Joined: 27 Dec 2009
Location: London, UK
|Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:21 am Post subject: How Far Does This Team Go?
|Most people recognise that the most valuable contracts in the league fall into three categories:
- Max Contracts for Superstars (e.g. LeBron, Durant)
- Rookie Deals for Future Stars (e.g Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond)
- Rookie Deals for Guys who were massively undrafted (Chandler Parsons, Isaiah Thomas)
But can you succeed without them?
Here's the best team I could build, using the following constraints:
- Under the salary cap ($58.679m)
- No rookie contracts and no one making more than the lowest max ($13.7m)
- Not using Tim Duncan (he doesn't sign THAT deal as a true free agent)
PG: Stephen Curry ($9.887,642), Patty Mills ($1,133,950), Shelvin Mack ($884,293)
SG: Goran Dragic ($7,500,000), Marco Belinelli ($2,750,000), Mack
SF: Trevor Ariza ($7,727,280), PJ Tucker ($884,293)
PF: Paul Millsap ($9,500,000), Andrei Kirilenko ($3,183,000), Nick Collison ($2,585,668)
C: Joakim Noah ($11,100,000), Chris "Birdman" Andersen ($1,399,507), Collison
How far does that team go?
Can it win the title? It has a superstar, 2 All-Star Bigs and plenty of 3 point shooting. And lots of solid talent off the bench. It's not the strongest athletically, nor the longest, and it's weak at SF (Batum is too expensive, and the rest are all maxs or rookies).
Where does it fall amongst the contenders. Can it beat Houston? San Antonio? Miami?
Also, can you make it any better (under the rules above?). Wish Horford was healthy....
Foster-A-Falcon: Matt Bryant
2013 Stats: 24/27 FG (88.9%), 39/39 XP (100%)