so with larry brown out of the picture, i think it's safe to expect some big changes to the roster coming up this season. in my opinion, it's time to blow the roster up and start fresh with some young talent. these are the players i think we can get let go and get some legit young players for in return:
- gerald wallace
love him, but he deserves to play for a contender and we can really get a few nice players for him
- stephen jackson
love him too, but he's clearly unhappy here in charlotte and we could get something nice in return for him too
- boris diaw
don't love him, but he's a versatile player and he's a free agent next year so we need to let him go while we can still get something for him
some players i'd like to see us go for:
- monta ellis/stephen curry
this is a bit of a long shot, but i'd be really happy with either of these players. we'd have to give up quite a bit for either of them, but i think they'd both be worth it in the long run. monta's a really underrated player in my opinion and he can score with the best of them, not to mention he's an underrated defender. the warriors would probably part ways with him before giving up steph curry.
- jordan hill
this is kind of random, but i really think he has a lot of potential. this is more of just a gut feeling than anything considering he hasn't shown much in the nba, but he's a hustle player and after being drafted high, he probably feels like he has something to prove.
- nick young
this kid can score. he's a good young talent (he's 25 so he's actually not all that young) and he's shown a lot of potential. i really like his swagger and the way he plays. he's kind of a chucker, but to be honest, i wouldn't really mind a chucker as long as he can hit the bad shots he takes. i don't recall the bobcats ever having a jumpshooter who can really create his own looks. sjax kind of can, but he usually just dribbles for few seconds then launches a 3.
also, MJ needs to step in and help out henderson personally. he's so ridiculously athletic but it's clear that he has no confidence in his game. there's a lot of potential there but his skills need to be refined.
if we get rid of diaw, it'd be nice to be able to start tyrus thomas, it seems like he's really found his comfort zone lately. then we could have derrick brown come off the bench and he could get some more minutes. damn, if all of our young players figured it out, we could have an insanely athletic team. it'd be really fun to watch.
cliffs: blow up the team, trade our best players (gerald, sjax, diaw) (if we could somehow get rid of diop that'd be a miracle), go for some young talent (monta/curry, nick young, jordan hill), refine our young players (henderson, brown, augustin), new style of playing (fast-paced, high octane offense based on athleticism, etc), hope for the best
you guys have any recommendations?