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jstone0716
10-01-2013, 02:18 PM
Just for the sake of entertainment - let's say you have a team with all the salary cap in the world and every single free agent in the NBA wants to sign with you. What 3 players do you sign?

Here's ESPNs top summer of 2014 free agents:

Carmelo Anthony
LeBron James
Chris Bosh
Kobe Bryant
Derrick Favors
Zach Randolph
Greg Monroe
Dwyane Wade
Pau Gasol
Dirk Nowitzki
Andrew Bogut
Danny Granger
Rudy Gay
Tim Duncan

Let's also assume this team miraculously lands the #1 draft pick.. who do you draft to go with your BIG 3?

Andrew Wiggins
Julius Randle
Dante Exum
Jabari Parker
Marcus Smart

I'd take LBJ, Dirk & Gasol and draft Wiggins.

Byronicle
10-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Just for the sake of entertainment - let's say you have a team with all the salary cap in the world and every single free agent in the NBA wants to sign with you. What 3 players do sign?

Here's ESPNs top summer of 2014 free agents:

Carmelo Anthony
LeBron James
Chris Bosh
Kobe Bryant
Derrick Favors
Zach Randolph
Greg Monroe
Dwyane Wade
Pau Gasol
Dirk Nowitzki
Andrew Bogut
Danny Granger
Rudy Gay
Tim Duncan

I'd take LBJ, Dirk & Melo

2/3 players can play PF when you go small, Dirk is only a PF. Lebron and Melo cannot shift down to SG either

NYKnickFanatic
10-01-2013, 02:28 PM
LeBron, Melo and Gasol.

NYKnickFanatic
10-01-2013, 02:29 PM
2/3 players can play PF when you go small, Dirk is only a PF. Lebron and Melo cannot shift down to SG either

LeBron shifts down to Point. ;)

jstone0716
10-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Lebron can play the 2. Like I said it's just for entertainment purposes lol. I'd probably swap Melo for D-wade if I was trying to build a legit contender.. but I'd rather watch LBJ, Dirk & Melo.

greg_ory_2005
10-01-2013, 02:31 PM
Lebron
Melo
Bosh

Minimal
10-01-2013, 02:33 PM
LeBron
Wade
Bosh

jstone0716
10-01-2013, 02:34 PM
LeBron
Wade
Bosh

Lol

diu9leilomo
10-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Kobe
Dirk
Duncan

archdevil84
10-01-2013, 02:47 PM
melo
bron
wade

jstone0716
10-01-2013, 02:53 PM
Added #1 draft pick for a little more flavor.

jerellh528
10-01-2013, 03:40 PM
This is pretty much what position the lakers will be in minus the top draft pick.

Tony_Starks
10-01-2013, 03:46 PM
Kobe
Melo
Duncan

I Rock Shaqs
10-01-2013, 04:07 PM
Lebron- Best player on the planet
Duncan- Proven winner and would retire soon giving some cap relief
Randle- Amazing talent obviously and would have two of the greatest players ever at their position to teach him the ins and outs.

goalie
10-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Going with the idea that most of these guys only have a few years left and I don't want to take the ball out of Lebron's hands by adding a Melo or Kobe. I added youth with big upside, that happens to make me a very big team. Don't want to block Wiggins with another wing either.

Monroe
Favors
Lebron
Wiggins

YoungOne
10-01-2013, 04:30 PM
lebron+gasol+granger could be very cheap

Rockice_8
10-01-2013, 05:30 PM
PG:?
SG: Smart
SF: LBJ
PF: Melo
C: Monroe

mrblisterdundee
10-01-2013, 06:02 PM
PG: Andrew Wiggins
SF or PF: LeBron James
PF or C: Greg Monroe

beasted86
10-01-2013, 06:21 PM
LeBron
Wade
Bosh

This.

