although this is a small sample size we feel it proves that West has the ability to maintain his averages against Ibaka.

    Defensive Gameplan

    From a defensive perspective we have all the tools necessary to stop Tijuana’s playoff run. Mike Conley will most likely be operating in the pick and roll with Lopez but Andersen has the speed and tenacity and Teague is quick enough to challenge their only offensive tactic. Jamal Crawford will be shadowed by Shumpert all series and Granger will have a hard time doing anything against an underrated lengthy defender in Kevin Durant. Their other starting player Serge Ibaka had trouble posting consistent offense in a series going toe to toe with ZBO. We feel that West, a superior defender, has all the tools necessary to again limit Ibaka’s effectiveness.

    Player Matchups

    Teague vs Conley

    Conley is clearly the superior player in this matchup however the difference is not as large as it may seem. In the two games played against one another last season Teague was able to maintain his averages despite Conley’s defense. Lastly

    Shumpert vs Jamal Crawford

    Crawford has always been best suited as a 6th man due to his abysmal defense and his high energy offensive spark. When you throw him into a starting lineup your wings become vulnerable and that offensive spark turns into a poor efficiency chucker. Crawford had a FG% of 43.8 last season and with an elite defender running him off the 3 his offense should be minimized in this series. On the other end Shumpert should be able to expose Crawford’s poor defense and maintain his averages making this matchup (and his number 2 offensive weapon) a wash.

    Durant vs. Granger

    Anyone one in their right mind can see the huge advantage Durant has in this matchup. Arguably the 2nd best player in the NBA being guarded by a guy coming off consecutive season ending injuries is too easy of a matchup for us to not take advantage. Expect a full series of ISO offense for Durant and averages of 30 points per game. We feel as if Granger will mostly be limited to a spot up 3pt shooter in their offense and Durant should be more than able to stop him well before a shot is ever put up.

    West vs. Ibaka

    This is a great matchup however we feel that West is the superior player. As stated earlier Serge Ibaka had trouble posting consistent offense in a series going toe to toe with ZBO and West is a better defender who has the speed to keep up with Ibaka. Offensively West has shown previously he can maintain his averages against Ibaka the advantage is clearly ours in this matchup.

    Andersen vs. Brook Lopez

    Brook Lopez is obviously the better player at C in this series however Andersen is a pesky defender with a defensive RAPM of 4.5 as opposed to Lopez’s offense RAPM of 1.6. With Staten Island having clear advantages at most of the other positions, and especially in the scoring department, Tijuana’s offensive production from Lopez will need to be at or above that of Durant for them to ensure victory. They will most likely boast gaudy numbers of Lopez from a 7 game series with the bulls, but remember one of those games was triple overtime and Noah, who hadplantar fasciitis, still outplayed him for half of the series.

    Benches
    Lastly we would like to point out that Tijuana has one of the worst benches in the redraft. He does not have one player that can come off the bench and score him 10 points on a given night. Gary Neal, although a hot and cold player, has that potential. Chris Kaman is more than capable of doing this and to a lesser extent Harris and Mullins can as well.
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    LOL Staten Island game-planned against Tijuana when they were facing Albuquerque


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    It's a shame the best team didn't make the finals.

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    Albuquerque takes advantage of bad preparation and steals game 1 and HCA. Keep home court and the 8th seed makes the Finals!

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    Bad matchup for Saten Island. Iggy will put the clamps on Durant about as good as anyone in the world can. Kaman will let Albuquerques slashers finish at the rim. Irving would abuse Teague. Manimal and Varajao will make West work very hard for every point and rebound.

    Durant can't carry the team by himself, especially since Iggy is on him.

    ABQ in 6!!!

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    Upset city. Albuquerque matches up perfectly to Staten Island.

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    whoops, wrong team hahaha, will you edit it if i give you a new writeup Saad?

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    Durant's averaged 30.5 / 7.5 / 5 against Denver and Iguadola averaged 9 / 3 /4.3
    I think Durant will do just fine.

    As for David West, don't confuse Manimal as an elite defender. The guy has a rapm of 1.1 which is respectable but not something that is going to slow down West. In the two games the faced each other last year West scored 17.5/8/3.5 on 0.59% shooting. As for Faried? He averaged 4 points and 6.5 rebounds. These are both matchups that are strongly in our favor!!!!!

    As for Kyrie Irving Don't forget that his defense is terrible!!!! In the two games they faced one another last season Teague averaged 21/2/8 which is clearly not as good as Kyrie's 30.5 / 3.5 / 4.5. But the point differential is much smaller than what Durant and West will be putting up over Iggy and Manimal. When Gerald Henderson takes a seat we plan on throwing Shumpert at Kyrie to slow him down a little further.

    Overall Alb just doesn't have enough scoring to keep up with Durant / West / Teague.
    Their best bench players are Ben Gordan / Arthur? They won't be helping out much for points.
    Henderson is shut down for the most part by Shumpert
    Iggy turning into nothing more than a 2nd facilitator with Durant guarding him
    Manimal faces a 2.3 rapm in David West
    Anderson Varejo who has played 81 games in the past 3 season is supposed to be their 2nd best scoring option? Well if thats the case we throw in Chris Andersen and his 4.5 Rapm and limit that production as well.

    That leaves Kyrie scoring and Kyrie alone who will get his but with his terrible defense (-2.0 rapm) he'll let up a substantial amount of points himself

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    How was Al and 8 seed



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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    How was Al and 8 seed
    No perimeter defense? Terrible Bench? Bad Floor Spacing?

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    I totally disagree that Albuquerque matches up perfectly with Staten Island. I actually think Staten Island matches up just as well on the flip side. For example, their biggest weakness is post defense with Kaman starting at center, but going up against an offensively inept Andy Varejao means it's not much of a problem at all. And everyone brings up Iggy's defense on Durant, but the guy is going to get his regardless of who is guarding him. Also, Staten Island can match up Shumpert on Irving to bother him every bit as much as Iggy would bother Durant.

    Offensively, I think Staten Island is a superior basketball team with a far better 1-2-3 punch and two ideal complements to Durant in West and Teague. But look at Staten Island's bench, which is stacked. They have the perfect defensive bench guy in Anderson, a great backup veteran PG in Harris and some solid bench shooters in Neal and Garcia.

    I just can't fathom how Albuquerque wins this matchup. I think those of you who are voting for them are giving way too much credit to Iggy and Irving and not nearly enough credit to Kevin freaking Durant.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomis1307 View Post
    No perimeter defense? Terrible Bench? Bad Floor Spacing?
    I wouldn't say any of those are terrible. Iggy is a decent defender, so I wouldn't say they have no perimeter defense, the bench isn't the worst ive ever seen, and the spacing isn't bad, not good, but not bad.

    Overall it's a team that meshes quite well with each other.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    I wouldn't say any of those are terrible. Iggy is a decent defender, so I wouldn't say they have no perimeter defense, the bench isn't the worst ive ever seen, and the spacing isn't bad, not good, but not bad.

    Overall it's a team that meshes quite well with each other.
    I agree with you on the perimeter defense and the floor spacing, but that bench is pretty awful. And in the end, you're betting on a team led by Kyrie Irving whose best No. 2 and No. 3 options are Iggy (13 points, 18.8 USG%) and Henderson (15 points, 53% TS%) over a team led by Kevin Durant and David West. Albuquerque is good, but they have very little postseason experience compared to Staten Island, and their offensive weapons are pretty underwhelming. I just don't buy it.


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    Completely agree with MBT here

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