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The past couple of days, I've been working out in my head the rotations for all 30 NBA teams. Here is the roster of each team, and the number of minutes per game I think each player will receive. I divided each team into starters, backups (players who don't start, but receive regular minutes), bench players (players who get mostly DNP-CD's), injured reserve players. I also listed the players who I think will be cut, or sent overseas for a year.

If I think a player is going to be injured for most of the year (such as Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, T.J. Ford, Marc Jackson, and Scottie Pippen), I listed him as an injured reserve player.

Some of my predictions, I don't expect to be very popular (Jalen Rose as Toronto's sixth man, Jerry Stackhouse getting no regular minutes in Dallas, Jonathan Bender getting no regular minutes in Indiana, some of the Boston's prospects getting little or no regular playing time, Brian Cardinal starting for Memphis). I'm hardly an expert on all 30 teams in the league, so if you think I'm wrong about some of my decisions, please tell me I'm wrong and explain why, that's the point of this thread. Maybe you'll even convince me, like I said, I'm not an expert on every team. But don't just tell me I'm an idiot without explaining why, because I did put a lot of effort into this. And also, don't just say "Player X needs more minutes" without telling me who Player X takes the minutes away from. Not everyone on a team can get 30 MPG.

Anyway, let's get started!

ATLANTA HAWKS

PG: Kenny Anderson (20 MPG)
SG: Josh Childress (32 MPG)
SF: Antoine Walker (36 MPG)
PF: Al Harrington (36 MPG)
C: Jason Collier (24 MPG)

Backups: Boris Diaw (28 MPG), Predrag Drobnjak (24 MPG), Tony Delk (16 MPG), Chris Crawford (12 MPG), Donta Smith (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Royal Ivey, Josh Smith


BOSTON CELTICS

PG: Gary Payton (28 MPG)
SG: Paul Pierce (36 MPG)
SF: Jiri Welsch (24 MPG)
PF: Raef LaFrentz (28 MPG)
C: Mark Blount (32 MPG)

Backups: Al Jefferson (24 MPG), Walter McCarty (24 MPG), Ricky Davis (20 MPG), Marcus Banks (12 MPG), Delonte West (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Tony Allen, Tom Gugliotta

Injured Reserve: Kendrick Perkins, Michael Stewart

Cut: Ernest Brown, Rick Fox (retired), Justin Reed


CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

PG: Brevin Knight (24 MPG)
SG: Eddie House (32 MPG)
SF: Gerald Wallace (36 MPG)
PF: Emeka Okafor (36 MPG)
C: Jahidi White (24 MPG)

Backups: Jason Kapono (28 MPG), Jason Hart (24 MPG), Melvin Ely (20 MPG), Brandon Hunter (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Primoz Brezec, Omar Cook, Tamar Slay

Injured Reserve: Bernard Robinson, Jamal Sampson, Theron Smith

Cut: Corey Benjamin


CHICAGO BULLS

PG: Kirk Hinrich (36 MPG)
SG: Ben Gordon (32 MPG)
SF: Luol Deng (30 MPG)
PF: Tyson Chandler (28 MPG)
C: Eddy Curry (32 MPG)

Backups: Andres Nocioni (30 MPG), Antonio Davis (24 MPG), Eric Piatkowski (16 MPG), Frank Williams (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Adrian Griffin, Othella Harrington, Eddie Robinson

Injured Reserve: Mike Wilks, Scottie Pippen, Cezary Trybanski

Cut: Chris Jeffries, Jannero Pargo

Left Overseas: Chris Duhon


CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

PG: Eric Snow (32 MPG)
SG: LeBron James (40 MPG)
SF: Luke Jackson (24 MPG)
PF: Drew Gooden (36 MPG)
C: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (32 MPG)

Backups: Jeff McInnis (24 MPG), Aleksandar Pavlovic (24 MPG), Robert Traylor (16 MPG), DeSagana Diop (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Ira Newble, Anderson Varejao, Dajuan Wagner


DALLAS MAVERICKS

PG: Jason Terry (32 MPG)
SG: Marquis Daniels (24 MPG)
SF: Michael Finley (36 MPG)
PF: Dirk Nowitzki (40 MPG)
C: Erick Dampier (32 MPG)

