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Metta’s Mondays: The Best $10 Million NBA Team

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Metta’s hopes for next season for the $10 million team on which every player gets $10 million per year.

The first team that I would like to see next year:

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, LaMarcus Aldridge and Shawn Livingston.

This has never been done before. If players say they really want to win, and agents sell their players to teams as winners and GMs claim they want win, then a 10-and-five team is the way to go. You still have roughly $17 million or so sign other players and you don’t need a major star to make this concept reality if that star is not willing to buy in. You need two way players who have the potential to average over 20 points per night. You need a team like the Memphis Grizzlies or the San Antonio Spurs. To complement the team, you don’t let players like James Posey and Shane Battier get away. This type of team has the potential to outplay a max player team.

The second team that I would like to see in the 2014/15 season:

Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Tony Allen, DeMarcus Cousins and Pau Gasol.

These two teams would be my NBA Finals picks after hypothetical trades for next season. 

Which of these two $10 million teams would win in a seven-game Finals series?

Next Monday I will reveal my 10 and 10 team, which would put the team over the salary cap.