It is again time to sharpen your pencils and get out a piece of paper. The second annual "Build Your Best Team Contest" is here. So put on you thinking caps and see what powerhouse team you can come up with. There are a couple of rule changes from lst season, but the general idea remains the same. You will have a certain number of points to spend to select 5 starters and 5 bench players for your dream team. Player values will again be based on their NBA Efficiency Score from the regular season. A link will be provided at the bottom of this thread that will take you to NBA.com's stat page on player Efficiency. At this point we are just building teams for fun, but later I will consider running a contest like last season to see which team is the best. This year there may be a poster limit for the contest and a one time gameplan for your team. Details on the contest will come later, but for now let's have some fun building as many teams as you can.
Here are the Rules for building your team:
1. A players value is = to their regular season NBA Efficiency Score rounded up. Example: LeBron James has an Efficiency Score of 32.4 so you would have to round that score up to 33. All scores are rounded up! If an Efficiency Score is 9.1 it will cost you 10 points for that player, so choose wisely.
2. You can spend 90 points on your 5 starters and 45 points on your 5 bench players. A 10 man roster keeps it simple. Try and use all your points if you can.
3. No starter can be worth less then 7 points and no bench player can be worth less then 3 points. This keeps teams realistic. It also makes it hard to have more then 2 real superstars on a team and forces you to use your brain.
Thats about it. It is real simple and I messed around with it last night like a nerd for about an hour. You have to make some difficult choices. Please post as many teams as you want and reply with why you think your team would be a contender.
Here is one of my teams as an example of how to post your team.
PG Jose Calderon 13
SG Kobe Bryant 23
SF Thaddeus Young 13
PF Dirk Nowitzki 26
C Kendrick Perkins 15
PG Derrick Fisher 8
SG Jerry Stackhouse 7
SF Ron Artest 12
PF Brandon Bass 7
C Robin Lopez 11
I hope you enjoy this game and good luck building your team. Here is the link for the Efficiency Scores: