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08-07-2012, 07:30 PM
We did a redraft in the Mavs forum over the last month and would appreciate everyones help in picking a winner. Please put your vote in on who you think would win a 7 game series between the two teams listed below. Please leave all bias out of your decision in interest of fairness!

The Channel 4 News Team have home court advantage.

Channel 4 News Team

PG: Stephen Curry / George Hill / Gary Neal
SG: Courtney Lee / George Hill / J.J. Redick
SF: Danny Granger / Tayshaun Prince
PF: Chris Bosh / Steve Novak / Derrick Williams
C: Dwight Howard / Emeka Okafor

Team Writeup:

Dwight Howard will have the offense go through him. Even though offense is not what Howard specializes in he is the 6th most efficient scorer in the league (1st among centers). Howard scored 33 in his last match up with DeAndre Jordan. When Howard touches the ball he always normally commands a double-team but with the group that is around him now, we will not let that happen. All are great, great outside shooters. Chris Bosh is a top 5 power forward in the league but is the perfect Dwight complement because of his outstanding range out to the 3-point line. He also can fit in as a secondary option as he has proven in Miami. Danny Granger will likely end up being the leading scorer for this team because he has the ability to be a spot-up shooter for Dwight kick-outs (38% shooter from 3), as well as a slasher and cutter for both Dwight and Steph Curry. Granger was the 5th most efficient scorer among SFs last year. This brings us to Stephen Curry. Curry is the ideal Dwight complement because what can Curry do as well if not better than everyone in the NBA. The man can hit 3-point shots (46% last year). He was the 6th most efficient PG last year. He will be a good pick-and-roll partner for Howard and pick-and-pop partner with Bosh. Courtney Lee is the 5th option for this team, but donít think that he isnít capable of scoring a lot of points with this group. Lee will mostly camp in the corner and wait for the open 3. Lee was the best corner 3 shooter in the NBA last year (49%). He was a 40% 3 point shooter overall. With all these shooters around Howard, we are set up to get him lots of one-on-one chances.

Steph Curry will guard Steve Nash and while this may look bad, Curry will be help by the fact that if he drives Dwight Howard will be there since Jordan is not an offensive threat. This allows Howard to do what he does best and help everyone. Bosh will be tasked with guarding Gasol and he has done well against him in the past, outscoring him 3 of the last 4 matchups. Danny Granger will guard Durant, but he will also be wearing down Durant on on offensive end, in a matchup where he has averaged over 23 PPG for his career, Durant has averaged 30, but Granger has never had Howard protecting the lane and allowing him to get in Durants face and have protection vs. the drive. Courtney Lee will begin on Gordan Hayward but may switch on either Durant or Nash depending how game is going.

George Hill was the perfect 6th man for me. He excelled in this role both with the Spurs and Pacers. He is a good 3 ball shooter (37%), and is very good defensively (great length) which can help if Curry is struggling. Steve Novak will serve the Ryan Anderson-role with Dwight, just spot up and wait for the pass for 3 (47%). Tayshaun Prince, in addition to being a team leader, will be able to provide solid defense when Granger needs a rest and can hit the 3 (36%). Emeka Okafor will be able to man the middle when Howard is out and supply a big body to keep the offense running similarly (although not through him) at least keeping people in their true spots. J.J. Redick (3 pointers), Gary Neal (3s), and Derrick Williams (energy, finisher) all have roles to play if needed, but likely wonít play much.

Missoula Piccards

PG: Steve Nash / Rodney Stuckey / Eric Maynor
SG: Gordon Hayward / Avery Bradley
SF: Kevin Durant / Luc Mbah a Moute
PF: Pau Gasol / Ryan Anderson
C: DeAndre Jordan / Zaza Pachulia / Ian Mahinmi

08-08-2012, 10:52 AM
bump for more votes

08-08-2012, 12:24 PM
i give the channel team my vote !