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How many stars in the NBA can you build a championship contender around?


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#1 kingkobe

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:37 AM


So we all know the nba is a star driven league very rarely does a team win a title without a superstar or two to lead them.

Heat 3 superstars
Mavericks 2010- 11 dirk
Lakers Kobe, pau, and Metta was top notch that year
Boston 3 superstars

The list goes on and on the formula too win a championship is usually the same.

With the lakers most likely losing Dwight which in a small ball league and his limited offense I'm not sure he is a superstar player ATleast on the court. There is not many stars left that the lakers can build around especially with no draft picks.

I believe Dwight will go to Houston the team he gushes over saying its a fun team that can win in a few years perfect situation for Dwight attitude. Plus the rockets have cap space to bring in whoever Dwight wants. The writing is on the wall no way Dwight resigns with the lakers:

So long post for short question what superstar can we actually get to build around for the future.
When you answer remember lakers ain't getting lebron
Or melo in 2014

So here's a short list pick the player you would build around
Free agency
Paul George 2014
Dirk 2014
Bledsoe 2014
Zach Randolph 2014 probably not on top tier list
Paul millsap 2013
Josh smith 2013
Rudy gay 2014
Cousins 2014
John wall 2014
Igudala 2013
Granger 2014
Luo deng 2014
Tyreke Evans 2013
Tony Allen 2013
Jennings 2013
Ellis 2013
Ginobli 2013






#2 kingkobe

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:44 AM

I posted too early point is there is very little stars you can build a franchise around these days just look at the list most of those guys would be second too third options.

But we r trying to build championship teams.

So who would you go after on the list if Dwight walks? Which would free up cap space.

Also I think this shows keeping Dwight is too risky we have to I repeat have to pull out a deal which gives us Kevin love, rondo, maybe horford and Teague tht would be a pipe dream, even a Lin package with Omar and picks which Houston would do would be great.

And as far as the list goes John wall, Paul George, granger, smith, cousins would all be good to build around


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:48 AM

Convince George Paul to come back home. Heck, he could even bring Brian Shaw along with him :cool2:

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Paul George would be amazing.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Lebron James is a free agent coming up as well. I'd rather build around him than any 2 of the guys on that list.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 08:58 AM

Fresh crop of players move to the NBA every year.
Lakers drafted Kobe (well via trade)
We will do so again. Lots of great college players out there to develop.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Lebron James is a free agent coming up as well. I'd rather build around him than any 2 of the guys on that list.


He ain't coming

Edited by alec613, February 19, 2013 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 09:15 AM

Wall and George paired with Dwight :pray:
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Posted February 19, 2013 - 09:29 AM

I want Paul George. Hopefully Pacers are stupid enough and they don't offer him max come 2014, then Mitch will get him.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 09:51 AM

He ain't coming

i said that about Dwight

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:31 AM

I want Paul George. Hopefully Pacers are stupid enough and they don't offer him max come 2014, then Mitch will get him.

They will

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Current stars: LeBron, Rose, CP3, Durant, Carmelo (as it seems, but you have to tailor-make the team just for him)

The only one I see in 2014 as a viable pick is Paul George. Rudy is declining, and nobody else besides Lebron really stands out.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Kyrie Irving and kevin love.


Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard.

You have a good situation right there. And if Kobe is still playing(probably his final year) that's a perfect team to send him out on and would probably win the championship that year as well.

Wouldn't waste time or money on LeBron. By the time his athleticism starts to wein he won't be as "spectacular" as he seems now.

Michael Jordan pretty much broke down what his disadvantages are, Kobe exploited them, the only reason he gets away with it is BECAUSE he is so darn athletic.

When he has to start depending on his skill more than his athleticism and is a step slower those flaws become more apparent and by 2014 after two more NBA seasons, Durant will have surpassed him and LeBron would be slowing down tremendously from what he was.

Let him retire in Miami.

Focus on Irving and Love if you want to build a future. It's probably a 2 year plan but nothing the Lakers haven't done before.

Edited by Majesty, February 19, 2013 - 12:37 PM.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:56 PM

Saying you would rather take Love/Kyrie (by the way, both not available until 2015) over Lebron James (an already top 10 player all time) is just stupid.

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 01:07 PM

What about Russell Westbrook?

Arguably the greatest franchise ever


#16 Chad

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 01:10 PM

No one you listed is a superstar.

Edited by Chad, February 19, 2013 - 01:10 PM.

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Paul george will be a superstar love is a superstar those r the players lakers can get in free agency so if Dwight walks the point is there is no superstars too build a team around. So I think you should trade Dwight now if you can get a superstar young players with draft picks.

Kyrie ain't leaving clevland he will get a max and thy will build around him.

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Posted February 20, 2013 - 09:49 AM

kyrie irving, derrick rose, kevin Durant, LeBron james, and a healthy Dwight howard are the only championship potential #1s I see. paul i'm not convinced, love not even close to convinced, there is Anthony davis but have to see how he develops first
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Posted February 20, 2013 - 10:09 AM

Heat did not have 3 superstars....they had 2. Bosh was an allstar.

Lakers- Kobe was a superstar, Ron was not, and Pau was an allstar imo.




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