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Giannis94
12-09-2016, 10:39 AM
Figured this may be an interesting topic. I do realize that Draymond is also a "star", and probably a top 13-20 player in the league so to compensate for the Warriors "good drafting"- chose any player that was drafted in the 2nd rd, like Dray was.

Use the rosters of the 4 teams above to fill out the rest of your team while the "Big 3's" for each respective team would be locked, meaning that LBJ/Love/Irving/Klay/Curry/KD/Kawhi/LMA/Gasol/Glake Griffin/ CP3/ Deandre

would not be able to be used.

How would your big 3 compare to those listed above?

ClutchTime
12-09-2016, 11:21 AM
You can go Rondo/Wade/Butler on the Bulls.

D-Leethal
12-09-2016, 11:28 AM
CP3, Kawhi, Davis

warfelg
12-09-2016, 11:28 AM
Wesbrook, AD, Whiteside

Hawkeye15
12-09-2016, 11:39 AM
edit- didn't see you can't use Leonard

CP3, Butler, Davis

KnicksorBust
12-09-2016, 11:46 AM
Lillard, KP, Towns

MygirlhatesCod
12-09-2016, 11:48 AM
Dame ,AD, Towns

Giannis94
12-09-2016, 12:07 PM
Giannis/AD/KAT or Kawhi would be sick. Filthy athleticism.

Miltstar
12-09-2016, 12:25 PM
Giannis/AD/KAT or Kawhi would be sick. Filthy athleticism.

Lowry/Derozan/Cousins ... make it happen Massai!

Giannis94
12-09-2016, 12:27 PM
Lowry/Derozan/Cousins ... make it happen Massai!

I don't think DMC is a good influence. I mean, he kinda reminds me of Ron Artest/Rodman

Raps18-19 Champ
12-09-2016, 12:34 PM
Giannis, Davis, Towns.

mightybosstone
12-09-2016, 01:00 PM
I'd got with Harden, Giannis and Davis and surround those three guys with shooters and defensive specialists.

europagnpilgrim
12-09-2016, 01:30 PM
Harden or Russ-AD-Cousins

europagnpilgrim
12-09-2016, 01:32 PM
I don't think DMC is a good influence. I mean, he kinda reminds me of Ron Artest/Rodman

Rodman won 5 rings and was a good problem to have and Artest/ Pacers were legit contenders to win the East until the malice at the palace went down, and he was a good problem to have at that current time

you need a rough rider on your squad and Cousins brings that but with 25 and 12 type production that is hard to ignore

Hawkeye15
12-09-2016, 01:37 PM
I don't think DMC is a good influence. I mean, he kinda reminds me of Ron Artest/Rodman

such an underrated player

bartron_44
12-09-2016, 02:15 PM
Westbrook/I.Thomas
Giannis/Powell
Parsons/Crowder
AD/Jokic
M.Gasol/Whiteside


everyone not in old was a 2nd round pick.....(I assume I can't have Draymond, as I would swap out Parsons for him if I could...

IKnowHoops
12-09-2016, 02:23 PM
CP3, Kawhi, Davis

KD, Curry, Lebron if that's the case.

If we are not using players from the Spurs/Clips/Cavs/Dubs

Then I think I'm going Westbrook/Harden/AD and getting them some 3pt shooting 3's and 4's

Chronz
12-09-2016, 02:49 PM
Can't use players from those teams man c'mon.

Cp3 should sign with the Spurs tho

mrblisterdundee
12-09-2016, 02:51 PM
I'd got with Harden, Giannis and Davis and surround those three guys with shooters and defensive specialists.

Bingo. A lot of people have focused on traditional all-star point guards, but I'd focus more on the middle of the roster, surrounded by defensive specialists and shooters.
Utah is built to give Golden state trouble. Keep most of the roster, but replace Rodney Hood with James Harden, Gordon Hayward with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Derrick Favors with Anthony Davis.
That team could lock Golden State's Big Three down better than any other, and kill in transition. Just stick George Hill and Dante Exum to Stephen Curry, and Antetokounmpo to Kevin Durant.

IKnowHoops
12-09-2016, 04:42 PM
KD, Curry, Lebron if that's the case.

If we are not using players from the Spurs/Clips/Cavs/Dubs

Then I think I'm going Westbrook/Harden/AD and getting them some 3pt shooting 3's and 4's

Yeah on second thought, give me Gianni's instead of Westbrook

Bostonjorge
12-09-2016, 05:05 PM
Just add Westbrook and George to Boston and it's game over. Bradly is Irving, Paul, and Currys worst nightmare. Crowder and George can guard any SF.

Horford
George
Crowder
Westbrook
Thomas

Bradly defense specialist 6th man

Vee-Rex
12-09-2016, 05:14 PM
Just add Westbrook and George to Boston and it's game over. Bradly is Irving, Paul, and Currys worst nightmare. Crowder and George can guard any SF.

