A look ahead... the draft/FA

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    I didn't say he was going to be another Garnett...in fact I said he wouldn't be. But he's got a similar game and a similar skill set...so he could bring some of the same things to the table. That's why i think Doc chose him...he could be a plug n play guy
     
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    I like some of the thoughts around here.  I agree that there are some intriguing moves for Ainge to consider, #1 being whether to bring back KG and how to get him some help at the 4/5.  The second most important move is Bass.  I can't see him taking his player option, so either sign him to a reasonable deal or parlay him into something. 

    Steimsma looks like part of the rotation at the 5, and maybe  Williams or Hollins will prove that they can be part of the solution there too.  I know Ainge will draft for talent and not for position, but I'm hoping he can find a guy who will be a reasonable facsimile of Perk -- tough and defensive minded.   

    At the 3/4, having Jeff Green back will help, and maybe J. Johnson, with the benefit of an offseason and training camp, can fill a role next year.  

    At the 2/3, I think the roster could stand an infusion of talent.  Maybe Moore can be that guy, but if Ray is gone it would be great to have a guy who can give quality minutes.  I'm hoping Pietrus stays around, but I think this is a position of need. 

    At the 1/2 I like the mix.  Rondo and Bradley are undersized but I think they will really learn to complement one another more with a year under their belt.  I think having someone like a Dooling is fine, but there are other Keyon Doolings out there. 

    Given the lack of any franchise-changing FA's this year, I think it makes sense for Danny to keep as much as this team together as possible on one year deals.  The only caveat is if there is anybody in RFA that the C's have an actual shot to land with their cap space.  Can they realistically take a shot at maxing Hibbert?  Can Indy match?  Should they?  Hibbert is a nice player, but his body of work is a bit short. 

    Anyway, keep up the good posts fellas. 
     
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    Howard excercised his option he will defintely be a magic next year, and i like the lopez guy from the nets
     
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    5 years from now GMs are going to wonder why they didn't draft Dion Waiters. He is a viable sixth man immediately, and will develop into a starter w/ all-star capability. I hope the Celtics take him.
     
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    In Response to Re: A look ahead... the draft/FA : In that case any player 6'9" or taller with length, a willingness to play enrgetic D and the supposed ability to hit an 18 fot jumper has 'Garnett type skills'. I know you are not saying he will be another Garnett, so few players will, but c'mon its nt even in the same ballpark. His ceiling to me is as a Derrick McKey type... another 6'9" 205lb twig.... who managed to be a 13 point, 5 rebound 1 steal pesty defender, good 5th-7th best player on a contender in his prime. Jajuan just turned 23 in February. The season during which KG turned 23 he averaged 20.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals during the ugly '99 lockout shortended year that saw so many overweight players undrperform (Antoine anyone?) This was one year after his 6 years 126 million franchise crippling extension was signed.
    Posted by rameakap


    We have no idea what his ceiling is yet. He's finishing up a rookie season for Doc...meaning we haven't seen him yet. I'm sure after last season you thought Avery Bradley's ceiling was a Tyrese Rice or something. And you're trying to compare a rookie season under Doc to a franchise player's 5th season in the NBA? Come on now.
     
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    5 years from now GMs are going to wonder why they didn't draft Dion Waiters. He is a viable sixth man immediately, and will develop into a starter w/ all-star capability. I hope the Celtics take him.
    Posted by yeselp


    I like D. Waiters as well. Another guy I really like is T. Ross. Man, that dude can fill it up!!! You should check out his highlights on youtube. That guy is one hellovah scorer.
     
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    It will be funny if Danny offers McGee a max contract.
    There are so many teams with large amounts of cap space this summer that there will be bidding wars for free agents.
     
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    In Response to Re: A look ahead... the draft/FA : McGee with the C's puts the Lakers to rest ... He'd be worth every $
    Posted by Mployee8


    LOL, go for it Boston.
    McGee and KG at $8m means no Green, Ray, Wilcox, or other free agents.
     
