5 lineups that can break the NBA (The next Warriors Death Lineup)
The Golden State Warriors are the pioneers and gold standard when it comes to concocting a devastating positionless lineup. The Death Lineup, as it is rightly called, has killed the competition en route to three championships so far.
Since its proven success, other teams are following suit on modern positionless basketball on their lineups. While the Warriors are arguably the best right now, here five lineups that could break the NBA soon.
We are going to take a peak at other lineups that are closing in on Golden State. Maybe not yet with the full star-power Steve Kerr and company trot out each night during the regular season, but the sort that is growing due to potential and could eventually catch up with the original Death Lineup.
5. Philadelphia 76ers
There is only one thing that will determine the success of this lineup, Markelle Fultz. If the former 1st overall pick performs within or beyond his draft billing, this would definitely be a go-to lineup.
Length is definitely there with Fultz being the smallest at 6’4. Moreover, Embiid and Simmons will always give the opposing defense matchup problems. For the occasional kick out to the outside, everyone except Simmons is a capable enough shooter from the outside, space won’t be a problem.
Ultimately, the growth of their young stars will be the gauge on how far this lineup can go. On paper, this lineup is solid enough to compete with a skillset varied enough to be versatile in any position.