TMC wrote:coltraning wrote:Finally, about that Jazz team, Hornacek, Stockton and Malone would have been starters about any player in Phoenix, but the other two starting spots and the whole bench would have been players from this Phoenix team. That's 9 players out of 12. That Jazz team had two top 10 players and a very good player in Hornacek, but no depth at all. The rest of the team were scrubs just enjoying the ride. And still went to two finals.
You keep making general statements, but not naming names
The suns start nash, bell, jones, marion, diaw
the jazz started stockton, bryon russel, hornacek, malone, ostertag
Bell is an extremely comparable player to russell in his heyday. Both can shoot very well from three and lock down on defense. Bell scores a couple more points but that's because there are more shots to go around and he plays less minutes. Hornacek was definitely better than james jones. Malone was obviously better than marion. Ostertag was not as good as Diaw but do you really think diaw would play center in sloan's system? And he hasn't proved he'd be good without the matchup advantages. Phoenix probably has a better bench, but the reality is that Leandro Barbosa and Eddie House (along with diaw and jones) couldn't get close to what they're getting if they were on another team. Probably marion too. Phoenix may be better top to bottom but the difference there are very few players on phoenix that anybody else in the league would have any use for.