Backups: Josh Howard (28 MPG), Devin Harris (24 MPG), Calvin Booth (12 MPG), Shawn Bradley (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Alan Henderson, Pavel Podkolzin, Jerry Stackhouse

Injured Reserve: Tariq Abdul-Wahad, Evan Eschmeyer, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga

Cut: Dan Dickau


DENVER NUGGETS

PG: Andre Miller (36 MPG)
SG: Voshon Lenard (28 MPG)
SF: Carmelo Anthony (36 MPG)
PF: Kenyon Martin (32 MPG)
C: Nene (32 MPG)

Backups: Marcus Camby (28 MPG), Jon Barry (20 MPG), Earl Boykins (20 MPG), Nikoloz Tskitishvili (8 MPG)

Bench Players: Ryan Bowen, Francisco Elson


DETROIT PISTONS

PG: Chauncey Billups (36 MPG)
SG: Richard Hamilton (36 MPG)
SF: Tayshaun Prince (32 MPG)
PF: Rasheed Wallace (32 MPG)
C: Ben Wallace (36 MPG)

Backups: Ronald Dupree (20 MPG), Lindsey Hunter (20 MPG), Antonio McDyess (20 MPG), Darko Milicic (8 MPG)

Bench Players: Elden Campbell, Derrick Coleman, Carlos Delfino

Injured Reserve: Darvin Ham, Amal McCaskill

Cut: Horace Jenkins


GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

PG: Derek Fisher (24 MPG)
SG: Jason Richardson (36 MPG)
SF: Mike Dunleavy (32 MPG)
PF: Troy Murphy (32 MPG)
C: Adonal Foyle (20 MPG)

Backups: Mickael Pietrus (28 MPG), Speedy Claxton (24 MPG), Dale Davis (24 MPG), Eduardo Najera (20 MPG)

Bench Players: Andris Biedrins, Calbert Cheaney, Clifford Robinson

Injured Reserve: Luis Flores, Christian Laettner

Cut: Popeye Jones


HOUSTON ROCKETS

PG: Charlie Ward (24 MPG)
SG: Tracy McGrady (40 MPG)
SF: Jim Jackson (32 MPG)
PF: Juwan Howard (32 MPG)
C: Yao Ming (32 MPG)

Backups: Bob Sura (28 MPG), Maurice Taylor (24 MPG), Dikembe Mutumbo (16 MPG), Tyronn Lue (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Reece Gaines, Bostjan Nachbar, Clarence Weatherspoon

Left Overseas: Vassilis Spanoulis


INDIANA PACERS

PG: Jamaal Tinsley (32 MPG)
SG: Reggie Miller (28 MPG)
SF: Ron Artest (40 MPG)
PF: Jermaine O'Neal (36 MPG)
C: Jeff Foster (28 MPG)

Backups: Austin Croshere (32 MPG), Stephen Jackson (28 MPG), Anthony Johnson (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Jonathan Bender, Eddie Gill, Fred Jones, Scot Pollard

Injured Reserve: David Harrison, James Jones

Left Overseas: Rashad Wright


LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

PG: Marko Jaric (32 MPG)
SG: Kerry Kittles (32 MPG)
SF: Corey Maggette (36 MPG)
PF: Elton Brand (40 MPG)
C: Chris Kaman (28 MPG)

Backups: Chris Wilcox (28 MPG), Lionel Chalmers (16 MPG), Shaun Livingston (16 MPG), Zeljko Rebraca (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Mikki Moore, Quinton Ross, Bobby Simmons

Injured Reserve: Josh Moore

Cut: Mamadou N'Diaye


LOS ANGELES LAKERS

PG: Chucky Atkins (32 MPG)
SG: Kobe Bryant (40 MPG)
SF: Lamar Odom (36 MPG)
PF: Brian Grant (28 MPG)
C: Vlade Divac (20 MPG)

Backups: Caron Butler (32 MPG), Stanislav Medvedenko (24 MPG), Kareem Rush (16 MPG), Luke Walton (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Devean George, Chris Mihm, Sasha Vujacic

