PDA

View Full Version : What would be the best offensive starting 5 you can think of?



Vampirate
10-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Position doesn't matter, you can have Griffin playing point guard if you wanted.

Mine would be

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Kevin Durant
SF: Stephen Curry
PF: Lebron James
C: Chris Bosh

exactly who on this team do you cover?

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 03:06 PM
well, you can't just throw out 5 guys who need 20 shots to be happy.

Paul
Korver
Durant
Love
Noah

Paul wouldn't care if he got 3 shots, Noah either. Noah is the best passing big man in the league, and they have floor spacers, and movers without the ball.

I think this team would score 115 a night. Easily.

Goose17
10-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Off the top of my head...

Curry
Harden
Durant
Nowitzki
Jefferson

Hulk6
10-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Curry
Beal
KD
AD
Cousins

abe_froman
10-18-2014, 03:22 PM
curry
harden
kd
lebron
love

jaydubb
10-18-2014, 03:24 PM
well, you can't just throw out 5 guys who need 20 shots to be happy.

Paul
Korver
Durant
Love
Noah

Paul wouldn't care if he got 3 shots, Noah either. Noah is the best passing big man in the league, and they have floor spacers, and movers without the ball.

I think this team would score 115 a night. Easily.

This would be my team too.. Noah and cp3 have tons of value even when they aren't scoring. KD and love would get the most looks and korver would be wide open constantly cuz you can't go one on one with kd and love.. This team would absolutely dominate on offense..

xxplayerxx23
10-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Curry
Melo
Kd
Lebron
Love

Vampirate
10-18-2014, 03:28 PM
well, you can't just throw out 5 guys who need 20 shots to be happy.

Paul
Korver
Durant
Love
Noah

Paul wouldn't care if he got 3 shots, Noah either. Noah is the best passing big man in the league, and they have floor spacers, and movers without the ball.

I think this team would score 115 a night. Easily.Curry, Paul and James are willing passers. Bosh already has accepted a lesser role before. Durant would be the go to scorer here.

Why I chose these 5 is they are all excellent shooters, distributers (bosh maybe less so) and free throw shooters. There would be no way to stop the offense because, James could bully his way to the rim, Durant is one of the best scorers in history, Curry would be getting wide open 3s all the time, Bosh's mid game is excellent, all while Paul is spear heading the attack. Double or Triple team anyone and it gives free reign for the other players to demolish your defense.

Lucky.
10-18-2014, 03:51 PM
well, you can't just throw out 5 guys who need 20 shots to be happy.

Paul
Korver
Durant
Love
Noah

Paul wouldn't care if he got 3 shots, Noah either. Noah is the best passing big man in the league, and they have floor spacers, and movers without the ball.

I think this team would score 115 a night. Easily.

Good group. People will mostly just pick a bunch of high scoring players. Having a center like Noah would be wise, IMO. Noah also gives an edge with offensive rebounding, too. Korver is a sneaky good pick as well.

Kaner
10-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Paul
Korver
Durant
Nowitzki
R.Lopez

Goose17
10-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Damn. People are really high on Korver huh, lol.

JeffG20
10-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Curry
Harden
Durant
Lebron
AD

Bruno
10-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Curry
Thompson
Durant
Love
Noah

Kaner
10-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Damn. People are really high on Korver huh, lol.

Yeah his shooting and insanely high efficiency make him pretty easily the best off-ball wing in the nba, imo.

YAALREADYKNO
10-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Curry
Kobe
Lebron
Dirk
Cousins

Floor spacing, Clutch Shooters, low post presence, Closers

ILLUSIONIST^248
10-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Curry
Kobe
Durant
Bron bron
Love

Fan12345
10-18-2014, 06:37 PM
I would have

Curry
Harden
Durant
LeBron
Drummond

JLynn943
10-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Paul
Curry
Durant
Love
Cousins

This lineup gives you shooting from anywhere, post scoring, and players who can take it to the hoop. You also have capable passers at each position (Cousins is a very underrated passer)

jerellh528
10-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Curry
Kobe
Kd
Love
Cousins

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Damn. People are really high on Korver huh, lol.

because his presence alone makes defenses scramble. And he won't ***** if he gets 2 shots, or 12. The ultimate floor spacer who moves very intelligently without the ball. Noah/Love are probably the best passers at their position, and even if you like Blake's passing ability over Love, Love's floor spacing and ability to score anywhere, as well as rebounding, give him an edge on my team.

