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  • Maury
    This is a really tough matchup. The Clyde/Grant hill is an interesting matchup. I really like clyde's game. The problem I see with wheazy's team is that he has too many ball handlers and I can't see all of his guys getting involved like they need to be to be as effective as they can. I vote Axel.

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  • Axel
    If wheazy wants small ball, then Ibaka can match any of his bigs but Howard can dominate. Most athletic center in history. Two together means nothing available at rim.

    Hill has no edge over Drexler. Very much the opposite as Clyde was incredibly well rounded player and athlete.

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  • 007
    This is really tough, I'm leaning Axel because he simply has the best and most likely to take over player in this matchup.

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  • JimiCliff
    Axel's size advantage makes this a very tough matchup for Wheazy.

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  • Axel
    started a poll Legacy Knockout Axel vs e_wheazy

    Legacy Knockout Axel vs e_wheazy


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    The legacy league was created to pit teams drafted by fellow RR members against each other and allow the general RR populous to vote on who would win this winner take all, single elimination game if all players were at their peak performance.

    Each team drafted a 10 man roster. Each team provided a gameplan justification as to why they believe they should get your vote. Each team is allowed 1 post for "in game adjustments." The role of RR community is simple, vote for who you believe should win. Post justification if you want (encouraged) and weigh the pros and cons for all to see, but ultimately, your vote decides who will win this tournament of legends.

    Axel vs e_wheazy

    Axel's Lineup

    PG - Chris Paul - 6' 175 - 4x All-NBA 1st team, 6x All-Def 1st team, 4x NBA Assists leader, 6x NBA steals leader, 36.5% career 3P%
    SG/SF - Clyde Drexler 6'7 210 - 27.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 5.8 APG, 2.7 SPG
    SF/PF - Larry Bird 6'9 220 - 3x MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 2x 50-40-90
    PF/C Serge Ibaka 6'10 245 - 3x All-Def 1st, 2x blocks leader, 35.5% career 3P%
    C - Dwight Howard 6'11 265 - 3x DPOY, 4x All-Def 1st, 22.9 PPG 14.1 RPG 2.4 BPG
    PG Mookie Blaylock 6' 180 - 2x All-Def 1st, 4x All-Def 2nd, 2x steals leader, 17/6/5, 36.6% 3P%
    SG/SF Jimmy Butler 6'7 220 - 20.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.7 APG
    SF/PF Ron Artest 6'6 260 - 18.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 3.4 APG, 2.1 SPG, 35.8% 3P%, 2004 DPOY
    PF/C Rasheed Wallace 6'11 230 - 19.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 36% 3P%
    C/PF Arvydas Sabonis 7'3 279 - 6x Euroscar POY, 2x Mr Europa POY, Hall of Fame

    Axel's gameplan

    My team can play fast or in half court at a higher efficiency than his. Will mix up tempo/strategies.

    Ibaka starts providing elite rim protection and athleticism from both front court positions.

    Oscar will be played tight by faster CP3, hounded for steals on high dribble from 3/4 court. Mobile bigs will make PnR difficult with ability to hedge or ICE. Grant Hill's 30% 3P is a mirage, as highlighted season lands amid 5 yr stretch of 14.8%, 19.2%, 14.3% and 0% seasons, clogging lanes.

    The ball won't stop on offence. With multiple playmakers, a balanced attack with lots of ball and player movement (2014 Spurs). Bird has torched DPOY defenders in the past, George presents a challenge, not a problem, for Bird.

    Front court has rebounding advantage and will use size to be physical. My bench is better balanced. Wall/Iggy can't shoot. Harden is lost on defence.

    e_wheazy starting lineup

    PG: Oscar Robertson - 6-5, 205 lbs, Averaged a triple double
    30.8 PTS, 80.3% FT, 12.5 REB, 11.4 AST, 48% FG

    SG: Grant Hill - 6-8, 225 lbs, 7x All Star, 5x All NBAer
    21.4 PTS, 9 REB, 7.3 AST, 1.8 STL, 30.3% 3FG, 14.6 WS, 114 ORTG, 100 DRTG, 8.0 BPM

    SF: Paul George - 6-9, 220lbs, 6-11.5 wingspan, 3X All Star, 3x All NBA Defensive Teamer
    23.1 PTS, 7.0 REB, 4.1 AST, 1.9 STL, 37.1 3FG, 107 ORTG, 97 DRTG, 10 WS, 6.4 DWS

    PF: Draymond Green - 6-7, 230lbs, 7-1 Wingspan, NBA Champ, 2x All NBA Defender
    9.5 REB, 7.4 AST, 1.5 STL, 1.4 BLKS, 38.8 3FG, 115 ORTG, 97 DRTG, 11.1 WS

    C: Kevin Garnett - 6-11, 240lbs, 7-6 wingspan12x All NBA Defensive Teamer, DPOY,
    23.0 PTS, 13.9 REB, 6.0 AST, 1.4 STL, 2.2 BLKS, 31.9% 3FG, 98 DRTG, 113 ORTG, 18.3 WS, 9.7 BPM


    John Wall - 6-4, 200lbs, 6-9 wingspan, 3x All Star, All NBA Defender
    19.8 PTS, 10.2 AST, 4.9 REB,1.9 STL, 35.1% 3P

    Anthony Davis - 6-10, 255lbs, 7-6 wingspan, 3x All Star, All-NBA first team, 2x NBA Blocks Leader, All-NBA Defender
    24.4 PTS, 10.2 REB, 2.2 AST, 1.5 STL, 2.9 BLKS, 32.4% 3FG, 122 ORTG, 100 DRTG, 14.0 WS

    Andre Iguodala - 6-6, 215lbs, 6-11 wingspan, NBA Champ, Finals MVP, 2x All-NBA Defender, All Star
    12.4 PTS, 6.1 REB, 5.5 AST, 1.7 STL, 39.4% 3FG, 108 ORTG, 98 DRTG, 7.3 WS

    Bob Lanier - 6-11, 250lbs, 8x All Star
    24 PTS, 13.3 REB, 4.6 AST, 1.4 STL, 3.0 BLKS 51% FG, 108 ORTG, 88 DRTG (YES, 88), 14.4 WS

    James Harden, 6-5, 220lbs, 6-11 wingspan, 4x All Star, 2x All NBAer
    29 PTS, 6.1 REB, 7.5 AST, 1.7 STL, 37.5% 3FG, 118 ORTG, 103 DRTG, 16.4 WS

    CP/Oscar is a wash, IMO.

    On the wing : elite scorers, edge to Hill a bigger, craftier, more athletic, stronger defender.

    Paul George is a great matchup for Larry. Our multiple elite wing defenders will frustrate him and disrupt his game.

    Both Dray and AD are quick, can score in many ways and can handle the ball, exposing Sheed's lack of lateral quickness.

    KG is knockdown from 21 - Axel must pick his poison with his rim protection.

    Sabonis means a slow game on offense and exposes them severely on defense. Going small with Dray or AD at the 5 burns him endlessly for quick buckets. Dwight has no post game. He 'll take 20 seconds to score, we'll take 10 and score more often.

    Offense will hum, with capable ballhandlers at every position. We'll run PnRs 1 through 5, with endless possibilities and combinations - multiple opportunities (pops, switches, rolls, etc.)

    In Game Adjustments - Coming Soon!

    So RR faithful, who wins this game?