Injured Reserve: Brian Cook, Jumaine Jones

Cut: Tony Bobbitt, Nate Johnson

Left Overseas: Marcus Douthit


MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

PG: Jason Williams (32 MPG)
SG: Mike Miller (24 MPG)
SF: James Posey (32 MPG)
PF: Brian Cardinal (32 MPG)
C: Pau Gasol (36 MPG)

Backups: Shane Battier (24 MPG), Bonzi Wells (24 MPG), Lorenzen Wright (20 MPG), Earl Watson (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Troy Bell, Dahntay Jones, Bo Outlaw

Injured Reserve: Antonio Burks, Andre Emmett, Ryan Humphrey

Left Overseas: Sergei Lishouk


MIAMI HEAT

PG: Damon Jones (32 MPG)
SG: Dwyane Wade (36 MPG)
SF: Eddie Jones (36 MPG)
PF: Udonis Haslem (32 MPG)
C: Shaquille O'Neal (36 MPG)

Backups: Michael Doleac (28 MPG), Rasual Butler (16 MPG), Keyon Dooling (12 MPG), Wesley Person (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Malik Allen, Matt Freije, Dorell Wright

Injured Reserve: Jerome Beasley, Wang Zhizhi


MILWAUKEE BUCKS

PG: Mike James (24 MPG)
SG: Michael Redd (36 MPG)
SF: Keith Van Horn (30 MPG)
PF: Joe Smith (28 MPG)
C: Daniel Santiago (28 MPG)

Backups: Desmond Mason (30 MPG), Maurice Williams (24 MPG), Dan Gadzuric (20 MPG), Toni Kukoc (20 MPG)

Bench Players: Marcus Haislip, Zaza Pachulia, Erick Strickland

Injured Reserve: T.J. Ford, Zendon Hamilton

Cut: Lonnie Jones


MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

PG: Sam Cassell (28 MPG)
SG: Trenton Hassell (28 MPG)
SF: Latrell Sprewell (32 MPG)
PF: Kevin Garnett (40 MPG)
C: Ervin Johnson (24 MPG)

Backups: Wally Szczerbiak (28 MPG), Troy Hudson (20 MPG), Mark Madsen (20 MPG), Michael Olowokandi (12 MPG), Fred Hoiberg (8 MPG)

Bench Players: Ndudi Ebi

Left Overseas: Blake Stepp


NEW JERSEY NETS

PG: Lucious Harris (24 MPG)
SG: Ron Mercer (24 MPG)
SF: Richard Jefferson (40 MPG)
PF: Eric Williams (32 MPG)
C: Jason Collins (28 MPG)

Backups: Rodney Buford (24 MPG), Brian Scalabrine (24 MPG), Jacque Vaughn (24 MPG), Aaron Williams (20 MPG)

Bench Players: Kyle Davis, Nenad Krstic, Zoran Planinic

Injured Reserve: Jason Kidd, Alonzo Mourning

Left Overseas: Christian Drejer


NEW ORLEANS HORNETS

PG: Baron Davis (40 MPG)
SG: Davis Wesley (32 MPG)
SF: George Lynch (24 MPG)
PF: P.J. Brown (28 MPG)
C: Jamaal Magloire (36 MPG)

Backups: Darrell Armstrong (24 MPG), David West (24 MPG), Chris Andersen (16 MPG), Rodney Rogers (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Alex Garcia, Tim Pickett, J.R. Smith

Injured Reserve: Jamal Mashburn


NEW YORK KNICKS

PG: Stephon Marbury (40 MPG)
SG: Jamal Crawford (36 MPG)
SF: Tim Thomas (32 MPG)
PF: Kurt Thomas (28 MPG)
C: Nazr Mohammed (20 MPG)

Backups: Mike Sweetney (24 MPG), Anfernee Hardaway (20 MPG), Shandon Anderson (16 MPG), Vin Baker (12 MPG), Jerome Williams (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Trevor Ariza, Moochie Norris

Injured Reserve: Jamison Brewer, Allan Houston


ORLANDO MAGIC

PG: Steve Francis (40 MPG)
SG: Cuttino Mobley (36 MPG)
SF: Hidayet Turkoglu (28 MPG)
PF: Dwight Howard (28 MPG)
C: Kelvin Cato (24 MPG)

