Re: What do you look for when picking players in a pickup game?
I know most of the guys who play in the park around my area. Personally I like running with guys who play the game the right way, knuckle down on D, and move the ball to the open man. Regardless of overall skill level, I'd rather play with a team first guy and lose than play with a chucked that will probably win you a game, hog the ball, and cuss you out when you are busting your arse.
Usually if you don't know the guys you're playing with, you can tell a lot by their practice routines. Those practicing their Iverson crossovers are liking going to freeze you out the game (intentionally or not), while those doing a semblance of a warm up drill I'm probably going towant to play with.