Lilly and Marshall

If the Toronto Raptors decide to renounce their rights to Jerryd Bayless in the next few weeks, they’ll have just a lone Point Guard under contract in Jose Calderon. Calderon, a soon-to-be 31-year old who has never averaged more than 34.3MPG and has only played a full season once, is the type of point guard that most certainly needs a caddy, both due to playing time restrictions and his defensive shortcomings. The Raptors could conceivably make a big splash in free agency (overpaying for a Jeremy Lin or Goran Dragic, perhaps), sign a restricted guard to an offer sheet (D.J. Augustin qualifies as a candidate), or bring Canada to a halt by somehow luring Steve Nash back “home.”

In reality, it seems more likely that the Raptors will use one of their three draft picks to find Jose’s next backup, unless a trade can be managed (and that’s not out of the question). So in summation, I have no clue who the backup point-man will be next year, whether it be a free agent, trade target, draft pick, or even Bayless himself again. And don’t give me that weak Ben Uzoh sauce, either. He of the world’s most tank-ish triple double is more of a third PG than a reliable back-up on a team with playoff aspirations.

But since I can’t analyze things like signings or trades until they happen, I can at least take a look at prospects who could potentially be the PG Of The Future or at least the Backup PG of the Present. The draft is pretty devoid of guard talent, so if the Raptors were set on this route they would likely try to acquire another first round pick (or slide down), but let’s do the analysis anyway, just to be thorough.

Round #1, Pick #8 (or 1-11)
This pick could wind up as Anthony Davis (2.8% chance), 2nd overall (3.3%), 3rd overall (3.9%), 8th (72.4%), 9th (16.8%), 10th (0.8%) or 11th (near-0 odds). So…we don’t know where this pick will come. Imagine that, uncertainty in a Blake Murphy offseason article!

I would assume if this pick lands in one of the more favorable spots, the Raptors will employ the “best player available” approach and ignore the point guard position. However, if it ends up at #8 or lower, the top two point guard prospects really come in to play, as they’re ranked in the 13-17 range by Chad Ford and Draft Express, and the Raptors Republic Reader Rankings had them both in the lottery. At #8, you can reach a bit for need, and the later this pick falls the less of a reach it would be.

Damian Lillard – Ford, DX, and myself all like Lillard slightly better, but the differences are universally negligible. The RRR had Marshall a spot higher, probably due to the narrative of him being a team-first, makes-everyone-better type. Still, Lillard has a more obvious upside. While some draw Bayless comparisons, he appears to be a much better version – he scored at will in college and was maybe the best lane penetrator in the country. While he didn’t find teammates as much as you’d like, he showed impressive range and servicable defense while ranking second in the entire nation in PER. Because he went to Weber State, some will question his numbers and how he’ll fare against other top guards, so the team workouts will be paramount for his draft stock. Based on his floor as a Microwave Man and his (admittedly generous) ceiling as a Westbrook-type scoring threat, I’d be excited about Lillard coming to the Raptors as high as the #8 pick.

Kendall Marshall – Marshall might be a safer pick because he has the UNC pedigree, the team-first reputation, and the narrative of UNC’s offense falling apart without him in the NCAA tournament. With that said, he shows little in the way of scoring ability and his shot isn’t fantastic. His basketball IQ and court vision are both otherworldy, and it’s difficult to see this intelligent a player completely failing at the next level, so his floor is sufficiently high. Defensively, he’ll probably be better off guarding bigger point-men, which may lend itself to some cross-defending if paired with a smaller two-guard (not relevant for the Raptors, though it does mean he could play with Jose). I’d be okay with Marshall just as high as Lillard for the Raptors, but my preference remains Lillard due to the enormous upside.

Limbo Range – Late First Rounders
Without a second 1st round pick, the Raptors will probably miss out on the opportunity to draft this next group of guards.

Tony Wroten Jr. – His potential is among the highest in the entire draft, regardless of position, but he also has the highest potential for a quick flame-out. Wroten possesses the vision and quickness of an elite NBA guard but certainly not the IQ, and his draft position will come down almost entirely to his pre-draft interviews, I would think. For the Raptors, he’d be intriguing as a combo-guard who could play with Jose but also run the second unit. I don’t see him being in the plans due to his projected 15-22 range.

