Central thread to write offseason related post.*STICKEY*
Central thread to write offseason related post.*STICKEY*
First issue is Del Negro. He gained my respect big time this playoffs. I'd like to see a better coach. Outside of Jerry Sloan or Phil Jackson I'm not sure there is one. The team always played hard and never gave up. That is hard to replace. D'Antoni isn't the answer IMO. I'd love to see him as an assistant coach! VDN has 1 year team option. We have to lock up Paul and Blake and I don't think 1 more year of Vinny hurts that. If there's no improvement than move on and let Griffin and Paul pick the coach...after they re-sign!!
The wing positions need to be upgraded and an actual offensive system is needed. The Clips need a versatile 2guard that can create his own shot & for others and defend his position. From what I hear about the Clips owner I'm sure if he would amnesty Butler, but if the Clips go offensive with the 2guard spot; a versatile & defensive SF needs to be added.
Wow, he needs to make new plays, better than the pick n roll plus Griffen needs to do better at his post game and his 10 footers and beyond. Paul needs to stop leaving his feet in traffic it causes turnovers so he can make the best pass. Jordan also needs to work on the same things as Blake. As a team they need to move the ball more they play to much one on one ball but they will improve, hopefully we can become similar to Spurs and eventually become another force from the WEST.
The amnesty should be used either on Williams or Gomes. Seeing as how we might be able to find a suitable trade partner for Williams, we will probably use it on Gomes.
Someone mentioned the idea of trading Williams to Brooklyn for Anthony Morrow, which is an idea I really like. It saves us a around 4.5 million in cash we can use on others and it gives us a very good outside shooter.
If we did that trade and amnestied Gomes, we'd have 50 million committed to 6 players (assuming Thompkins stays). If the cap is again at around 58 million, that's 8 million + the MLE to get the other pieces we need, like Nick Young, Billups, and a Center.
Also mentioned elsewhere was the possibility of Brand becoming amnestied, so we could put a bid on him and get him for pretty cheap.
I was talking to my friends and thought up a trade that could be decent for us
Magic get: DJ and Bledsoe and two 1st rounders from the Nets or 1st rounder and Brooks with DJ and Bledsoe
Clippers get: Brook lopez and a 2nd rounder from magic
Nets get: DH12 and Hedo
DJ well is good for some athletic ability but not so much for a well rounded offense like ours and he cant make his own shot on offense, which is like 1 less person on offense. bledsoe well we cant get something good without giving back in return.
nets get their guy obvoiusly and taking on hedo's contract.
Magic well they need a a pg since Jameer is opting out, plus they get a Center in DJ that can give them a middle man they need. not to mention 2 or 3 first rounders maybe if we throw in one so the will win plus the shed cap space so it works out
then in the draft if the nets get a top 3 pick they keep it so they can throw that in the deal and maybe not giving up any other picks for the fututre.
I'd even like to see Foye stick around and with how disappeared in the playoffs maybe we can get him back on a minimum deal? Would even a bad team pay him? What's a 10 PPG, average in almost every aspect of the game SG worth anyway? Foye is just an average player but he isn't really a flawed player. In the playoffs he became a liability but we really just need someone to fill in for Chauncey until he retakes his spot. He is the player we needed and need.
The part of you post I agree with is needing an offensive system. VDN did a better job in the playoffs and honestly impressed me vs Pop even getting swept. He actually made moves that worked and made them adjust. However we still had no system or plays on offense. Maybe better assistant coaching is needed? I have a feeling D'Antoni won't get a head coaching gig. I wonder if he'd take time off before becoming and assistant. A team with D'Antoni's system and the heart, grit and toughness that this team showed in the playoffs would be a contender for sure IMO!!
^^^I'm not going to say that the people I'm about to name meet what I posted about to a T, but they would be nice acquisitions:
Ray Allen: Lights out shooter that stays in great shape. His shot would give Griffin & DJ more space to work with in the paint. He's battled tested and would burn people eyes out, like the spurs shooters did to us.
Courtney Lee: One of those versatile all-around 2guards that plays winning ball. He's the type of player championship teams have on their roster. Young, talented, and batlled tested.
O.J. Mayo: Didn't have a good series against us, but he's young & talented and I think he would be lethal next to CP3.
J.R. Smith: If he opts out, he could be a nice acquisition. Most of us know how lethal he is when he's on and how frustrating he can be when he's not. CP3 could make him into an all-star. Can Del NEGRO handle him is the real question.
Thes are just a couple off the top of my head and I have not even thought about 2's we could trade for. Don't want Billups starting at the 2. He already couldn't guard 2's and now he's coming off a serious injury. People act like VDN is a rookie coach or something. He hasn't shown me a whole lot since his bulls days, except that he's learned how to keep up with his time outs. If folks want to blame the shortened season for his x's & o's, all I can say is I hope yall right. Jerry Sloan would be my selection.
I want to trade mo for channing frye and sign cortney lee. the only reason to blow the team up is for someone like dwight. otherwise, leave the team relatively intact and add a shooting big, sign nick young, sign a better 2 guard (lee) and get a damn coach that is not an idiot.
It would never happen but would you guys make this trade if it was offered?
Blake/Jordan for Dwight/Anderson
There was never a time where I would have traded Blake for Howard but there was a time that I easily admitted that a team with Howard is better than a team with Blake. Now I think Howard may be the biggest team killer in sports history. NO THANKS!! I'd give you DJ and Gomes for him!
I don't see it happening, but if you can get Superman (w/a longterm deal)..YOU HAVE TO DO IT.