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Mile High Champ
03-25-2011, 10:31 AM
Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the playoff voting for the PSD NBA Redraft. Every year we basketball fans enjoy taking part in a PSD game called the NBA redraft where over 60 users participate. The point of the redraft is to draft the best team possible and the obvious goal is to be crowned champion by the NBA forum. You will notice that the team name do not represent current NBA teams. The reason why we avoided this is because we wanted to avoid a bias that exists with current team names. For example, a team that had the Chicago Bulls team name would probably experience a higher volume of votes than let’s say the Memphis Grizzlies team simply because they have the larger fan base on PSD. As a result we got rid of that bias completely. Please take the time to review both teams, look at the depth chart and read the write ups to formalize your own opinion on which team would win a 7 game series. As far as injuries go, they will not be playing a factor in this Redraft though players that are continually hurt and have not had a healthy season in quite some time should be viewed as different players than what they once were (Yao, Oden, Roy etc). Thank you for voting and enjoy the match ups.

1) Atlantic City v. 1) San Francisco

No Team has Home court Advantage, Game 7 would be played at a neutral site (Perhaps the Island from LOST).

Atlantic City Clubhouse (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16675488&postcount=30)
San Francisco Clubhouse (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16604276&postcount=18)

Atlantic City Depth Chart
PG: Lou Williams/Goran Dragic/T.J. Ford
SG: Wilson Chandler/Ronnie Brewer/Goran Dragic
SF: Lebron James/Ronnie Brewer/Earl Clark
PF: Al Horford/Antonio McDyess/Drew Gooden
C: Kendrick Perkins/Erick Dampier/Theo Ratliff

San Francisco Depth Chart
PG: Devin Harris - Jarrett Jack - Jeff Teague
SG: Arron Afflalo - Gary Neal
SF: Andre Iguodala - Austin Daye - Juwan Howard
PF: Pau Gasol - Shelden Williams
C: DeJuan Blair - Nenad Krstic
Inactive players: Kosta Koufos

Atlantic City Write Up


Atlantic City is pumped for the NBA ReDraft finals, and is happy to be participating against a very worthy opponent, San Francisco. Congrats to them on a very successful season!

Offense:

The Atlantic City offense is high powered machine. With the best player in the world as the primary ball handler. He is of course able to take matters in his own hands, should we need it. He has a legitimate all-star next to him in the front court in Al Horford. Horford can take the ball on the block and put it in the basket, or create opportunities for outside shots, and is also an underrated passer, and can get open dunks for Kendrick Perkins.

Also, we have surrounded Lebron with outside shooters. Lou Williams is a great 3 point shooter, and Horford can absolutely hit the 18-20 footer. Wilson Chandler is playing out of his mind and will benefit more than anyone from the Lebron factor.

Our bench is probably superior to most benches in the re-draft as well. Speed and shooting in Goran Dragic, defense and hustle in Ronnie Brewer, toughnes and leadership in Antonio McDyess, and rebounding and size in Erick Dampier.

Defense:

We are probably the best defensive team in the entire re-draft. Starting with Kendrick Perkins down low, anchors the defense and is THE best 1 on 1 big defender in the game. Horford is a very good help defender, and will be defending the smaller of the opposing team's bigs each game. Lebron is obviously an All-NBA defender, and will anchor the perimiter D. Wilson Chandler is an underrated defender, and is quick enough to stay with 2 guards, and has an advantage with his size. Lou, is not a very good defender, but our help defense will shadow this weakness. Our bench defense speaks for itself, with Dragic, Brewer, McDyess, and Dampier.

vs. San Francisco

Guards

Louis Williams + Wilson Chandler (AC) vs. Devin Harris + Aaron Afflalo (SF)

A nice solid match up. SF is very good defensively in the back-court. Afflalo and Devin are both good on ball defenders, but for the most part, but Chandler and Williams will be getting good looks at the basket because of the trouble Lebron will cause. Chandler will also have a large advantage over Afflalo in the post, and should be able to take advantage of that. Lou Williams is very quick, and will, as many do, have a difficult time with Devin Harris' quickness. We plan to play Devin one-on-one, and we think Lou will be there enough to limit Devin from having monster nights.
Advantage: even

