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Old 03-05-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default What NBA division could field the best 15?

If you want players changed over, explain why

Atlantic:
CT: Eddy Curry/ Al Jefferson/ Samuel Dalembert
PF: Chris Bosh/ David Lee/ Andrea Bargnani
SF: Paul Pierce/ Andre Igoudala/ Quentin Richardson
SG: Vince Carter/ Stephon Marbury/ Delonte West
PG: Jason Kidd/ TJ Ford/ Andre Miller
Coach: Lawrence Frank
Assistant coach: Isiah Thomas

Central:
CT: Ben Wallace/ Andrew Bogut/ Zydrunas Ilgauskas
PF: Jermaine O'Neal/ Rasheed Wallace/ Chris Webber
SF: LeBron James/ Tayshaun Prince/ Luol Deng
SG: Michael Redd/ Ben Gordon/ Richard Hamilton
PG: Chauncey Billups/ Kirk Hinrich/ Jamaal Tinsley
Coach: Flip Saunders
Assistant coach: Scott Skiles

Southeast:
CT: Dwight Howard/ Shaquille O'Neal/ Alonzo Mourning
PF: Emeka Okafor/ Antwan Jamison/ Udonis Haslem
SF: Caron Butler/ Gerald Wallace/ Josh Smith
SG: Dwyane Wade/ Joe Johnson/ Grant Hill
PG: Gilbert Arenas/ Raymond Felton/ Jameer Nelson
Coach: Pat Riley
Assistant coach: Eddie Jordan

Northwest:
CT: Marcus Camby/ Mehmet Okur/ Nene
PF: Kevin Garnett/ Carlos Boozer/ Zach Randolph
SF: Carmelo Anthony/ Rashard Lewis/ Andrei Kirilenko
SG: Ray Allen/ Brandon Roy/ Ricky Davis
PG: Deron Williams/ Allen Iverson/ Jarret Jack
Coach: Jerry Sloan
Assistant coach: Nate McMillan

Pacific:
CT: Amare Stoudemire/ Chris Kaman/ Andres Biedrins
PF: Elton Brand/ Al Harrington/ Lamar Odom
SF: Ron Artest/ Shawn Marion/ Corey Maggette
SG: Kobe Bryant/ Jason Richardson/ Kevin Martin
PG: Steve Nash/ Baron Davis/ Leandrho Barbosa
Coach: Phil Jackson
Assistant coach: Mike D'Antoni

Southwest:
CT: Tim Duncan/ Yao Ming/ Tyson Chandler
PF: Dirk Nowitzki/ Pau Gasol/ David West
SF: Josh Howard/ Shane Battier/ Peja Stoyakovic
SG: Tracy McGrady/ Manu Ginobili/ Mike Miller
PG: Chris Paul/ Tony Parker/ Jason Terry
Coach: Greg Popovich
Assistant coach: Jeff Van Gundy

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Old 03-05-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: What NBA division could field the best 15?

Southwest. Best teams and best players in the best division.

Either that or Southeast because of Wade.

They are the only championship teams.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: What NBA division could field the best 15?

If the Southwest had Deron Williams, they'd be a lock.

In order I go:
Southwest
Pacific
Southeast
Central
Northwest
Atlantic
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:02 AM   #4
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Southwest:
CT: Yao Ming/ Pau Gasol/ Tyson Chandler
PF: Dirk Nowitzki/ Tim Duncan/ David West
SF: Josh Howard/ Shane Battier/ Peja Stoyakovic
SG: Tracy McGrady/ Manu Ginobili/ Mike Miller
PG: Chris Paul/ Tony Parker/ Jason Terry
Coach: Greg Popovich
Assistant coach: Stan Van Gundy


Is he back in the NBA or are you talking about Jeff Van Gundy? Avery Johnson might have something to say about it.
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Is he back in the NBA or are you talking about Jeff Van Gundy? Avery Johnson might have something to say about it.

Whoops, my bad. Avery Johnson, is still below those two IMO.

And isn't it funny, a big post of good work, and the one error gets brought up straight away...... celebrate the good!
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Whoops, my bad. Avery Johnson, is still below those two IMO.

And isn't it funny, a big post of good work, and the one error gets brought up straight away...... celebrate the good!

Avery over VanGundy? Is it just because Avery doesnt have a championship yet?
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:40 AM   #7
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Avery over VanGundy? Is it just because Avery doesnt have a championship yet?

It's because he inherited a dominant team. I don't rank Avery that highly yet.
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It's because he inherited a dominant team. I don't rank Avery that highly yet.

He made that team play defense though. The Mavs were a good team before Avery got there but not dominant. I think Avery took them the next step
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He made that team play defense though. The Mavs were a good team before Avery got there but not dominant. I think Avery took them the next step

Nothing Pop or JVG couldn't have done. Don Nelson is an average bigtime coach, any decent coach could've made a turn around like Avery did.
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Nothing Pop or JVG couldn't have done. Don Nelson is an average bigtime coach, any decent coach could've made a turn around like Avery did.

Idk about just any decent coach. It takes something to make something
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Idk about just any decent coach. It takes something to make something

Well Terry Stotts, Brian Hill, Sam Mitchell etc couldn't do it. But guys like Mike Woodsen, JVG, Nate McMillan, Popovich, Scott Skiles, Jerry Sloan and Larry Brown could've managed it.

Avery had the benefit of being around the team or quite awhile as a player and assistant coach to his record, so that helped him.... insight.
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Default Re: What NBA division could field the best 15?

in the southwest, i'd prefer to move duncan to center and gasol to pf so that they could start timmy and dirk next to each other (no offense to yao, i just think dirk and duncan would play better together). to me they are far and away the best team anyway. they have enough to be competitive on the perimeter and are dominating up front.
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in the southwest, i'd prefer to move duncan to center and gasol to pf so that they could start timmy and dirk next to each other (no offense to yao, i just think dirk and duncan would play better together).

Done and done.
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I like the Central.
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Default Re: What NBA division could field the best 15?

And JVG inherited his frist team from Nellie as well. Though Houston has had injuries. Avery has done a better job of getting the players to fit his system than JVG, imo.
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