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 07:21 PM
Curry
Kobe
Kd
Love
Cousins

Not enough shots to go around though. You have to think of that when you make these teams. At least 2 of your guys should be elite scorers/shooters, but you also know they don't care if they score. And Cousins? Why put that knucklehead on any team like this? Kobe? I don't want volume scorers who shoot a ton, and especially the current Kobe. If this was 5 years ago, no problem. And Nash would be my PG at that time. But it's 2014.

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Curry, Paul and James are willing passers. Bosh already has accepted a lesser role before. Durant would be the go to scorer here.

Why I chose these 5 is they are all excellent shooters, distributers (bosh maybe less so) and free throw shooters. There would be no way to stop the offense because, James could bully his way to the rim, Durant is one of the best scorers in history, Curry would be getting wide open 3s all the time, Bosh's mid game is excellent, all while Paul is spear heading the attack. Double or Triple team anyone and it gives free reign for the other players to demolish your defense.

I don't want LeBron on my team in this thread, because he is a ball stopper to a large degree. It's why I would avoid Harden, Kobe, Melo, and many others. Bosh isn't a bad pick, Curry I can see (but why with CP3 available, the UTLIMATE PG for this type of team).

dalton749
10-18-2014, 07:30 PM
paul
derozan
durant
love
m gasol

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 07:31 PM
paul
derozan
durant
love
m gasol

Marc was my 2nd pick at C after Noah, he would be a great pick for this team

dalton749
10-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Marc was my 2nd pick at C after Noah, he would be a great pick for this team

he can score a lot better than noah imo, but has shown no problem deferring
surprised more people havent chosen him

Goose17
10-18-2014, 07:44 PM
because his presence alone makes defenses scramble. And he won't ***** if he gets 2 shots, or 12. The ultimate floor spacer who moves very intelligently without the ball. .

Yeah I appreciate what he does. Just surprised so many pick him for this with all the talent at the SG position (at least offensively). Going for the uber realistic approach though, I see. Not what I thought the OP was aiming for but fair enough.

In that case...

G; Goran Dragic. Doesn't need a lot of shots. Great at getting everyone involved. High basketball I.Q
G; Klay Thompson. The ultimate 3 and D player who has recently shown an aggressiveness and willingness to attack the rim.
F; Nicolas Batum. Well balanced player. Can do it all well offensively.
F; Dirk Nowitzki. Efficient. Doesn't need a lot of shots at this point in his career. Can help spread and space the floor with that long mid range game of his.
C; Marc Gasol. A better post scoring threat than Joakim and very bit as good at distributing the ball.

The PG and Wings are also still young. They could run the break epically.

Thought about Parker over Dragic... still wrestling with that.

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 07:49 PM
he can score a lot better than noah imo, but has shown no problem deferring
surprised more people havent chosen him

the reason I chose Noah, is that he doesn't care if he scores, and is the best passing center in the game.

Munkeysuit
10-18-2014, 08:31 PM
PG - Steph Curry
SG - Klay Thompson
SF - Kevin Durant
PF - Kevin Love
C - Tim Duncan

Vampirate
10-18-2014, 10:20 PM
I don't want LeBron on my team in this thread, because he is a ball stopper to a large degree. It's why I would avoid Harden, Kobe, Melo, and many others. Bosh isn't a bad pick, Curry I can see (but why with CP3 available, the UTLIMATE PG for this type of team).

That's why I have both. Both are excellent passers and shooters.

Just imagine CP3 setting up Curry, for wide open 3s, even if someone guards curry he'd still get those 3s.

As for Lebron, think of the transition attack that CP3 and Lebron would make, it's like an unstoppable train.

I actually thought of Noah, and maybe one of the Gasol bros too, but I went with Bosh's shooting.

Another thing is I don't think you can shut this offense down. If you double team lebron you have at least 3 people who can go off for 40 points with great efficiency.

jerellh528
10-18-2014, 10:22 PM
I don't want LeBron on my team in this thread, because he is a ball stopper to a large degree. It's why I would avoid Harden, Kobe, Melo, and many others. Bosh isn't a bad pick, Curry I can see (but why with CP3 available, the UTLIMATE PG for this type of team).

Finally someone who realizes Lebron is a ball stopper and not omgz the best passer since magic and could play pg better than Paul and guard 1-5

Vampirate
10-18-2014, 10:25 PM
paul
derozan
durant
love
m gasol
Derozan is a really good player and gets to the line at an elite pace with very good free throw percentages, but he really doesn't belong on the list imo.

FlashBolt
10-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Finally someone who realizes Lebron is a ball stopper and not omgz the best passer since magic and could play pg better than Paul and guard 1-5

He also said Kobe, Harden, Melo, and many others.. which is justified. The biggest names aren't always the best fit for everything. You handpicking LeBron from a list of Kobe, Melo, and Harden, just shows your distaste for him.

