With around a month and a half to go until media day, we’ve got to pass the time somehow. If you could select anyone from our current squad to form a nasty summer pick-up team, who would you choose?
The half court game can often become crammed which translates well for defensive minded players with a nose for the ball. I know everyone will likely select either Kyrie Irving or Terry Rozier in the backcourt, but I am thinking Marcus Smart here to nullify opposing teams and grind those studs down, the Cobra can provide me those timely clutch defensive plays.
I need some athletic scoring prowess next, this was a toss up between Jaylen and Jayson, but knocking down three pointer’s is super critical in the stretched out 3-man game ..... so I select Jayson Tatum. He has got that gorgeous shot, plenty of repertoire in the mid-range and he likes to attack the basket off the dribble.
Anchoring the middle, I need a savant, a passing big man, a core piece.
Al Horford is my team captain and gives me that defensive back bone paired with the three point range to stretch the floor and can deliver the consistent interior post game.
What do you think of my team? Recency bias probably took hold a bit, with Kyrie and Gordon coming back from injury, but that is the fun of this kind of exercise.
We’d love to hear who you would select.