Best starting back-court in the NBA

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    Best starting back-court in the NBA

    In no particular order: (Bolded likely 2013 Allstars)

    MIA: Chalmers & Wade

    CHI: Rose & Hinrich

    BKN: Williams & Johnson

    NYK: Felton & Smith

    DET: Jennings & KCP

    WAS: Wall & Beal

    IND: Hill & Stephenson

    ORL: Nelson & Oladipo

    PHI: MCW & Turner

    BOS: Rondo & Bradley

    CLE: Irving & Waiters

    TOR: Lowry & DeRozen

    MIL: Ridnour & Mayo

    ATL: Teague & Williams

    CHA: Walker & Henderson

     

    OKC: Westbrook & Sefolosha

    SAN: Parker & Green

    GSW: Curry & Thompson

    POR: Lillard & McCollom

    SAC: Fredette & McLemore ??

    DAL: Calderone & Ellis

    LAL: Nash & Bryant

    NOLA: Holiday & Gordon

    UTA: Burke & Burks?

    LAC: Paul & Reddick

    HOU: Lin & Harden

    MIN: Rubio & Martin

    PHO: Dragic & Bledsoe

    DEN: Lawson & Fournier?

    MEM: Conley & Allen

     

    To simplify, my questions are:

    a) Which combo would you take to build a team to contend THIS YEAR?

    b) Which combo would you take to contend for the next 5 YEARS?

     

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    this year rose heinrich

    5 years from now Irving and waiters

     

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    Win Now: Paul & Reddick

    5 Year Window: Wall & Beal

     

    I'm interested in how the "experts" would rank the most promising backcourts:

    Irving & Waiters

    Wall & Beal

    Curry & Thompson

    Holiday & Gordon

    Lillard & McCollom

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    1. Hill - George (Goerge to SG. Granger to SF. Stevenson 6th man) this year and 5 years

    2. Curry - Thompson (this year and 5 years) 

    3.  Wall - Beal  (this year and 5 years) 

    Honorable mention:

    -  Parker - Green (this year only) 

    -  Paul - Reddick (this year and 5 years)

    -  Irving - Waiters (5 years)

    -  Lillard - McCollom (Most potential, maybe 5 years, but too early to tell if McCollom produces)

     
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    In response to Eldunker's comment:

    1. Hill - George (Goerge to SG. Granger to SF. Stevenson 6th man) this year and 5 years

    2. Curry - Thompson (this year and 5 years) 

    3.  Wall - Beal  (this year and 5 years) 

    Honorable mention:

    -  Parker - Green (this year only) 

    -  Paul - Reddick (this year and 5 years)

    -  Irving - Waiters (5 years)

    -  Lillard - McCollom (Most potential, maybe 5 years, but too early to tell if McCollom produces)




    Playing George at the 2 will be very intreging. He'd be a HUGE SG, probably the biggest in the league. That Indy team is getting really scary. Stephenson off the bench now with Scola, Watson, Copeland and Mahimi ... thats a solid bench. And their starting line-up will cause at least 2 mismatches for the other team per game (George & Hibbert). Add to that a 2 year window with a chance to get better with an expiring Danny Granger contract next year... man, I hope they beat the heat this year.

     
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    The whole team will be huge (ave height of starting 5 is almost 6'9"!!) and I do think they can win the east with Granger back and adding Scola:

    PG 6'2",  SG 6'9",  SF 6'9",  PF 6'10",  C 7'2"

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    If I could pick a backcourt to steal for the c's going forward, I like wall/beal

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    You're starting a team from scratch ... You get to pick your own backcourt to compete for the next 10 years ... which two do you pick?

     

    (goal is obviously to win as many championships)

     

    Maybe not surprisingly, I pick:

    Steph Curry & James Harden

     

    In the 10th year, Curry will be 35 and Harden 33. Both are ready to win now. Both are getting better. Both can get to the rim and are athletic, but neither depend exclusively on their athleticism. I think Curry outshoots Ray's accomplishments. I think his vision and passing ability is underrated (though definitely not yet as good as Rondo). I think both are absolute winners and competitors. I think they could complement each others game (to a degree). The only hesitation is injury - Curry's ankles and smallish frame. I take these two as my combo, though I did consider Wall, Irving and Rose as my PG.

     

     

     
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    Based on this point in time with current known factors...

    Tough to argue against Harden.  He would also be my SG.  

    But I think I would take Iving as my PG in a close battle over Damien Lillard, unanamous rookie of the year last year.  

    Curry's ankles are too fragile.  Wall and Rose both suffered major knee injuries.  Could impact their athleticism down the road.  

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    In response to R9R's comment:

    In no particular order: (Bolded likely 2013 Allstars)

    MIA: Chalmers & Wade

    CHI: Rose & Hinrich

    BKN: Williams & Johnson

    NYK: Felton & Smith

    DET: Jennings & KCP

    WAS: Wall & Beal

    IND: Hill & Stephenson

    ORL: Nelson & Oladipo

    PHI: MCW & Turner

    BOS: Rondo & Bradley

    CLE: Irving & Waiters

    TOR: Lowry & DeRozen

    MIL: Ridnour & Mayo

    ATL: Teague & Williams

    CHA: Walker & Henderson

     

    OKC: Westbrook & Sefolosha

    SAN: Parker & Green

    GSW: Curry & Thompson

    POR: Lillard & McCollom

    SAC: Fredette & McLemore ??

    DAL: Calderone & Ellis

    LAL: Nash & Bryant

    NOLA: Holiday & Gordon

    UTA: Burke & Burks?

    LAC: Paul & Reddick

    HOU: Lin & Harden

    MIN: Rubio & Martin

    PHO: Dragic & Bledsoe

    DEN: Lawson & Fournier?

    MEM: Conley & Allen

     

    To simplify, my questions are:

    a) Which combo would you take to build a team to contend THIS YEAR?

    b) Which combo would you take to contend for the next 5 YEARS?

     



    A) LAC or GS

    B) GS or Wash

     

     
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    Re: Best starting back-court in the NBA

    Golden State for this year. But seeing how that team always seems to self destruct, I can't tip them for five years.

    Cleveland for 5 years. Irving is really special. 

     

     

     

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