Frontcourt

Lebron James + Al Horford + Kendrick Perkins (AC) vs. Andre Igoudala + Pau Gasol + DeJuan Blair (SF)

Very legitimate competition here. One the defensive side of the ball, Atlantic City plans to put Kendrick Perkins on Pau Gasol. When Pau is forced to play center, and deal with a large physically imposing player on him, he is very inefficient, and sometimes comepletely non-existant. Of course, we do not plan on that. Lebron James is one of the best defenders in the game and should be able to limit Igoudala's points and playmaking, and Al Horford is no slouch, and should dominate Blair.
Offesively, Lebron will run rampid. Igoudala is a legitimate defender, but Lebron is far superior. His ability to get into the paint will draw the bigs out from under the basket, and he will be able to drop the ball off to the great finishers inside, Perkins and Horford, OR Horford can pop out for the 15 foot jumper. Horford will also be a high power threat on the block.. creating open jumpers for Lou Wiliams and Wilson Chandler..
Advantage: Atlantic City

Bench

Goran Dragic + Ronnie Brewer + Antonio McDyess + Eric Dampier (AC) vs. Jarrett Jack + Gary Neal + Nenad Krstic + Austin Daye (SF)

This seems to clearly be an advantage to Atlantic City. We have unbelievable defense coming off of the bench, anywhere from great on ball defense of Ronnie Brewer, pesky defending of Goran Dragic, great team defense in Antonio McDyess, and a solid big to protect the paint in Eric Dampier. Dragic is also a very good 3 pt. shooter, and McDyess is married to the 20ft. jumper from the elbow. Dampier is a good rebounder still, and Ronnie Brewer is a defensive stopper, and off the bench! Jack and Neal are nice, but Dragic and Brewer are just as solid, and I would take McDyess and Dampier over Daye and Krstic any day.
Advantage: Atlantic City

There you have it. Great final round! A very well put together team, but the Larry O'Brien Trophy should be coming to Atlantic City!!!

San Francisco Write Up


Before commenting on the redraft finals, we'd like to thank Mile High Champ and NYMetros for running the redraft smoothly and thank everyone who helped us advance at this stage.
Congratulations to Atlantic City for forming a very good team and good luck in the encounter.

It's obvious that Atlantic City has the upper hand in star power, having Lebron James in their ranks. They also have an appealing frontcourt with Lebron-Horford-Perkins. One could say that this team is unbeatable. But they also have glaring weaknesses that might cost them the series.

Atlantic City has no pure PG in their roster(doubt they will rely on TJ Ford for that). That probably leaves Lebron running the game for them, in about 40-42 minutes per game he will probably be getting as there's not that much depth to cover for his scoring abilities. This also means he will not have his Miami Heat role where he can be a triple double machine.
Wilson Chandler at SG is out of position and Perkins is not having his best of years. Offensively there's only Lebron and Horford for Atlantic City who can do the extra damage. The San Francisco roster can adapt to Horford's ability by throwing Pau Gasol on him mainly but also a few big bodies as well. Lou Williams and Wilson Chandler may have good numbers this year, but not playing the position where Atlantic City wants to use them and they will have a negative mismatch.
San Francisco has the better bench and a more complete roster with players who can play various positions while there's 5 real guards against Atlantic City's 3, who are backup choices. They do not have an impact player on the bench and not one player that can help out offensively outside their starters!
Atlantic City can also claim that they will grab almost all rebounds. Perhaps it's true that they have some great rebounders but so is Gasol for us plus the rest of the lineup has good rebounding numbers. The biggest difference is that the San Francisco players make more shots than the Atlantic City players, especially from beyond the arc.

Devin Harris is going to have a great series against anyone Atlantic City will use on him while Afflalo-Iguodala will try to contain Lebron and Chandler as much as possible.

Mile High Champ
03-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Poll will be open for 2 days.

Mile High Champ
03-25-2011, 10:49 AM
Let the voting begin.

