Tuesday Night 5v5 Draft Preview Summer 2021 | CAC League Discussion | Discussion
August 24, 2014
WE’RE BACK BABY!
Bdraft/Franchise/other crappy leagues have all been combined to make this new 5v5 Tuesday Night Draft League, until CAC can get its shit together and bring us 4v4 back. So, until then, here we are and you lucky fucks are in for a treat, because you get the best coverage guy CAC has to offer. Oh yeah and you get Mazz, which is……….yah, anyways, this should be a fun league. ON TO THE OFFICIAL POWER RANKINGS!
8. Kawhi so serious? C: Pranam, 7: Malouf, 10: Wise, 24: Newton, 30: Cantoni, 35: Abreu, 40: McGirr, 51: Ottomatic
Pranam started his first season as a captain, by getting screwed in the lottery. He fell from a projected number 1 position, to number 3. Which wasn’t all that terrible, because he wanted to get his buddy Maalouf. With some captains knowing that (hi), he traded out of that spot with Joel getting the 7/10 picks for his 3/14, a good deal, considering Maalouf wasn’t going before 7. He took Wise with his next pick, obviously with the thinking “he’s big, I’m small”. I’ve never seen Wise play, but his BIO reads like a big boy. He sounds like a clone of Maalouf, which isn’t a bad thing, because Pranam is a small dude and he needs all the size he can get. Newton at 24 was ok, he played with him last season, so he knows him. It should be noted Pranam didn’t know the regular players, that the other captains (outside of Sutton) did, so who can blame him for going with what he knows? The same goes for his next pick of Cantoni. He went with a rookie his next pick, who claims to “play fast”. I don’t have high hopes there. He closed out with two regulars, McGirr and Ottomatic. McGirr might end up being the steal of the draft or at least, he’ll be right where he needed to be.
The problem with this team and it will be a theme throughout these rankings, is that I don’t see anyone who can guard the top 3 picks. I suppose Maalouf (?) will be given the assignment, but unless Abreu is a star defender, they’re gonna have problem with the top guards. I also, don’t see a lot of shooting here. Newton and Cantoni can make threes, but I wouldn’t want them as my number 1 or 2 options. Plus, they’re going to see more attention behind the line, when people figure out they’re the only ones making threes. They’ll be a pain on the boards with Wise and Maalouf (plus Newton), but sooner or later one of those O-boards has to go in. These guys are going to have trouble getting to 60 points every night. Until I see something, they’ll start at the bottom.
7. “We Fly High” C: Etheridge, 8: MacDonald, 13: Burzyk, 19: Jet, 20: Sydorko, 41: Agresti, 46: Jones, 52: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAMIR
As much as this pains me, we’ll start with the 1970s All-Stars at number 9. I thought Etheridge, made two good trades to start the drafting. We traded his 9th. 25th and the coveted 56th pick to Djordje for the 13th/20th/52nd picks in the draft. A solid deal, considering Etheridge didn’t think there would be anyone there at 9, he would really want. That didn’t end up being the case, as Leblanc would fall to that spot, but in hindsight it was a good trade. He also traded his 24th and 40th picks to Pranam for the 20th and 46th pick.
MacDonald was a good start to this draft, as much he brings much needed defense, to a league that has Mazz, Lerner and Pollock. Every team needs someone who can hang with those three (or 2 in their team’s cases) guys at some point in the season. The 13th pick in the Djordje trade didn’t turn out as good, if this is the guy I’m thinking of. He doesn’t fit into what this team appears to be trying to do and that’s run. I always love the Jet and I know why he took him, so nothing more to say there. Sydorko, is a good big, can make open treys and he’s going to have to, on this team. The rookie Agresti, seems to fit this team, in that he rebounds and can’t shoot threes. If Jones shoots like Chris Paul, it would be a major help to this team. Hopefully, he doesn’t try to run point like Chris Paul. Then, there’s AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMIR and he’s the GOAT.