Backups: Tony Battie (24 MPG), Keith Bogans (20 MPG), Pat Garrity (20 MPG), Jameer Nelson (20 MPG)

Bench Players: Stacey Augmon, Andrew DeClercq, DeShawn Stevenson

Injured Reserve: Michael Bradley, Grant Hill

Cut: Britton Johnsen, Mario Kasun


PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

PG: Allen Iverson (40 MPG)
SG: Willie Green (36 MPG)
SF: Glenn Robinson (28 MPG)
PF: Kenny Thomas (36 MPG)
C: Samuel Dalembert (28 MPG)

Backups: Brian Skinner (24 MPG), Corliss Williamson (24 MPG), Aaron McKie (20 MPG), John Salmons (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Andre Iguodala, Kyle Korver, Kevin Ollie

Injured Reserve: Greg Buckner, Marc Jackson, Toddd MacCulloch

Cut: Kedrick Brown


PHOENIX SUNS

PG: Steve Nash (32 MPG)
SG: Joe Johnson (32 MPG)
SF: Shawn Marion (36 MPG)
PF: Amare Stoudemire (36 MPG)
C: Jake Voskuhl (24 MPG)

Backups: Quentin Richardson (32 MPG), Maciej Lampe (20 MPG), Jackson Vroman (16 MPG), Leandro Barbosa (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Zarko Cabarkapa, Steven Hunter, Casey Jacobsen

Injured Reserve: Howard Eisley


PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

PG: Damon Stoudamire (36 MPG)
SG: Derek Anderson (30 MPG)
SF: Darius Miles (28 MPG)
PF: Zach Randolph (36 MPG)
C: Theo Ratliff (32 MPG)

Backups: Nick Van Exel (30 MPG), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (16 MPG), Ruben Patterson (16 MPG), Joel Przybilla (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Richie Frahm, Vladimir Stepania, Sebastian Telfair

Injured Reserve: Viktor Khryapa, Travis Outlaw, Qyntel Woods

Left Overseas: Sergei Monia, Ha Seung-Jin


SACRAMENTO KINGS

PG: Mike Bibby (36 MPG)
SG: Doug Christie (32 MPG)
SF: Predrag Stojakovic (40 MPG)
PF: Chris Webber (32 MPG)
C: Brad Miller (36 MPG)

Backups: Bobby Jackson (28 MPG), Greg Ostertag (24 MPG), David Bluthenthal (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Kevin Martin, Ricky Minard, Darius Songaila


SAN ANTONIO SPURS

PG: Tony Parker (36 MPG)
SG: Emanuel Ginobili (32 MPG)
SF: Bruce Bowen (32 MPG)
PF: Tim Duncan (36 MPG)
C: Radoslav Nesterovic (28 MPG)

Backups: Brent Barry (28 MPG), Malik Rose (24 MPG), Robert Horry (12 MPG), Romain Sato (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Devin Brown, Linton Johnson III, Tony Massenburg

Injured Reserve: Sean Marks, Beno Udrih


SEATTLE SUPERSONICS

PG: Antonio Daniels (24 MPG)
SG: Ray Allen (36 MPG)
SF: Rashard Lewis (36 MPG)
PF: Nick Collison (24 MPG)
C: Vitaly Potapenko (24 MPG)

Backups: Vladimir Radmanovic (32 MPG), Ronald Murray (24 MPG), Jerome James (16 MPG), Reggie Evans (12 MPG), Luke Ridnour (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Danny Fortson, David Young

Injured Reserve: Robert Swift

Cut: Leon Smith


TORONTO RAPTORS

PG: Rafer Alston (32 MPG)
SG: Vince Carter (36 MPG)
SF: Morris Peterson (28 MPG)
PF: Chris Bosh (36 MPG)
C: Rafael Araujo (28 MPG)

Backups: Donyell Marshall (32 MPG), Jalen Rose (28 MPG), Alvin Williams (20 MPG)

