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 Post subject: Mavs Madness
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:27 pm 

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I will be taking the Dallas Mavs in a fantasy draft using 2009-2010 rosters. I have simmed the whole season before restarting the league for added effect.

We got the 27th pick overall :(
At least it's a snake draft.

GM Objective
-Build around 2 young starts with the 1st and 2nd pick

-Add nice potent role players with 3-5

-Best choice from there

-Win at least 30 games this season
-10-11 make the playoffs
-11-12 make in past the second round
-12-13 win title :)

FULL LOTTERY COVERAGE

2009 -5 Pistons Draft SG Kobe Bryant with pick #1 of round 1.
29.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.4apg, 1.8spg
Kobe had a good showing during the regular season but still was only All-League second team (will see why) and is a bittt older than LeBron...

2009 -5 Grizzlies Draft SF LeBron James with pick #2 of round 1.
27.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 5.8apg, 2.5spg
Good choice of Grizzlies to grab him. Best overall player in the league and might average a T-B in a couple of seasons if he progresses

2009 -5 Clippers Draft SG Dwyane Wade with pick #3 of round 1.
30.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.2apg, 2.1spg
Very good choice IMO, despite Durant is still on board. A nightly 30 a game is pretty hard to pass up, and All-League first team over the 1st overall is even harder.

2009 -5 Heat Draft C Yao Ming with pick #4 of round 1.
22.0ppg, 11.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4bpg
Better choice than you might think. A good center (especially a 7'6" one) is hard to find these days and Yao seems better than ever. Though he is very injury prone, this dude still got low-milage and lots of legs left to run on.

2009 -5 Celtics Draft C Dwight Howard with pick #5 of round 1.
19.7ppg, 13.3rpg, 4.7apg, 1.7bpg
Dwight has seemingly gotten staggeringly better at shooting free throws, at 68%. That might not seem much until you consider that's better than Stephen Curry this season. Lets see if he can keep this up. Best defense in the league added to a huge double double each night (and more assists than Kobe) isn't bad at all.

2009 -5 Suns Draft SG Kevin Durant with pick #6 of round 1.
31.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg
On paper, Durant dropping to six is a pretty big surprise and it should be. But there are some pretty good reasons to back it up:
-Was pretty much injury prone, and missed 9 games
-3.3 TOs for a guard is higher than all players so far-other than D12
-It's easier to score at a guard position with his strength and size...can he do the same at his more natural forward?
Other than that...this pick is a nice steal for the Suns.

2009 -5 Pacers Draft PF Josh Smith with pick #7 of round 1.
19.9ppg, 10.2rpg, 4.2apg, 2.6bpg
Yeah, JSmoove was a bit early considering CP3, Melo, and a few notable others are still on the board. But check his stats. Still think it's a huge reach?

2009 -5 Warriors Draft PG Rajon Rondo with pick #8 of round 1.
17.2ppg, 7.1rpg, 10.0apg, 3.1spg
This man was the closest player in the league to averaging a T-B. Considering that he gets over 3 steals a game and has time to improve his jumper, very good pick.

2009 -5 Bobcats Draft PG Chris Paul with pick #9 of round 1.
22.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 12.2apg, 1.8spg
Chris Paul was classic Chris Paul this season with staggering numbers and a nice little MVP trophy. Somehow, scouts appear to think it's a fluke and drops to 9th.

2009 -5 Wizards Draft PG Deron Williams with pick #10 of round 1.
26.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 9.7apg, 1.5spg
Not quite as good as Paul all-around, but exploded offensively this season. A definite upgrade over Gilbert Arenas.

2009 -5 Knicks Draft PF Pau Gasol with pick #11 of round 1.
16.5ppg, 14.0rpg, 3.8apg, 2.0bpg
Defensive beast. 14 rebounds a game is better than Dwight...

2009 -5 Jazz Draft PG Steve Nash with pick #12 of round 1.
22.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 10.7apg, 1.0spg
Nash is arguably the best shooter (opposed to Ray Allen) in the game. Best offensive package you can find anywhere, and just amazing. Despite this, Jazz still made a reach due to the two deciding factors; age aannnd defense.

2009 -5 Magic Draft PF Tim Duncan with pick #13 of round 1.
21.7ppg, 12.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.9bpg
I don't think he's good as he once was, but still relatively close to it. The old reliable will give you around 20/10/2/1/2 for the next few seasons, but it's hard to tell after that.

Other notables:
Melo at #14 back to Nuggets :o
28.1ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.1 is prettyy good IMO

'Drew Bynum at #16 was a strange one...maybe Bulls were sick of having no legit scoring big man in decades?

Nets taking Chauncey Billups at #18 is also strange until you see his numbers. Roughly 24/4/8/2 WITH Melo healthy.

Stephen Curry at #19 to Spurs though not even starting for the Warriors?? Plus don't forget the 67% FT shooting ;).

David Kahn and his "pack" taking Jason Terry at #21 when STAT, Dirk, Boozer, and B-Roy are on the board. Typical of him :p. Don't get me wrong...18 and a half points per game and 7 and a half rebounds are not bad by any means, but he's 32! 2 steals are nice too though.

Hawks take Lamar Odom at #22. 15/11/4/1/1 is good and Odom can do something.

Rockets take Jason Kidd at #26. 13/6/11 is great but dude, hes THIRTY FIVE!

