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Westbrook36
07-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Once or a twice year, PSD holds an NBA ReDraft. In this game played by PSD users, all the players in the NBA go into a draft pool. A lottery is held to determine the order and in 12 rounds of drafting and trading the GMs try to create the best team possible.

This second round match-up features the 3rd seeded Washington Wizards versus the 6th seeded Detroit Pistons. The Wizards have homecourt advantage. Their respective rosters and write-ups are listed below:

Keep in mind these are not the real life teams.

Wizards:
PG: Brandon Jennings | Jordan Farmar
SG: Brandon Roy | Rudy Fernandez
SF: Grant Hill | Marco Belinelli
PF: Andrea Bargnani | Craig Smith
C: Kendrick Perkins | Darrell Arthur

Wizards Write-Up:

PG: Brandon Jennings vs Chris Paul

This is much closer than people think. Jennings is already one of the best defensive PGs in the league and won't have to do as much offensively on this team. Paul is still Paul, but Jennings will do a great job on him defensively and make him more than work on offense.

SG: Brandon Roy vs Matt Barnes

Roy will have to do close to nothing on defense except watch Barnes at the 3 line. But on offense, he will have his way. Barnes is a good defender, but he's not good enough to stop Brandon Roy. In the one game he played against Barnes this year, he scored 33 points.

SF: Grant Hill vs Corey Maggette

Grant Hill is the perfect role player in the NBA. Solid shooter, well above-average defender, and great veteran presence. Corey Maggette has only been to the playoffs once and has put up hollow stats the past 2 years in Golden State. He's a very poor defender and yes yet to prove he can be a scorer on a winning team.

PF: Andrea Bargnani vs Lamar Odom

Bargnani will prove just how good he is with no Bosh in town any longer. He can post up on a smaller Odom and can take him off the dribble or simply shooter over him. Odom is the most inconsistent player in the NBA, but he got away with it coming off the bench for the Lakers. Being a starter on this team, he will be exposed by Bargs.

C: Kendrick Perkins vs Andrew Bogut

Perkins has become one of the best post defenders in the NBA, and Bogut does not have the offensive ability to score on him consistently. Bogut will still get his, but Perkins will make him more. Perkins will also keep Bogut on his toes on the defensive end.

Bench Battle

The only player off of his bench that can score consistently is Barbosa. I have Jordan Farmar, Rudy Fernandez, Marco Belinelli, and Craig Smith who averaged a combined 30.2 points per game last year! Arthur is the defensive specialist at C and you cannot forget about the GOAT that is Mark Blount and "Mr. Adriana Lima" Marko Jaric.
Pistons:

C: Andrew Bogut/Louis Amundson
PF: Lamar Odom/Hakim Warrick/Dante Cunningham/Jon Brockman
SF: Corey Maggette/Keith Bogans
SG: Matt Barnes/Leandro Barbosa
PG: Chris Paul/Ronnie Price

Pistons Write-Up:

Iíd like to start this off by saying that the Wizards GM did a fantastic job creating this team. However, the Pistons are the superior team and would win in a seven game series.

PG Matchup: Chris Paul vs. Brandon Jennings
Chris Paul is arguably the best point guard in the league. He makes his teammates better, is a magnificent passer, and a versatile scorer. He causes havoc in the passing lanes and is also a very good defender. Jennings on the other hand, while a good young player has very questionable shot selection at times and is not an efficient scorer. He had a true shooting percentage of 47%, which is extremely below average, while Chris Paul had a very good true shooting percentage of 58%. In addition, Chris Paul had a ridiculous Offensive Rating of 122 while Jennings had a very poor offensive rating of 100. Jennings wouldnít make his teammates better, is a bad defender, and is not a good fit next to Brandon Roy. Roy is the premier ball handler on his team, as is Jennings and whether they can co-exist is an issue. Pistons clearly have a big advantage here because of how much better Paul makes his teammates and how well he can score.

