Anonymous asked in SportsBasketball · 1 decade ago

bad teams who don't know how to use their roster?

bad teams are bad for a reason. they bench productive guys and start crappy youngsters with perceived "upside".

for example:

good teams like boston, LA, and san antonio. you can't argue with their starting lineup and rotations, but bad teams have a thing of benching productive players for lottery busts.

here are what the starting lineup and main backup SHOULD be for lottery teams

new jersey

pg-devin harris, rafer alston (6th man)

sg-chris douglas-roberts, keyon dooling

sf-bobby simmons, jarvis hayes

pf-tony battie (savvy veteran), eduardo najera

c-brook lopez, josh boone

minimal playing time: courtney lee, trenton hassell (defensive stoppers)

players who shouldn't play: yi jianlian (bust), sean williams (bust), terrence williams (till he proves himself)


pg-jose calderon, marcus banks

sg-jarrett jack, marco bellinelli

sf-hedo turkoglu, antoine wright (defensive stopper)

pf-chris bosh, reggie evans

c-andrea bargnani, rasho nesterovic

minimal playing time: demar derozan (till he earns his minutes), amir johnson (ditto)

shouldnt play: quincy douby (bust), sonny weems (joke). patrick o'bryant (bust)

new york

pg-nate robinson, chris duhon

sg-larry hughes, jared jeffries

sf-al harrington, wilson chandler (6th man)

pf-david lee

c-eddy curry, darko (the lack of depth is appalling)

shouldn't be playing: danilo gallinari (bust), toney douglas (till he proves himself), jordan hill (bust in the making), joe crawford (he sucks)


pg-ben gordon, chucky atkins

sg-rip hamilton, will bynum (6th man)

sf-tayshaun prince, charlie villanueva

pf-chris wilcox, jason maxiell

c-ben wallace, kwame brown

minimal playing time: rodney stuckey (major flop last year), dajuan summers (till he proves himself)


pg-mike bibby, jeff teague

sg-jamal crawford, mo evans

sf-joe johnson, marvin williams (he sucks)

pf-josh smith, joe smith (6th man)

c-al horford, zaza pachulia

shouldn't play: randolph morris, jason collins (good teammate, not much else)


pg-gilbert arenas, mike james

sg-mike miller, randy foye (6th man)

sf-caron butler, nick young

pf-antawn jamison, dominic mcguire

c-brendan haywood, andray blatche

minimal playing time: deshawn stevenson (defensive stopper), javale mcgee

shouldn't be playing: javaris crittenton (bust), fabricio oberto


pg-carlos arroyo, mario chalmers

sg-dwyane wade, dorell wright

sf-quentin richardson, james jones

pf-udonis haslem, michael beasley

c-jermaine o'neal, jamaal magloire (6th man)

shouldn't be playing: joel anthony (1 dimensional shot blocker), daequan cook (shooting percentage doesn't cut it for a pure shooter), yakhouba diawara (good defender, horrible offensively), chris quinn (soft), shavlik randolph


pg-ray felton, dj augustin

sg-flip murray, raja bell (6th man)

sf-gerald wallace, vladimir radmanovic

pf-boris diaw, desagana diop

c-tyson chandler, nazr mohammed

minimal playing time: stephen graham (he isn't bad)

shouldn't be playing: alexis ajinca (bust), gerald henderson (until he proves himself)


pg-jason kidd, jason terry (6th man)

sg-josh howard, jose juan barea

sf-shawn marion, tim thomas

pf-dirk nowitzki, james singleton

c-drew gooden, erick dampier

minimal playing time: quinton ross (defensive stopper), matt carroll (shooter), kris humphries (big body), shawne williams (has upside, should be traded)


pg-brent barry, aaron brooks

sg-tracy mcgrady, kyle lowry

sf-shane battier, trevor ariza (6th man)

pf-carl landry, chase budinger

c-luis scola, chuck hayes (this roster sucks)

shouldn't be playing: chuck hayes, joey dorsey (till he proves himself), brian cook (horrible for years now)


pg-andre miller, steve blake

sg-brandon roy, rudy fernandez (6th man)

sf-travis outlaw, martell webster

pf-lamarcus aldridge, juwan howard

c-joel przybilla, greg oden

minimal playing time: ime udoka, nicolas batum (defensive stoppers)

shouldn't be playing: jerryd bayless (gotta earn his minutes), jarron collins, patty mills (earn the minutes)


pg-jonny flynn (unproven but not a lot of choices), antonio daniels

sg-ramon sessions, sasha pavlovic

sf-ryan gomes, damien wilkins

pf-kevin love, brian cardinal

c-al jefferson, mark blount

shouldn't be playing: corey brewer (bust), wayne ellington (earn your minutes, rook), jason hart (career backup), ryan hollins (hasn't proven anything), oleksiy pecherov (bust)

LA clippers

pg-baron davis, sebastian telfair

sg-eric gordon, rasual butler

sf-ricky davis, al thornton (6th man)

pf-marcus camby, craig smith

c-chris kaman, deandre jordan

minimal playing time: blake griffin (earn ur minutes, rook), steve novak (shooter), kareem rush (ditto), brian skinner (dirty work), mardy collins (has upside)

golden state

pg-monta ellis

sg-corey maggette

sf-stephen jackson

pf-anthony randolph

c-andris biedrins

6th man-azubuike

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    While I didn't see what your question was, I am giving you a star for your knowledge and/or research on these teams. Unless you are a fan of one of them (like me), how many people would dedicate the time to make this type of analysis of these teams? Impressive!

    Just for my two cents, I agree with everything you said about my Timberwolves. Corey Brewer has to be one of the biggest busts around, and I do agree with starting Flynn. While you are right about not a lot of choices, I still will take an unproven rookie like him over Sebastian Telfair.

  • Rob K
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I, like mntwolves is going to give you a big star for this one; as it's a very cool idea. I just think maybe next time you could even break it down by division per question, so everyone has a chance to access all of the teams easier. Maybe three at a time at most. But very good job here.

    PS: I wouldn't have Q-Rich anywhere near anyone's starting lineup in the whole entire league! Let alone a playoff contender.

  • 1 decade ago

    Jersey almost always had a good team but there coached bad. If you watched the Nets for the past 2 years, all they run is 1 on 1 plays and never runs plays for Brook Lopez who was shooting 55%.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Starters G- Devin Harris G- Dwyane Wade F- Andre Igoudala F- David Lee C- Chris Kaman Bench C- Brook Lopez F/C- Al Jefferson F- Gerald Wallace G/F- Danny Granger G/F- Stephen Jackson G- Eric Gordon G- Tyreke Evans

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  • David
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    wow is that fantasy basketball or something?

  • 1 decade ago

    MAN!! you know what!!!! this is just what i was thinking!!

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