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Sadds The Gr8
10-11-2013, 11:45 PM
Every summer, PSD holds a game where GM's re-draft players to see who creates the best team. This year, users from the site had to utilize their skills via draft, trades. At the end of the game, GMs voted on how they believed the regular season of this game would shake up. These are the playoffs of PSD's 2013 NBA Re-Draft

Please take the time to consider each line up, the match-up itself, and vote on which team you believe would win in a seven game series.

STATEN ISLAND HAS HOME COURT ADVANTAGE

Staten Island Depth Chart:

PG: Jeff Teague/Devin Harris
SG: Iman Shumpert/Gary Neal/E'twaun Moore
SF: Kevin Durant/Francisco Garcia
PF: David West/Michael Beasley
C: Chris Kaman/Chris Andersen/Byron Mullens

Ottawa Depth Chart:

C: Joakim Noah/Tyler Zeller/Robert Sacre
PF: Blake Griffin/John Henson
SF: Shane Battier/Al-Farouq Aminu
SG: Joe Johnson/Dorell Wright/Doron Lamb
PG: Greivis Vasquez/Andre Miller

Staten Island Writeup:

Writeup against Ottawa

First we would like to Congradulate Ottawa for making it to the next round. As you will see in the write up below we feel you are clearly outmatched in this series.

Offensive Gameplan

Just like in our last matchup, our offense strength comes from its elite floor spacing. Durant’s 0.657 TS% and David west shoots 53% in the paint and has a 47% outside the paint are huge assets. Battier’s defense is a shell of its former self and there is no way you can argue that he’ll be able to keep up with Durant for a full game / series. It is well known that Blake is not an elite defender and in their two matchups last year West averaged 19 points to Blake’s 17.5. In this matchup we look for Teague to explode; Vasquez rocks a -2.4 RAPM which should allow Teague to operate at will in setting up West and Durant or taking the shot himself. Our 1-2 offensive punch demands attention and forces our opponent’s defenders outside of the paint. This not only limits our opponent’s biggest strength, his rebounding, but also opens up driving lanes for Teague. Shumpert will again be relegated to the corner 3 where he excels with an 0.403%.

Defensive Gameplan

We believe that our individual matchups and superior defense will lead us to victory in this series. Although Blake Griffin is a rising star do not mistake him as a number 1 option. His numbers are bound to decrease without an elite set up man in Chris Paul dishing him the ball and his ISO offense is not one of his strongest attributes. Joe Johnson is arguably their 2nd option however we feel that Shumperts elite defense greatly diminishes JJs effect on the game. This leaves the remaining offensive load on the shoulders of Noah (a guy who averaged 10 and 11 points per game the last two seasons) and Vasquez a good set up man that can penetrate but averages only 14 ppg. There are just not enough points being scored from this team to overcome a Durant West Teague trio.

Player Matchups

Teague vs Vasquez

We feel Teague can take full advantage of Vasquez’s subpar defense and outscore him on a nightly basis. Although Teague is just an average defender that should be enough to slow down Vasquez down to producing his average to below average statline.

Shumpert vs Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson is clearly the better player in this matchup, but Shumpert’s primary role is to slow down Joe Johnson’s scoring. Shumpert is an elite wing defender and we feel he is more than capable of accomplishing this task. If Joe Johnson is unable to carry the offensive load Ottawa has very little offense elsewhere on its team.

Durant vs. Battier

Battier is no longer an elite defender in the NBA his agility and quickness are a far cry from what they used to be. There is no way he will be able to remotely slow down an offensive machine in Kevin Durant. Offensively Battier is an elite 3 point shooter but Durant is an above average defender and has the length to disturb anything Battier tosses up.

West vs. Griffin

Griffin is an exciting up and coming player, but don’t be lulled into thinking he is NBA elite and a number 1 option. Without Chris Paul as a set-up man we feel West can hold his own against Blake defensively. If Ottawa tries to put Noah on West, we bring Chris Kaman off the bench and gain our back to the basket presence that Blake has yet to show he can defend. Either way we generate our offense.

Andersen/Kaman vs. Noah

Noah is an elite defender however that defense is wasted if they leave him on Chris Andersen. If he guards west, we Bring in Kaman who can score over Blake and if they leave him on Andersen no big loss offensively for us. On the other end of the spectrum Noah is not a real offensive threat. He averages a paltry 10 ppg which we feel won’t going to carry Ottawa to the next round of the playoffs

Ottawa Writeup:


Hi everyone,

Once again, I'm not about that writeup life.

But my frontcourt should be able to feast on his, and his only really worrisome offensive option is KD. We'll make Shane Battier's sole responsibility limiting KD in every way possible. Nate has nobody else that will hurt me in a big way.

The_Jamal
10-12-2013, 02:01 AM
Ottawa. Because Staten Island write-up was horrid

Sportfan
10-13-2013, 10:28 AM
Oops

Raidaz4Life
10-13-2013, 10:39 AM
Staten Island. I have no idea how Ottawa ever got ranked that high.

Sadds The Gr8
10-13-2013, 12:58 PM
bump