Marquis Teague – Teague was expected to be the top point guard in this draft class at the season’s onset, but he struggled for a chunk of the season and his value dropped. He still has the speed, vision, and finishing ability of an elite NBA prospect, but his lack of performance and jump shot make him a question mark. Given a couple of years to grow into the role, I could see him succeeding as a lead guard. I don’t see him being in the plans due to his projected 18-26 range.

Tyshawn Taylor – Taylore may slip until #37, but no mocks I saw had him fall that low. Still, picks outside of the lottery are never reliable, and a lot can happen for these 1st-round bubble players in workouts. I don’t really doubt that Taylor can score at the NBA level, but I do question how much of a point guard he can become given his poor decision making and propensity to look for his own shot first. He’s a plus defender, just for the record. I don’t see him being in the plans due to his projected 25-35 range.

Second Round, Pick #37
I should reiterate that it’s difficult to project where players will go beyond the lottery, so I could have grouped all of the second round prospects together. With that said, I split them based on their projected range since one prospect in particular sticks out as a target at #37.

Tomas Satoransky – DX lists him as a combo-guard, ESPN as a small forward. I’m not touching him with the idea of him being a one.

Scott Machado – Machado would be a really nice target with this pick, and I like him better than most players projected to go in this range. a Four-year player from Iona, Machado flew under the radar this year despite leading the nation in assists at 9.9 per game. He could actually sneak into the first round, and by attending the New Jersey workouts (only one other potential first rounder is attending), he’s clearly doing what he can to up his stock. If his size hurts him in workouts and camps, he could be a steal at #37 for the Raptors, as he’s a strong penetrator and drive-and-kick passer, making him an ideal fit in a pick-and-roll heavy offense. His rankings range from late-1st to mid-2nd, so your guess is as good as mine if we’ll have a shot to grab him here.

Second Round, Pick #56
The gap between the #56 pick and an undrafted free agent signing is almost nil. These picks are usually used on European “stash” players, simply because you retain their rights for multiple years, whereas a domestic #56 pick may not be good enough at present to crack a roster. None of these guards would get the fan base excited, but they’re worth noting in the event that Colangelo wants to replace Uzoh with a fifth-guard type late.

Tu Holloway – Holloway’s numbers actually regressed as a senior, and he has a borderline 2nd round projection right now. He’s a smart defender and has the quickness to be effective in isolation, but he lacks a shot and will struggle guarding larger guards.
J’Covan Brown – Brown is a super-me-first player, putting up over 20 points at Texas as a Junior but doing little else to help the team. He has shown range and an obvious ability to score, but his upside might be a Microwave Man off the bench. The best thing abot Brown being in the draft is the numbers of touches it opens up for Myck Kabongo at Texas this year.
Casper Ware – Ware is a diminutive guard (5’10”, 170) who can score prolifically thanks to his quicks and handle. He’ll obviously struggle to defend any even average-sized player, but his quick hands do produce steals. He’s another Microwave Man candidate, a typical “two in a one’s body,” but hey, the team has to replace Barbosa, right?
Josep Franch – The lanky Spaniard gets postitives for shooting, smarts, and savvy on scouting reports, but I have not seen him play a minute, so I’m really in no place to judge.
Jordan Taylor – Taylor lost some of his offensive game this year, shooting worse and scoring less, but his defense and basketball IQ still make him an intriguing end-of-the-rotation player. He could play minutes simply by way of being a mistake-free, takes-nothing-off-the-table type.

It certainly does feel like a weak point guard class having run through the top-10 or 11 candidates, and that’s probably why a large portion of the fan base is clamoring for the Dragic’s, Lin’s, Augustin’s, or Bayless’. They’re not wrong, it’s just that those are generally known commodities that will command fair market prices (if not more), and there’s serious value in locking in a guard for the next few years on a rookie scale deal. There’s also value in “drafting your own,” but more in the “it’s impossible to overpay these guys” sense than any intangible feeling of attachment. Basically, the cost of one of these players is simply the pick their drafted with, not years, dollars, cap space, and expectations. I certainly wouldn’t reach for a point guard if we land a top-3 pick, but I’m a little bit in love with Lillard and Machado in their respective ranges, especially if Colangelo can craft something for a late first round pick.

And…well, that’s all. It’s some content.

