Played a dozen times, here are my results:
25% chance of New Jersey keeping their pick and Portland drafting T. Zeller at 11.
25% chance of Portland taking A. Drummond at 5 and T. Zeller at 11.
17% chance of Portland taking B. Beal at 5 and T. Zeller at 11.
The results got me thinking about team chemistry moving forward.
Do you think team chemistry would work in our favor by drafting brothers? It's an intriguing thought, even though I'll be the first to admit, it most likely not happening. These guys should already have chemistry with playing together and/or against each other growing up. So naturally, you'd think it'd make it so much easier for all of their teammates to integrate them into any system.
With McMillian's tendency to run an eight man rotation, along with the lockout creating a shortened training camp and compressed season schedule, the team chemistry was fragile to say the least with integrating two new starters. Which can be true for any team that was active during free agency and/or the draft.
Now, I know we need a PGOTF, a center, possibly a shooting guard, some believe a backup for Aldridge, and a lot of people don't like either Zeller. But the question being presented here isn't, "What other players would you rather have the Blazers drafting" (because I'll be the first to say these two aren't my first choices), or a, "let's talk about how much we hate the Zeller brothers" thread (which it's helpful to anyone, except for your low self-esteem). I just want to have a fun conversation about future team chemistry, whether or not two brothers could make a positive experience moving forward, and if anyone knows the history of whether or not any brothers (or cousins for that matter) have ever played on the same team before (that would be much appreciated).
"Would drafting brothers be beneficial to a rebuilding team's chemistry"?
Yes (11 votes)
No (41 votes)
Maybe (10 votes)
Undecided (2 votes)
Would rather talk about what players I want the Blazers to draft, than this hypothetical, slim to none chance of a situation (51 votes)
I'd rather be hating on the Zellers (24 votes)
139 total votes