Horford
George
Crowder
Westbrook
Thomas

Bradly defense specialist 6th man

PG13 plays much worse than usual at the 4. Vogel tried it earnestly last year and had to stop. Crowder isn't stopping LeBron or Durant. And Horford gets abused on the boards in the playoffs. DJ or Thompson would hurt that lineup badly.

My big 3 would be the same as IKNOWHOOPS. Triple B.

Beard/BAE/Brow.

tredigs
12-09-2016, 05:35 PM
Going away from some of the standard picks here and thinking about a team I actually think would mesh incredibly well, I'd go to war with Jimmy Butler, Harden and Gobert and feel pretty great about my chances against anyone.

Having that >7 foot super smart/athletic behemoth patrolling the paint would be huge against the Cavs and Warriors. And having multiple elite offensive wings puts a ton of pressure on the opposing D. Plus Gobert doesn't need the ball offensively, and when he has it he puts it home (leads the league in eFG%).

Raidaz4Life
12-09-2016, 05:39 PM
Westy-Butler-Davis


edit: saw I couldn't use Kawhi

Heediot
12-09-2016, 05:52 PM
I'd take off Harden because in the post season his game is less effective as refs don't spoon feed him his fouls like the regular season, same with Derozan. Harden is still useful but I would rather take someone else.

Paul George (proven to be effective in the post season), Anthony Davis, Embiid (He is a mystery and might wreck **** up).

You gotta be able to win in the half court. I think these guys can get theirs in the half court. I also want size and defense and the ability to switch on the other big 3's. Add some 3-d guys with this squad and I'll take my chances. Inexperience and health may be the downfall though.

Bostonjorge
12-10-2016, 02:49 AM
PG13 plays much worse than usual at the 4. Vogel tried it earnestly last year and had to stop. Crowder isn't stopping LeBron or Durant. And Horford gets abused on the boards in the playoffs. DJ or Thompson would hurt that lineup badly.

My big 3 would be the same as IKNOWHOOPS. Triple B.

Beard/BAE/Brow.

You sleeping on Crowder.

rhino17
12-10-2016, 03:38 AM
Harden-Westbrook-Davis

GunFactor187
12-10-2016, 03:49 AM
Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Andre Drummond

Miltstar
12-10-2016, 01:06 PM
I don't think DMC is a good influence. I mean, he kinda reminds me of Ron Artest/Rodman

Thats two world champions/(potential) HOFers right there, so not sure what you're trying to say!! A lot of people were worried about Lowry's attitude as well but look at him now, he's a model employee

AI
12-10-2016, 06:56 PM
Westbrook - Melo - AD

king4day
12-10-2016, 10:00 PM
Of course it would depend on who the role players are, but pairing AD, Westbrook, and Lillard would mess up the W's lack if interior scoring.
I don't think the Clips and Spurs should be in there. Great teams, but they can be beat, already, by teams like Houston or Toronto IMO. So you won't need a superteam to get by them.


We all know this is a 2 team league right now....because....parity

Giannis94
12-11-2016, 12:30 PM
Of course it would depend on who the role players are, but pairing AD, Westbrook, and Lillard would mess up the W's lack if interior scoring.
I don't think the Clips and Spurs should be in there. Great teams, but they can be beat, already, by teams like Houston or Toronto IMO. So you won't need a superteam to get by them.


We all know this is a 2 team league right now....because....parity

I think its a 2.5 team league because the Spurs can give the warriors fits if their role players get hot/show up for 6/7 games. I normally don't watch until the finals but would definitley watch SA vs. GSW before I watch GSW vs. Cle

tredigs
12-11-2016, 12:50 PM
Of course it would depend on who the role players are, but pairing AD, Westbrook, and Lillard would mess up the W's lack if interior scoring.
I don't think the Clips and Spurs should be in there. Great teams, but they can be beat, already, by teams like Houston or Toronto IMO. So you won't need a superteam to get by them.


We all know this is a 2 team league right now....because....parity
Unfairly enough, the Warriors are actually rank near the top of the league in both paint defense and paint scoring. Cavs rank near the bottom in both cats.

BGeer091
12-11-2016, 12:54 PM
Westbrook, Porzingis and Anthony Davis. I picked Zinger over The Freak because a shooter is needed.

