Basketball is a game of system and fit, so I don’t give win shares or offensive stats that much weight outside the first three All-NBA teams.
There is no universe in which an NBA team (outside of Minnesota) takes Conley over Simmons, or Smart over Butler.
One selection that really sticks out like a sore thumb is describing P.J. Tucker as a replacement level player. Without him, does Houston even make the playoffs? How many players in the NBA could do what Tucker does for a small ball lineup?
I count Giannis, Horford, Draymond and maybe Siakam. (Harrell is a similar player, but doesn’t play as a starter, so he hasn’t proved his value like Tucker).
A second big metric is contract size, and Tucker is an incredible value.
The third metric is the ability to transfer that value across different teams.
Put Tucker on the Lakers and they would have been an absolute guarantee to make the playoffs. And I think he could have had the same effect on the Kings, Wolves, Hornets, or Heat.
I don’t think Gallinari’s additional offense would have changed those teams’ destinies.
IMO, Tucker should be on the 5th team.
At the very minimum, Tucker is better than Grant and especially Bjelica.
BTW, I’ll take my 4th team over yours: Simmons, Butler, Horford, Thompson, and Green.