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Old 07-30-2009, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default Your line ups for the 2009-2010 Season

So, I'm having trouble sleeping and I was imagining the starters for our team and kinda played with multi-variable line-ups for different situations:

Starting:
Devin Harris
Courtney Lee
Terrence Williams
Yi
Brook Lopez

Pretty easy if you ask me. I'd be surprised if it would go any other way. It's very, very weak and I don't expect more than 95ppg. 6th man would be Dooling. 1st "big" off the bench would probably bench would be Bobby Simmons replacing Yi.


Instant Offense:
Devin Harris
Keyon Dooling
Chris-Douglass Roberts
Terrence Williams
Brook

This actually may be a fun line up to have on the court. Terrence at the 4 spot may be risky, but the east is getting thinner up front so I wouldn't mind him just running on the wings for fast break opportunities. I know people will say that Yi can do the same, but honestly, guy isn't that great on the break despite being athletic and able to run the floor. He doesn't seem to have a good grasp about how to run the angles or to different spot. Back to the line-up, we have Brook down low, Devin to iso up top and CDR and Dooling covering the wings.

3-Point Line up:
Devin
Dooling
Simmons
Yi
Brook Lopez

Pretty easy again. Simmons loves that corner 3, Yi likes to flash to the top of the arc, Dooling as well. Devin likes the pull up three (though way too much if you ask me). Brook, though it seems he's developing that outside jumper, would merely be in to rebound if I were a coach. If Bobby is cold during the game, Jarvis Hayes would also work.

Fast Break offense:
Rafer Alston
Devin Harris
Courtney Lee
Terrence Williams
Brook Lopez

I actually prefer Skip running the offense on a break. He's a better passer than Devin, and it allows Devin to utilize his speed better. Courtney and Terrence are both athletic to run towards the basket/Courtney can run to spot to hit an open transition J, and Brook fills the lane.

Defensive Line up:
Dooling
Courtney Lee
Terrence Williams
Tony Battie
Josh Boone

I had to battle between Dooling and Rafer in which I prefer defensively. I ended up choosing Keyon cause he has better each and is slightly bigger but still as quick as Rafer is. Lee has proven to be a pretty decent wing defender. Terrence I think could be a lock down defender, but if he shows signs of struggling, then it'll probably be Trenton Hassell. Tony is a pretty good man defender and Boone is a rock. Ideally though, I'd prefer Brook in there as he gets stronger and better with his shot blocking. Only problem is that this line up is pure defense, on the other end we'd struggle to score. This is why I'm hoping Brook develops both a defensive game so this won't look so bleak.

Clutch-Time Line up:
Devin
Dooling
Courtney
Simmons
Brook Lopez

Honestly, I can live losing close games if this line-up couldn't get it done. I trust each of these guys at their spot. Obviously Bobby is the glaring weakness, but Frank seems to trust him at the end of games. He's big enough to guard the depleted 4 spot of the East, and he also isn't afraid to take big shots. He could be interchanged with Hayes, but I'll go with Bobby's size for now.

Garbage-Time line up:
Skip/Dooling
CDR
Trenton Hassell
Josh Boone
Tony Battie

I actually expect to see this line up a lot, mainly cause we're going to be losing a lot of games and by big margin. Well, I shouldn't be so down on the team.


Inactive List:
Sean Williams
Eduardo Najera
Trenton Hassell

Easy enough to explain.

Pardon if I sound incoherent at parts. I'm typing off the cuff, and am tired. Just can't sleep.
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