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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brampton, Ontario
RF Draft Playoffs Round 2 Game 3
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE CASTING YOUR VOTE:
1. Read the write-ups from each team
2. Consider the write-ups (don't make your choice SOLELY on the write-ups)
3. Use your own judgement (would the strategies work?, who's a better TEAM, etc.)
4. Cast your vote.
Whether or not the write-up changes your opinion is irrelevant, but you have to read and consider them, that's all.
NOTE: Regarding injuries, we are not just ignoring injuries altogether. Players should be considered as healthy but with reasonable expectations for this year. This league is based on what the players could be reasonably expected to produce the next season when they are playing.
Example: "When it comes to Brandon Roy, nobody expects him to produce at a rate better than he did last year, which was NOT impressive. He was quite mediocre last year. I think one would expect him to stay the same. There is no reason to expect him to get back to his old form, since his knees just keep getting worse, not better.
On the other hand, although Bynum has a history of injuries, he always bounces back and produces. As long as he is in the lineup, he contributes quite nicely.There is a difference between players like Roy and Bynum."
Author of following write-up: Jackson Filth
Due to the mix and match team of half court players and tempo players, I’ll be forced to make a lot of in game adjustments based on who’s playing with the hot hand. My line-up features a lot of length and defensively sound players that will protect the passing lanes and limit second chance points. Do to them being fair quick and athletic, it would also allow me to employ different defensive sets to better suit the pairings 007 could create with his bench.
I plan on going hard, pressing and trapping Westbrook. He isn’t a reliable distributor or decision maker out on the court. I like the savvy vets like Allen and Hill on 007’s roster, but I don’t think they’ll be used effectively with a point guard like Westbrook. Frontcourt match-ups are not much of a concern to me. Both my starting and reserves match-up quite well against Bogut, Lee and Camby. Although Bogut is a great offensive arsenal, he won’t be able to power himself in against the likes of Perkins or Okafor.
There won’t be much 007 can do to slow down this offense. For the amount of times Bogut is going to be stuck guarding Paul, he’s just going to get up and leave the arena. With either Perkins setting screens all day , Bosh working the PnR, or Johnson sitting on the wing, there will always be a high percentage shot waiting to be taken. Although our team will suffer when Paul is on the bench, Johnson will be there to control the offensive sets much like he does in Atlanta.
PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Grant Hill
PF: David Lee
C: Andrew Bogut
DeMar DeRozan, Darrell Arthur, Marcus Camby, Boris Diaw, Paul George, Darren Collison, Prederag Stojakovic
I have a great mix of young players, players in their prime, and veterans which is a proven formula
for success. Defensively my squad can lock down all areas of the court. Camby and Bogut are two of the best defensive centers in the league and just by having either of them out on the court I can depend on them to protect the paint. In the backcourt I have Westbrook and Allen who are two above average perimeter defenders that can stick onto there opponents and at the same time are quick enough to provide help defense when needed. My most prized defender Grant Hill is able to guard multiple opponents at multiple positions. We've seen him defend point guards and players ranging
all the way from Kobe Bryant to Dirk Nowitzki.
PG: We have a interesting match up here. You have two of the leagues top PG's going at it. In this match up Westbrook can use his size to bully Paul and get to the rim and draw fouls. I also have
Collison coming off the bench who understands Chris Paul's game quite well so I'm sure they can both
develop some game plans to make Paul uncomfortable. Both Westbrook and Collison are capable of matching the speed of Chris Paul which means that I will have tight coverage on him through the full 48 minutes of the game.
SG: Both Johnson and Allen bring a lot forward to the table offensively. Defensively, in my opinion
Johnson has deterred since his earlier days with the Hawks and Suns. Allen will give him a handful to worry about as he runs around screens and pops quick jumpers in his face. Also, I have DeMar and Paul George coming off the bench who both start right now for their current teams so I feel that I'm very deep in this position.
SF: Grant Hill all the way around is more of a talented player then Childress. Even at this point
in his career.
PF: In this match up I think offensively both players will have their way. Bosh will use his length and quickness to shoot over Lee and drive to the basket and Lee will use his aggressiveness and hustle to do the same. Lee is a much better rebounder and passer then Bosh is and therefore he still gives me production on the court even if his offense isn't quite working out for him. One thing Lee does very well is get high percentage shots. He shot over 50% for every season in his NBA career so far.
C: Gurk has some pure defenders at the 5 but my two guys Bogut and Camby are better defenders and are better offensive players which gives me a clear cut advantage at this position.
Remaining second round matchups:
carp vs ClutchCity
Last edited by ClutchCity; 12-08-2011 at 04:11 AM.