YAALREADYKNO
12-11-2016, 02:51 PM
Westbrook
Butler
Davis

lol, please
12-11-2016, 03:03 PM
DeRozan/Westbrook/AD

shep33
12-11-2016, 03:34 PM
Harden, Davis, Giannis

Seizabmc
12-11-2016, 07:29 PM
The Knicks
Cp3 /Jennings
C.lee /holiday
Melo /Rudy gay
Kp /oquin
Anthony Davis / Noah

jsthornton7
12-12-2016, 03:59 AM
PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: who cares..
SF: Paul George
PF: Anthony Davis
C: Marc Gasol

Mave1002
12-13-2016, 12:13 AM
More like my big ten plus a little Lakers touch.

Lillard / Russell
Butler / Booker
George / Ingram
AD / Randle
DMC / KAT

KnicksorBust
12-13-2016, 12:49 PM
Of course it would depend on who the role players are, but pairing AD, Westbrook, and Lillard would mess up the W's lack if interior scoring.
I don't think the Clips and Spurs should be in there. Great teams, but they can be beat, already, by teams like Houston or Toronto IMO. So you won't need a superteam to get by them.

We all know this is a 2 team league right now....because....parity

I would probably put the Clippers and Spurs above Houston though and it makes the thread more entertaining because (if people read the OP) it takes away CP3 and Kawhi and makes you work a little harder to get your big 3.


Unfairly enough, the Warriors are actually rank near the top of the league in both paint defense and paint scoring. Cavs rank near the bottom in both cats.

I read this post twice and almost laughed out loud. It's an epic humble brag.


Harden, Davis, Giannis

It's amazing that Giannis is legitimately an option in this thread. It's a shame a troll is ruining his name by trying to put him in every thread. It's like when Knicks fans got way too hyped about Porzingis last year... :)

KnicksorBust
12-13-2016, 12:52 PM
The more I think about it the more I think I'd rather have Harden than Westbrook on my super team.

Anthony Davis is a must.
I'm taking Harden > Westbrook (wouldn't want both)
The 3rd guy is a toss-up between Jimmy Butler and Paul George. Don't have time to look but I wonder who does better against Durant.

pebloemer
12-13-2016, 01:49 PM
The more I think about it the more I think I'd rather have Harden than Westbrook on my super team.

Anthony Davis is a must.
I'm taking Harden > Westbrook (wouldn't want both)
The 3rd guy is a toss-up between Jimmy Butler and Paul George. Don't have time to look but I wonder who does better against Durant.

George/Davis/Westbrook would be filthy.

nycericanguy
12-13-2016, 02:21 PM
Lillard/PG13/Porzingis.

warfelg
12-13-2016, 03:07 PM
I'm sticking with my Westbrook-AD-Whiteside trio. That's way too much size for the warriors to deal with.

KnicksorBust
12-13-2016, 03:17 PM
George/Davis/Westbrook would be filthy.

Why Westbrook over Harden in that trio?

tredigs
12-14-2016, 12:00 AM
I'm sticking with my Westbrook-AD-Whiteside trio. That's way too much size for the warriors to deal with.

I don't know. That's a pretty weak defensive trio against the Warriors. You're going to be trading a lot of 2's for 3's, and that probably wouldn't end well.

IKnowHoops
12-14-2016, 01:37 AM
The more I think about it the more I think I'd rather have Harden than Westbrook on my super team.

Anthony Davis is a must.
I'm taking Harden > Westbrook (wouldn't want both)
The 3rd guy is a toss-up between Jimmy Butler and Paul George. Don't have time to look but I wonder who does better against Durant.

Thats why I'm going with Giannis for that 3rd player. But I'm with you on Harden and Davis

KnicksorBust
12-14-2016, 08:53 AM
Thats why I'm going with Giannis for that 3rd player. But I'm with you on Harden and Davis

Does Giannis have the best stats against Durant or you are just banking on his length and athleticism being a problem?

warfelg
12-14-2016, 09:31 AM
I don't know. That's a pretty weak defensive trio against the Warriors. You're going to be trading a lot of 2's for 3's, and that probably wouldn't end well.

Weak defensive trio? What?

warfelg
12-14-2016, 09:43 AM
Going off what some other people are doing and adding to their own teams:

Simmons/El Chacho (Sergio Rodriguez)/Jarrod Bayless
CJ McCollum/Gerald Henderson/Nik Stauskas
Paul George/Robert Covington/Hollis Thompson
Kristaps Porzingas/Dario Saric/Erason Ilyasova
Joel Embiid/Nerlens Noel/Jahlil Okafor

So ok I know how some feel about the Sixers youngins, but Okafor is playing like a stud. I know Simmons hasn't seen the court yet, but based on what we know, he can be a stud. CJ is a 20ppg scorer. PG is a 20ppg scorer with good defense. Kirstaps is the unicorn. 4 of 5 guys on the court are 6'10"+. 4 of the 5 can shoot the 3. 2 of the 5 are 7'2" to give the Warriors headaches. Not only that, coming off the bench is more defense (Henderson and RoCo), more shooting (Hollis, Saric, Ilyasova, Sauce), more size (Noel, Okafor), and more passing (Sergio).

