Long time reader, first time poster. I was just wondering what you guys thought of this strategy. I think Jordan wants star power to put the Bobcats on the NBA map. Nobody has more of that in this draft than Morrison. In addition, he has the ability to score from any where at any time. That is exactly what the Cats need. The problem is, of course, his defense or lack there of. I believe he will improve enough to play, but he will never be a stopper.
So let’s say Jordan and co. draft Adam and put him as the starting two from day one. Now the team has two slow, defensively limited jump shooters (Brezac) as starters. I think if Morrison is drafted Brezac will be traded for a future pick or a defensive wing player to spell Morrison. Now here is the Jordan factor. I believe Jordan may make a run for Ben Wallace. He is a very recognizable big man and brings a defensive presence and shot-blocking ability, making Morrison less of a liability. In fact, a front line of Wallace, Wallace, and Okafor would be the most athletic, shot-blocking front line in the NBA.
I know Wallace is getting older and doesn’t score much, but with his defensive prowess, he would be a good fit if Morrison is drafted. The team would look like this.
PG) Felton, Knight
SG) Morrison, Anderson, Carroll,
SF) G. Wallace, J. Jones, Robinson
PF) Okafor, May, Ely
C) B. Wallace, Voskuhl
That actually makes 13 players, so one of the role players wouldn’t make it. I’d like to keep Jones as his versatility and shooting make him a great sixth man. Anderson could be the third PG. If Morrison is drafted and Jones re-signs Carroll could become obsolete. I would also like to re-sign Ely if not too expensive. That would give us a great group of bigs. I think Robinson could be a defensive stopper on the wing in relief of Adam.
OK, there it is. My master plan or at least one that I think will appeal to Jordan. Let me know your thoughts and don’t beat me up too badly.
Last edited by Tap_out_kid : 06-26-2006 at 01:03 PM.
Ok you confused me when you started talking about Ben Gordon then switched to Ben Wallace.
Gordon is actually a good idea if we can trade Brezec and a 2nd Rounder (doubt the Bulls would do it) for Gordon. This would move May to center. Bernie's not going to fork over all the money Ben Wallace is going to want in free agency this early in his building process. From what I saw of Morrison I thought he was more of a SF/PF type player. If so he'd be a great sub for Wallace during the games and we would probably look like this:
Redick is a good pick at 12 (assuming we have JR Smith). I think he will be a great role player for us who can knock down 3s when open. He just can't be forced into a role where he will have to score 20 points per game or more like he did in college because he would get dominated.
maybe so, but i highly doubt the smith trade will happen, either way i really dont want redick on the team because i know what will happen, redick will hit a 3 over someone in the middle of the game and go down the court yelling "yeah **** you **** **** **** yeah woo! **** you i **** on you" like what he did at duke
Well, The Cats took Morrison. That was part one in my prediction. Now it's Jordan time. I believe he will try to lure Ben Wallace here to complete our lineup. I think he wants to do something big and as I stated earlier, if Morrison is in the game, Primoz can't be. A shot blocker has to be at center to protect the basket and cover Morrison's defensive liability. Felton, Morrison, G. Wallace, B. Wallace, Okafor is a very strong lineup instantly. May and knight first two off the bench re-sign Jones and Ely for bench help and I think you may have a playoff team. I hope it goes down this way.