Yep and on the flipside I'd fee pretty comfortable picking a James/Pippen led team to beat the Warriors given I think those 2 are far more capable of shutting down Durant than just about any other duo in history (even if you just swapped Pippen and Love, I wouldn't bet against the Cavs in that scenario - I mean they have played 3 very tight games in this series without someone like Pippen).
FWIW, MJ would get swept by this Warriors team too.Celtics without Kyrie and Gordon wouldn't get swept by Warriors.
Mike wouldn't too, maybe if he had the 86' team or something like that.
His 90ies teams, the unstopabulls? Not-a-chance.
No chance Jordan gets swept by the Warriors.
MJ. End of discussion.
No way MJ and Pippen get swept by the Warriors.
MJ and Kevin Love? Probably.
It would've been a good match up. I tend to think the '96 Bulls would've struggled in today's game because they didn't have enough shooting but Jordan and Harper probably could've extended their range if they were playing today and Kukoc would've taken more. They would've been the perfect switch everything team to defend the Warriors. Start with Harper on Curry, Jordan on Klay, Pippen on Durant, Rodman on Draymond and you don't worry about a mismatch too much for anyone.
Mock Trade Deadline Trailblazers and Knicks Rosters:
G: Lillard, McCollum, Curry, Simons, Baldwin, Stauskas, Trent. F: Aminu, Turner, Harkless, Leonard, Swanigan, Layman. C: Nurkic, Collins,
G: Hardaway, Lee, Mudiay, Nitilikina, Trier, Burke, Dotson. F: Porzingis, Thomas, Hicks, Hezonja, Knox, Kornet, Vonleh. C: Kanter, Robinson