Maréchal d'Empire (AKA King Stannis)
- Jul 12, 2014
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I think you have to build around your best player. Undoubtedly that would LBJ.During this generation of NBA basketball, I would agree wholeheartedly. Because Love's range probably outranks Nance Sr's dynamite defense and rim protection.
But (playing devil's advocate), we're talking 50 year's worth of Cavs basketball. Nearly 10 years without a three-pointer (70-80), an era without zone defenses (the 90s), and maybe some teams with more talent and other teams with more physicality. Exactly which era does this particular Cavs team work the best with? And do the more talented players manage to bring out each other's best qualities due to their high IQ?
Any era from the advent of the 3PT line would be one in which one surrounds the ball-dominant player with shooters.
One could play both Nance and Love, which would work except maybe the Great Era of Centers.
But even then, I think any team built around LeBron James, with a mix of shooters and at least one rim defender, is going to murder any team from any era.
Mark Price, Kyrie, Love as LBJ's shooters, getting open shots on every LeBron or Kyrie drive? Ouffda. They'd have to be hauled into court for being serial killers.