Raps18-19 Champ
10-18-2014, 11:08 PM
C-Noah
PF-Duncan/Horford
SF-Lebron
SG-Korver
PG-Curry

Everyone is a great passer so there's equal scoring all around. Big men doesn't need high volume of shots and the 3 front court players are great rebounders so can pass back out to Curry or Korver for a 3.

Hawkeye15
10-18-2014, 11:15 PM
Finally someone who realizes Lebron is a ball stopper and not omgz the best passer since magic and could play pg better than Paul and guard 1-5

well he is the best option in reality, cause we don't get to piece together our offensive roster without money involved. But sure, if I am putting together a dream team on offense, I want guys who do NOT stop the ball. Ever.

TrueFan420
10-18-2014, 11:17 PM
I'm
Position doesn't matter, you can have Griffin playing point guard if you wanted.

Mine would be

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Kevin Durant
SF: Stephen Curry
PF: Lebron James
C: Chris Bosh

exactly who on this team do you cover?
Um why did you put curry at SF and KD at SG

Vampirate
10-18-2014, 11:19 PM
Aside from PG and C which are concrete roles, and PF which is a C with more range, SG and SF are kind of interchangeable.

FlashBolt
10-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Wing position is pretty much closely related. Kinda like PF/C > which in modern era, is used interchangeably.

dalton749
10-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Derozan is a really good player and gets to the line at an elite pace with very good free throw percentages, but he really doesn't belong on the list imo.

derozan can operate without the ball and draw the defense in with his mid range/getting to the line, doesn't turn over the ball, and sets up guys for corner threes better than anyone in the league not named dragic, while paul,durant, and love are all really good 3 point shooters.

he was the 9th best scorer in the league, and doesnt play with another player that can consistently draw a double team, he belongs here

Shlumpledink
10-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Curry
Thompson
Afflalo
Lebron
Dirk

Goose17
10-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Finally someone who realizes Lebron is a ball stopper and not omgz the best passer since magic and could play pg better than Paul and guard 1-5

He can guard 1 through 5 though.

Goose17
10-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Aside from PG and C which are concrete roles, and PF which is a C with more range, SG and SF are kind of interchangeable.

Since when did PF mean you have more range? And since when we're SG and SF interchangeable? You have to consider their height, weight, wing span etc. Besides Curry is a point guard. Playing him at the SF when you have a true SF in Durant makes no sense. Of he's not playing point the only other position you can put him at is the 2 and even then he can't defend other 2 guards and he couldn't play a lot of minutes there.

bgdreton
10-19-2014, 06:15 AM
He can guard 1 through 5 though.

No he can't he can't even guard Paul George or Lenard in the playoffs.. He is a very special player but he can't guard centers.

Goose17
10-19-2014, 06:29 AM
No he can't he can't even guard Paul George or Lenard in the playoffs.. He is a very special player but he can't guard centers.

Not now. He's lost too much weight. Willing to bet he could have though. He didn't exactly get the opportunity to do it often.

At the very least he can guard 1 through 4. But I don't find it a stretch at all to say when he was bigger he was capable of guarding most 5s.

QueensG_718
10-19-2014, 07:09 AM
Pg-parker
Sg-lebron
Sf-MELOOOOO
pf-kd
C-al jefferson or anthony davis

Almost no one picked melo. Smh melo is a scoring machine. And you guys picking a role player like korver are out of your minds. My team would whoop that ***

IKnowHoops
10-19-2014, 07:57 AM
PG Lebron
SG Durant
SF Melo
PF Love
C Anthony Davis

Goose17
10-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Pg-parker
Sg-lebron
Sf-MELOOOOO
pf-kd
C-al jefferson or anthony davis

Almost no one picked melo. Smh melo is a scoring machine. And you guys picking a role player like korver are out of your minds. My team would whoop that ***

Lol the idea is to not have a bunch of volume shooters. There's not enough shots to go around on that team, and not enough guys moving the ball around. A lot of iso there.

Raidaz4Life
10-19-2014, 08:35 AM
PG: Steph Curry
SG: Goran Dragic
SF: Kyle Korver
PF: Kevin Durant
C: Joakim Noah

Triangle Offense


CP3 in a traditional pick and roll offense

Goose17
10-19-2014, 08:39 AM
PG: Steph Curry
SG: Goran Dragic
SF: Kyle Korver
PF: Kevin Durant
C: Joakim Noah

Triangle Offense

I like the idea of having Dragic and CP3. A second ball handler is always useful.