Big Advantage: Pistons

SG Matchup: Matt Barnes vs Brandon Roy
Thereís no doubt that Brandon Roy is a premier Shooting Guard in the NBA. However, the question of whether he can play effectively with Brandon Jennings still lingers. Royís used to having primary ball handling duties in Portland, but Jennings may interfere with that. Also, after that big injury Roy faced at the end of the season, we donít know if heís the same. When he attempted to come back for the playoffs, he shot an atrocious thirty percent from the field. Nevertheless, Roy is a solid go-to scorer and a number one option and thereís no question that the Wizards have the advantage here. But, Matt Barnes will definitely be able to slow Roy down. Barnes is a tough, hard-nose defender and is used to defending the opponentsí best wing in Orlando. He brings toughness to my team and wonít shut down Roy, but will definitely be able to slow him down. On the offensive end, Barnes can hit the open shot and is a solid finisher at the rim, and can also grab 5-6 rebounds a game. With a premier ball handler and creator at PG, he will definitely be able to get better looks.

Advantage: Wizards

SF Matchup: Corey Maggette vs. Grant Hill
Corey Maggette quietly had a great year, scoring 20 points per game at a spectacular 51% FG%, and 62% TS%. He can get to the basket at will and gets to the charity strike like no other. In fact he averaged eight free throw attempts per game, and drained a little below seven of them. Also, Maggette has never played with a PG like Paul, so his production is going to be even better. He scores at an extremely efficient rate, and thereís no way that Grant Hill will be able to slow him down. Hill is up there in age, and is primarily an offensive threat. On defense, he wonít be able to handle Maggette. Maggette would take Hill to the rack at will.

Advantage: Pistons

PF Matchup: Lamar Odom vs. Andrea Bargnani
Odom, coming fresh off another championship win, is a perfect complement to Bogut. He spreads the floor, plays great defense, and can rebound like no other. He has two rings and has had a very effective career. Bargnani is a good shooter and scorer, but not a good defender. He has an atrocious defensive rating of 113, while Odom has a spectacular defensive rating of 100, which 4th in the NBA. He would definitely be able to slow down Bargnani. Bargnani can score from a variety of places, but thatís not a a big issue because of how versatile Odom is. He is quick for a power forward, and strong enough to bang inside. Odom is the perfect matchup with Bargnani because he can guard Bargs effectively while still being able to get his points on offense. In addition, Odom brings great passing and rebounding to our team. He doesnít demand touches like Bargnani will, and is a winner.
Advantage: Draw

C Matchup: Andrew Bogut vs. Kendrick Perkins
Andrew Bogut had a career year this year and is arguably the second best center in the league. He can score efficiently in the paint and is an absolute difference maker on the defensive end. Perkins is a good defender and rebounder, but not much else. He has little to no post moves and isnít a threat on the offensive end. Bogut will then be able to focus more on help defense, where he is spectacular, blocking two shots a game. He has the second best defensive rating in the league, behind Dwight Howard, at 98. He made the entire Bucks team better on defense, and will help cover flaws that Maggette may have on the defensive end. He can really change the game on both sides of the ball. Perkins is a tough big man, but he easily lets his emotions get the best of him and had a very disappointing showing in the playoffs, grabbing just over 6 boards per game and less than six points per game. Bogut would not only shut him down, but would also be able to protect the rim, and be a post presence on the offensive end.

Advantage: Pistons

Bench:
We have one of the best sixth men in the league, Leandro Barbosa, to spell Barnes off the bench. Heís a prolific scorer and can really light it up and be a spark for our team. Warrick is a solid scorer off the bench, and Amundson can bring some hustle, defense and rebounding off the bench. Bogans started a good portion of the season for the Spurs and can play defense and hit the open shot. Farmar is a good bench piece, as he now has two rings and can hit the open jump shot, and Rudy Fernandez is also a good scoring bench player. Smith can put up points off the bench, but isnít a good defender. Arthur is more suited for PF, and isnít the ideal backup to a player like Perkins.
Slight Advantage: Pistons

