Originally Posted by franchize
Dude, you're a great poster and an awesome mod...but open your eyes. Yes,Mike D'Antoni sucks. That said, this roster is not good. We are not a good coach away from being a contender. We have no pg, I'm on the fence about our sg and our bench is one of the worst in the league. On top of that,our "prized" acquisition thus far has looked rather mediocre.We need help quick.
No...put things into perspective.
The team looks bad because of it's leadership from the bench, and injuries too, really just that simple.
We have two primary scorers in Melo and Amar'e, which no other team not name Miami, has better.
Couple that with Chandler who is a good center, although we all agreed was paid at a high premium.
That's a damn good front line.
Now build around that......
!) a good two-way coach....none available now, but Adelman, Frank was.
2) Give me a defensive minded two guard.....maybe Shumpert can be that.
3) Baron Davis when healthy can be that starting pg for this squad.
Now that takes care of the starting 5, and the coaching.
Let's work with the bench.
6th man......Douglas should have been traded to the Hawks for that sign and trade for Crawford, team blunder, as he solves both backup guard roles.
7th man.....Fields backs up Melo in a more comfortable role with guys on his talent level. he is clearly shook with the star power in a starting role.
8th man....why don't we have Shawne Williams? Willing defender, who can hit the long shots from the corner......now we have Novak, who can provide the same offense, minus the defense....stretch 4.
9th man....should be a backup center, Jordan is not that guy, but Pryz could have been and I think he's still available.
10th man.....Jeffries, 10 minutes, two defensive stops, good team mate, a few boards, sit.
Ready reserves.....Harrelson for hustle and big man rest.
Bibby, Lin in the case of injury, but rather had AC.
That would be my roster, but none of this works without better leadership from the bench.