-The value of your team must not exceed $25
-You must have a minimum of 8 players on your roster
-You are allowed a maximum of 2 designated players ($5 value)
-You are choosing players based on their “best” individual season at Michigan
-Only scholarship players are included
Designated Players ($5 value)
Glenn Robinson III
Tim Hardaway Jr
Strong Second Fiddles ($4 value)
Reliable Role Players ($3 value)
Bench Boys ($2 value)
Don’t-You…Forget-About-Me ($1 value)
Forgot how good Levert’s last year was before he got injured- expected to have Stauskas as the other max player, but Levert was too good. Livers was nice value at the 3 and the positional flexibility of Novak made him the 6th man. Merritt gets 3 min a game spelling Burke.
Good job putting this together, it’s pretty much impossible to make it fully fair when only using 5 values. IMO Livers and Burke should be on 100% of teams, just too much value there. Then Levert/Stauskas as the other $5 player.
McGary $4 (tournament run McGary was a $5 player)
Can’t have a Beilein Era team without Zach Novak and the aneuyrsm of leadership. $3.
Spike $3. Ditto.
Wright. $2. Energy & body.
Max Bielfeldt. $2Ditto.
Brandon Johns. $1. HS/sophomore Brandon Johns is a $3 player.
Fun stuff, thanks. So hard not to use Teske or McGary. Hard to find lineups that justify saving a dollar on Morgan or spending an extra one on Mo. Walton, though. Gonna have another look tonight – might make one of players the way I think Juwan Howard would – but, just for now,
McGary only played 24 a game so you really need a functional backup 5 like Horford, so I went with Stu. Was also tempted to go with Levert and Albrecht as a starting backcourt instead of Burke-Douglass since Caris was so insanely good in his final and Albrecht was a better secondary creator than Douglass, but McGary, Wilson and Livers can all score a bit.
As badly as Burke’s pro career has gone, he’s on a perfect team in Philly now, if he can get hot from 3 he could be an Eddie House on the Celtics type guard, they need reliable shooting.
Howard might have loved McGary at the 4, given his desire for a junkyard dog type there (McGary was more than that, but certainly had those hustle/hassle traits). He also seems to want a dynamic wing creator like Caris. So Howard’s Beilein team might have been Teske/McGary/Livers/Caris/Z.
I like Castleton for $1 off the bench in any scenario, add Simmons and Chatman.
Agreed. Nobody is going to pick Irvin, Iggy, Matthews, GR3, THJ, Morris, Harris and Sims at $5 because every other better primary creator is in that category and the guys I listed above are more secondary or tertiary offensive options on an optimal team.