Hoopie
Two years ago

If you could have ANY marquee player ...

Given all the replies to the Carmelo and Muggsy threads, it got me thinking.

If your team could have ANY ex-NBA or ex-Euro player as a marquee outside the salary cap right now, who would you choose?

I'll chuck in a few names to kick it off. Dirk Nowitzki, Jimmer Fredette, Stephon Marbury, Jan Vesely, Antonis Fotsis, Nando de Colo, Alexei Shved ...


For United, I’d go for Dirk for his size and shooting accuracy, closely followed by Jimmer for his outside shooting.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dirk is like 90 yrs old...let him retire

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Kobe for sure for marketing and he is probably still in game shape

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jamal Crawford
Vince Carter
Brandon Jennings

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Kobe for sure for marketing and he is probably still in game shape
Not to mention he can get Heath Ledger in to talk to the team, which would be fun.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Too soon...

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Interesting question.
For Perth, you'd be looking purely for talent, because we already have decent crowds and I don't want to pay any more for my seats.

But imagine the draw-card potential for some of the struggling teams.
Imagine signing someone like Shaq. The merchandising alone would be worth a mint.

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Flop Warning  
Two years ago

I'd go dirk aswell. Based on game the of zones ep with him in it recently, he only has 10 minutes of battle in him per game, but has only played for 56 years with the mavs and despite the fact he knows time is short for him. There is disappointment that he probably only has 6 seasons left in him.

I'd love to see dirk playing 10 minutes of battle in the NBL.

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PyroCross  
Two years ago

Last I checked, Dwayne Wade could play decent minutes. He's my go-to for any NBL squad right now.

I'd like to see Al Jefferson in the league - imagine Perth with him and Jawai backing him up?

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Hoopie  
Two years ago

Forgot about Dwayne Wade. Yep, sign him up ahead of Jimmer!

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Andrew  
Two years ago

Bosh

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Semi-serious answer: Markelle Fultz.

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A. Lemanis?  
Two years ago

Cadee!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

MANU

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AK-47  
Two years ago

A couple I wouldn't mind seeing:

Jimmer Fredette - He'd jack it but would fill it up for sure.

Nate Robinson - He's 34 now but would be good to watch for one season. Still has the hops and showed he could score a bit later in his career. He's a bit fiery too and doesn't mind a scrap.

Tyreke Evans(?) - Could he come play here for a year with his drug suspension? Obviously not in a good place but getting out of the US might be good for him for a while and he'd absolutely tear it up here.

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Fryz  
Two years ago

Tyreke would have to decide if it's easier to buy weed in China or Australia

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Craig  
Two years ago

Fultz, Carter - still in the NBA... if we are talking Ex NBA / Ex Euro players then I will take Ray Allen, seems like the kind of guy who would remain in game shape even after retirement. Otherwise maybe Manu Ginobli

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BobnCat  
Two years ago

Tony Parker for me. A winner, a leader and great role model for the kids.

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Rabbit70  
Two years ago

Tony Parker a role model?

He cheated on his wife.

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Lovebroker  
Two years ago

Correct....anyone cheating on Eva Longoria needs to have their head read.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Tempted to say Nowitzki because I love that dude, but I still can't go past Dunigan

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I reckon there's a guy named Michael that I would like to get in. At 55 would still fill stadiums. Probably worth a few minutes even now

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

You're absolutely right about his popularity but he's actually still only 29 years old

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