what position do you upgrade ?
what position do you upgrade ?
Last edited by vinnie_paz; Sun Aug 1st, 2010 at 11:22 PM.
Do not respond to Hedo's baiting, keep your mouth shut, try to get another young rebounding centre and a SF without compromising the new core of the team and future first round draft picks.
I'm with Hotshot. We need a starting SF who can create his own shot, get to the free throw line and most of all, be consistent. Even if he's only giving us 12ppg, it has to be 12ppg every night, not 24 one night and 0 the next. Corey Maggette would have been perfect in this role. Need a tough rebounding centre, doesn't necessarily have to be young tho but it would be preferred. The Tyson Chandler deal showed you which way Colangelo was leaning and while I like the direction, Chandler wasn't that piece because he can't stay healthy. I would love it if Bargnani didn't have to start at 5 even though he's getting better in the middle.
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Take the current roster into training camp unless BC can trade Calderon for a better PG.
Then during training camp for the entire month of October focus on two things only
1. Conditioning - Run the guys ragged until they are grabbing their shorts. Two practices a day of this.
2 Practice absolutely nothing but defense. Defense, defense and defense. Develop multiple defensive schemes one to suit each team and practice them for the whole month.
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i would go an get james johnson from the bulls and sign louis amundson to help backup the 5.
trade calderon and try to include expirings of reggie and banks, sign travis diener and just try to get some expiring contract and/or a young center.
diener and amundson both to 1 year deals.
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I think it's only a matter of time before BC trades Calderon. Ideally, we get a starting-caliber SF in return, but any kind of depth at the position would be satisfactory. With the Andersen acquisition, I just don't think there's room for any more big men... we technically have 8 under contract already (6 fully-guaranteed).
As for who I'd target in a swap for Jose... Wilson Chandler would be a dream come true. Not sure Raymond Felton would be too thrilled, but D'Antoni? Who knows...
Out of curiosity I wonder what Colangelo can get for Bargnani?! I doubt his value will ever be as high as it is today. I am sure Bargnani is currently's Colangelo highest tradeable asset.
make a play for amundsen. trade jose for hibbert and mike dunleavey plus pacers 2nd round draft pick. trade banks and evans for another sf (defensive gritty)
maybe if we package jose with evens we can land d.howard LOL
1.id most def like to land a quality starting center who can play excelent D.
2.id really like to get a allstar PG.
3. a starting SF who will terrorize other wings with there D
4. if demar doesnt pan out at the 2 trade for a franchise type SG or draft 1 in next years draft if theres 1 avail.
Last edited by DoNDaDDa; Mon Aug 2nd, 2010 at 02:40 AM.
Pacers desperately need a pg and jose is a good pg so I think they would take it
I agree. Wilson Chandler for Calderon. We also have to take additional salary though to balance things out. I'm in the few that think Okafor might work here as everyone (myself included), badly wants a defensive center to pair with Bargs. The guy is 27, played all 82 games in the past 3 years. Another possibility is Tolliver but he has to take less money.
Colangelo's more likely to trade his spleen than Bargs. Next year will be the first year where we see exactly what Bargs is made of. He wouldn't pass up that opportunity.
if they cant move calderon then go ito the season as is
I like the Hibbert and Dunleavy idea for Jose, but it would have to be tweaked..
The Pacers wouldn't be the ones giving up the pick, we would (future 2nd rounder). Plus we'd probably include Banks or Evans as well (and probably some cash).
Continue to try and move Calderon for either another young asset(s) and/or some cap relief, although I may wait until the season has begun and Calderon has begun (hopefully) to play well. His trade value could not be any lower right now after he was practically out the door already this offseason.
Allow the season to run it's course and give all the young guys a chance to play. This is not a roster that can move to contender status with one solitary move so stop trying to hit a home run and begin building in a different way. The Raps may land a top 5 pick and coupled with some salary cap relief over the next two seasons, could look to add some major pieces that way.
Cliff notes: Try to get rid of our bad contracts while not taking any more bad ones on in return. Do not hinder the growth of our existing players looking for a quick fix.
his next move...resign
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