Love your optimism though
Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and Phil Jackson
Ok I know it isn't likely, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't take our shot.
It takes a long time to develop big guys so why not go after some vets. I know Dwight is a drama queen and Josh Smith has had his share of immaturity, but if we could get the zen master to manage everyone I would be ok with it. We could roll out the new Charlotte Hornets with a winning team and get the buzz back at the Hive!
We could amnesty Tyrus to clear room. Sessions should be easy to trade for pure cap space. With Mully and Hendo we just wouldn't pick up their options. We might even be able to move Gordon by including a pick if we think this is going to take place.
Our Draft Pick/ Ben Gordon
Would be a nice lineup and still under the LT. If things don't work out we still have all our core guys intact.
If we could move everyone but MKG, Kemba and Biz we could even try to sign a big three: Paul, Howard and Smith if they would take a little less to make the salaries work.
not saying it would work, just we might as well try
I would rather actively stay away from both of those mental cases. OVER RATED CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP/
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
I would take Jackson, but there is no way he would ever consider this job. Howard is a total head-case and I just believe he has held his teams hostage the last two-three years. Josh Smith, in my opinion, is a bit overrated for the price he is seeking. I wouldn't offer him anything close to a max deal. I would much rather have Nikola Pekovic and JJ Hickson. These are two guys who are incredibly physical amd gritty.
The Chris Paul to Charlotte dream is all but done (if there was even a pinch of reality to begin with). Paul will re-sign with the Clippers. Besides, I think we will do just fine in the future with Kemba Walker being our floor general. Stay the course, add our major players through the draft and supplement it through free agency. We do not need to build through free agency.