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    My buddy and I went through this exercise last week. If you had to create one 12-man roster from the 1999-2000 NBA Finals Pacers, and this season's Pacers, who would make your team? Also, who would be your starting five? This is a one year only team, so don't worry about the age of players or keeping someone for developmental purposes. In addition, choose a coaching staff.

    Here is the 99-00 Pacers roster, in alphabetical order:

    Jonathan Bender
    Travis Best
    Austin Croshere
    Dale Davis
    Jeff Foster
    Al Harrington
    Mark Jackson
    Derrick McKey
    Reggie Miller
    Chris Mullin
    Sam Perkins
    Jalen Rose
    Rik Smits
    Zan Tabak
    Coaching staff: Larry Bird, Rick Carlisle, Dick Harter, Dan Burke

    This year's roster:
    Rasual Butler
    Chris Copeland
    Paul George
    Danny Granger
    Roy Hibbert
    George Hill
    Solomon Hill
    Orlando Johnson
    Ian Mahinmi
    Luis Scola
    Donald Sloan
    Lance Stephenson
    C.J. Watson
    David West
    Coaching staff: Frank Vogel, Nate McMillan, Popeye Jones, Dan Burke

    Build the team the way you want, but I am going with 5 bigs and 7 wings/points. My roster:

    Hibbert
    Smits
    Davis
    West
    Scola
    Jackson
    Miller
    George
    McKey
    Hill
    Mullin
    Stephenson

    The first ten were pretty easy for me. I then struggled with choosing between Mullin, Stephenson, and Rose for the final two spots. I chose Mullin for his veteran savvy, and decided Stephenson was better defensively than Rose.

    My starting five:
    Jackson
    Miller
    George
    Davis
    Hibbert

    For the coaching staff I am going with Vogel, Carlisle, Harter, and Burke.

    What about you?

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    Starting five:

    Hill/Reggie/PG/DD/Roy
    Lance/Jalen Rose/DG/West/Rik
    Mullin/Derrick McKey

    Final two spots are specialties, one defense, one shooting, all other spots are purely talent based

    Edit - Actually switch lance for mark jackson. with both Jalen and Lance handling the ball, I don't think the second unit would need Mark Jackson.
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    When would this team play? The pendulum has swung back toward a somewhat more permissive and physical style of play now IMO, but still falls short of what was permitted back then, particularly with respect to hand checking.

    Also, do the players have their abilities from that season, or the best of their careers?

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    Abilities that season.

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    A Dale Davis and David West frontcourt? My god I would not want to look at them wrong.
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    PG - Mark Jackson / George Hill
    SG - Reggie Miller / Lance / Jalen Rose or Granger ( if Granger is healthy )
    SF - PG24 / Derrick McKey
    PF - David West / Dale Davis
    C - Hibbert / Rik Smits / Jeff Foster
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    PG: Mark Jackson/George Hill
    SG: Reggie Miller/Jalen Rose/Lance
    SF: Paul George/Mullin/Danny
    PF: David West/Dale Davis
    C: Roy Hibbert/Smits

    Coaching: Larry, Frank, Rick

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    PG: Mark Jackson/George Hill
    SG: Reggie Miller/Jalen Rose/Lance
    SF: Paul George/Mullin/Danny
    PF: David West/Dale Davis
    C: Roy Hibbert/Smits

    Coaching: Larry, Frank, Rick
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    I'm doing 15 cause that is the max size of the NBA.

    C: Roy Hibbert/Rik Smits/Ian Mahinmi
    PF: David West/Dale Davis/Sam Perkins
    SF: Paul George/Danny Granger/Derrick McKey
    SG: Reggie Miller/Jalen Rose/Lance Stephenson
    PG: Mark Jackson/George Hill/Travis Best

    Coach: Larry Bird/Rick Carlisle/Frank Vogel/Dan Burke

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    Starters:
    Jackson
    Miller
    PG
    Dale Davis
    Roy
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    Jeebus this was actually really hard. A hall of famer (Mullin) and one of the best Pacers defenders of all time (McKey) didn't even make my team.

    Starting Five:
    Mark Jackson
    Reggie Miller
    Paul George
    Dale Davis
    Roy Hibbert

    Bench:
    George Hill
    Lance Stephenson
    Jalen Rose
    Danny Granger (if healthy, too early to know this year)
    Rik Smits
    Jeff Foster
    David West

    Coaching staff: Rick Carlisle, Dick Harter, Frank Vogel, Dan Burke

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    Jeebus this was actually really hard. A hall of famer (Mullin) and one of the best Pacers defenders of all time (McKey) didn't even make my team.

    Starting Five:
    Mark Jackson
    Reggie Miller
    Paul George
    Dale Davis
    Roy Hibbert

    Bench:
    George Hill
    Lance Stephenson
    Jalen Rose
    Danny Granger (if healthy, too early to know this year)
    Rik Smits
    Jeff Foster
    David West

    Coaching staff: Rick Carlisle, Dick Harter, Frank Vogel, Dan Burke
    Why would you start Roy and Dale together? While Roy can score sometimes, for the most part they are both defensive minded players. Wouldn't it be better to pair a defensive minded player with a more offensive minded player? (i.e. Roy/West and Rik/Davis)

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    Why would you start Roy and Dale together? While Roy can score sometimes, for the most part they are both defensive minded players. Wouldn't it be better to pair a defensive minded player with a more offensive minded player? (i.e. Roy/West and Rik/Davis)
    Probably, but this is just for fun right? Can you imagine trying to score inside against a Davis/Hibbert combo? It would be INSANE. Also you're getting a lot of offense from Jackson/Reggie/George

    But yeah you're probably right to have a high post/low post combo in there, like Smits/Hibbert, Roy/West, Davis/Smits etc.

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    Can you imagine trying to score inside against a Davis/Hibbert combo? It would be INSANE.
    Extremely true!

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    Probably, but this is just for fun right? Can you imagine trying to score inside against a Davis/Hibbert combo? It would be INSANE. Also you're getting a lot of offense from Jackson/Reggie/George

    But yeah you're probably right to have a high post/low post combo in there, like Smits/Hibbert, Roy/West, Davis/Smits etc.
    Or Dale and West.

    But there is no doubt that if someone played small against us a team of Jackson/Reggie/Rose/Paul/West would kill. I mean kill.

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