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LOVE42
08-02-2012, 05:45 AM
I saw this in the MLB forum and i thought it would be interesting for the NBA too. If your teams roster was strictly based on its draft choices and undrafted free agent signings, what would your starting 5 be? Draft day trades still count as trades, so therefore the team who officially drafted them has their rights. For example, Kevin Love would be on the Grizzlies and O.J. Mayo would be on the Timberwolves.

StarvingKnick22
08-02-2012, 06:16 AM
It was like that until the 70s. The Knicks would have some really good picks though...

abe_froman
08-02-2012, 06:39 AM
It was like that until the 70s. The Knicks would have some really good picks though...

wrong(why would you think that?)

anyways...
rose
gordon
artest
aldridge
noah
(atest and noah were gotten by picks that were netted through trades ...but happened before draft day,so is with the rules set by op)

oballerc75
08-02-2012, 07:36 AM
Thats not really a fair question because some teams build through free agency and trades (lakers, celtics) and either trade away their draft picks or are mid to late 20's, while a team like spurs and thunder have relied on their drat choices throughout the years

LOVE42
08-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Thats not really a fair question because some teams build through free agency and trades (lakers, celtics) and either trade away their draft picks or are mid to late 20's, while a team like spurs and thunder have relied on their drat choices throughout the years

Big market teams don't need to be good at drafting. In the MLB forum the Yankee's were awful because all of their acquisitions are free agents, same with a lot of the big market teams in the NBA. Although the Lakers and Celtics would both still be solid teams with Kobe and Bynum and Pierce and Rondo, the Knicks or Heat would not. By the way I'm not trying to troll or offend anyone by saying this.

nyyfan4life
08-02-2012, 08:00 AM
Rockets

Aaron Brooks
Rudy Gay
Nicolas Batum
Patrick Patterson
Joel Pryzbilla

Notable Bench Players

Jeremy Lamb
Chandler Parsons
Steve Novak

By the way, the Yankees weren't awful in the MLB. They were middle of the road.

jericho
08-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Big market teams don't need to be good at drafting. In the MLB forum the Yankee's were awful because all of their acquisitions are free agents, same with a lot of the big market teams in the NBA. Although the Lakers and Celtics would both still be solid teams with Kobe and Bynum and Pierce and Rondo, the Knicks or Heat would not. By the way I'm not trying to troll or offend anyone by saying this.

kobe wasnt drafted by the lakers he was drafted by the hornets
cp3 kobe and anthony davis thats a nice trio over there

NFLNBA
08-02-2012, 08:40 AM
kobe wasnt drafted by the lakers he was drafted by the hornets
cp3 kobe and anthony davis thats a nice trio over there

Yeah, damn Hornets would be good

CP3
Kobe
Larry Johnson
Davis
Alonzo

Bench
Baron Davis
J R Smith
David West
Bass
Collison
Magloire
Rivers

mjm07
08-02-2012, 08:43 AM
The Heat would still have the following...

Chalmers/Cole
Wade/M. Thorton
Caron Butler/Beasley/D. Wright
Haslem/Arnett Moultrie/Jason Smith/Wayne Simeon
Pittman/?

Definitely not elite but solid nonetheless.

otwisted
08-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Yeah, damn Hornets would be good

CP3
Kobe
Larry Johnson
Davis
Alonzo

Bench
Baron Davis
J R Smith
David West
Bass
Collison
Magloire
Rivers

How can you have a starting 5 with LJ, Alonzo and Davis? LJ was out of the league even before CP3 came into the league. the question posed wasn't an all-time team it was how would your team look today.

X12Celtics3
08-02-2012, 09:28 AM
Boston Celtics:
Chauncey Billups/Delonte West/Avery Bradley
Joe Johnson/Tony Allen/MarShon Brooks/Dahntay Jones/Randy Foye
Paul Pierce/Jeff Green
Jared Sullinger/Luke Harangody
Al Jefferson/Fab Melo/Semih Erden

I left out Ryan Gomes and Gerald Green because I like all of those shooting guards more than both of them. Also, if this is really how the league worked, Antoine Walker would've been with this group for quite a long time before he disappeared from the league. Apparently the Celtics have drafted a CRAZY amount of guards over the past decade...


Big market teams don't need to be good at drafting. In the MLB forum the Yankee's were awful because all of their acquisitions are free agents, same with a lot of the big market teams in the NBA. Although the Lakers and Celtics would both still be solid teams with Kobe and Bynum and Pierce and Rondo, the Knicks or Heat would not. By the way I'm not trying to troll or offend anyone by saying this.

Kobe was drafted by the Hornets and Rondo was drafted by the Suns.

AntiG
08-02-2012, 09:29 AM
kobe wasnt drafted by the lakers he was drafted by the hornets
cp3 kobe and anthony davis thats a nice trio over there

except with Kobe there (as someone mentioned, he was traded to them anyway), no way the Hornets are so bad that they land CP3 and AD later on.

otwisted
08-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Celtics would have.
Paul Pierce
Joe Johnson
Chauncey Billups
Al Jefferson
Kendrick Perkins
Jeff Green
Marshon Brooks
Tony Allen
Delonte West
Semih Erdan
Randy Foye
Jared Sullinger
Fab Melo

X12Celtics3
08-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Celtics would have.
Paul Pierce
Joe Johnson
Chauncey Billups
Al Jefferson
Kendrick Perkins
Jeff Green
Marshon Brooks
Tony Allen
Delonte West
Semih Erdan
Randy Foye
Jared Sullinger
Fab Melo

Perkins was drafted by the Grizzlies.