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    How long can we keep RA, KG and PP together?  It is time to part with either KG or RA.  I say RA.  We need to get under the cap.  I say make an decent reup to both that is cap friendly and see if they take it. A two year offer MAX!!!  I like Wilcox and Green to come back, but I'm not sure that is set in stone for either, especially Green. Let Daniels and Sasha go.  Bring back Williams and Hollins on the cheap.  Draft well.
     
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    This is just a scenario. But I was trying to figure out a way for us to move up in the draft and who we could possibly swap picks with. Steve Nash is a free agent this summer. Do the Suns resign him or move on?

    Scenario: Trade both our 1st round picks to Pheonix for the # 13th pick. At this position will be a couple promising bigs to choose from for the C's. While Pheonix will have 2 picks right around the area in which some promising guards will be taken (Lamb, Wroten, Waiters). All of which are hyped as combo guards, scorers who can create, with Wroten being a true point.

    The question: Will the Suns give up their 13th pick for the 21st and 22nd picks? Or maybe the 21st pick and another consideration?
     
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    In Response to Re: A look ahead... the draft/FA : I can live w/o Daniels. And Dooling didn't bring enough to the table this year for me, how bout you ... what's your thinking on Dooling? Bradley and Moore s/b able to provide what Dooling provided and more. Pavlovic is a nice bench player for VM with his length, athleticism, defense and long range shooting capabilities, so I'd hate to lose him if we can sign him with the VM again. I don't think Ray is ready to take short $ as a backup ... KG is at an inflection point, he still has game but for how long and at what price? Is it best to fill in around him for another year or two or just cut bait and use his cap space for one or two younger players? I agree with letting Ray go and trying to keep KG at a reasonable cost for 1 year with a team option for a second. Size matters, so keeping Steamer, Hollins, Wilcox & Williams for VM money makes sense. Drafting for talent rather than position is a priority so unless we can move up there's no sense in drafting a 2nd tier big over a 1st tier wing despite the fact that it drives me crazy how Danny always seems to draft guards. So if a big falls, great! Otherwise best player available and White can play SF/PF and Ross has size at the SG or even Waiters or Lamb could play combo guard. Just don't see too many decent options at PF or C down where we are drafting unless someone slips.
    Posted by Mployee8

    I agree with letting Dooling go. Moore has a year under his belt now. Let him take the backup role, with AB as security when Moore has experience lapses. I'ld really like to get another year or two outta KG. If for no other reason then to let our young guys learn from him.
     
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    Javelle McGhee should be the primary FA target this offseason. Indy will do whatever to match for Hibbert. McGhee would look good in green next to KG
     
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    Bass really likes his outside jumpers, as does KG, so the inside presence is lacking on O with both guys on the floor. A guy who I think still can grow who would come cheap is Craig Smith. BC alum and banger in the paint. He's never really been on a good team, and Portland has Hickson now. He could be a complement to KG, while Bass and Steamer could work together. They have cash, but they'd save a ton on him over some of these other options.
     
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    Scenario 1 -KG retires:
    Rondo/Bradley
    Mayo/Lamb or Waiters
    PP/Pieturs
    Josh Smith (for Green, Bass etc)/Royce White
    McGee or Hibbert or Kaman/Hollins or Steamer

    Scenario 2 - KG stays
    Rondo/Bradley
    Mayo/Lamb or Waiters
    PP/Green
    Humphries/Bass
    KG/Melo or Festus
     
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    Yeah my feelings on Hawes are the same as they are on Kaman... who is basically Hawes only 7 years older... If they want to take 7-9 million AND we find a way to use bass in the sign and trade or Bass is gone... then I am all for it... b/c they are 12/7 guys, but are 7' so upgrade a big weakness in Bass's game. but if Bass picks up his option and no sign and trade materializes (or they want 9 million+) then I want a rebounder like Humphries, even at 10-11 million, over putting Hawes/Kaman on this team with Bass and KG both here as well. Or get a guy like Thompson or Jordan Hill who will get you 1-2 more boards than Hawes/Kaman, 1-2 less than Humphries, but run with Rondo and add more speed and fastbreak dunks to the teams.
    Posted by rameakap


    If KG retires, we may be able to get both Thompson and Hill for the price of Kaman!!
     
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