Only Tyrus can be amnestied and I don't see it going down unless we luck into some top tier FAs who will come here if we have the space.
So yeah...ain't happening.
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Celtics have KG, Paul Pierce and Rondo.
Memphis have Gasol, Randolph
Nuggets have Iggy, Lawson (But yes, your point may be valid to some extent here)
Bucks are not going anywhere...
You are talking about teams that already have stars or have stupid amount of depth (Denver).
We do not fit into either of those categories, we are talentless, the time to add role players for a title run is in the future. Right now we just need to go after young FA with potential or fill our roster spots up with stop gaps and short contracts.
Does any one think Speights, and Caspia from the Cavs are worth a look or Kyle Cover to shoot the long ball ,,,,,, thoughts. Can't spell hope you can understand who the players are ..
I don't think we do anything too significant this offseason. If we did make a splash it would most likely be Al Jefferson. I would like to add Antawn Jamison for leadership if nothing else. He could split time between PF and SF. I also like the idea of adding Mareese Speights as he can play both the 4 and the 5.
I say we stay the course and add a couple of veterans. Stink it up next year, draft a franchise changer, let Gordon expire, and amnesty Thomas then. Then we have major cap room to make some major noise.
As far as anything significant I wasn't expecting that either.
What I meant by starting this thread is to get everyone's input on veterans or prospects for the betterment of the team and it's consistent growth and progress. As in, who would be reasonable and realistic pickup choices to help set the foundation for an eventual, (obviously not next year, but who knows) playoff berth? Even if Ben Gordon or Tyrus Thomas were not dealt/released/bought out there is still room to add some role players who would be beneficial to the growth of our young guys. It's the blind leading the blind in this organization as far as player development so to speak because the big guy we have to mentor Bismack is journeyman Diop? While he may have helped with his of-the-court transition into the NBA, his on court development has been subtle so far. There have been many times in recent memory where a veteran presence has helped the development of young players while still making significant contributions on the court. (i.e. Jason Kidd and the Mavericks) Not to say we can get a player of his caliber but the principle is the same.
The flipside to this strategy involves bringing in young prospects, which is why I asked what you guys thought. Bringing in young, hungry players makes for a highly competitive environment which can put the pressure on our developing stars to work that much harder because the fear of loosing a job due to a random pickup is often enough to motivate a player. However, I feel we have done that in recent years with adding players no one else wanted. (Jeff Adrien, Cory Higgins)
My opinion is to bring in the "right" veterans to help our bench out. A great example of one on our team currently is Ramon Sessions. I think his addition has really helped the growth of Kemba and he has contributed well off the bench too. If we can find more players like him, who would you want?
Speights and Caspi would be great additions. From a development standpoint they would contribute well and make inner team competition that much better which hopefully translates into consistent progress on the court. However the price tag on Speights might be a little bit high IMO. He has shown significant progress as a pro and could be in for a pay raise.