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View Poll Results: Who would be the best teams with players in their primes?

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  • Cavaliers

    1 16.67%
  • Warriors

    4 66.67%
  • Rockets

    0 0%
  • Heat

    0 0%
  • Timberwolves

    0 0%
  • Thunder

    0 0%
  • Spurs

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  1. #1
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    Who would be the best teams if aging players were back in their primes?

    Cavaliers
    George Hill
    J.R. Smith(Nuggets/Knicks)
    LeBron James
    Kevin Love(Timberwolves)
    Tristan Thompson

    Bench:
    Jeff Green(Thunder/Celtics)
    Jordan Clarkson
    Rodney Hood
    Kyle Korver(76ers/Jazz/Bulls/Hawks)
    Larry Nance Jr.
    Kendrick Perkins(Celtics)

    Warriors
    Stephen Curry
    Klay Thompson
    Kevin Durant
    Draymond Green
    Zaza Pachulia(Hawks)

    Bench:
    Andre Iguodala(76ers/Nuggets)
    David West(Hornets)
    Nick Young(Lakers)
    Shaun Livingston
    JaVale McGee(Wizards/Nuggets)

    Rockets
    Chris Paul(Hornets)
    James Harden
    Joe Johnson(Hawks)
    Ryan Anderson
    Nene(Nuggets)

    Bench:
    Eric Gordon
    Trevor Ariza
    Clint Capela
    Gerald Green(Suns)

    Heat
    Goran Dragic
    Dwyane Wade
    Josh Richardson
    Udonis Haslem
    Hassan Whiteside

    Bench:
    Tyler Johnson
    Dion Waiters
    James Johnson
    Kelly Olynyk
    Wayne Ellington

    Timberwolves
    Derrick Rose(MVP)
    Jimmy Butler
    Andrew Wiggins
    Taj Gibson
    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Bench:
    Jeff Teague
    Jamal Crawford(Knicks/Warriors/Hawks/ Trail Blazers/Clippers)
    Aaron Brooks(Rockets)

    Thunder
    Russell Westbrook
    Andre Roberson
    Paul George
    Carmelo Anthony(Nuggets/Knicks)
    Steven Adams

    Bench:
    Raymond Felton(Bobcats/Knicks)
    Corey Brewer(Timberwolves/Nuggets)
    Nick Collison

    Spurs
    Tony Parker
    Manu Ginobili
    Kawhi Leonard
    LaMarcus Aldridge
    Pau Gasol(Grizzlies/Lakers)

    Bench:
    Rudy Gay(Grizzlies/Raptors/Kings)
    Danny Green
    Patty Mills

  2. #2
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    Spurs.

  3. #3
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    Id take the Warriors then Spurs.

    Igoudala in his prime is the X factor. And then of course the Spurs. Though Parker and Ginobili would be neutralized by GS's defense.

  4. #4
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    still the Warriors. The only player better than Durant and Curry is Lebron.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by COOLbeans View Post
    Id take the Warriors then Spurs.

    Igoudala in his prime is the X factor. And then of course the Spurs. Though Parker and Ginobili would be neutralized by GS's defense.
    Parker and Ginobili have went against some legit defenses/defenders in their time and been successful. Those guys in their prime are far different than who they have been the last few years.

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    Prime Gasol+Aldridge+Leonard+Parker+Manu? Give me the Spurs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdspurman View Post
    Parker and Ginobili have went against some legit defenses/defenders in their time and been successful. Those guys in their prime are far different than who they have been the last few years.
    Iím aware of that. Iím not sure if they could neutralize GS is what Iím saying.

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    Spurs look hella sexy though with Rudy off the bench. I still like Iggy off the bench, and prime Zara isnít sorry. He actually use to be very effective defensively and on the boards. With prime Durant I like the Warriors

  9. #9
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    Spurs would be nasty as hell. I'd say a toss up between them and the warriors.

  10. #10
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    Toss up between Spurs/Warriors. By todayís rules, the Warriors have an advantage but with prime Gasol/Aldridge they have a height/skill advantage in the post, and with Parker/Manu in their peaks, they can dictate tempo. Kawhi obviously obviously is a huge factor as well

  11. #11
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    The question is whether you believe the Spurs of 2003 can beat the Warriors of 2017 with a prime Iggy off the bench. Aldridge and Gasol in their primes May be equivalent to Duncan but Iím not even sure if thatís the case.

    They simply arenít as good so itís difficult to compare since Duncan isnít on the team and those guys virtually play the same position and canít really hit the 3

  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by COOLbeans View Post
    Spurs look hella sexy though with Rudy off the bench. I still like Iggy off the bench, and prime Zara isnít sorry. He actually use to be very effective defensively and on the boards. With prime Durant I like the Warriors
    Rudy is a better team player outside of his prime. Your takes are absolutely sickening .to my stomach

  13. #13
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    I want to say Warriors, but prime Duncan... I think he would give them a damn good run for their money.

  14. #14
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    Cavs because of JR Smith.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
    - Michael Jordan

    Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.

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    Nobody's beating a Super Death Lineup with prime Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Durant and Green.

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