Bench Players: Matt Bonner, Roger Mason Jr., Jerome Moiso, Lamond Murray

Injured Reserve: Loren Woods

Cut: Milt Palacio

Left Overseas: Pape Sow


UTAH JAZZ

PG: Carlos Arroyo (28 MPG)
SG: Gordan Giricek (28 MPG)
SF: Andrei Kirilenko (36 MPG)
PF: Carlos Boozer (36 MPG)
C: Mehmet Okur (32 MPG)

Backups: Matt Harpring (28 MPG), Raul Lopez (20 MPG), Raja Bell (16 MPG), Jarron Collins (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Curtis Borchardt, Kris Humphries, Kirk Snyder


WASHINGTON WIZARDS

PG: Gilbert Arenas (36 MPG)
SG: Larry Hughes (32 MPG)
SF: Antawn Jamison (36 MPG)
PF: Kwame Brown (36 MPG)
C: Brendan Haywood (24 MPG)

Backups: Etan Thomas (28 MPG), Jarvis Hayes (24 MPG), Steve Blake (16 MPG), Peter John Ramos (8 MPG)

Bench Players: Juan Dixon, Jared Jeffries, Samaki Walker

Injured Reserve: Anthony Peeler, Michael Ruffin


ONE MORE THING: As far as I know, there are only six decent free agents left, and they are Keon Clark, Marcus Fizer, Karl Malone, Stromile Swift, Jake Tsakalidis, and Rodney White. Am I forgetting anyone? Where do you think they'll end up?

Minnesota has no depth or talent up front other than Kevin Garnett. They need to stop wasting their time and sign Fizer, Tsakalidis, or Clark with their LLE. I'm not sure what they're waiting for, but I'm sure they'll end up with one of these guys. Malone will either sign with the Lakers, Heat, or he'll retire, but if he plays one more year, I'm not sure how much of a factor he'll be because of his injuries. I have no idea where the rest of these free agents will end up.

Less than two months until the start of the season, people! I can't wait!
 

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Please post this in my Forum please, so I can have a copy of this. I want to stickie it. :)
 

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Originally posted by <b>ArtestFan</b>!

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

PG: Brevin Knight (24 MPG)
SG: Eddie House (32 MPG)
SF: Gerald Wallace (36 MPG)
PF: Emeka Okafor (36 MPG)
C: Jahidi White (24 MPG)

Backups: Jason Kapono (28 MPG), Jason Hart (24 MPG), Melvin Ely (20 MPG), Brandon Hunter (16 MPG)

Bench Players: Primoz Brezec, Omar Cook, Tamar Slay

Injured Reserve: Bernard Robinson, Jamal Sampson, Theron Smith

Cut: Corey Benjamin
First, kudos. An impressive post. I really couldn't go through it completely, because I would have forgotten what I wanted to say. Now, the Bobcats are going to be damn horrible man. I agree with how your minutes will be divied up and yet I can't see how this team wins many games. I think it's highly possible that they set the record for futility in a season. Facts are, they seriously lack talent and everyone in the NBA has gotten better in some way. If they were in the West, I would say they may get less than 8 wins. They might squeeze out 10, but it will be all luck.


CHICAGO BULLS

PG: Kirk Hinrich (36 MPG)
SG: Ben Gordon (36 MPG)
SF: Luol Deng (30 MPG)
PF: Tyson Chandler (28 MPG)
C: Eddy Curry (32 MPG)

Backups: Andres Nocioni (30 MPG), Antonio Davis (24 MPG), Frank Williams (24 MPG)

Bench Players: Othella Harrington, Dikembe Mutombo, Jannero Pargo, Eddie Robinson

Injured Reserve: Chris Jeffries, Scottie Pippen, Cezary Trybanski

Left Overseas: Chris Duhon
Here is another one I agree with. Except now Mutombo is on his way out. Skiles and Paxson are going to hang their hats on playing their midget backcourt of Hinrich/Gordon a bunch of minutes and then giving Frankie the rest of the minutes. Either way, they are going to annihilated night in and night out on the defensive end from the guard spots. You can't have two 6'2 guards out there playing together for over 30 minutes. It's suicide. You have to be able to contest shots.


CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

PG: Eric Snow (32 MPG)
SG: LeBron James (40 MPG)
SF: Luke Jackson (24 MPG)
PF: Drew Gooden (36 MPG)
C: Zydrunas Ilgauskas (32 MPG)

Backups: Jeff McInnis (24 MPG), Aleksandar Pavlovic (24 MPG), DeSagana Diop (16 MPG), Anderson Varejao (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Ira Newble, Robert Traylor, Dajuan Wagner
Here is where Paul Silas' bad coaching comes into play. He is foolishly going to play Lebron James 40 minutes and not give any PT to DaJuan Wagner and develop this kid's game. Then when Lebron comes up with a sprained ankle or something, the Cavs are going to lose a bunch of games. He would be wise to scale the kid's minutes back to 34-37 and have him better for the stretch playoff run. I also expect Varejao to seriously cut into Gooden's minutes by the 2nd half of the season. Switch Diop with Traylor. Traylor is going to play under Silas. For some reason, Silas loves him.
 

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Re: Re: All 30 NBA rosters and rotations

Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!

Here is where Paul Silas' bad coaching comes into play. He is foolishly going to play Lebron James 40 minutes and not give any PT to DaJuan Wagner and develop this kid's game. Then when Lebron comes up with a sprained ankle or something, the Cavs are going to lose a bunch of games. He would be wise to scale the kid's minutes back to 34-37 and have him better for the stretch playoff run. I also expect Varejao to seriously cut into Gooden's minutes by the 2nd half of the season. Switch Diop with Traylor. Traylor is going to play under Silas. For some reason, Silas loves him.
Yeah, I was about to comment on Traylor... I don't like him but I know Silas wants to play him. I'm worried he's going to play him over Varejao. I'd like to see Varejao get regular minutes but unfortunately I wouldn't bet on it.
 

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Originally posted by <b>ArtestFan</b>!


ONE MORE THING: As far as I know, there are only six decent free agents left, and they are Keon Clark, Marcus Fizer, Karl Malone, Stromile Swift, Jake Tsakalidis, and Rodney White. Am I forgetting anyone? Where do you think they'll end up?

Minnesota has no depth or talent up front other than Kevin Garnett. They need to stop wasting their time and sign Fizer, Tsakalidis, or Clark with their LLE. I'm not sure what they're waiting for, but I'm sure they'll end up with one of these guys. Malone will either sign with the Lakers, Heat, or he'll retire, but if he plays one more year, I'm not sure how much of a factor he'll be because of his injuries. I have no idea where the rest of these free agents will end up.

Less than two months until the start of the season, people! I can't wait!
Before, I read the rest of this, I wanted to get to this. Tsakalidas is already out of the picture. He signed with some European team already. Why Minnesota has not jumped on Fizer or someone else is just a mystery to me, but they are running the risk of being very thin on the inside. It looks like they will have a good regular season record again, but expect them to lose in the playoffs yet again (this time before the WCF's).
 

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Wow, nice work. A few thought of questionable merit that came to mind while glancing over the list:

Hard to tell much from summer league, but Josh Smith looked way better than Josh Childress. A bad player can look good in summer league, so might not mean much for Smith, but its rare for a good player to do poorly, and Childress definitely did not look ready for 36 mpg in the NBA with his .324 FG% and minimal other contributions.

I'm a big Lampe fan, but I doubt he's ready for 20 mpg, weak as the Phoenix big men are.

I don't think Memphis will put Gasol at center, although you could know something I don't.

The banishing of players to the injured reserve is a bit harsh. I don't think you can pencil players like Kidd and Houston out for the season already. Mashburn has a history, so makes more sense for him.
 

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Very nice post. My guess is that the Bulls will start Nocioni over Deng, only because of experience. They'll probably end up playing about the same amount of minutes, but with the Bulls starting 5 being so young, a 24 year old like Nocioni is probably more needed in the starting 5 than 19 year old Luol Deng. Deng may steal the spot sometime during the season though. I really cant decide which of the two will establish his self as the starter.
 

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ArtestFan, what happened to Stromile Swift? He is no where to be found on your list for Memphis. I anticipate him taking the one-year tender pretty soon.
 

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Originally posted by <b>LuckyAC</b>!

