2) Championship provided they have 2 or 3 cheap smart veteran role-players off the bench.
3) The only weakness I could think of is Rasheed's mindset on offense. Give this team the right coach that can tell him to never shoot another 3 in his life and it's pretty much a perfect lineup. Also neither Miller or Battier are good ball handlers so that puts a lot of pressure on Hinrich on the perimeter. But with Duncan in there, it should make everyone's job easy if they play smart.
I do think that other thread was asking to take only ONE non-star though and not fill out the lineup.
My problem with this is that the team is lacking an explosive swingman that can come off the bench and be instant points. Battier and Miller don't create their shots very well, and I think they'd need a guy that can come off the bench and do his own thing.
Okay. Who, if anyone, from next year's FA class do you think could bring these kinds of things given the cap situation?
I'd say more than 53 games, though. They have the best frontcourt in the NBA hands down.
Eh, the frontcourt really depends on Sheed, like Qwyjibo said. If he can focus on the post they would be perfect. But in reality, with him shooting from the outside it's still going to be around 53-54 wins. Which conference is it in? Or does that matter?
They could try to bring in Ricky Davis/Dorrell Wright and Nenad Krstic. With solid role players of that type, they could win the title.