  • Rus

    If JV’s bread and butter is the pick n roll and he is the future, then I’d have to give the nod to whomever can better execute that type of offense.
    Of course JV being the future isn’t certain,
    Having whom you want available during your pick in the draft is uncertain
    Signing a pg is uncertain….
    blah blah
    The only thing certain is that if BC doesn’t get this right, he is done, his reputation tarnished and the Raps stuck in another lost decade….

    • Theswirsky

      “If JV’s bread and butter is the pick n roll and he is the future, then I’d have to give the nod to whomever can better execute that type of offense.”

      funny part is the answer to that question is Jose.

      • Destro

        Its a good thing then that his bread and butter(shitty line) in fact ISNT pick and roll therefore the brasilian porn director doesnt have to be an answer….. 

        • Rus

           Thanks for adding to the conversation by telling us what in fact IS the best way to use JV in the offense.

          • Destro

            No point,its a stupid ass convo because we dont know what he’s going to bring the table right now…You throw him out there and let him find his way in this offense…Its not like he will be the focal point…

            • Rus

              let me understand this, you are saying we know nothing about JV. The Raps brass doesn’t know anything about JV. Their best prospect and top draft pick. The guy who has played against men, former NBA players such as the game against CSKA, and no one has seen or learned anything about what he “brings to the table”(apparently a non-shitty line).

              No plays will be designed on offense to run through him. In effect Casey won’t coach him, he’ll just throw him out there and hope for the best….

              • CJT

                Yes.  Exactly.  Next year the team will switch to streetball mentality and run zero plays.  The boys will trot out there and just find their way on offense. 

              • Destro

                They dont know what he’s going to be able to do in the NBA faggot….and as a rookie big man you think they are gonna run set plays for him all day long…get the fuck outta here…

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      • Jed

        Long term?

    • howlonghowlong

      It depends on what we’re expecting to draft here.  Are we talking a Future All-star at the PG or just a descent starter/good off the bench kind of player.  I’ve been following college the last 3 years and can tell you (along with all “draft experts”) there is no Irving/Kemba/Wall kind of player in this draft … we have a whole bunch of descent starter/good off the bench type of players.  So to be frank, non of these PGs are the answer or the solution.  If we’re talking about replacing Bayless with a rookie based on “need” rather than drafting the best “talent”, then I completely disagree with the notion of drafting a PG with the first pick.  Second pick, I could care less who we get; who ever it is, is not the answer.

  • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

    Jose Claderon will be the PG next season. Bayless is my favourite back up. Both can shoot the ball and that’s what Casey needs and would like to improve. Lillard is 21 years old, Wroten is a ball hog and low BB IQ, Marshall has similarities with Fredette mobility. Can’t see a PG.
    Use draft pick to add shooters or trade for shooters (Terry/Allen/Rush)

    • Destro

      Pls stop analyzing,your awful and you havent watched any of these college players play to make any kind of analysis on them….in short stop it immediately….

      • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

        Who are you ? Phil Jackson ? Adolf Hitler ? An Idiot ?

        • Destro

          Says the guy with his head up a overrated soft jumpshooting faggots ass…..

        • Destro

          Actually im part of the allied forces looking to eradicate the axis of evil that has settled upon this board…you and lorenzo and that other lil faggot would be the hitler and mussolini,stepin fetchit,statler and waldorf duo im trying to eradicate off this board for the good of mankind….

          • Rob

            If you’re trying to eradicate this board of idiots, then you should be the first to jump ship.

          • Lorenzo

            Lol? have i made a lasting impression on you? Still butthurt cause i called you out and had nothing to say. Reminds me of someone.

            Lmfao the guy with 4 different call signs feels the need to disrespect me, fuck outta here retard.

            • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

              Who is this Destro ? The same scumbag of Bcstefanski..togo! I can’t believe it. I have to by a bigger Rat Poison, I was sure he was gone forever

              • Destro

                Dont mix it up with your Brio…

  • Nilanka15

    Please take down the picture.  I’m offended as a Seinfeld fan.

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      Ya but Seinfeld characters don’t have pun-appropriate names like Lilly(ard) and Marshall! Now, if there was a PG named George or Kramer…you got it!

