As you may have seen, Ballislife.com recently came up with the idea of getting people to chose their all-time starting five but with a budget constraint.
The idea is that you have $15 to pick the best starting five you can, with prices given to different players.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 29, 2014
If we ignore things like “good fit” and “chemistry” (Gregg Popovich would be fuming…), let’s try and put together the best statistical team we can.
Let’s measure each player by regular-season Win Shares (WS) and then take the best season of their career and assume that we get their performance from that season. WS is a way of measuring how many wins each player has contributed to his team’s total through their play and was developed by Basketball Reference, so we will use their numbers for this analysis.