As evident, Pistons are the superior team here. Chris Paul running the point with Bogut down low with good role players is the recipe for success. Bogut has the ability to be dominant on both ends of the floor, Odom spreads the floor on the offensive end and is a very good defensive player, Maggette can score at will, Barnes can slow down the opposing teamís best wing, and Chris Paul makes it all work! Itís the recipe for success, and we match up very well with this team.

roshan3ai
07-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Haha in the Poll is says Pistions

Westbrook36
07-13-2010, 09:37 PM
Haha in the Poll is says Pistions

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:)

njnets
07-13-2010, 09:41 PM
i took the wizards. i would see this go 7 games though imo

Ebbs
07-13-2010, 09:44 PM
If there is a first round upset I could see it being here. But I personally like the Wizards. I dont like Odom as a starter as previously mentioned Odom is shaky and very inconsistent. Bogut hasn't proven anything in the playoffs yet and although Chris Paul is IMO the best PG in the leageu and would keep this series close with superior playmaking.
Maggette also doesn't get his dues payed as he is a very good scorer. I voted Wizards but this really could go either way.

Wiz finish strong at home and take care of business in game 7!

roshan3ai
07-13-2010, 09:45 PM
If there is a first round upset I could see it being here. But I personally like the Wizards. I dont like Odom as a starter as previously mentioned Odom is shaky and very inconsistent. Bogut hasn't proven anything in the playoffs yet and although Chris Paul is IMO the best PG in the leageu and would keep this series close with superior playmaking.
Maggette also doesn't get his dues payed as he is a very good scorer. I voted Wizards but this really could go either way.

Wiz finish strong at home and take care of business in game 7!

Well really, the only player on his team that's played well in the playoffs is Perkins.

roshan3ai
07-13-2010, 09:50 PM
For those voting Wizards, can I hear some reasoning as to why you chose them?

td0tsfinest
07-13-2010, 09:51 PM
It would've been easier on the eyes if you put the team rosters side by side.

Both teams have a good starting lineup but the bench is very questionable. Its very close but I'll give the slight edge to the Wizards.

KnicksorBust
07-13-2010, 10:10 PM
The only matchup I'm convinced the Wizards would win is SG. Pistons take this. Maggette is so underrated. Also, I'm not a Jennings fan.

jeff86
07-13-2010, 10:20 PM
Im a big fan of that pistons team

they have all the right pieces

im not sold on jennings and barganni

zambo4president
07-13-2010, 11:18 PM
That Wizards team would be so much to try and contain. I don't know how they were only a 3rd seed. Wiz would rape these Pistons.

tonyd3b54
07-13-2010, 11:33 PM
i laughed wen the wiz said jennings is one of the better defensive pgs and that perk will make bogut work on D

Ebbs
07-14-2010, 12:06 AM
That Wizards team would be so much to try and contain. I don't know how they were only a 3rd seed. Wiz would rape these Pistons.

East was really stacked Zambo. I got #1, Cavs got #2. and ppl were really mixed emotioned on the Wizards not really sure why but in voting they got everuthing from #1- #11 I think.

FaM0us Skins
07-14-2010, 12:26 AM
Pistons

MacFitz92
07-14-2010, 12:32 AM
It comes down to Chris Paul and Andrew Bogut.

Best PG in the league, and the second best C.

carter15
07-14-2010, 12:36 AM
Very good matchup and I actually took the Pistons for their bench. Warrick - Amundson and Barbosa is quite good and I think the starters are almost a wash overall.

ldc62
07-14-2010, 12:41 AM
Tough but I had to go Pistons. A superstar PG is just way too good.

Ebbs
07-14-2010, 12:46 AM
Looks like Pistons are pulling away in the 4th quarter lol.

thesparky33
07-14-2010, 02:07 AM
I like the Pistons here.

Can see an argument for both teams. Would be a good series to watch. I like the Pistons frontcourt a little better, along with having the best player on the floor with Chris Paul. Also, who is the Wizards' 2nd option?

Raidaz4Life
07-14-2010, 07:37 AM
Definitely love the Pistons in this match up.

