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  1. #1
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    Which team has the 2nd best all time starting 5

    Spurs?

    Parker
    Kawhi
    Gervin
    Duncan
    Robinson
    D. Rob gives Hakeem 40/16/7/4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_RP3SvZ4O8
    D. Rob gives Alonzo 52/14/7
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-NRWNX7Z7Y
    D. Rob gives the Pistons 34/10/10/10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkpT0QdUDIY
    D. Rob gives the Clippers 71/14
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck4KXAydlkE
    D. Rob gives Shaq 36/13/7/6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XivZd3mRVw
    D. Rob gives Ewing 45/16
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    IF YOU DON"T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

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    Mavs?

    Kidd
    Doncic
    Aguirre
    Dirk
    Chandler


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    Warriors
    Curry
    Klay
    KD
    Draymond
    Wilt


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    Based on how good they were while they were on your team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.B View Post
    Mavs?

    Kidd
    Doncic
    Aguirre
    Dirk
    Chandler


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    Berea over Kidd. Hes the only LeBron stopper weve ever seen

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    It depends a little bit on what question you're asking. If you're asking us to compare the all-time best players at each position for each team, that's tougher, because everyone has different barometers they like to use to judge that, and someone might prefer a guy who was just really good for 10+ years over a great player who only played like 2-3 years with a team.

    I prefer the conversation of "If you make the best starting five of every franchise that you possibly can based on that player's peak with that franchise, who has the best team?"

    I agree the Spurs have to be part of that conversation, but the Celtics are an obvious candidate with:

    PG Bob Cousy or DJ
    SG John Havlicek or Paul Pierce (slightly out of position)
    SF Larry Bird
    PF Kevin McHale or Kevin Garnett
    C Bill Russell


    Like the Spurs, their only obvious weakness is at PG, but they're stacked on the wings and at the forward spots, with guys who are are all arguably top 30-40 all-time players.

    This is obviously a homer pick, but take a look at this Rockets starting five:

    PG Chris Paul
    SG James Harden
    SF Tracy McGrady or Clyde Drexler
    PF Hakeem Olajuwon
    C Moses Malone


    That's top 40-50 caliber guys at all five positions. If you don't feel comfortable with Hakeem at the 4 (but you should), then you could sneak Barkley in there at PF.

    Another fun one would be Philly:

    PG Allen Iverson
    SG Andre Iguodala or Jimmy Butler
    SF Julius Erving
    PF Charles Barkley
    C Wilt Chamberlain

    The front court is so stacked that Moses has to be off the list. I'm not the biggest AI fan, but I know there are others who freaking love the guy. Iggy is a weakness in an all-time discussion, but was such a perfect jack of all trades guy at his peak in Philly. You could swap him out for Mo with AI playing more the 2 guard role, but I'd opt against a smaller back court.

    The Heat and Warriors would be interesting, too. But so much of the Warriors' roster would be just their starting 5 from the KD years minus one of the wings, which goes to Rick Barry. And Heat would be stacked if you just said "screw it" with PF and went with a stacked wing lineup with Lebron, Wade and Butler with Hardaway at point and Shaq or Zo at center.

    Edit: I forgot about Wilt on the Warriors. That might be the winner, but Draymond at the 4 is so so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    Warriors
    Curry
    Klay
    KD
    Draymond
    Wilt
    Swap out Klay for Rick Barry, and I think that might be the answer. I know he was more of a 3, but I'm comfortable switching him to the 2 guard.


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    Raptors

    PG: Lowry
    SG: VC
    SF: T-Mac
    PF: Kawhi
    C: Hakeem

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightybosstone View Post
    Swap out Klay for Rick Barry, and I think that might be the answer. I know he was more of a 3, but I'm comfortable switching him to the 2 guard.
    Klay's more valuable for that team because he is better on defense and a better shooter. I don't think that team needs Barry's scoring/passing.


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    Magic
    Kobe
    LeBron
    Kareem
    Shaq

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    [insert my favorite team's all time roster]
    The Baker has come. Believe the hype.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vee-Rex View Post
    [insert my favorite team's all time roster]
    LeBron
    LeBron
    LeBron
    JR Smith
    LeBron

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Johnson#3 View Post
    Raptors

    PG: Lowry
    SG: VC
    SF: T-Mac
    PF: Kawhi
    C: Hakeem
    I obviously adore Dream, but the dude was a shell of himself in Toronto. Wouldn't you rather have peak Bosh at the 5? And McGrady wasn't remotely the same guy as a Raptor that he would become in Orlando. I'd swap him out for Siakam and move Kawhi back to SF.

    As a starting five in this exercise compared to the rest of the franchises, it's not great, but Lowry, Carter, Kawhi, Siakam and Bosh would be unbelievably versatile offensively and damn good on defense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Johnson#3 View Post
    Raptors

    PG: Lowry
    SG: VC
    SF: T-Mac
    PF: Kawhi
    C: Hakeem
    I like it. I would personally go with Gasol at the 5 considering he won a ship here and Olajuwon was basically playing on one leg when he was a raptor lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightybosstone View Post
    I obviously adore Dream, but the dude was a shell of himself in Toronto. Wouldn't you rather have peak Bosh at the 5? And McGrady wasn't remotely the same guy as a Raptor that he would become in Orlando. I'd swap him out for Siakam and move Kawhi back to SF.

    As a starting five in this exercise compared to the rest of the franchises, it's not great, but Lowry, Carter, Kawhi, Siakam and Bosh would be unbelievably versatile offensively and damn good on defense.
    We hate bosh. We'll go with peak Gasol at the 5 lol

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