      • Nilanka15

        lol, I appreciate the wittiness with this pic.  I was just poking fun at the tank pick debate a little while ago 😉

  • Nilanka15

    If we land anywhere in the 8-11 range, I’m not sold on drafting either Lillard or Marshall.  With players like Perry Jones, Terrence Jones, and Jeremy Lamb likely still available, I’d prefer to go with a dynamic win with potential.

    But I completely agree on Machado.  That kid is waiting to be stolen by some fortunate GM.

    • Nilanka15

      *dynamic wing*

    • Raps Loyalist

       Totally agree that if we stay at #8 then drafting a PG is a bad idea/reach. The Best player available should be the pick (aside from a PF…unless BC can flip Amir or Ed for a second first round pick).

  • guest

    No! The team has much greater needs.

  • c_bcm

    In your article you suggest that the only way we keep Bayless is as the backup PG.  I would think that he could nicely fill the Barbosa role, which he seems more suited to than efficiently running a team. A second unit that included Marshall and Bayless would be very nice.

    • Nilanka15

      The only problem there is that Bayless’ numbers coming off the bench were nothing short of ugly.  So we don’t know if he would embrace such a role.  He stubbornly still considers himself a point guard.

      • c_bcm

        His numbers coming off the bench might be a bit misleading because he was asked to run the team as a PG while LB played the “try to score with absolute abandon” role. Maybe his desire to stay with the team for a fair contract will supersede his need to play the point. Its not like his role would change much, just his title. He can still have the ball in his hands, still try to drive and create. He’ll just have a pass-first rookie pg next to him this time.

        • CJT

          Ya, that was tough to watch you had LB taking what JB thought was his role.  Score without thought of getting your team involved.

      • howlonghowlong

        Did you guys watch the season exit interview for Bayless?  Not to read much into his response but it sounded like he wasn’t worried about his status as a raptor next season, stating “my agents keeps me in the loop … I’m not worried” (paraphrasing).  I got the feeling he was coming back.  He also stated that he feels much more comfortable with the ball in his hands (i.e., I don’t want to be the combo kid with Jose).  I smell issues with this and I don’t like it.

  • henriques21

    IMO I honestly think the raptors should look into Robert Sacre out of gonzaga. Not the most gifted player offensively but It’s the intangibles and his hustle that resonate with me. He really reminds me of Joakim Noah in that regard. He seems to fit the mould of player that Casey is looking for in a guy that’s willing to give energy and grittiness off the bench to give Jonas a spell.

    • mountio

      That is probably the most illogical thing I have ever heard. Not that there is anything wrong with Sacre (I actually kind of like him on the right team .. hes a good fit on good team that just needs hustle of the bench) .. but hes exactly what the raps have too much of with Ed, Amir, JV, Solo, Gray (even AB).

    • Destro

      Nah i dont think he’s NBA calibre anymore..he really fell off second half…He is just size…It’d be nice to see a hometeam 5 but im afraid its not him….he’s too slow,too docile,robotic and he showed me 2nd half he isnt going to be an NBA player long term.
      He may get some try outs or looks but i really think he’s Patrick O Bryant status,not in terms of play but how he will never make it in the NBA… 

  • Brandon

    I don’t see how Lillard is a “Better” version of Jerryd Bayless.  That is a pretty big leap.  I think I prefer to target Machado in the second round, and take best available talent with the first pick.  hopefully one of Perry Jones, Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lamb, or maybe even trade back a few picks and add an asset.

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      I agree Machado is the better value, but he’s not a lock to be there at #37. I was clear I love the kid. I can definitely see the argument for passing on a PG at #8, I just happen to be high on Lillard (I ranked him #8 for the RR Draft Rankings, but still behind P Jones and Lamb). I realize “better Bayless” is a leap initially, but I think just about anyone would agree his upside is definitely a better JBayBay.

      • guest

        Love is blind…saying he has more upside than Bayless is also a reach at this point.  Bayless came out of one of the strongest guard classes in the last few years.  This guard class is weak.  Every time Bayless has been given an opportunity he has stepped up.  I’ll be the first to say not everyone agrees.

        • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

          Fair point.