The banishing of players to the injured reserve is a bit harsh. I don't think you can pencil players like Kidd and Houston out for the season already. Mashburn has a history, so makes more sense for him.
To be fair, the IR can be the injured list. the Injured list is different. When you get put on injured reserve in the NBA, you are done for the year.
 

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Oh and it's Jared Jeffries, not Chris Jefferies on the Wizards. :)
 

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Thanks for the feedback and the props. I'll respond to everyone's comments.

1. Cavaliers: You guys are right, Paul Silas likes Robert Traylor and I forgot about that connection. I'll give him Varejao's minutes and put Varejao in with the bench players.

2. Hawks: I think you're overreacting to the summer league, LuckyAC. It's just a few games and it means nothing if you're a player who already has a guaranteed contract. Josh Childress was a good shooter in college and I think he'll be a good shooter in the NBA. I could be wrong, you never know how good a guy will be in the NBA until he plays in the NBA, but I'll leave the Hawks rotation be for now.

3. Suns: I don't want to give Maciej Lampe 20 minutes, but who gets those minutes instead? Steven Hunter is a bum and I refuse to give him any minutes at all. The only other post players on the roster are Amare Stoudemire, Jake Voskuhl and Jackson Vroman and I wouldn't want any of them to get more minutes than I'm already giving them. How would you divide Phoenix's minutes?

4. Grizzlies: The thing is, they have a lot of good swingmen and all of them are going to play. They aren't getting enough minutes as it is. I have Brian Cardinal playing PF here. If I put Pau Gasol at PF, then Cardinal moves to SF, and Shane Battier and Mike Miller play even less minutes than they are now. It's all about putting your best players on the floor for as many minutes as possible. And I still think Stromile Swift will get an MLE offer sheet from another team that Memphis won't want to match. Look at the rotation, the only minutes he'd possibly take are Lorenzen Wright's and it's not worth 5 million dollars a year to fill such an unimportant spot in the rotation. Jerry West has never liked Swift and they're going to let him walk.

5. Bulls: I don't know much about Andres Nocioni, but from watching him in the Olympics he seems like an emotional, inconsistent player. He's the kind of guy you like as an energy guy off the bench but not as a starter. I could be wrong, of course, no one whether Nocioni or Deng will start at SF.
 

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Originally posted by <b>ArtestFan</b>!
SEATTLE SUPERSONICS

PG: Antonio Daniels (24 MPG)
SG: Ray Allen (36 MPG)
SF: Rashard Lewis (36 MPG)
PF: Nick Collison (24 MPG)
C: Vitaly Potapenko (24 MPG)

Backups: Vladimir Radmanovic (32 MPG), Ronald Murray (24 MPG), Jerome James (16 MPG), Reggie Evans (12 MPG), Luke Ridnour (12 MPG)

Bench Players: Danny Fortson, David Young

Injured Reserve: Robert Swift

Cut: Leon Smith
Nice post ArtestFan.

I'll make a few comments on the Sonics. I think you have the right starting line-up, for opening day anyway. Nate is bound to go with 10 or so different lineups during the season (as usual), so it's impossible to predict.

The only adjustments i'd make to your posts are to the backups. Ridnour will play more minutes. He played 16 mpg last season and now Barry is gone, so i'd expect him to play more like 24 mpg. We play alot of small ball lineups (with 3 guards), so i'd expect the guards to account for more than 96 mpg between them. Apparently we are going to try Collison some minutes at center, so James will probably play less. My :twocents:, that might be more in depth than you want to go...
 

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Re: Re: All 30 NBA rosters and rotations

Originally posted by <b>Scinos</b>!


Nice post ArtestFan.

I'll make a few comments on the Sonics. I think you have the right starting line-up, for opening day anyway. Nate is bound to go with 10 or so different lineups during the season (as usual), so it's impossible to predict.