I love a lot of the individual players on this team, but together I’m not sure (I am), that is a good fit. MacDonald, Etheridge and Jet all thrive with the ball in their hands. When either of them doesn’t have the ball in their hands, they become a lot easier to guard. Sydorko can make open shots, but when everyone knows he’s the only threat from deep, he isn’t going to get a lot of good three point looks. If Agresti’s BIO is correct, he can’t shoot and I don’t know what Jones will bring to the party. We know AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMIR can hit from deep, but like Sydorko, I don’ think he sees a lot of open looks. I have no doubt this team will be a huge pain in the ass to play, because they’ll play hard and rebound, but like the team below, it’s going to be hard to get to 60 points.
6. C: Sheffield, 5: Eusden, 12: Musse, 21: Joseney, 28: Ghost, 37: R. Shaffer, 44: Frank, 53: Lindsay
I thought about moving this team a little higher, but I can’t do that without seeing Eusden and Joseney play a game. I’m not sure why Sheff went with someone he doesn’t know at 5 or maybe he does know him? Sandbag? From his BIO, Eusden, doesn’t appear to know what position he plays or what he’s good at, except that he loves breakaways. I have a weird feeling that he’s going to be good or at least serviceable out there. I like Musse, since he’s good at running the show, despite his playoff flop last session. Joseney, is another rookie I don’t know, but he’s a black, Jacob Poetl, I’m not sure I like it. If he was a big, that’d be another story, but a point guard who can’t shoot, isn’t what I’d be looking for. Ghost and Shaffer are great picks in the middle. Shaffer, kept comically falling in the draft for some reason. Mals and Lindsay are fine on the back end. Mals, Lindsay and Ghost alone make this the oldest team in the league.
This team will be interesting, there’s enough shooting and if Eusden is a good big, they’ll be fine down low. I wonder about the defense though, I feel like Joseney will be good there, but I have questions about this team’s age. There’s a lot of seasoned vets on this team, starting with the captain. Musse, isn’t getting any younger either. I don’t know how they’ll be able to handle the younger teams in this league that will want to run. These guys are going to have to live in the half court and force teams to play at a crawl. I can’t see them winning games where both teams are going back and forth. I also have my doubts whether they can guard the top 3 players in the league.
5. Run N’ Shoot C: Sutton, 1: Lerner, 16: Cavano, 17: Onwuka, 32: Kola, 33: Conor, 48: Peteet, 49: Johnson
Lerner is the reason this team is this high, just out of respect for the number 1 pick. It’s debatable whether, Lerner, is actually the best player in this league. Sutton, doesn’t know Mazz though, so he wasn’t going to take him. Lerrner, is a good pick and I can promise he won’t be the issue for this team. I haven’t seen the 16th pick Onwuka play, but his A Draft numbers look pretty damn good. Although, I’d be worried that Mazz, didn’t tell Frongi to pick him at 15. Sutton, took Cavano with his next pick, obviously based off his previous BDraft/Franchise stats and not off my opinion of his play in our leagues. Hopefully, Lerner, can get Cavano going again, for both our sakes. Kola at 32 is an interesting pick, the dude is a pure big man. I like his physical tools out there and Sutton played with him last season, but he isn’t refined as a player. Conor Andry also played with, Sutton, last season. I don’t remember much about him, but getting guys you know is a plus. Sutton, didn’t know the regular players, much like Pranam, he was drafting partially blind. My buddy Tom is a good pick and a championship player. I don’t remember Johnson, but anything your 8th pick can give you is a good thing.
Lerner is going to make this team go and I think he’ll be fine in the 5v5 world. The question is how do the rest of the players fit into this equation. He’s going to need Cavano to find his game for sure, on both ends of the floor. It just occurred to me that Cavano didn’t actually play with Lerner, because he was hurt all that season they were together. If Onwuka, can be the player he was in A-Draft, then this team could have a real chance. I like Kola, assuming Lerner will know how to help them. Everything else is up in the air with this team. Lerner can guard or at least hang with the other top guards taken in the draft and Cavano can do the same with the bigs, but there’s a lot of question marks here. I could see this team falling hard in the rankings after week 1. There’s a lot on Lerner’s plate.
