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Build Around Challenge... Battle For the GOAT Celtic!

So I saw this segment on JJ's podcast building a "perfect team" around Michael Jordan in the modern NBA. He gave himself a few parameters like a 12 man roster... a salary cap... and MJ to have a 51M dollar contract (tied for the highest in the NBA with Curry). That was fun he had Jokic and Derrick White and Mikel Brides etc. But I thought some of his rules were too soft like allowing himself rookies on the team which are contract cheats.


  1. Max Player: 51M

  2. Team Salary Cap: 195 (188) -Why? Average payroll of contenders

  3. 12 man team -4 minimum contracts from legends home team.

  4. No Rookie contracts

  5. No Supermax players (Jaylen Brown, Steph, Giannis, Jokic, Luka, Beal, KAT, Dame, Booker, Embiid, Gobert)

  6. Can only use 1 player from each team -Except the 4 vet minimums from the hometeam


Grandpa Russell:

-Russell's style of play? HUSTLE. Russell thrives in the fastbreak in a modern offense I can't imagine him with a shot but he'd be poor man's Giannis on offense with rim protection/rebounding comparable to Gobert and switablity like Bam. So I surrounded Russell with player whos love to run in transition, play hard nose defense, and go after rebounds.

PG. Fox 32.5M

SG. Herb Jones 12M

SF. Lebron 47.5M

PF. Lauri 17M


  1. Caruso 9.5M

  2. Carter Jr. 13M

  3. Vanderbilt 4.5

  4. Hauser 2M

  5. Kornet 2M

  6. Stevens 2M

  7. Springer 2M

Big Bird:

--Bird’s style of play? BALANCE. Bird imo is the epidemy of balance. He was not a volume scorer but if he needed to put up 40+ to win the game he would, similar to Lebron in that right. Bird was an exceptional playmaker, secondary ball handler, hardnosed rebounder, and versatile defender. Don't forget the 3-level scoring as well. Thus in his team I tried to surround him by other versatile players starting with a strong defensively dominant front court like he always had in Boston with McHale and Parish. AD and Allen would easily be the best defensive duo in the league. Ironically I loved the fit of both the Murray's in the backcourt backed up by maybe the 6-man and best backup C in the league.

PG. Jamal Murray 34M

SG. Dejeonte Murray 18M


PF. AD 40.5

C. Allen 20M

  1. Monk 10M

  2. Hartenstein 9M

  3. Nesmith 5.5M

  4. Hauser 2M

  5. Kornet 2M

  6. Tillman 2M

  7. Brissett 2M


Team Russell


Team Bird

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