Re: Now That The Deadline Has Passed
I wish we had done something, but oh well. Without being able to take on salary, any trade was mostly worthless. I did NOT want Dallas' first rounder. IT woudl have been a burden for the guaranteed salary. We already have a high 2nd, our own 2nd and a lottery 1st. Those 2nd rounders are as valuable as DAllas' late 1st and aren't guaranteed deals.
I like Monroe, personally I think of him as a PF who can play some C, like a Gasol. I like the idea of Jerebko off the bench behind him, getting 25 minutes or so. Greg will play 20-25 at PF and 10-15 at C. I think Tay may be kept, but he may just take the MLE with some contender like LA(Clips or Lakes for that matter). If he stays, I like us with him and Daye at the SF spot and Stuckey and Gordon at the 2. Stuckey will play some backup PG as well. As of now I say just start Bynum at the PG spot and see what happens. He produces when he's out there. If we can find a new PG in trade or the draft, then we go with them, but we may not be able to.
The biggest key is a C who can get physical and defend. Perkins is a FA, Chandler is a FA and Vareajao can probably be had in trade. Hopefully a new coach and owner plus a Joe D with some power can keep guys like Prince and Ben happy, so they stay on as vet leaders. We need to get Rip and Charlie off the roster as soon as possible. tHey are both in the way. Mcgrady won't be back, he'll latch on to Miami or LAL, maybe some other contender. SHould have signed with Chicago eh, haha.
Maybe we could do somethign like Charlie and Rip plus our lottery pick (3rd for Cleveland, who is rebuilding obviously) for Varejao and Jamison. We take on a little salary for them this year and give them a 1st. Charlie is a younger player than Jamison and they might have some use for him in Cle and maybe they can buy out Rip a half year later or get him to stay. He has to go either way. We would probably buy out Jamison immediately, though he could stay as a 6th man. I wouldn't want him though, get him out of Monroe/Jerebko's way.
Varejao - Ben
Monroe Jerebko Maxiell
Tay Daye Summers
Sign a backup Pg who can shoot a little and the last wing spot goes to a young player like T.White or a 2nd rounder thsi year. Wouldn't mind a guy like Courtney Sims on the end of the bench either.
Last edited by Nastradamus : 02-26-2011 at 01:33 PM.