4. Let’s Get Tropical C: Djordje, 6: Cawley, 9: Dwyer, 22: Clasby, 27: Abulnaga, 36: Shnayder, 45: Reynoso, 56: Ian
Djordje, fresh off getting upset in the first round last season, started his season off right trading away his 4/25/29 to CIVALE for 6/22/27. A pretty good trade I though, made even better when Cawley fell to 6. Then he got the 9th pick in the Etheridge trade, opting to take Dwyer, which I thought was a huge upset with Leblanc still being available. I know Djordje had played with Leblanc before, but maybe that’s why he didn’t take him! Dwyer, isn’t a bad pick though, assuming he’s on his best behavior. Clasby was his pick at 22, who played his first BDraft season on Noah’s team, that was on their way to going 0-10 before COVID happened. I remember him being a chucker, which Cawley will love. The 27th pick is mystery, I better not see someone who looks like Djordje’s brother. His BIO indicates he’s in good shape, which is nice, but the “I don’t shoot much” line is very concerning. If he turns into a good player, this team could get very scary. Joel loves Shnayder, who Djordje took at 36, which is probably a bad thing. I love Reynoso and how he comes in for lay-ups and the last guy, is well, the last guy picked. Maybe, he’s a nice guy?
I think this team is the dark horse in the league. They have a bunch of very capable players, the question will come down to chemistry and their rookie. I wonder who will get the tough defensive assignments though. Cawley, retired from defense a long time ago, so I assume Dwyer and the rookie will have to the tough guards in this league. Dwyer, may up for the task, but I don’t know how he feels about chasing around guards for 44 minutes. Another potential issue I see here is how they’ll share the rock offensively. Cawley, is known to get frustrated with a lack of ball movement. The same can be said for his running mate at forward and Clasby. Someone on this team is going to have to share the ball and get it moving for the offense to flow. Otherwise, I can see this team being ranked first at some point this season.
3. C: Frongi, 2: Mazz. 15: Lagno, 18: Zukic, 31: Balcerzk, 34: Muccio, 47: Etienne, 50: Butterworth.
Out of respect for my fellow coverage guy and the number 2 pick, I’m going to slot this team here. Mazz, was the obvious pick at number 2 here. Maybe, you could talk yourself into Pollock, but Frongi and Mazz play together on Wednesday, so Frongi has two teams to think about. Mazz, will score a lot of points in this league and that’s a good thing. The 15th pick was more interesting. I like Lagno as a player, but he loves shooting the rock and isn’t the kind of guard I’d have pictured next to Mazz in the back court. Zukic, at the 18th pick is questionable, considering his player note, but he isn’t a bad guy to have with Mazz running the show up top. Balcerzk, at 31 was very interesting, I don’t know if Frongi knows something, but the BIO was ehhhhhhhhh. I don’t like hearing from guys, “I can play defense, unless it’s a mismatch” that doesn’t sound very confidence. Muccio, is a good back-up guard will play hard. Etienne, is an ok big and Butterworth will try hard.
The biggest question I’d have for this team, is how are they going to handle a team like the one ranked right below them? I’m not seeing many wings, outside of Frongi, who is a borderline wing player, since he isn’t tall at all. Lagno and Mazz, aren’t tall either, which doesn’t leave much height on the outside. I’d be very worried about rebounds, when Zukic goes to the bench, unless Balcerzk is a good rebounder and player. It isn’t a good sign that he thinks, he should be at the 2 or 3 on a team. Unlike, the team above, I don’t have many good feelings about this team as I continue to think about. I don’t know whose going to take the better guards in this league defensively or the better wings. Frongi, is going to have a lot on this plate as a defender and rebounder. They really need Zukic to be healthy and a big difference down low.
2. C: Civale, 4: Koller, 11: Leblanc, 25: Biskelonis, 29: Doherty, 38: Koloff, 43: Varner, 54: Taha
The scuttlebutt pre-draft. was that Civale was trying to move up in the draft. Never, in a million years, did I dream that he was doing it to draft Koller or all people. Outside of talent, I never thought Civale would draft another big man in the first round. However, it happened and here we are. Obviously, I thought the picked suck, unless he thought Sheff was going to take Koller. I imagined Koller would have gotten back to him, but it turned out good, because Leblanc was the one who fell back to him at 11. Then at he nailed his next two picks, Biskelonis and Doherty at 25 and 29 respectively. I loved both those picks, two good players, who can score and will play hard on defense. I have no clue who Koloff is, but it looks like he attacks the boards. I love myself some trick or treat Kenny. Kenny, can always get hot off the bench and bring a big spark to a team. Taha, is a fine last pick, who can contribute as an 8th man.
