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    Default Next up the center position.

    After making moves, for 1,2,3 spot. The next objective is to address the starting 5 spot. I think big Val still doesn't have the strength to start for our team right away, so we need someone for him to team up with.

    Is it a matter of us just resigning, Aaron Gray? Or do we maybe look at someone like Chris Kaman?

    Or maybe Al Jefferson?
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    Big Val is going to be perpetually in foul trouble as a rookie, if not longer, so you'll need one that can play solid minutes. Judging by the way Lowry likes to get up and down the floor you'll need one good in transition, too.
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    Given the hype/hope around Valanciunas, I doubt any big investment will be made at the C spot. I say let JV start and play 24-32 minutes per night. The combination of whichever of Amir/Davis is still here and Gray can play the rest.

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    i really like Stiemsma and think he'd be a good fit. relatively cheap, too.
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    I think Davis might be the stop gap given our roster versatility. He can slide over to the 5, Kleiza can slide over the 4 etc....

    We don't really need a backup C....we do need a goon who can get 6 fouls for us though....Magloire makes sense

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    actually scratch that Aaron Gray makes the most sense. Big body spot minutes can hammer people.

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    Without any additional roster moves, I see the 2nd unit shaping up like this:

    Standard Lineup: Amir, Davis, JJ/Kleiza, Ross, Calderon
    Bigger Lineup (against true C): Gray, Amir/Davis, JJ/Kleiza, Ross, Calderon
    Street Clothes: Acy, Magloire (3rd C), Uzoh (3rd PG)


    I really think some other moves will be made to clearup the PF (Amir/Davis), wing (JJ) and PG (Calderon and/or Bayless) logjams.

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    Also, Utah doesn't have a starting PG, so they might be a good destination for Calderon.
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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    Also, Utah doesn't have a starting PG, so they might be a good destination for Calderon.
    They just got their hands on Mo Williams

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    Quote AJ360 wrote: View Post
    They just got their hands on Mo Williams
    Heh, I still thought of him as a shooting guard. He could play well with Calderon though.
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    Quote Raptorsss wrote: View Post
    Heh, I still thought of him as a shooting guard. He could play well with Calderon though.
    he barely accepted the 6th man role on the Clippers.

    He wants to run the show.

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    Prizbilla or Oden

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    Quote tenforthewin wrote: View Post
    Prizbilla or Oden
    Przybilla is apparently leaning towards retirement (sorry no link, but I read that a few days ago). Oden is too much of an injury risk, but will still likely get picked up and overpaid, given the risk.

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    Quote tenforthewin wrote: View Post
    Prizbilla or Oden
    I was actually thinking Oden, but I don't think he'll want to come here. There are more enticing teams he could go to.

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    Big Val is going to be perpetually in foul trouble as a rookie, if not longer, so you'll need one that can play solid minutes. Judging by the way Lowry likes to get up and down the floor you'll need one good in transition, too.
    Amir?

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    I though Oden was taking the year off? Either way, that is an awful, awful idea. He'd just make all our white guys self-conscious without contributing on the floor.

    I like my bball teams to have a solid 8-man rotation with 3 guards, 2 swingment, and 3 bigmen. That means you need versitile players, and we've got them.

    The 3 big-men in our rotation would be JV and AB to start with AJ off the bench. Part of what make AB valuable is he plays both spots, which is a must for a 3-man rotation. With Davis filling in when injuries come and Gray/Acy as desperation-mode options.

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    Raps will have an awesome back court! With my boy Lowry and Ross!
    If they can acquire a bit more without losing the little bench they have, They should Trade Calderon for Gay.

    Memphis is tired of paying his money and calderon is an expiring contract and a decent backup PG for them. Just add Rudy to our roster and checkout the line-ups....pretty dangerous now NO?

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    Quote Risk Mgmt wrote: View Post
    Raps will have an awesome back court! With my boy Lowry and Ross!
    If they can acquire a bit more without losing the little bench they have, They should Trade Calderon for Gay.

    Memphis is tired of paying his money and calderon is an expiring contract and a decent backup PG for them. Just add Rudy to our roster and checkout the line-ups....pretty dangerous now NO?
    Why trade Jose for Gay when we could get LeBron???

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    Jose+ ed+ james johnson and 2014 first round pick should get us Gay

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    I want Gray back.

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