Let’s continue our look at the rosters in the upcoming re-release of NBA Jam with a breakdown of the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers.
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Let’s get down to this:
Current Players: DeMar DeRozan, Jarrett Jack and Andrea Bargnani
Mascot: The Raptor
So it appears as though Chris Bosh won’t even appear as a Legend for the Raptors (same goes with Vince Carter) because, obviously, neither is retired. Raptors seem to come in as the weakest roster so far, and perhaps in all of the game. Without knowing the statistics of mascots, or the three point shooting tendencies of an extinct dinosaur, I’ll make the following prediction:
Best Potential Lineup: DeMar DeRozan and the Raptor. Like I said, limited options here.
Current Players: Rip Hamilton, Charlie Villanueva, Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon
Legends: Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer
A few questions here. 1) Can you option-wear the face guard for Bill Laimbeer? 2) Does the same apply for Rip Hamilton? 3) I know he’s old, but Ben Wallace could be a defensive force on NBA Jam (and Jam has no free throws). Needless of the issues here, I find the lineup to be strong but not dominant.
Best Potential Lineup: Isiah and Laimbeer. Basically just anyone but Villanueva and his massive head (which will be embarrassingly large on this game).
Current Players: Andre Iguadala, Elton Brand and Evan Turner
Legends: Dr. Julius Erving and Allen Iverson
This is a formidable fivesome. It also reminds me that the 76ers may not be terrible forever. Turner should be an immediately impactful (not a word) all around guy. Iguadala and Brand are strong, too. But…
Best Potential Twosome: Who wouldn’t play A.I. and Dr. J every single time here? Maybe play Turner if you are bored, but this is going to be a twosome for the ages. Not a lot of size, only potential letdown.
More to come soon! Leave comments if you want your teams to be reviewed sooner!