I was impressive with how Cviale built this team. He got himself a big man partner, who can take the better big men. He got himself a point guard who can run the show and got himself the athletic wings, who can handles the ball in a pinch. Not to mention the irrational confidence guy off the bench that can swing a game or two. My only question would be how Leblanc is these days, he has to be getting older, right? He’s probably going to have to step up and guard some of the better guards in the league, although Alex and Doherty aren’t terrible options. If this is the Leblanc of old, I’m really high on this team. I like the pieces they have, I don’t see any real holes and they can have some nice diversity throughout the same. If they can find the chemistry, they’ll be a top team in this league.
1. Get Rich or Die Trying C: Joel (Harry), 3: Pollock, 14: Weinstein. 23: Corrigan, 26: Kodra, 39: Harry, 42: Martins, 55: Big Dick Rich
I’m not going to lie, I was heart broken when CAC was cancelled via COVID, because I had a championship team in that league with Pollock and Weinstein leading the way. I vowed to find a way back to that team and here we are. I told Joel before the draft, we had to get trade up and we did. We grabbed Pollock at 3, which was an easy choice. Weinstein at 14, also can easy grab. Pollock and Weinstein play great together, as their stats from BDraft’s last season will show. We went with Corrigan at 23, another easy pick, since I thought Civale would grab him at 25. Kodra, who Joel wanted at 23, was still there at 26. Obviously, I deserved to go next. I liked Martins last season, with limited minutes, he’s a good guy to have off the bench. Then, there’s big dick Rich, the older AMIR. Rich, is a championship player, period.
I can’t overstate, how much I love this damn team. I think, we’re the best team in this league, assuming everyone can play like they did before this stupid virus. We can defend the league’s best guards, with multiple different players. We can defend the league’s best bigs, with multiple different players and the same for the wings. We can play the three guard line-up or go big. I don’t see any weakness on this team, except it may take a second or two to get use to 5v5 ball. I don’t see scoring being much of a problem, we should feast on the fast break. Teams are going to have trouble running with us. Pollock makes Joel good again. Corrigan off the bench is a beast, he’s the back-up PG, which is insane. I don’t know how teams are going to match-up trying to guard both Pollock and Weinstein. I will say, rebounding could become an issue, if the effort isn’t there.
Have fun out there boys. Prove me wrong or prove me right. LETSSSSSSSSSSS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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April 27, 2012
please stand by for an updated week 1 schedule!
edit: just the 7pm and 9 pm games swapped spots
April 27, 2012
|Tuesday||6/15/2021||6:00 PM||CCC||Run N’ Shoot||vs.||FRONGI||HARRY|
|Tuesday||6/15/2021||7:00 PM||CCC||We Fly High||vs.||Get Rich, Die Trying||MAZZ|
|Tuesday||6/15/2021||9:00 PM||CCC||Kawhi So Serious?||vs.||Let’s Get Tropical||HARRY|
February 16, 2012
Kodra at 29 and McGirr at 40 are both absurd value. Shnayder will have to prove himself, but I played with him once and he seemed legit. Will be interesting to see how he shapes up in a league setting.
I don’t feel comfortable ranking since there’s so many players I don’t know, so I’ll just do this:
Shaffer – I’m obviously high on my own team. It’s unfortunate we got Harry at 39 when McGirr was on the board, but my hands were tied. I can see us getting pushed around by bigger teams, but our transition and perimeter defense will hopefully make up for this.
Frongi – I only need to see Mazz and Zuk on the same team to rank them as a contender. Mazz could carry a team by himself, but having Zuk to run the pick & roll is lethal–assuming Mirza actually plays like a post player.
Djordje – Basically echoing what Harry said, this is a fire and ice sort of team, but I think they’ll be at or near the top of the pack when the dust settles. Cawley is a winner, Djordje has shown improvement from what I’ve seen, and I seriously think Shnayder will work out well for them once he gets his C(AC) legs.