Sportfan
07-14-2010, 12:26 PM
Pistons did a good job, but Barnes and Maggette on the wings just make me cringe. Odom is more of a 6th man. The wizards have better bigs and wings imo. Paul is better than Jennings and Jennings can't defend for **** so that might be a problem. I also have a hard time seeing Roy and Jennings being able to share the ball. Very close series will decide soon

roshan3ai
07-14-2010, 12:42 PM
Pistons did a good job, but Barnes and Maggette on the wings just make me cringe. Odom is more of a 6th man. The wizards have better bigs and wings imo. Paul is better than Jennings and Jennings can't defend for **** so that might be a problem. I also have a hard time seeing Roy and Jennings being able to share the ball. Very close series will decide soon

I actually like how Barnes and Maggette complement each other. Maggette is purely a scorer, can get to the line at will, and is one of the most efficient offensive players in the league. Barnes excels where Maggs doesnt, which is defense, toughness, and solid 3-Point Shooting. Odom works next to Bogut because he can shoot the midrange jumper, is a good playmaker, great rebounder, and a very good defender (100 DRTG). He'd be a good complement to Bogut, who's an absolute force on Defense, and a good post scorer.

Sportfan
07-14-2010, 12:47 PM
I actually like how Barnes and Maggette complement each other. Maggette is purely a scorer, can get to the line at will, and is one of the most efficient offensive players in the league. Barnes excels where Maggs doesnt, which is defense, toughness, and solid 3-Point Shooting. Odom works next to Bogut because he can shoot the midrange jumper, is a good playmaker, great rebounder, and a very good defender (100 DRTG). He'd be a good complement to Bogut, who's an absolute force on Defense, and a good post scorer.
Oh no, the Barnes-Maggette thing is just a personal thing. I dislike Maggette for being a chucker and Barnes for choosing Orlando over Boston :p


I still think their bigs are better. You say Odom can shoot mid-range, but Bargnani can shoot from 3 and has 2 inches + 20 lb on Odom. Perkins is really underrated,imo he's as good as Bogut if he could have more stamina and play 30+ min.

roshan3ai
07-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Oh no, the Barnes-Maggette thing is just a personal thing. I dislike Maggette for being a chucker and Barnes for choosing Orlando over Boston :p


I still think their bigs are better. You say Odom can shoot mid-range, but Bargnani can shoot from 3 and has 2 inches + 20 lb on Odom. Perkins is really underrated,imo he's as good as Bogut if he could have more stamina and play 30+ min.

:confused: What about his 62% TS% and 8 FTA P/Game screams chucker to you??

Sportfan
07-14-2010, 01:07 PM
He played in Nellie's system meaning he's accustomed to having the ball in his hands and taking shots.


He's 26% from 3 and really shouldn't be taking 13+ shots a game

pebloemer
07-14-2010, 01:11 PM
For those voting Wizards, can I hear some reasoning as to why you chose them?

I feel they have more advantages on the floor. I love the front court of Perkins and Bargnani. Perkins makes up for Bargnani's poor defense and Bargnani has plenty off offensive tools to take advantage of Odom.

Paul and Barnes in the backcourt is inferior to Jennings and Roy. And I don't think this series is won or lost at the SF position.

Pistons have a great PG-C pairing in Paul and Bogut, but that isn't enough for me to overcome the Wizards who I feel have an excellent - well-rounded team.

roshan3ai
07-14-2010, 01:20 PM
He played in Nellie's system meaning he's accustomed to having the ball in his hands and taking shots.


He's 26% from 3 and really shouldn't be taking 13+ shots a game

He scored 20 ppg in 30 mpg. And he was not accustomed to having the ball in his hand as Ellis and Curry controlled the ball most of the game. And almost his entire career he's had a true shooting percentage of 58% or higher.

And why shouldn't he be taking 13 shots a game? He makes almost 7 of them and gets to the line at will. Go find another player who can score 20 ppg on only 13 shot attempts per game. He scores very efficiently and with a PG like Paul, his efficiency and effectiveness would only go up. He isn't a very good three point shooter, but he's fantastic at getting to the basket and doesn't even average on Three Point Attempt per game. He plays to his strengths