This Sixers team is already feisty, and by adding a 2-4 with skill, it bumps current starters to the bench, where they could be better suited. The length and sheer size would give the Warrior, Cavs, Clips, Spurs all problems.

Yes the lynchpin in all of this is how well Simmons actually looks, but the thought of one of the guards from these 4 teams having to guard either Simmons or George.....yikes. How do you do that? They would just take them in the post and abuse them all game long.

pebloemer
12-14-2016, 10:26 AM
Why Westbrook over Harden in that trio?

Speed, athleticism and personal preference. Can't really go wrong with either though. I recognize I'd miss out on better shooting from Harden. So Westbrook/George/Davis would need to be surrounded accordingly.

What would be behind your preference for Harden?

Heediot
12-14-2016, 11:43 AM
Best way to beat GS is with size and the ability to switch on the perimeter and force them into difficult attempts. Size is nice to out muscle and out rebound them, some teams have shown to give GS problems in the playoffs that way.

I'll stick with George, Davis, Embiid frontcourt. Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee in the backcourt. This front court will give GS headaches with their size and ability to finish in the half court or transition. They can out muscle GS and out rebound them. I'll take Korver off the bench, he will be put in spots to extend that GS defense.

Again, Harden's game is drool worthy in the regular season, I'm not convinced I can trust him in a physical grueling series. You cannot rely on the refs to cop you out with fouls, they tend to swallow the whistle more in the playoffs. As such, defending him becomes easier as guys can tighten up on him and his looks will not be as easy as we see in the regular season.

twellner9
12-15-2016, 01:46 PM
I'm all about the 2-way players. Give me Davis, Giannis, and Butler. All elite defenders, Giannis at the point would be sick with a player like Davis to lob it up to. All are extremely efficient on both ends of the court as well. Mix in Terence Ross and Avery Bradley to round out the starting 5 and you'd have the best defensive unit in the NBA with enough shooting and penetration skills to give any team fits.

JOSKOMANG4
12-15-2016, 03:17 PM
Anthony Davis, Demarcus Cousins, John Wall.

MygirlhatesCod
12-15-2016, 04:38 PM
Dame, AD, towns and millsap for my second rounder. matched with the clippers bench.

tredigs
12-15-2016, 05:58 PM
Weak defensive trio? What?

Westbrook is not a good defender and Curry has historically lit him up. AD and Whiteside, OK you have the paint covered (though AD is not a good paint defender, or even a highly potent overall defender), but what about the players and places on the court that the Warriors make their name on? A Whiteside/AD tandem would get slaughtered against that particular offense.

warfelg
12-15-2016, 07:37 PM
Westbrook is not a good defender and Curry has historically lit him up. AD and Whiteside, OK you have the paint covered (though AD is not a good paint defender, or even a highly potent overall defender), but what about the players and places on the court that the Warriors make their name on? A Whiteside/AD tandem would get slaughtered against that particular offense.

Depends what team your adding them to.

Put them on the Celtics for instance where They would line up:
Wesbrook-Avery-Crowder-AD-Whiteside.

Even at the expense of taking say, IT and Horford off that team, defensively it's good. It's all a matter of what team that trio is added to.

Dade County
12-15-2016, 09:05 PM
Wesbrook, AD, Whiteside

Thank you for saving me the trouble...

Future HEAT roster right here.

Dade County
12-15-2016, 11:23 PM
I don't know. That's a pretty weak defensive trio against the Warriors. You're going to be trading a lot of 2's for 3's, and that probably wouldn't end well.

Not really...

By having Whiteside & AD, your other players can play tight & force the other team ball handlers to drive.

& what will be waiting for them is trouble. & by having West, there is no way that GS or Cavs can stop easy buckets at the rim all game long. Easy put backs too.

But i still think GS would win, but a Cavs matchup would be trully fun.

tredigs
12-16-2016, 02:42 AM
Depends what team your adding them to.

Put them on the Celtics for instance where They would line up:
Wesbrook-Avery-Crowder-AD-Whiteside.

Even at the expense of taking say, IT and Horford off that team, defensively it's good. It's all a matter of what team that trio is added to.

Lmao good point. If you match those three with an ideal tandem (THE ideal tandem in our scenario. Yahtzee!) then yes they would thrive.

This thread is ridiculous you guys.

papipapsmanny
12-17-2016, 05:02 PM
I'll go kind of under the radar here.

I will go with John Wall, a healthy Kris Middleton, and Demarcus Cousins.

Wall good scorer great distributor, Middleton a great shooter will open space and Wall will find him, and Cousins is a dominant Post player.

I just think those these players and their skill sets perfectly compliment each other, again assuming full health.