If you've been following the site at all this week you know our staff writers have been drafting teams of All-Time Great Trail Blazer Players. Timmay, Sam, Dane, Sagar, and Chris have each drafted a team of 8, drawn from the pool of every Blazer ever to put on the uniform during the regular season.
Tomorrow you get to vote on the winner of the contest, but we've had so much fun listening to your comments (and so many of you have asked for more rounds, coaching drafts, and the like) that we're throwing in a bonus challenge.
Listed below are the five teams. We want you to pick your favorite (or more than one if you wish) and complete it by adding two players who were not drafted.
- We're limiting your addition to two players because adding four would get confusing and there'd be too much overlap. This makes the discussion more interesting. Plus no true All-Time Great should be on the third string,
- You're only prohibited from adding player on the actual teams already. You don't have to stop yourself from adding players that somebody else in the comments wanted to add. We're not keeping these additions. It's just for fun.
- Keep in mind overall team style, fit, needs. Obviously talent factors in but you also want to be completing and complementing the roster you're adding to.
- The guys you add don't have to be All-Time Greatest Blazers in themselves. If you think a more pedestrian player (statistically) would shine with a particular squad, add him!
PG--Jarrett Jack, Greg Anthony SG--Clyde Drexler, Steve Smith
SF--Nicolas Batum PF--Rasheed Wallace, Shareef Abdur-Rahim C--Dale Davis
PG--Damian Lillard SG--Jim Paxson, Billy Ray Bates, Lionel Hollins
SF--Cliff Robinson PF--Buck Williams C--Bill Walton, Marcus Camby
PG--Damon Stoudamire, Kenny Anderson SG--Wesley Matthews, Bonzi Wells
SF--Scottie Pippen PF--Maurice Lucas, Zach Randolph C--Mychal Thompson
PG--Terry Porter SG--Geoff Petrie, Danny Ainge
SF--Jerome Kersey, Kiki Vandeweghe PF--Brian Grant C--Arvydas Sabonis, Joel Przybilla
PG--Rod Strickland, Andre Miller SG--Brandon Roy
SF--Calvin Natt PF--Lamarcus Aldridge, Sidney Wicks C--Kevin Duckworth, Lloyd Neal
Here are some Notable Names Not Selected to jump-start your thought process. Don't limit yourselves to these guys as you add. Bonus to anyone who finds a really good fit that hasn't been thought of!
And that's it! Name your favorite team or teams, add two players, and tell us who and why in the comment section. Have fun!
--Dave firstname.lastname@example.org / @DaveDeckard