IKnowHoops
10-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Lol the idea is to not have a bunch of volume shooters. There's not enough shots to go around on that team, and not enough guys moving the ball around. A lot of iso there.

My team is all a bunch of Volume shooters, but I don't think volume shooters need to take all the shots to be effective. I think its the other way around. They are so good at shooting that its better for the team for them to shoot at volume than it is to spread the ball evenly. I think Volume shooters are even more deadly when they are able to play the role of a role player because then they are only taking high percent shots. Remember the last Olympics when Melo hit like ten 3 balls in a row. I feel that having the best players on the court makes it easier for the best players to score who usually score well under double team circumstances. Now these great scorers are wide open a lot and they become super efficient.

Just my opinion.

Goose17
10-19-2014, 09:04 AM
My team is all a bunch of Volume shooters, but I don't think volume shooters need to take all the shots to be effective. I think its the other way around. They are so good at shooting that its better for the team for them to shoot at volume than it is to spread the ball evenly. I think Volume shooters are even more deadly when they are able to play the role of a role player because then they are only taking high percent shots. Remember the last Olympics when Melo hit like ten 3 balls in a row. I feel that having the best players on the court makes it easier for the best players to score who usually score well under double team circumstances. Now these great scorers are wide open a lot and they become super efficient.

Just my opinion.

Interesting take on it. Not convinced their egos would let them be just role players though.

And the whole point of "volume shooters" is that they DO need a lot of shots to be effective. That's why they're called volume shooters. Otherwise they would just be called shooters.

IKnowHoops
10-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Pg-parker
Sg-lebron
Sf-MELOOOOO
pf-kd
C-al jefferson or anthony davis

Almost no one picked melo. Smh melo is a scoring machine. And you guys picking a role player like korver are out of your minds. My team would whoop that ***

I have to agree with this. If he was such a good fit for offensive firepower he would of made the Fiba team.

IKnowHoops
10-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Interesting take on it. Not convinced their egos would let them be just role players though.

And the whole point of "volume shooters" is that they DO need a lot of shots to be effective. That's why they're called volume shooters. Otherwise they would just be called shooters.

I think its that term is misused and misinterpreted. KD is a volume shooter. Lebron is a volume shooter. Melo is a Volume shooter, Jordan is a Volume shooter. To me this means they are so good at scoring they have the green light. It doesn't mean that they need to shoot a lot in order to be successful scorers.

They are all great players than can adjust and do what the team needs them to do. There is just no way I'm taking Kyle Korver over any of these dudes.

ewing
10-19-2014, 09:17 AM
Dragic
Curry
Love
KD
Blake

Vampirate
10-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Since when did PF mean you have more range? And since when we're SG and SF interchangeable? You have to consider their height, weight, wing span etc. Besides Curry is a point guard. Playing him at the SF when you have a true SF in Durant makes no sense. Of he's not playing point the only other position you can put him at is the 2 and even then he can't defend other 2 guards and he couldn't play a lot of minutes there.

Remember this is about offense purely, defense does not come into the picture. I really wanted both Paul to lead the offense and I wanted Curry for his pure ability to shoot and pass. In the end I wanted both on my team and didn't want to part with either. I'd you want to change Curry ' s and KD'S position that's fine but their roles would remain the same.

mightybosstone
10-19-2014, 10:37 AM
Off the top of my head...

Curry
Harden
Durant
Nowitzki
Jefferson

Mine was going to be pretty much this. But I would probably swap out Dirk for Lebron and go with a small ball lineup. Hell, you could even put Dirk at the 5 and keep Lebron at the 4. Imagine the floor spacing in that lineup.

Captain Moroni
10-19-2014, 11:30 AM
People are so ridiculous in their hatred of Carmelo Anthony. You loathe the guy for "playing one side of the ball" for not playing defense, then dont even mention him for an all offensive team.

first off get Noah off this team. He is a defensive specialist who should be on no ones All Offensive team. Many bigs can pass the rock and score 10 times more efficiently.

Second, this team would have no ball stoppers because everyone would have to be defended one on one. Lebon, Melo, and Durrant do what they do while being double and triple teamed on every play. Put them on the floor together, and there is so much fire power, ISO ball is irrelevant.

Third, Adding CP3 and a guy like D12 would create a team that would be unguardable. This bunch would score 130 points every night.

CP3
Lebron
Durrant
Melo
Howard.

