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Old 11-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
MBailey85
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Most teams build this way or try to.

1 Superstar/Cornerstone player (LeBron,Kobe,Durant,Rose,Duncan,Anthony,Wade,Dirk, et)
2 Complimetary players (Parker,Gasol,Harden,Westbrook,Gay,Deng,etc..)
2 Specialty players (Allen,Kidd,Randloph,Sefolosha,Ibaka,Evans,Noah,No vak etc..)
1 Key reserve player (Formerly Harden,Ginobli,Terry,Barbosa,JR Smith,Calderon,etc..)
5 Role players (Haslem,Diaw,Bonner,Battier,etc..)

A coach that compliments your superstar player should be hired and the team style should be catered around his strengths mostly.

THIS is the blueprint. A little,maybe a lot of luck is needed(especially in Free Agency) but it all starts from the draft,so teams have to capitolize after getting a good pick from a poor season.

The Raptors don't have any Superstars or Complimentay players. The closest to the latter of the two would be Lowry and then DeRozan. In my opinion they aren't fully there yet but even if you believe they are,a couple of Complimentary players behind NO superstar won't get you far in this league. Many people think Bargnani is a complimentary player but he's not,he's more of a specialty player or suited better as a key reserve. The Illusion that Bargs could be like Dirk(a bonafied Superstar) is what has held and set this team back.
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