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If every player were in his prime?

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If every NBA player that is playing today was in his prime (& healthy), which team would win the championship (& why)? How will that change the starting lineup & depth of your favorite team?

For the Knicks...

PG: Jason Kidd

SG: Iman Shumpert

SF: Carmelo Anthony

PF: Amar'e Stoudemire

C: Tyson Chandler (Camby off bench for depth)

6. J.R. Smith

7. Rasheed Wallace

8. Marcus Camby

9. Raymond Felton

10. Ronnie Brewer

11. Pablo Prigioni

12. Steve Novak

I'll go with my Knicks for several reasons. Kidd is a better defender & rebounder than Nash, Nash is the better shooter, and the passing is neck & neck. Shumpert is a great option to slow-down (not shut-down) Kobe & Wade. Nobody will stop Carmelo from scoring besides LeBron or Artest (who will slow him down the most). Amar'e would get the edge in a matchup with Gasol. Tyson's defense at it's best has once shut-down a prime Duncan. But our biggest strength is our bench. We have: J.R. (an explosive scorer), Camby (great defender, rebounder, & shot blocker), and Sheed (great post-player, 3-point shooter, & one of the greatest enforcers of All-Time).

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Nash

Kobe

Artest

Gasol

Howard

Bench:Antawn Jamison, Steve Blake

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The Lakers easily. I hate that but a prime MVP Kobe, MVP Nash, All Star Gasol, DPOY/Allstar Dwight, All Star Metta, All Star Jamison would kill everybody and easily win the title.

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The Heat would win and top the Lakers

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Knicks would be the best team if everyone was in their prime. Then the Heat.

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Of course, the Lakers with the roster they've got right now.

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PG - Mario Chalmers-Norris Cole

SG - Dwyane Wade-Ray Allen-Mike Miller

SF - LeBron James-Shane Battier

PF - Udonis Haslem- Rashard Lewis

C - Chris Bosh-Joel Anthony

Heat would be GOAT. Haslem, Allen, Lewis, Miller, Wade in their primes.

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Heat with Prime Wade, Bosh, Allen, and Bron doe

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The Heat would win and top the Lakers

Yeah right, we'd destroy you.

Knicks Lakers all the way.

Kidd

Brewer

Melo

THE STAT

Camby (sorry Tyson but Camby was beastly)

Sheed, Chandler, Thomas, not to mention SA Novak. Plus what we've already got.

So you get a prime wade against us, so what, depth wise we'd bury you.

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Knicks > Heat > Celtics > Lakers > Mavs > Clippers

Can't forget the Clippers

CP3

Crawford

Grant Hill

Blake Griffin

Deandre Jordan

Chauncey, Lamar off the bench

imo

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Well since the Kings are young, let's imagine Isaiah is the second coming of Stockton, Tyreke breaks out and averages 25/7/7, Thornton becomes a 30 PPG player, Cousins becomes Shaq with a jumper, T-Rob evolves in to a 20/10 guy, as does Thompson, and Keith Smart becomes the next Phil Jackson.

Definitely the Kings

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Easily the Knicks. How good would the 2010-11 Cs be

Rondo

Allen

Pierce

Garnett

Shaq

Jermaine

Delonte (he was a very serviceable player)

Glen

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Either the Knicks, Heat or Lakers. I think Lakers and Knicks would have the best rosters but Heat would win because it would be easier to gel as a team for them. Too many ball hogs on Knicks and Lakers can't even gel right now.

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Well since the Kings are young, let's imagine Isaiah is the second coming of Stockton, Tyreke breaks out and averages 25/7/7, Thornton becomes a 30 PPG player, Cousins becomes Shaq with a jumper, T-Rob evolves in to a 20/10 guy, as does Thompson, and Keith Smart becomes the next Phil Jackson.

Definitely the Kings

Damn how'd we forget

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Dirk nowitzki

Elton brand

Chris kaman

Mike James

Vince carter

Shawn Marion

Dallas would be scary as [expletive deleted] in the paint when dirk and kaman got tired here comes brand and Marion. Plus you get serviceable mike James and the highflying Vince carter. Plus add mayo and collision and dallas would be undisputed.

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So this is what it's like to have the feeling of having the best roster in the NBA...

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Knicks > Heat > Celtics > Lakers > Mavs > Clippers

Can't forget the Clippers

CP3

Crawford

Grant Hill

Blake Griffin

Deandre Jordan

Chauncey, Lamar off the bench

imo

Billups (once a Finals MVP) should start. Crawford would be better suited for the 6th Man role.

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Collison (.....)

Carter (Allstar best dunker of all time 2001)

Marion (Allstar 2003)

Dirk (MVP 2007)

Kaman (Allstar 2010)

Mayo (2012-13 breakout year) and Elton Brand (allstar 2006) off the bench

Probably not better than the Knicks or Lakers but pretty good

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Prime Heat players would have too much athleticism. James and Wade get penetration and guys get easier shots. And also it's about chemistry.

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So basically, the answer to this question is [insert favorite team here].

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I'm loving the comedy of Heat fans.

You'd still have no PG, you'd have no bench, still have the same flaws but you'd be the best?

Yeah right.

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kobe prime >>> wade prime. nash prime >>> chalmers. artest prime guarding lebron. gasol >>> haslem. dwight >> bosh. ???

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kobe prime >>> wade prime. nash prime >>> chalmers. artest prime guarding lebron. gasol >>> haslem. dwight >> bosh. ???

No chemistry, no postgame. Do I need to continue? And I'm not even going to get into the kobe prime > wade prime thingy

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No chemistry, no postgame. Do I need to continue? And I'm not even going to get into the kobe prime > wade prime thingy

pau has a great post. Heat have no post. in their primes, Lakers'd have great chemistry....and wade prime was fail with teams.

why would you "need" to continue to belabor a point that is iffy. Heat had no chemistry in 11, theirfor they also have no chem..

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