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Wilt's team probably has more straight up talent, mainly due to Wilt being such a singular all-timer, but it's a very awkward oncourt fit. No shooting, and it's just hard to center an offense around a post up big. Illegal defense is gone and it'll be hard to get Wilt the ball. If you can't consistently feed him, I don't what this team is doing on O.

Klay's team is a beautiful fit. Can I watch this team? It doesn't have a weakness.

Klay's team wins in a walk. The series starts competitively with the two teams splitting the first two. Wilt starts to get frustrated with Bogut's physical D and teammate's inability to get him the ball. Openly pouts. Draymond screams at him and they engage in fisticuffs while Klay's team sets NBA records for made 3's in a 5 game playoff series.

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If rumors about Wilt's superhuman strength are true, I dont think Dray is ever getting into fisticuffs with him lol

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Keeping in mind that as GM I will NOT be hiring Mark Jackson as coach, Mama's team — while old-school with its emphasis on defense — has some tools to get creative. I'm looking at some 4/5 high pick and roll/pop, trying to pull Bogut away from the bucket and running Draymond down the throat to look for back cuts from Runy and "Pork Chop" Jeff Mullins.

Also expect a lot of Horns, with Runy as primary ball handler and Livingston taking Timmy to the block if he has the switch. Wilt is going to need to hit jumpers from the elbow, but he's gonna get a ton of them.

And honestly I think this team has sneaky fast break potential against the GTO squad — Bogut and Donyell can't keep up with Draymond and Wilt.

Defensively, Klay and Timmy will be problems. I think Prime Draymond is going to wreak havoc as a help defender off of Marshall, but those guys can get going, and JRich is going to have some open looks from the arc. If my team can recover to shooters and hold them to a low percentage, I think I can overcome the long-distance disparity.

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Man how awesome would this series be to watch if both teams were off and running! Tim, Klay, J Rich going one way vs Dray pushing with Wilt rim running for lobs the other!

I’m sold by the great coaching pitch (sorry to have channeled M Jackson for your play calling.) Can I vote for Mama’s picks too?

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May 19, 2020Liked by Ivan, punk basketball, Daniel Hardee

Now this is a matchup! Compelling strengths on each side. Adjustments during the series (you’re already talking switching guard assignments.) And some serious down low punishment. I would love to see this one play out. I have to think it’s coming down to values.

The Great Times have legit star power at the guard spots taking on backups. Add in Bogut’s passing and I can see a legit flow to the O going against one of the toughest defensive teams out there.

For Mama’s Picks If Livingston plays the point, the Green/Livingston Pick and roll isn’t going to put a ton of pressure on the D, so the offense will probably be dump it to Wilt and hope he can hit the open shooter, if he’s not able to get to the rim. Fortunately dumping it in to Wilt is a viable offense in its own right!

Ultimately, I think this series comes down to Whether you believe in Bogut’s defense enough to believe Wilt will have to work hard for his buckets (I do.) And which team’s pieces fit together the best: I’m leaning towards the Great times rolling in game 7 from my own personal experience playing as a big with overmatched guards on the blacktop. When the pressure mounts, and the passes stop coming on time, or in the right spot, or at all, and you’re left with a mounting sense of futile frustration that you weren’t able to get a starting caliber guard to keep things humming with the game on the line.

But I do think Donny goes into a deep depression during this series as he’s abused in every legal way you can be on a basketball court by Dray.

Great Times over Mama’s picks in a 7 game classic. Klay is unstoppable in a game 6 nail biter and the Great Times roll through game 7!

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Wow, Wilt's team is losing 40% to 60% in the twitter poll - our closest matchup yet, but I thought it would have been even closer

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I really think the starting backcourt of of backups (even really good ones) is hard to get past in this era of guard dominance. And Draymond’s performance this year without reliable guard/wing play wasn’t inspiring. Although, the first game with Wiggins was super fun to see Draymond running the offense with cutters.

Anyone imagining The Run TMC days with Klay as a two way threat is probably also channeling some of their favorite Warriors days playing style with a much better center than those teams ever had.

It’s just such a close matchup! Kudos.

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>"Ultimately, I think this series comes down to Whether you believe in Bogut’s defense enough to believe Wilt will have to work hard for his buckets (I do.)" I'm pretty sure Wilt's averaging 45 and 12 assists this series hahaha

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May 19, 2020Liked by Daniel Hardee

And we know he’s good for 10 boards too. 40 pt triple double for the series? Wouldn’t bet against it.

Awesome that I have a tag line now! Sorry to have wounded so deeply.

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i'm gonna guess this isn't the first time wilt averaged a 40 point triple double in a loss lmao

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Upvote this comment if you think It’s A Great Time Out is the better team

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Upvote this comment if you think Mama There Goes That Draft Pick would win

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> "The question is, can Chamberlain’s teammates knock down enough outside shots to punish the opposition? "

If it was me, I'd go the opposite strategy and look for cutters. IDK how soon they'll be sending help at Wilt (or even how good of a passer he could be), but both Liv and Dray should be working off of off ball screens to cut through behind the action and get easy layups. You know JRich and Donyell are going to be easy to catch napping

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Wilt was also a fine passer when he wanted. I believe he decided later in his career to lead the league in assists, and he did!

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> "Fortunately, the players around Chamberlain are willing distributors and intelligent in the art of the tic-tac-toe passes it can take to break down the defense." So you just stopped reading huh lmao

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Yeah I'm just here for the pictures

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those graphics with the player rosters are pretty dope!

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