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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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PG: T.J. McConnell
SG: Andre Iguodala
SF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
PF: Channing Frye
C: Aaron Gordon

Reserves: Stanley Johnson, Solomon Hill and Richard Jefferson

Though just the fourth-leading scorer for the 53-loss Orlando Magic, Aaron Gordon would be the leader of this Arizona team.

Biggest Strength: Perimeter Size

Though the Wildcats lack a go-to scorer, they are loaded with tall wings who have three-point range. With the exception of T.J. McConnell, everyone on the roster is at least 6'6", including 6'11" Channing Frye, who might be the most dangerous perimeter shooter of the bunch. They wouldn't be favored in any games, but the team-wide ability to both shoot and rebound could lead to an upset.

Biggest Weakness: True Big Men

With slashing guards and three-point shooting centers, Arizona is at the forefront of the positionless basketball revolution at the collegiate level. Thus, it's no surprise that their alumni roster is McConnell and a slew of small forwards. Unfortunately, the lack of a legitimate center means the Wildcats would be eaten alive in the paint by most of the teams in the tournament.

MVP: Aaron Gordon

A few years ago, this would've been a toss-up between Andre Iguodala, Richard Jefferson and Jason Terry. But with each of those guys well into the denouement of their respective careers, it's up to Aaron Gordon to lead the way. He's the only player on the roster who averaged double figures in 2016-17 (12.7 PPG), and he would be the one responsible for trying to slow down opposing centers, for better or worse.

This will all change after this year's NBA Draft with Lauri going in the lottery, but would he take Ronde or Frye's spot?  What do you guys think?

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Imagining the current Arizona Wildcats NBA Tourney Squad
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 09:00:53 AM »
Man this team would be unreal. Adding Lauri too... :o :o

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Re: Imagining the current Arizona Wildcats NBA Tourney Squad
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 10:10:48 AM »
I love thinking about the Current NBA Wildcats playing against the CAVS & the Warriors.  You can't forget about Derrick Williams who only plays about 15 mins a game for the CAVS and averages about 6 points in those limited minutes. Then there's Bayless who was injured most of the season, but would be ready to go right now & is a good player off the bench that can get you at least 15 mins a games. Lastly, you would be taking away Iggy,  Williams Jefferson, & Frye from the 2 teams in the finals which would weaken them also.  Ohhh and you can't forget about who the coach would be... STEEEEEVE KEEEERRRRRRR. My Line up would actually be

PG: T.J. McConnell
SG: Andre Iguodala
SF: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Derrick Williams/Channing Frye

Now as far as how they'd do against them.  I think they would have a better chance against the CAVS since they take 2 pieces from their team than the Warriors.  I don't think they would beat either team, but they would put up a fight and it would be soooo fun to watch. 


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