Anyways, my pick...

Scouts suggestions:

C: Greg Oden (11.5ppg, 12.5rpg, 1.8apg, 3.0bpg)
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge (12.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 0.9apg, 40% 3PT)
SF: Andrea Bargani (22.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.8apg, 41% 3PT)
SG: J.R. Smith (14.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg)
PG: Darren Collison (8.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.3apg, 42% 3PT)

I like Oden out of all of them due to his spectacular defense, but scoring would be an issue. I would need a guard of some sort to create a nice pick and roll set so that might work. Aldridge hasn't seen many minutes with Marcus Camby starting over him in Portland. I really don't dig the idea of Bargs at the small, though I think it's working somehow. J.R. is completely out of the question, as Danny Granger and B-Roy is still on the board. Collison will be very good, but Devin Harris, D-Rose, 'Reke Evans, and Russell Westbrook remains an option as well.

In the end I take Oden. As I mentioned before, great centers are hard to come by these days, and I don't want David Lee (no offense) being my big guy in the middle. He will be another Dwight someday, just I don't know when.

Anyways, Kevin Martin, David Lee (of course), J.R., and Stephon Marbury (whaatt?), were taken after me so Roy, STAT, Dirk, and Granger are still up for grabs. Q

Quick update on Starbury. Averaged 25/4/7/2 for an offensively gifted Laker team, so props to him.

Anyways with the 2nd round #3...
Scouts give me:

C: Kendrick Perkins (9.3ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.9bpg)
PF: LMA
SF: Bargs
SG: Rudy Gay (17.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg)
PG: Collison

Perkins is definetly out of the question. I like him but w/ Oden it would be a logjam in the paint. LMA is a long shot as well. Bargs might happen, but I really like what Rudy (or Granger, or one of the point guards) have to offer. Maybe I'll just take Collison. Mannn this is a hard choice...

I took Brandon Roy (22.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.0apg, 41%3PT)
This dude was too versitle to pass up. He's 25, so he hasn't exactly hit his prime that much yet. Really wanted Reke or D-Rose, but he's the safest choice. Now I'll look for a forward or maybe a point guard.

Of course, then everyone got taken. Also, Rockets take Amare the pick before me. Splendid.

Scouting Report:
C: Darko Milicic (8.2ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.7bpg)
PF: Paul Millsap (10.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3bpg)
SF: Ersan Ilyasova (9.6ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg)
SG: Marcus Thornton (13.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.4apg, 39%3PT)
PG: Jerryd Bayless (8.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg, 47%3PT)

Torn between Thornton and Brandon Jennings. Everyone else is out of the question as I'm really into Ilyasova or Bayless. Thornton is a pure scorer who will probaly end up scoring 25 a game...never mind, with his contract he'll be gone :(. Jennings it is. (2.8ppg, 0.6rpg, 0.8apg, 31%3PT)

Danggitt, 76ers took Rodney Stuckey a bit after me. Didn't know he was even left. Arrgg.

Scouting:
C: Same
PF: Same
SF: Same
SG: Same
PG: Shaun Livingston (7.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg, 36%3PT)

Pretty pointless to explain. I took Al Jefferson who was somehow still on the board (15.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2bpg). Extremely good post player, and mobile enough to play the PF next to Oden. Dang, also realized Jameer Nelson was still on as well...

5th Round

Scouting:
C: Hasheem Thabeet (2.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 0.3apg, 0.4bpg)
PF: Andray Blatche (10.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0bpg)
SF: Thaddeus Young (13.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg)
SG: Rashad McCants (2.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 0.5apg, 56% 3PT)
PG: C.J. Watson (3.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg, 38% 3PT)

I really like Blatche and David West (who's still on the board) but I need a small forward and Young will have to do.

The Rest
6th: Andray Blatche
7th: Louis Williams (8.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg, 0.9spg)
8th: Tracy McGrady (13.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.3apg, 1.0spg)
9th: John Salmons (15.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.6apg, 35% 3PT)
10th: George Hill (3.6ppg, 0.7rpg, 1.2apg, 35% 3PT)
11th: Jason Kapono (7.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 0.9apg, 45% 3PT)
12th: JaVale McGee (7.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0bpg)

Then we sign Tim Thomas as some insurance.

Our roster:
254 Greg Oden C 21 7'1'' 260
371 Al Jefferson C 24 6'10'' 250
593 Andray Blatche PF 23 6'11'' 248
144 Tim Thomas PF 32 6'10'' 240
297 JaVale McGee PF 21 7'0'' 240
72 Thaddeus Young SF 21 6'8'' 210
352 Jason Kapono SF 27 6'8'' 213
190 Brandon Roy SG 25 6'6'' 195
82 Louis Williams PG 22 6'0'' 185
185 John Salmons PG 29 6'6'' 207
296 Tracy McGrady PG 30 6'8'' 210
368 Brandon Jennings PG 19 6'0'' 180
407 George Hill PG 23 6'2'' 181

Depth Chart-
C: Oden/Blatche/McGee
PF: Jefferson/Blatche/McGee
SF: Young/TMac/Salmons
SG: Roy/TMac/Salmons
PG: Jennings/TMac/Williams

IR: Kapono

Pace: Normal
Trap: Some
Press: Often
Off Focus: Balanced

Scoring Opt: Jefferson, Roy, TMac


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