Your team is not a pure running team...at all...to run you have to play defense and defend like mad men, and that take role players to do the dirty work.
No, the team I picked isn't a pure running team. It's a very good running team by happenstance more than anything. Garnett I liked in part because I think he could test slower PF's, but otherwise player speed just also has to do with why they are good at other things too. It would be stupid to just build a running team since that is just one aspect of the game and a diminished aspect at that when there will be fewer opportunities to run with so many efficient scorers on the floor at once. But my team is a better running team than your team, so it is an odd thing to bring up as a complaint. You should be wondering how your team can run with teams like mine, not the other way around. It's not even clear to me who you have in the front court when the other team goes small that doesn't just get smoked. Bobby Jones? Jesus, dude.
Again if forced into a half court game.....you have no answer for shaq
Kareem Abdul Jabbar strikes me as an "answer" for Shaq, but if Shaq is on the floor, I'd rather go small and just win with efficiency. Shaq will get his, but it's not enough for Shaq to be good on the floor. He needs to be better than what's coming on the other end. Shaq is quick for a player his size, but he isn't quick in absolute terms. He's going to be a defensive liability in a gameplan that relies on space when everyone in the front court can shoot. I think of Shaq being forced to switch onto Larry Bird and feel bad for him.
You said that Thomas was very alarming small...he is 6’1”...the other is 5’-8/9”...it was obvious....
The hell? For one, I directly compared him to Stockton who is also 6'1". For two, I noted that he was 2 inches smaller than Curry who is 6'3". I think it's pretty clear I had looked up his height before I made that comment and knew who I was talking about. Read better? 6'1" is alarmingly small for an all time team. All time rosters can easily field teams that are solid at every position and have no one shorter than 6'6" on the floor. This can become a problem fast. Who does Thomas guard when Micheal Jordan is the smallest player on the court? This is a question you should be asking yourself. It's one I asked when I thought about Stockton on the bench.
you also showed ignorance by saying Miller was primarily a down low player...when in fact he may be the greatest shooter of all time...in fact he was Steph’s model as a shooter.
I didn't say that. I said he played closer to the basket than Steph Curry because he literally played closer to the basket than Steph Curry. I was trying to explain to you that Curry stretches the defense because he plays further out. What Miller does at 24 feel Curry can do at 30. Curry doesn't camp the 3 point line. He is able to go further out with ease. You cited raw 3 point shooting % and I was trying to explain to you there is a degree of difficulty difference that matters. Curry is a better shooter and this better shooting ability allows him to take harder shots. Curry's lifetime 3% is 43.5% whereas Miller's is 39.5%. That's actually a very large gap, but it masks the fact that Curry has deeper range and takes a higher volume of more difficult shots. An already significant gap is bigger than it initially seems.
Your reading comprehension unfortunately just sucks, and seems to get worse when you get emotionally invested in arguing a point.
If Miller played today, which he probably still could give you 10 minutes, the guy is in incredible shape...and with the no touching rules, and his size and length over other guards, it would be Steph on steroids that can play defense, and is no where near a puss, but maybe the most competitive player ever to play.
Miller was a middling + defender. I'm not sure why you are convinced he's a great defender. https://www.basketball-reference.com/pl ... ere01.html
To put it in perspective, his defense was about as good as Joe Harris was this year. When you think of the name Joe Harris, do you say to yourself, "My god, what a defender?" If you pick out his best years, he was about as good as Kyrie Irving was this year. Do you think of Kyrie as an all-time defender? If you do, don't.
The idea that that Miller somehow would be a better Steph Curry in the present day is banana-pants nuts. I don't think you get what Curry is.