As I posted in the other thread, I didn't like Indiana's draft board after securing Durant-Williams and no one was really jumping to give up their first rounder for the 50th and 75th overall picks. That was why I avoided the second star and went for depth and versatility. Monta is not a star - I never claimed him to be one - he was just additional scoring punch for my team. If he was a star, he wouldn't have been there in the fifth round for me to take. Ibaka was the choice for me in the second because he was an elite rim protector (at the time, elite big man pairings were being formed on multiple rosters) with a nice mid range game which I thought would pair with Lebron's passing skills and dribble drive game well. Not to mention that he was young, athletic, and healthy.
I resent the fact that people feel Lebron is equal to an auto-title. I know I didn't get to post enough during the finals, but real life trumps in every now and again and my fantasy basketball team has to wait. For the most part, people here knew what my team was about, what my philosophies/principles were, and could assemble their own opinions from the matchup. And to be honest - for better or for worse - I'm fine with it. I don't want to be on here making 100 posts describing when I plan on countering hedge screens or the hypothetical decisions my fake players will make to counter the other fake team's players. To an extent, I was hoping for a "here is team A, here is team B, who wins if they play?" save for a few comments from each GM. Everyone looks at individual players differently and that is what will change the votes - not me petitioning or lobbying for them.