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    If there were two ball on the floor; who'd be the toughest to beat?

    Not enough ball to go around in OKC with Melo and Westy on the same team.

    But if there were two balls?


    Teams like SAS and GSW rely on ball movement, but might less (or more) effective if there were two balls?


    Which teams would be the most difficult to beat were there two balls on the court at once?
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    the nba with 2 balls would be such a completely different league that you can't really speculate.

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    Cleveland with Kyrie and LBJ.....oh, I'll go kick rocks.

    Really I think it would still be GSW and SAS. Blazers and Rapts would be tough. Boston. Pelicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonJohnHorn View Post
    Not enough ball to go around in OKC with Melo and Westy on the same team.

    But if there were two balls?


    Teams like SAS and GSW rely on ball movement, but might less (or more) effective if there were two balls?


    Which teams would be the most difficult to beat were there two balls on the court at once?
    That would completely change the entire game, no point in speculating because nothing in the game would be similar to it is now.

    Teams going 2 on 3, offense and defense at the same time, etc. It would be non-stop commotion and completely chaotic.

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    Impossible to predict.Some teams that rely heavily on ball movement might struggle to coordinate with 2 balls I have to imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps08-09 Champ View Post
    Impossible to predict.Some teams that rely heavily on ball movement might struggle to coordinate with 2 balls I have to imagine.
    I think it would help some of them. Can you Imagine facing the GSW where Green, Iggy, Klay can play a 3 man ball movement game while Curry and KD play iso breakdown ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    I think it would help some of them. Can you Imagine facing the GSW where Green, Iggy, Klay can play a 3 man ball movement game while Curry and KD play iso breakdown ball?
    It would for sure, but it'll be bad for other teams too and that's why it's so hard to predict. A team might lose its advantage with less players to involve in a passing sequence (since other players are involved with the other ball) and it allows the defense to better rotate with less space and people to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps08-09 Champ View Post
    It would for sure, but it'll be bad for other teams too and that's why it's so hard to predict. A team might lose its advantage with less players to involve in a passing sequence (since other players are involved with the other ball) and it allows the defense to better rotate with less space and people to worry about.
    True. Not that I disagree with what you are saying, I just think teams that are good at it or have multiple iso players will become even better at it or split your rim protector with two iso players. Teams that are bad at ball movement or don't have multiple iso players will be worse at it.

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    Green would only go to half court when the Warriors had both balls, otherwise he'd just stay on the defensive end. It would be total chaos.

    Not in the NBA, but it would be interesting if someone created actual rules for that game. It would be easier with the old women's bball rules where there was no end to end play and the dribbling rules were far more restrictive.
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    I don't care where anyone chooses to go in free agency. I really don't. Yes, KD "broke" the NBA for a year or two, but I can't blame him for going to the team that fit what he wanted.

    The worst part about the Warriors winning is that now I can't have an opinion without being a "homer" or a "hater". It used to be that dialogue had merit independent of accusations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoots View Post
    Green would only go to half court when the Warriors had both balls, otherwise he'd just stay on the defensive end. It would be total chaos.

    Not in the NBA, but it would be interesting if someone created actual rules for that game. It would be easier with the old women's bball rules where there was no end to end play and the dribbling rules were far more restrictive.
    There is a game kinda like that. 3 players always defense, 3 always offense, 1 2 way player.

    I would be the Warriors would do Green, Zaza, Iggy always defense. Livingston, Steph, KD always offense. Klay 2 way.

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    Almost impossible to speculate, because the game would be so different. You'd basically have 2 mostly dedicated defenders, 2 mostly dedicated offensive players and 1 floater who did both depending on possession.

    On defense, you'd need a big who could ideally block shots and lock down wing defender. The big probably rarely crosses half court and the wing defender probably floats to shoot 3s from the top of the key when both balls are in their possession. Otherwise, both are playing defense.

    On offense, both guys need to be able to create with the ball. Ideally, one is a bigger wing while the other is point guard type, so they can maybe play some pick and roll when they only have one ball. Both need to be able to shoot to space out the other team. And your floater needs to be a good all around guy.

    I think it doesn't hurt GS. Steph and Durant playing offense with klay floating and green and iggy defending is great. Okc is probably pretty good with Russ and melo on offense, Paul George floating and Adams and Roberson on defense. Not sure the spurs have enough offensive firepower to take advantage of the offense only guys, but kawhi would be a great floater. I think Cleveland is hurt, since I'm not sure they have the best defensive specialists. They have a ton of offense only guys, but I think they're hurt on defense. That could be remedied quickly.

    I think all in all, the team built passing teams are probably hurt. GS is sort of built like that, but they have enough offensive studs that it won't matter. I also think it hurts really well balanced players, especially well balanced bigs or PGs. You almost want guys who are great at offense or defense, and the only well balanced guys you need is your floater, who should probably be a wing player who can defend 2-4.
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    1. Warriors
    2. Cavaliers (if Thomas is healthy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewfan13 View Post
    Almost impossible to speculate, because the game would be so different. You'd basically have 2 mostly dedicated defenders, 2 mostly dedicated offensive players and 1 floater who did both depending on possession.

    On defense, you'd need a big who could ideally block shots and lock down wing defender. The big probably rarely crosses half court and the wing defender probably floats to shoot 3s from the top of the key when both balls are in their possession. Otherwise, both are playing defense.

    On offense, both guys need to be able to create with the ball. Ideally, one is a bigger wing while the other is point guard type, so they can maybe play some pick and roll when they only have one ball. Both need to be able to shoot to space out the other team. And your floater needs to be a good all around guy.

    I think it doesn't hurt GS. Steph and Durant playing offense with klay floating and green and iggy defending is great. Okc is probably pretty good with Russ and melo on offense, Paul George floating and Adams and Roberson on defense. Not sure the spurs have enough offensive firepower to take advantage of the offense only guys, but kawhi would be a great floater. I think Cleveland is hurt, since I'm not sure they have the best defensive specialists. They have a ton of offense only guys, but I think they're hurt on defense. That could be remedied quickly.

    I think all in all, the team built passing teams are probably hurt. GS is sort of built like that, but they have enough offensive studs that it won't matter. I also think it hurts really well balanced players, especially well balanced bigs or PGs. You almost want guys who are great at offense or defense, and the only well balanced guys you need is your floater, who should probably be a wing player who can defend 2-4.
    If one team has both balls all 5 could play offense. Would there be 2 independent shot clocks? The team would have to time their shots to not interfere.
    MacLean's Law: Everywhere you go there will be a jerk. Corrolary: If you go somewhere by yourself you become a jerk.

    I don't care where anyone chooses to go in free agency. I really don't. Yes, KD "broke" the NBA for a year or two, but I can't blame him for going to the team that fit what he wanted.

    The worst part about the Warriors winning is that now I can't have an opinion without being a "homer" or a "hater". It used to be that dialogue had merit independent of accusations.

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