Good, maybe not great:
Sutton – I almost put these guys as contenders due to Lerner playing 40 minutes at 100% without breaking a sweat. But much like myself, Cavano has regressed significantly in the past 1-2 years, so he’ll need to get right for his squad. I don’t know any of the other guys soooooo
Civale – I love the pieces on this team but I’m not sure it will gel. I envision Koller and Civale getting the ball in the paint with LeBlanc wide open on the wing… aaaaaand they don’t see him. Love the Alex/Chris picks at 25 & 29 to round this team out. Very good value there.
Etheridge – I get Harry’s point of these guys not working well without the ball in their hands, but the same was said about Brooklyn and look how that’s working out. Ben & Mike on the same squad is a problem no matter how you look at it, and throwing the JET into the mix will make them that much more annoying to defend.
Prove me wrong:
Pranam – Apparently I’ve played with this guy at MIT before and he’s a fellow Falcons fan (#RiseUp), but we all know how my memory is. I don’t know ANYONE on his team except for McGirr and Ott, and McGirr at 40 is an absolute crime. If I had my way, I would’ve been popping Dom after this pick at 39 had Harry ~allowed~ me to do so. I almost went rouge until he submitted the illegitimate pick himself (SCANDAL). This team could be anywhere from horrible to amazing–I just don’t know the guys.
Sheffield – At first glance, I think “wow this team is old”, but you look at the older guys on the team and they’re money. Sheffield doesn’t age, I played with Frank the other weekend and he was a bucket, Ryan is a Shaffer so he’s not going anywhere, and Ghost is–well–Ghost. They can all play I just struggle to see any sort of consistency from them (coming from me, mind you).
Looking forward to another great year! Don’t forget to stretch and warm up beforehand boys. It’s gonna be a sloppy start and we don’t want anyone getting hurt out there.
January 21, 2016
New content! Looking forward to getting back into things.
Between 5v5 on a small-ish court and a lot of unfamiliar players, not really sure what to expect. Random thoughts:
- I like the fit of me/Leblanc/Civale, with both of them being able to hit shots from the outside. I don’t really know the rest of the guys besides Taha, but reactions seem to be relatively positive, so that’s encouraging.
I envision Koller and Civale getting the ball in the paint with LeBlanc wide open on the wing… aaaaaand they don’t see him.
I always see my teammates Joel! For evidence, check out a few of your own assisted buckets in our champ vid from a few years ago
- I am maybe a bit higher on Sheff’s team than Joel or Harry. Tibbs is very high on Eusden (“best big on the board”) and if his bio is to be believed, he adds a degree of athleticism to a team that could use it. Fraher’s ability to keep defenses honest is a plus, and Shaffer + Frank seem like very good value picks where they were taken.
- Count me in as not sold on the fit for We Fly High. They will be physically strong and annoying to play against, but that paint is gonna be crazy clogged.
- Frongi’s team should be solid, but some wide variation possible depending on how well Mazz and Lagno fit together, and the current level of Zukic and Balcerzak. At the very least, Zukic’s size should play a factor as a deterrent at the rim.
April 27, 2012
Word on the street is that Shawn Wise will box out 3 players at once, block shots with his elbows and chug 10 gatorades on the sidelines. Pranam got a steal!
June 9, 2021
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1. Joel – this team should be broken up for being a monopoly. Just complete idiocy for the other captains to let this roster assemble. You’re all morons.
2. Frongi – Mazz gonna mazz unless he gets trucked on his bike on the way to a game. What do the actuaries say about the risk involved in riding a bike on Mass Ave?
3. Sutton – Lerner is a beast. None of my veteran tricks have worked on him in the past. Called him the b word once and he just got better. Maybe 5v5 is different though? Also this talk of Cavano slipping reeks. I call bullshit.
4. Djordje – Cawley is tough but like they say, you can make a mean man nice, but you can’t make a nice man mean. Cawley might be too nice for the scumbags in this league.
-The rest is a crapshoot. In reality this rankings are meaningless. Hoop is all about chemistry. You can get bounced in pick-up and then when it’s your turn again you take the floor with the same team except swap one minor piece (or Tibbs) with another minor piece and then go to rip off 10 straight w’s.
-The “Old” talk is funny to me. Most of you in this league will give up on life in 5-10 years. Then you’ll know what old is: in your head.
February 16, 2012
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February 1, 2013
Ppl really on their knees blowing a team with Kodra as the only big. Should be fun playing against B leaguers for the first time in a while
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