Guard that.

archdevil84
10-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Cp3
Wade
Durant
Lebron
Dwight
3 point shooters in CP3, Lebron and Durant
mid range game in wade CP3 durant and lebron
Finishing inside dwight lebron wade durant and CP3
post game dwight lebron and wade
no selfish players. what more do you need?

archdevil84
10-19-2014, 11:46 AM
if you want to go "shoot as much as possible" you would have something like this:
Irving
Harden
Durant
Melo
Love

xbrackattackx
10-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Curry
Melo
Bron
Davis
Cousins

tredigs
10-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Curry
Dragic
Lebron
Dirk
Duncan

Blouses.

bgdreton
10-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Not now. He's lost too much weight. Willing to bet he could have though. He didn't exactly get the opportunity to do it often.

At the very least he can guard 1 through 4. But I don't find it a stretch at all to say when he was bigger he was capable of guarding most 5s.

I'm not buying that at all... He didn't get opportunities bc he can't just like when he played 4 it was in specific matchups. If he really could guard a 5 then y didn't he play that more often. I would see that as the biggest mismatch of all positions besides playing pg. Even with added weight Lebron is not a banger he would get too tired to bang the whole game. Lebron can play 1 through 4 depending on matchups at the 4.

bgdreton
10-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Cp3
Wade
Durant
Lebron
Dwight
3 point shooters in CP3, Lebron and Durant
mid range game in wade CP3 durant and lebron
Finishing inside dwight lebron wade durant and CP3
post game dwight lebron and wade
no selfish players. what more do you need?

I still laugh when ppl say Lebron got a post game...

ohreally
10-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Curry
Dragic
Durant (if healthy)
Davis
Brook Lopez (if healthy)

tredigs
10-19-2014, 06:38 PM
AD is not the best offensive power forward fellas.

Take your pick between Dirk, BG or Love. They are all easily ahead of him.

ohreally
10-19-2014, 07:04 PM
AD is not the best offensive power forward fellas.

Take your pick between Dirk, BG or Love. They are all easily ahead of him.

It's an offensive team.

Goose17
10-19-2014, 07:18 PM
AD is not the best offensive power forward fellas.

Take your pick between Dirk, BG or Love. They are all easily ahead of him.

People aren't picking the best offensive player available at each position. They're building a team which they think would dominate offensively. There's a difference.

tredigs
10-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Fair enough. Still, not sure how you'd want AD over any of them. They're all better playmakers and better floor stretchers.

Jeffy25
10-19-2014, 07:56 PM
well, you can't just throw out 5 guys who need 20 shots to be happy.

Paul
Korver
Durant
Love
Noah

Paul wouldn't care if he got 3 shots, Noah either. Noah is the best passing big man in the league, and they have floor spacers, and movers without the ball.

I think this team would score 115 a night. Easily.
:drool:

Hawkeye15
10-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Fair enough. Still, not sure how you'd want AD over any of them. They're all better playmakers and better floor stretchers.

any gripe with the team I put together on page 1? Like I stated, you need the right balance of shot takers, and those who can be awesome offensively without taking many shots at all.

D-Leethal
10-19-2014, 08:28 PM
I agree with Hawk and love his team. For sake of coming up with something a little different:

Curry-D.Green-Parsons-Dirk-Chandler

KnicksorBust
10-20-2014, 02:46 PM
I can't believe some people are wasting their lineups with guys like Cousins/Noah/Gasol. If it's just pure offense then it should look like this:

PG - Jose Calderon
SG - Kyle Korver
SF - Kevin Durant
PF - LeBron James
C - Kevin Love

ewing
10-20-2014, 02:51 PM
I can't believe some people are wasting their lineups with guys like Cousins/Noah/Gasol. If it's just pure offense then it should look like this:

PG - Jose Calderon
SG - Kyle Korver
SF - Kevin Durant
PF - LeBron James
C - Kevin Love

I agree, those guys are good offensive players and are get for floor balance if you are going for pure offensive you don't a guy like Mark Gasol who can't change ends

tredigs
10-20-2014, 03:08 PM
I agree, those guys are good offensive players and are get for floor balance if you are going for pure offensive you don't a guy like Mark Gasol who can't change ends

Put down the bottle.

ewing
10-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Put down the bottle.

i was in bobo classes, cant help it. anyway, i do think if you want pure offensive you want guys that can change ends and not plodding low post players.

Showtime Steve
10-20-2014, 04:26 PM
If we are saying pretty much top 5 offensive players by pos. Pg kyrie SG J Crawford sf Durant pf Anthony Davis C all jefferson

True Sports Fan
10-20-2014, 07:03 PM
I can't believe some people are wasting their lineups with guys like Cousins/Noah/Gasol. If it's just pure offense then it should look like this:

PG - Jose Calderon
SG - Kyle Korver
SF - Kevin Durant
PF - LeBron James
C - Kevin Love
What's wrong with Boogie? He's among the best offensive centers easily