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  1. Mistafab322
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    Posted 06/08/2012 12:52 PM


    rockets get w matthews 11 pick, 2(round) pick

    blazers get k lowry


    j crawford rhino r felton k thomas m okur j flynn


    c kaman(FA)

    n batum

    jj hickson

    h thabeet

    s williams(FA)


    a drummond , (2 round pick ??)

    starting lineup

    1 k lowry/ n smith

    2 n batum/ e williams

    3 s williams/l babbit/draft pick(2round pick)/claver

    4 la/ jj hickson

    5 c kama/ h thabeet/a drummond/freeland

    This team can do damage not only in the western conference but in the league. Blazer nation what do you think ?

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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 06/08/2012 2:37 PM

    That team ranges for a #6 seed at best to a lottery team. Clearly OKC would remain ahead of that team barring numerous injuries, San Antonio also looks likely to remain in the top 4 out west next season, Clippers would be better, Lakers would be better, Memphis is better, Dallas is iffy since I have no idea what they will be able to accomplish this off-season, Utah seems poised to at least contend with that team, as does Houston and Golden State if they can find their SF and some bench players. 

    You team would be fighting with Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Utah and Houston to make the playoffs. 

    Using Hollinger's estimated Wins Added since I did not want to search for actual WARP numbers.
    K. Lowry 5.9 
    N. Smith -.8
    N. Batum 6.1
    E. Williams .6
    L. Babbit .2
    S. Williams -1.5
    L. Aldridge 11.1 
    JJ Hickson 2.1
    C Kaman 3.3
    H. Thabeet .1

    Add in say 3 points for the rookies and you end up with 30.1 wins above replacements and replacement players are good for 10 wins so your team would be on average a 40 win team and would likely vary from 35-45 wins. That is not likely to get it done in the competitive West. 
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  1. Andy Blacksmith
    Andy Blacksmith
    Posts: 87

    Posted 06/09/2012 10:40 AM

    I don't like the backups at all. Elliot Williams and Joel Freeland is one thing, but we need a point guard and a center. Kyle Lowry is nice, but we need somebody like Steve Nash or Jason Kidd if were going to keep Nolan Smith around so he has somebody with that kind of experience to learn from. As far as the center postition, Chris Kaman? Really? He would waste a ton of our cap space which could definitely be better used elsewhere. Dude only got 6 rebounds and 12 points a game last year. We might as well just make Aldridge a permanent center seeing as he was good for 20 and 8. The only real thing I could see as an upgrade is his 1.5 blocks a game, and even then we could get near that somewhere else.
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 06/09/2012 12:12 PM

    i'm not sure they would rule out steve nash if they were drafting a point guard considering he doesnt play more than 35 minutes a game. im getting an idea they have a plan
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