Other trios won't have balance, and I see certain players having a distinctly terrible time accepting a secondary role. So any lists that have any two of: LeBron and Carmelo or Kobe are plain lying. Aside from that, age, defense, this is the way to go: LeBron, Wade, Bosh.

ndfightirish12
10-01-2013, 06:31 PM
lebron melo gasol with wiggins as my draft pick

mdm692
10-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Just for the sake of entertainment - let's say you have a team with all the salary cap in the world and every single free agent in the NBA wants to sign with you. What 3 players do you sign?

Here's ESPNs top summer of 2014 free agents:

Carmelo Anthony
LeBron James
Chris Bosh
Kobe Bryant
Derrick Favors
Zach Randolph
Greg Monroe
Dwyane Wade
Pau Gasol
Dirk Nowitzki
Andrew Bogut
Danny Granger
Rudy Gay
Tim Duncan

Let's also assume this team miraculously lands the #1 draft pick.. who do you draft to go with your BIG 3?

Andrew Wiggins
Julius Randle
Dante Exum
Jabari Parker
Marcus Smart

I'd take LBJ, Dirk & Gasol and draft Wiggins.
LBJ
-
Rudy Gay(not for the max)
Julius Randle
Derrick Favors

I wanted Kobe or Wade but I prefer to save some cap to build a strong bench and a lethal 3pt shooter who can play D at the 2.

3RDASYSTEM
10-01-2013, 09:46 PM
Bron-dirk-duncan

Ill21
10-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Lebron
Melo
Gasol

DallasTrilla23
10-01-2013, 10:02 PM
Gasol, Duncan and Favors

5ass
10-02-2013, 12:23 AM
Favors
Bosh
Bron
Wiggins
****ing chris duhon

Thats a title contender

FOBolous
10-02-2013, 01:02 AM
PG - Lebron
SF - Melo
C - Monroe

built to win for the next 10 years.

ATX
10-02-2013, 09:22 AM
I'd go with what I know works...James/Wade/Bosh. The chemistry has already been developed. Other than that, I'd swap Bosh with Dirk or Gasol. Duncan is very aged, though still a beast last season, but that scares me off from him. Otherwise it'd be him by miles alongside James and Wade.

beasted86
10-02-2013, 09:31 PM
I'd go with what I know works...James/Wade/Bosh. The chemistry has already been developed. Other than that, I'd swap Bosh with Dirk or Gasol. Duncan is very aged, though still a beast last season, but that scares me off from him. Otherwise it'd be him by miles alongside James and Wade.

I'm still taking Bosh over Dirk, Gasol, and Duncan. On top off the age factor, people don't realize or appreciate the floor spacing, versatility, and defense he provides. He was the 2nd best jump shooter in the league last season from 16ft+ only behind Matt Bonner. Dirk has more range but the tradeoff is worse rebounding and defense. I also can't figure out for the life of me how many more playoffs Gasol has to disappear from before people realize he's no longer elite.

asandhu23
10-02-2013, 10:25 PM
David Lee
Andre Iguodala
Stephen Curry

robdesign13
10-02-2013, 11:22 PM
Irving
Melo
Lebron

xxplayerxx23
10-03-2013, 12:18 PM
Lebron
Melo
Dirk
Wiggins

Perfect floor spacing

N3TS
10-04-2013, 12:21 PM
LeBron (No Brainer)
Melo
Bosh
Wiggins (Can't Pass on Talent Like That)

jerellh528
10-04-2013, 05:23 PM
Would this be just for one season, or moving forward? That changes a ton.

jstone0716
10-07-2013, 11:08 AM
4 year deals!

Goose17
10-07-2013, 12:14 PM
Haven't read all the posts in the thread so I don't know if anyone mentioned this but just to clarify, Lebron and co aren't free agents, they have an ETO.

Anyway, let's just say they are.

For my Big 3;

Lebron James
Derrick Favors
Tim Duncan


Draft; Marcus Smart.


Starting 5; Smart - ? - Lebron - Favors - Duncan.

I would love to get a guy like Klay at the 2.

topdog
10-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Favors
Monroe
Lebron
Smart

Let the kids grow up while Lebron does his thing.

Durant is hype
10-07-2013, 12:48 PM
Lebron,Wade,Monroe & Wiggins