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Old 12-13-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Which rookie would you draft

in today's style of play as a bottom feeder if you had 5 years to win a title? Who is the best to build around as a rookie? Let's assume as a GM you can draft well and make good moves, but there's no guarantee you'll land another great player.

Dr J (starting in the ABA)
Bird
Magic
Kobe (give one year college)
Lebron (one year college)
Durant

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Lebron without hesitation.
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Does this include recruiting power, etc
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frobe, 19+ years of greatness, loyalty and showtime
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frobe, 19+ years of greatness, loyalty and showtime

You only get 5. To be fair, Kobe should be start out his 2nd year to put him more on par with the others.
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Does this include recruiting power, etc

Sure, why not? Wait, Lebron didn't have recruiting power that early on.
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Personally I would go Bird, he came out already with skills + the right mentality. His body might break down but like you said there's only a 5 year window. With a GM that can surround him with talent, I gotta go with Bird.
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Bird 4
Lebron 1
Kobe 1 (not sure it counts doe)

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Larry legend
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:38 PM   #11
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Bird and dr j were superstars out of college. Lebron as rookie wasn't a great player until the 07-08 season, and really took off the 08-09 season. Yes, I know he took the cavs to the finals, but that was because the east had not one good team that year. That was the most pathetic thing I had ever seen in the nba other the heat winning the championship vs a mavs team that forgot how to play basketball in 2006.
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I think I'd go with the Legend also.
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Dr J out of college would be tempting to take. His only downside is lacking an outside shot, which matters more in today's 3pt era.

Nobody wants to build around Magic?
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I would either build with Bird or Lebron
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It's probably only fair to bump Lebron and Kobe up to starting out as 2nd year pros if you draft them.
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