Build Your NBA Dream Team and We'll Guess How Old You Actually Are

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Raj Chander

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The 2019 offseason was marked by massive, league-shifting transactions. Just how much did the NBA change in 2019? Out of the 10 players who started the 2019 All-Star Game, five of them changed teams: Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Paul George. Other massive stars who switched teams include Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. 

It's safe to say that the league is going to look very different this year, a fitting change as we prepare to enter the 2020s. In fact, throughout its 73-year history the NBA has often been defined by the way things look at a certain time. In the league's earliest days back in the 1950s and 1960s, the game was painstakingly slow compared to the modern era. In the '70s and '80s we saw the development of stars like Julius "Dr. J" Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Modern fans recognize players who are now global stars like Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and LeBron James. 

These different periods of the league are known best for the players who headlined them. We'll bet that if you tell us about the players and teams you stand for most, we can guess which era is closest to your heart; and by extension, how old you are.

Who would you want commanding the floor as your starting point guard?

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Scoring is critical – who is your starting shooting guard?

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Even in the modern era, market matters. What kind of city would you want your team to play in?

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Who would be holding down your starting lineup in the middle at center?

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What kind of promotions would you use to lure fans into your arena?

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You need good leadership beyond the starting lineup. Who would be your squad's second-string point guard, leading the bench unit?

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How much would you emphasize the three-pointer as many teams today do?

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Support staff are critical to any squad's success. Which of these athletic trainers would you hire?

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What kind of mascot would represent your team?

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Who would you want playing as your backup power forward?

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Recruiting only happens officially during free agency. How does your team entice players to join the franchise?

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Personnel moves can make or break a squad's success. Which legendary basketball mind would you want as GM?

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Which of these snacks would be on the menu at your arena?

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Frontcourt matchups are critical to winning in the NBA. At small forward, who would you want starting for your team?

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What team colors would you want?

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Which legendary power forward would you want starting for your team?

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What kind of entertainment would you want in your team's arena?

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What type of on-court scheme would be most important for your team?

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Who would be your backup center, taking over in the middle for the bench unit?

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Do you think your team should spend a ton of money to attract star free agents?

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Who would you want as your team's second-string small forward?

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Would you rest players to load manage?

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Which famous retired player would you want working for the team?

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How would you honor former players?

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Who would you want coming off the bench as your backup shooting guard?

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Which three-point specialist would you want?

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What kind of music would you have playing at the arena in between plays?

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How would you feel about your players playing for an international team in the offseason?

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Which local companies would your team partner with?

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How much would you want your team to rely on analytics?

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