So I have theory on how to build a championship team. It's based on that the positional numbers of your best players should equal nine.
So a Point guard is a one Shooting guard two, center five ect. Combo's guards getting an extra half point from their lower position, eg Swingman is a two and a half.
So what numbers add to 9 from an NBA Standpoint? Is their evidence of any of these combinations occurring successfully?
Last and most importantly do different combinations effectiveness vary based on the style eg; is a combination more effective in a triangle or princeton offence?
Combinations Include the:
2,3,4 or SG,SF,PF
this combination as popularized by Jordan's Bulls is the current title holder with the boston celtics.
The 2,3,4 works best as part of a slow tempo halfcourt based offense. Based on the idea that any NBA point guard with talented finishers can run a break. A set offense is only needed for halfcourt situations.
PG, SF, C or 1,3,5
This is probably the most commonly successful formula. with recent examples examples being the San Antonio Spurs, and Detroit Pistons. it is also the most effective for a fast break team. because a Great PG can turn any NBA athlete into a good finisher.
See Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler. When the transition offence is slowed you can either drive and kick with your PG,or Wing, or Let your center do there thing, depending on who your best player is.
Read on to Find out My 1, 3, 5 base third option prototypes.
Less Common ones.
4, 4, 1
Currently occurring in toronto without much success. it involves having players who play the High and Low post. but more as power forwards as opposed to a true center. wit a point guard running whatever breaks they get.
5, 2, 2 or The Shaq exception
This says that if you have a Dominant Big and a Shooting Gaurd. For Example the 2006 Heat or Kobe/Shaq Lakers.
These teams don't really need a true small forward or point guard. but can play 2 shooting guards in the backcourt or wings. Depending on personnel.
Finally the 4,5 Also Known as "The Spurs Just won the 1997 Lotto Exception."
This is pretty self explanatory. A truly elite Center and Power Forward combo, like the Robinson, Duncan Spurs, will not loose to a team taking Jump shots.