        • Destro

          YEP
          Bayless has shown when he is given the mins and the freedom as the starter he can do things Jose cant do in his sleep (double OT Memphis win) for instance….I still think he’s a breakout player that needs an opportunity to start….and not for 10 games…

          • RaptorFan

            I agree 100%…..but soooo many raptor fans dont see the value he can bring….he’s still very young and can learn to be a better point guard…. why would we want to bring in another rookie point guard who will take 2-3 years to be where Jerryd is right now??  I think JB can straight out ball and he’s learning and getting better…. i hope we draft a Jeremy Lamb or Terrance Jones and keep Bayless

  • Ogi_serb3

    The top point guards in this draft are useless. I remain behind the idea that we should use amir/ed/bayless to try and move up to draft MKG or Beal. Then use a later pick to draft a pg like marquis teague or scott machado and let them learn from jose. Maybe sign a dragic, lin or trade for an eric bledsoe in the process. Keeping the 8-9 pick and drafting Lillard/Marshall is the worst possible thing the Raptors can do!

    • guest

      Yeah I agree – with the exception to Ed Davis as trade bait. I really think we should pass on any of the lottery PGs and try to move up for Beal or the best player available, if possible. If we can keep Bayless or sign a decent backup PG, that position really isn’t much of an issue for the coming year. JC and JV can run the pick and roll and there is always another draft in 2013 to target a PG. We should be drafting for depth this year at all three picks and then use our 30 million to target a few key free agents to fill in the gaps. People need to remember we are not completing our team this year and competing for a championship…

      • mountio

        The only problem is that Amir and Bayless are not trade bait – you would be thankful for someone to take Amir of JB off our hands. Maybe Ed has enough percieved value to move up a few slots, but it will take more than any of this to get to #2 (what it probably takes to get MKG)

  • HitItHardFromTheBack

    Forreal, if this team gon be draftin a PG, they best be drafting my boy T.Wroten, erryone else just aint about shit. If they ain’t decide to go that route, like I been sayin, they best be draftin H.Barnes…and believe me when I say—yall straight sleepin on him, so best believe that…real talk.

    • Lorenzo

      BECAUSE ONE BAYLESS ISNT ENOUGH!!!

      • HitItHardFromTheBack

        JB aint never been compared to G.Payton doe, so peep game. And I sayin he be the best PG in this draft, not the best PLAYER in the draft. Smh, comparin JB to myboi Tony, elite defender, dope court vision, rim attacker and scorer, what kinda ish is that??. You straight WACK 4 that doe! 

        • Lorenzo

           Are you for real? honestly…

          • HitItHardFromTheBack

            I be as real as it gets doe, and you be as fake as Santa Claus.

            • Lorenzo

              I doubt it

            • LTDupside

               it’s “dough” not “doe”. for reals.

        • CJT

          Did Payton average more turnovers than assists too?  Ya, court vision.

          • HitItHardFromTheBack

            Man, you strate wack for bringin up ish like that, 1 season of college stats and ya shit on him, it all about the P word—potential doe.

            Q: based on potential alone who would be top 5 in this draft?

            Chad Ford: Pure potential? 1. Anthony Davis 2. Andre Drummond 3. Perry Jones 4. Tony Wroten Jr 5. Harrison Barnes

            Shit, yall like college stats and numbers so much then draft Sullinger straight up, smh….

            • CJT

              I know it’s wack to bring up facts.  When fantasy is so much more fun. 

              • HitItHardFromTheBack

                You ain’t respond to em facts, which I just posted. So what you know bout facts? Potential doe, look it up, you base a players career on season of college ball, and that why you be wack AF.

                • CJT

                  What would you like to judge him on?  If not his performance on the court.  Because you feel he has potential should we ignore his actual performance?  I hope he becomes great, he is super athletic, but he has a lot to learn about running a team.

                • HitItHardFromTheBack

                  Potental doe, for the 100th time.

                • Destro

                  Alot of lottery picks are judged on potential and not college stats goofball…smh

                • CJT

                  A lot are also judged on their performance though.  Potential is nice and is one tool to evaluate prospects, but how many guys ever live up to their potential? 

                • Destro

                  No theyre not…or else Adam Morrison and Reddick woulda went 1-2 in there drafts….and PJ 3 would go mid 1st round this yr instead of lottery….

        • rapsallday

          Where are you from?

          • HitItHardFromTheBack

            TDOT.

      • 321

        Wroten actually has curt vision. He’ll easily be better than bayless.

    • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

      Tony Wroten is a ballhog with no jumper, no defense and bad decision maker. He has more turnover than assist. The good ? He has tweetter !

      • Destro

        If he didnt rebound he’d be Andrea V2.0

  • HitItHardFromTheBack

    And yall see myboi Roy Hibbert!? That dude goin HAM on Miami! 

    • DC

      Lol yea I seen Roy going ham funny how we could of had him and Bosh together instead of this bum ass team we had now. Two dominant big men together in their prime. But BC fucked up yet again. All these BC kool-aid drinkers think were better off. And o yea Bosh isn’t that good and not better then AB either. Because the Heat are doing soooo great without Bosh. lol

      • Destro

        You remember these bum ass fans saying Aldridge couldnt work with Bosh cuz they play the same position…..

  • Truthkiller

    Unless there is another Ty Lawson gem in this draft, then forget PG this year and roll the dice with Jerryd Bayless. Worst thing that happens we get another lottery pick.

    • DC

      Bet you JB leaves and becomes a solid starter on another team. Because everyone knows as soon as players leave the raptors they get better and O yea actually start winning. 

    • 3…2…1..

      Bayless sucks. 

  • Statement

    Is there any chance we can land Danny Green?

    • Statement

      That was a little off topic, but him and Dragic would be just fine for me.

  • Mark

    I doubt any of the PG’s in this draft are long term starters.  You might get a Dj Augustin or Jameer Nelson but that’s about it.  The Raptors need their starting PG to be an All Star caliber player to make the playoffs if DeRozan, Bargs and Jonas are the other starters. 

    The Raps need to swing for the fences with Perry Jones III or Drummond type guys.  We need another player that projects to be a “solid” starter like we need another hole in our heads. 

    Amir, Linus, Davis, DeRozan, James Johnson, Calderon, Bayless are all fine players if they’re your worst starter or reserves.  None of them are difference makers.  ONly Bargs could be considered such and he only plays one end historically and who knows what Jonas will be. 

    We need a star or 2.  It’s that simple.  Maybe not possible but again, if anyone thinks adding Goran Dragic and Nic Batum will make the Raptors a good team is kidding themsleves.  If we Could sign Deron Williams or Nash different story but that ain’t happening.

    • Rob

      I agree with the notion of there not being any impact PGs in this draft, and really, the only time I’d consider any of this draft’s weak crop of PGs would be if we had a 2nd first round pick. This franchise needs to gamble, the high risk high reward type of player. PJ3 seems like the most realistic (given where we’re likely to pick from), and sensible pick, with a world of potential. With the weak PG class, trade or FA might be the best way to go about doing it imo.

      • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

        We’ll see how you feel about TWJr 3 years from now looking back….he is to PGs what LBJ is to SGs- a freak of nature…
         
        Don’t sleep on Dillard- who I see as a DStoudamire type, either those kids from Oakland, California play with heart.

        • Lorenzo

          You dont know shit Destro, youre just biased as hell because you apparently “know him personally” FOH

        • CJT

          Don’t know Dillard, can’t comment, but TW is going to be a good player no doubt.  He has some significant work to do to be NBA ready as it relates to passing skills.  I think he would be a great pick up later in the first round. 

    • Destro

      Nash wouldnt make this team a playoff team either…..

  • ckh26

    Charitably speaking the team has needs, lots of them. But there are two area’s that have risen to the top. A SF and PG.  I believe you can draft one and buy one in free agency. Which one from which route will become a little more clear after the lottery balls drop.

  • KJ-B

    Unless they plan on making Austin Rivers Westbrook 2.0, no dice…

  • 321

    Tony Wroten Jr. plzz.Time to draft guys with real talent.

    • Bendit

      Gotta be careful drafting a guard with a terrible FT%.

  • Davidhandwerger

    Nash is told old to go after. Let him stay in Phoenix or other City. 

  • Destro

    Truth be told if you want a viable team next year that could gran 7th or 8th in the pitiful east…you should want these PGs in this order :

    1.Dragic
    2. Lowry
    3. Nash
    4. Lin

    Based on the the guys we keep hearing are or could be available to this team…Dragic and Lowry are the two best youthful and skilled options for this team next year….I really believe a deal with Ed or Amir with sumn or together could make it happen and i would do it….