John Walls Era
03-25-2011, 11:02 AM
How SF got so far despite lacking a C is beyond me. The team is good at all the other positions though, but AC is too good

Jetsguy
03-25-2011, 11:06 AM
I knew AC would win this from the get go...such a well balanced team. I dont even think it would be close.

NYKalltheway
03-25-2011, 11:13 AM
How SF got so far despite lacking a C is beyond me. The team is good at all the other positions though, but AC is too good

Blair is not a bad C, in fact he's pretty good being the starting C of one of the best teams in the NBA! Undersized or not, he gets his job done.

And Lou Williams is not a PG and Wilson Chandler is not a SG so you could say the same thing about Atlantic City at this stage.

NYKalltheway
03-25-2011, 12:34 PM
just realized that the voting ends on my birthday :D

heatking
03-25-2011, 03:26 PM
Both teams suck.

ManRam
03-25-2011, 03:32 PM
The only way SF would have a chance is if they had a better back court...because that's AC's weakness. They don't have that much better of back court. Perkins' size is probably way too much for Blair. Horford and Gasol are a great match up that would probably be pretty even. And then, there's LeBron. Granted, I think Iggy is the best wing defender in the league this year, but still, that supporting cast is perfect for him.

It's not too shocking that a team lead by him is sweeping through this thing.

That's a really great team there. Congrats :clap:

Mile High Champ
03-25-2011, 04:09 PM
Both teams suck.

Thanks for coming out... :facepalm:

BranWingss
03-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Atlantic City.

BRICKCITYPIMP12
03-25-2011, 06:15 PM
i like both teams..san fran is nice but i think the A.C. bigs can take care of there bigs. and iggy is good but hes no match for james. unfortunitly for san fran and any other team...james is a game changer and he will make jersey with the rings.
jersey in 6.

Ebbs
03-25-2011, 06:55 PM
I think I would have started Dragic over Lou Will but it doesn't matter. AC would win in 5.

Blair is a good player but Perkins will play him tough and he doesn't offer much offensively anyway. They would kind of rule eachother out.

Pau is better then Horf but not by enough to dominate the series. I also don't believe Pau could take a team to a ship as the #1 option.

Lebron obviously dominates iggy. I love Iggy but he plays a lesser version of the kIngs game. And though he may limit Lebron I think Iggy at best has a 15-16 point series.

Chandler has the size and ability to score against affalo. And his length should help him get around screens to cover Affalo who won't really hurt you unless he is wide open outside.

I solidly believe Harris would torch AC and probably be the 2nd best player in the series behind Lebron. But he can't make up the difference. AC did a great job.

the_jon
03-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Atlantic City is hard to pick against here. Better 5 and better bench IMO. Well done.

KnicksorBust
03-26-2011, 10:40 AM
San Fran should have been able to put up a much better fight here.

They have a clear edge at PG and PF. You could easily make a case for SG:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=afflaar01&y1=2011&p2=chandwi01&y2=2011

Affalo is a better shooter and better defender than Chandler. Chandler's defense has been overrated his whole career because he's an athletic 6'8 wing who looks like he can lock people down. As a Knicks fan I can tell you he has never locked anyone down and was even grossly responsible for Kobe setting the MSG scoring record.

Considering that Perkins is having an injury-plagued season and Blair has been outproducing him on the best team in the league that could be glossed over as a wash. Really San Fran's only legit disadvantage is SF and he's got probably the best defender in the league to put on LeBron to slow him down.

NYKalltheway
03-26-2011, 01:06 PM
It is a star driven league after all.

KnicksorBust
03-26-2011, 01:56 PM
:laugh: His writeup destroys yours.

NYKalltheway
03-26-2011, 02:42 PM
Their write up has been the same since their first matchup :p They only change a few words and player names everytime it's not even funny! Plus ours is kinda incomplete

Lakerfrk
03-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Their write up has been the same since their first matchup :p They only change a few words and player names everytime it's not even funny! Plus ours is kinda incomplete

Absolutely untrue.. The part about our offense and defense IS the same...

THEN, i go on to talk about match-ups, which is different in every round..

Mile High Champ
03-27-2011, 09:58 AM
Congrats to Atlantic City!

Super.
03-30-2011, 10:12 AM
LeBron wins again!