Would be nice to get Chris Paul....he currently makes 17.7 mil a year. Clippers will be at 44 mil before trying to sign him in offseason. Don't think Dallas has enough money to sign both Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. I believe Houston and Dallas will be at about the same range. 48 mil. Depends on what we do with Delfino (team option). That could bring us down to about 46 mil. Dallas has same deal with Vince Carter (team option) 3 mil for next year. We would have to trade Lin if we go for Paul. Not sure another team would like his contract setup. 5 mil a year this year and next year allows him to learn. I have said it before. If we had a finisher like Stoudamire. Lin would have 8 to nine assists a game; that's top 6 in the league. Patrick has done better at attacking the rim lately. D Howard would be good because he can do that and play both center and power forward. Asik and Dwight together. Patrick subs for Dwight then Dwight subs for Asik. No need for money spent on backups with those three. Keep Greg Smith (has a low contract) and trade all other centers/PF's. Only problem is hack-a-Dwight. But will we be in close games with Lin, Harden, Parsons, Asik, & D. Howard? Asik and Howard defending the rim? Minimal second chance shots. Other team has to shoot 60%
or better from the field to beat us. Would like to trade this year for Monta Ellis. Convince him to resign at 11 mil. He can play PG and SG. McHale would be in Heaven with that team. PG Lin/Monta, SG Harden/Monta,
C Asik/Howard, PF Howard/Greg Smith/Montejuntas, SF Parsons/T Jones (both about 6'9"). Work on that outside shot T Jones.