The 2017 NBA Playoffs are in full
swing, and what better time for my latest Action hoops release?
I recently put together an NBA franchise All-Stars teams of the 1950s "blueprint" (in Excel format) if anyone wants it. I have compiled an Action league file as well, but for obvious reasons cannot make it available to the community.
I previously posted regarding 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s and 1960s versions I worked on and made available over the past year+, which you can read about here:
latest blueprint is built on seasons 1950-1951 through 1959-1960. As with
Action official releases of a similar bent, the Excel document "contains
all 8 teams with the best players in their history based on their best
individual seasons." Included are season chosen, games played,
general positions and key stats (ppg, rpg, apg, FG/FT%, PER rating or Win
Shares), all taken from basketball-reference.com (BR). Squad size is 15
(per current NBA roster allowances), and I've included a representative team
coach from the decade, as well as a basic depth chart.
Players were primarily selected based on stats, with particular interest in advanced metrics like Win-Shares and PER. Any player who hit the hardwood for a franchise during the 1950s was eligible, so long as he played a minimum of 40 games for the team within a particular season.
One final note. With these type of franchise best players leagues I'm a firm believer in the concept of clones, or put another way, allowing ballers to have versions of themselves on multiple teams. Within the blueprint I've included a "Players on Multiple Teams" tab. 16 players selected for inclusion are on 2 teams, and one 1 – Clyde Lovellette– suits up for 3 squads. Other notable examples of players on more than 1 team are Larry Foust, Harry Gallatin, Ed Macauley, Slater Martin, Dick McGuire, Arnie Risen and George Yardley. For what it's worth, a couple of franchises employ player coaches (George Senesky with the Warriors and Al Cervi for the Nationals).
I imagine if one has an interest, and is in possession of the 1950s decade set (or Pro Basketball complete collection), this blueprint would be good source material for assembling your own like-minded project.
If you'd care for a copy, please provide an e-mail address in this thread (e.g. xxxxxxxxxxxx AT xxxxxxxx DOT COM) and I'll get it out to you.