Bravo95
08-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Hawks:

Pau Gasol - Sheldon Williams
Al Horford - Boris Diaw
Josh Smith - Marvin Williams
Jason Terry - John Jenkins
Jeff Teague - Royal Ivey

b_russ
08-02-2012, 09:46 AM
Utah Jazz

Deron Williams / Mo Williams / Eric Maynor
Gordon Hayward / Ronnie Brewer / Alec Burkes
Andrei Kirilenko / DeShawn Stevenson / CJ Miles
Paul Millsap / Kris Humphries / Jeremy Evans
Enes Kanter / Kosta Koufos / Ante Tomic

nycericanguy
08-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Knicks would be pretty good

Lin/Douglas
Shump/Fields
Gallo/Chandler/Ariza
Lee/Jorts
Nene/Mozgov

Although not sure if Lin qualifies, he was an undrafted signing, but he went to 2 other teams first.

blob50192
08-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Knicks

PG. Iman Shumpert-Andy Rautins
SG. Gordan Hayward-Andrew Goudelock
SF. Danilo Gallinari- - Trevor Ariza-Steve Novak
PF. Lamarcus Aldridge- Nene-Royce White
C. Joakim Noah- Channing Frye-Omer Asik-Jason Collins-Ronny Turiaf

blob50192
08-02-2012, 10:59 AM
Blazers would be pretty good
PG. Deron Williams-Damian Lillard-Nolan Smith
SG. Jerred Bayless-Elliot Williams-James White
SF. Travis Outlaw-Josh Mcroberts
PF. Zach Randolph-Tyrus Thomas
C. Greg Oden-Meyors Leanord-Bryon Mullens

blob50192
08-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Cavs would be sooooooooo awesome

PG. Kyrie Irving-Jamal Crawford
SG. Bradley Beal-Rudy Fernandez-Shannon Brown
SF. Lebron James- Lazar Hayward-Christan Eyenga
PF. Carlos Boozer-JJ Hickson
C. Tyler Zeller-Justin Harper

blob50192
08-02-2012, 11:44 AM
Hornets would be awesome, AND THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA BY A MILE

PG. Chris Paul-Darren Collison-Baron Davis
SG. Kobe Bryant-JR Smith
SF. Darrell Arthur-Tobias Harris-Jae Croward
PF. David West-Brandon Bass
C. Anthony Davis-Jamal Malgorie

RLundi
08-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Dwight Howard
Marcin Gortat
Corey Maggette
Mike Miller
Jameer Nelson

EDIT: Thought it was for all-time.

JWO35
08-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Teams like the Lakers & Celtics would be crap, while all the crap teams(Hornets, Raptors, etc.) would be great...

LongIslandIcedZ
08-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Damn Cleveland would be awesome

streetballa
08-02-2012, 11:56 AM
Detroit would look like....well Detroit minus cv31 and maggette, I'd take it.

JWO35
08-02-2012, 12:01 PM
Detroit would look like....well Detroit minus cv31 and maggette, I'd take it.

Only Drafted Detroit Players I can think of is old *** Grant Hill and Aaron Afflalo. Everyone else is still on the roster :sigh:

X12Celtics3
08-02-2012, 12:06 PM
Teams like the Lakers & Celtics would be crap, while all the crap teams(Hornets, Raptors, etc.) would be great...

Did you see my post on the first page? A starting lineup of Chancey Billups, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Jeff Green/Jared Sullinger, and Al Jefferson would not be "crap"... the team is really weak in terms of bigs (besides Jefferson), but there is plenty of depth for guards.

elledaddy
08-02-2012, 12:23 PM
Big market teams don't need to be good at drafting. In the MLB forum the Yankee's were awful because all of their acquisitions are free agents, same with a lot of the big market teams in the NBA. Although the Lakers and Celtics would both still be solid teams with Kobe and Bynum and Pierce and Rondo, the Knicks or Heat would not. By the way I'm not trying to troll or offend anyone by saying this.



The Knicks DRAFTED five would be
5. NeNe - C/PF
4.David Lee - C/PF
3. Wilson Chandler - SG/SF/PF
2. Iman Shumpert - SG/PG
1. Nate Robinson - PG/SG


BENCH
D. Gallinari -SF/PF
T. Ariza - SF
Landry Fields - SF/SG
Channing Frye - PF/C
Jordan Hill - PF/C
Andy Rautins - PG


The Knicks do well when they actually draft a player.

blob50192
08-02-2012, 01:02 PM
daMM That would be a weird league

otwisted
08-02-2012, 02:49 PM
Perkins was drafted by the Grizzlies.

Point taken, think I was getting mixed up with Kedrick Brown.