In lieu of the upcoming NBA season I wanted to share which players I would pay to be on my roster. I'm sure my choices will raise some (a lot of) eyebrows but its my team so deal with it! If you think you can do better, feel free to play GM for your own team and let's compare the results. Make sure you leave a comment or post your team on our Facebook page.
PG - Chris Paul You always need a great floor general. I have a great amount of respect for CP3 and how he carries himself on and off the court. This little guy is a beast and will keep my other weapons in check, no hesitation.
SG - LeBron James Of course I'm taking the King. Easily the best player in the association today, he can do it all! Although he fills up the stat sheet every night I'll make sure I have back ups just in case he's in one of his "passive/aggressive" moods.
SF - Carmelo Anthony He's the NBA's best scorer and probably the hardest guy to guard at multiple positions. If I need a definite bucket, I'm going to him. He's shown he can play along other stars in the Olympics so I'm not worried about his "so-called" selfishness.
PF - Anthony Davis My young stud. He can easily play 4 positions and play them really well. Plus I wouldn't have to worry about him slowing down our fast break like most big men because he runs the floor like a wing guard, finishing on or around defenders with ease.
C - Tim Duncan He would be my savvy vet, my coach on the floor. Timmy would keep the other players, and their egos, in line while giving me consistent numbers night in, night out without fail. And if need be I could also switch him out the starting lineup to rest him without resistance.
PG - Stephen Curry With so many great PG's in the league he wasn't a shoe in but with his lights out shooting ability and creativity with the ball, he will definitely be a big spark for us off the pine.
SG - DeWayne Wade I know, I know, questionable pick. But Flash is hands down my favorite player in the NBA today. He probably doesn't deserve to be on the team based on his recent injuries and depleting stats but he's a proven winner and I'm a loyal dude so he would get heavy minutes from me.
SF - Kevin Durant KD is a beast. Its not a fluke he's been the scoring champ the last 4 out of 5 years. I'm a little concerned about him deferring to other players so he would probably perform better off the bench where he could be the go-to guy.
PF - Kevin Love This guy can stretch any defense to the 3 point line. He's a matchup nightmare for any 3, 4 or 5 and eats the glass the too. Not too many players can get you 20 & 20 so how could you not love him.
C - Joakim Noah With true Centers becoming extinct, like most teams I'll use an undersized big man to do my dirty work. One thing for certain, he wont care about his touches or how many minutes he logged. Joakim is definitely a team player and is not afraid to hit someone with a flying elbow at any given moment.
Kyrie Irving Although he didn't make the final roster I'd have his number on speed dial just in case. Kyrie is one of the best in the game but seems to get injured more than my grandmother.
Marc Gasol I love awkward players, especially ones that can actually play. He's definitely the better Gasol but may move a little to slow for my uptempo offense.
Paul George PG13 has shown signs of being the next best thing but disappears way too many times for my liking. He's another versatile player that can do more than just score the ball.
Serge Ibaka I'm a fan of his game. He's a damn good defender and is getting better at shooting the mid range jumper. I just don't like him more than any other player on my roster.
Nate Robinson As I said I'm a loyal guy..but for good reason. Nasty Nate may have a size issue but he plays with more passion and intensity than almost everyone in the league. Not to mention, he has proven to be able to handle his own regardless.
So there you have it. That's my crew. I know some of you are asking how? why? and WTH? but I'm confident with my picks. Now it's your turn. Let me see your team or take your best shot at the team I created. Let the games begin!