The only adjustments i'd make to your posts are to the backups. Ridnour will play more minutes. He played 16 mpg last season and now Barry is gone, so i'd expect him to play more like 24 mpg. We play alot of small ball lineups (with 3 guards), so i'd expect the guards to account for more than 96 mpg between them. Apparently we are going to try Collison some minutes at center, so James will probably play less. My :twocents:, that might be more in depth than you want to go...
If what you say is true, expect the Sonics to lose 5-8 more games next year. How can they expect to get away with Collison at the 5 and small-ball? :no:
 

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Originally posted by <b>ArtestFan</b>!
4. Grizzlies: The thing is, they have a lot of good swingmen and all of them are going to play. They aren't getting enough minutes as it is. I have Brian Cardinal playing PF here. If I put Pau Gasol at PF, then Cardinal moves to SF, and Shane Battier and Mike Miller play even less minutes than they are now. It's all about putting your best players on the floor for as many minutes as possible. And I still think Stromile Swift will get an MLE offer sheet from another team that Memphis won't want to match. Look at the rotation, the only minutes he'd possibly take are Lorenzen Wright's and it's not worth 5 million dollars a year to fill such an unimportant spot in the rotation. Jerry West has never liked Swift and they're going to let him walk.
My friend, honestly, if this happens like you say and I wouldn't be shocked if it did happen, then Memphis might end up worse than New Orleans or Golden State next year. Gasol at the 5, next to Brian Cardinal, is bad for business defensively. I think he can play the 5, but next to Brian Cardinal, ugh... I expect this to be a down year for Hubie Ball.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!

If what you say is true, expect the Sonics to lose 5-8 more games next year. How can they expect to get away with Collison at the 5 and small-ball? :no:
I was going to say the same thing. Seattle's roster is undersized as it is, I'm not going to take minutes away from a center, and give them to a guard. Now, you never know what Nate McMillan is going to do because he is the worst coach in the NBA. But I'd still be shocked if he tried to use a lineup of three guards, a SF and a PF. :sour:

Luke Ridnour is in a tough spot because he should get more than 12 minutes but he's on a team that has a lot of talented guards. He won't take minutes from the other guards because they're all better than he is. The only reason he got 16 minutes last year was because Allen and Barry were injured so much, otherwise he wouldn't have gotten any regular minutes at all.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!
How can they expect to get away with Collison at the 5 and small-ball? :no:
That's Nate McMillan for you...:rofl:
 

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5 stars for you ArtestFan, I know how long it takes to prepare something like that... great job. let's hope there won't be any major trades before the season starts to mess up your rosters :)

Some corrections for teams I follow:

Houston - Bostjan Nachbar should be getting some playing time this yr at SF, and Ward shouldn't be playing 24mpg by mid season... rumour mill is that we're shipping Pike, Griffin, and Wilks to Chicago for Mutombo, so that'll be our backup center. Otherwise nice job with the roster - I sure hope Yao can play for more than 32mpg!

Toronto - Jalen Rose and Donyell Marshall are locks for starters, especially Yell who's coming off a career season. MoPete will surely come off the bench unless Vince or Jalen gets injured. Araujo will probably start the season off the bench, so unfortunately Bosh will probably have to play C for the time being until he's ready.

Sonics - they didn't pick up Fortson for nothing, and he'll probably get some PT ahead of Jerome James. He might even start at PF - Collison's still a "rookie" after all. Ridnour's their future starting PG so he should be getting much more that 12mpg.
 

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Sonics - they didn't pick up Fortson for nothing, and he'll probably get some PT ahead of Jerome James. He might even start at PF - Collison's still a "rookie" after all. Ridnour's their future starting PG so he should be getting much more that 12mpg.
See another one of these posts where I wonder what Seattle is doing then. If what you say is true and Danny Fortson has to start (let that sink in for a moment), then Seattle is much worse than we all thought and Ray Allen will almost assuredly be traded soon.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Hong Kong Fooey</b>!


See another one of these posts where I wonder what Seattle is doing then. If what you say is true and Danny Fortson has to start (let that sink in for a moment), then Seattle is much worse than we all thought and Ray Allen will almost assuredly be traded soon.
btw I was writing my post b4 I saw Scinos, else I wouldn't even comment on the Sonics. But Scinos put it best:

Nate is bound to go with 10 or so different lineups during the season (as usual), so it's impossible to predict.
Nate is a confusing (or confused) coach, I think Allen and Rashard are the only locks for starters.
 
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