2014 is right around the corner.. Hopefully Kobe and Pau can be re-signed at discounted rates.
Given that we dont deal anyone on or after the trade deadline, Who do we retain, and who (UFAs) do we add next year? Ive got 9 players on my list.
Kobe - $15, 2 year contract
Pau - $7m, 2year contract
Nash - 2015 UFA
Hill - Will have the highest demand
Johnson - Vets Min
Young - Vets Min
Meeks/Henry - Vets Min
Farmar - Vets Min
Other vets min options:
Emeka Okafor/Kris Humphries - Good inside presence, we could use their defense & rebounding. Best possible option should Jordan Hill walks. (fingers crossed)
Danny Granger/Mike Miller/Trevor Ariza - Take it or leave it. Could be legit starters at minimum rates
Ben Gordon - Should Meeks or Henry walks, he could be a great spark off the bench
Steve Blake/Luke Ridnour/Mo Williams -Decent shooting and playmaking
2014 Main target:
Eric Bledsoe - Rajon Rondo could be had in 2015, heck, even Kyrie Irving. We could wait and take the risk on both of them or try to lure in Eric Bledsoe. He would definitely look great in Purple and Gold. Could be the legit Hollywood point guard for years to come.
Nash : we dont have any other option but to eat his contract and is actually better have him be a good tradeable expiring that go the " retirement" route and have him still count against the cap and get nothing back in return.
Kobe: Scenario 1 We dont get anyone in F.a 1 year 25 million deal with the condition of signing back in 2015 for the MINIMUM
Pau: Scenario 1 Se dont get anyone in f.a 1 year 15 million deal with the condition of signing back in 2015 for the mínimum.
Hill: for = or < 4 millón a year if not to hell.
Scenario 2 for kobe and Pau, We actually manage to get something out of the F.a this year and need to keep capsapce for 2015, then
KObe = or < 10 Million a year or get the **** out
Pau =or < 5 million a year or get the **** out.
The rest can all go suck someones feet somwhere else.
With granger we would be an Oden, bogut or bynum away from having the most DNP for injury starting five in the league next year, Nash, Kobe, Granger, Pau, Oden/bogut/bynum
That would be around 200 Missed games for the 2014-2015 season.
I really love this team right now. I don't care that we're underdogs. We hustle and we play basketball the way it's meant to be played. We don't have primadonnas on the team and each player is sacrificing. With Kobe and Pau back and keeping the majority of the role players we have right now, while adding ONE or TWO mid-level free agent targets... that would catapult us to the next level, in my opinion. For instance, I'd love to get Deng on the team. I think he'd do wonders under D'antoni. If somehow we'd be able to get Bledsoe too?...that would be incredible.
PF-Hill, Wes Johnson
SF-Deng, N. Young
I would like to see 2 athletic bigs on the floor at all times, ala 4 Jordan Hill types similar to what Indiana has done with Hibbert, West,and Scola.. If we can have that and somehow have Melo, Kobe, and Bledsoe... I think we'd have alot of success.. At the 4/5 I have J Hill, Okafur, Blatche, maybe somehow trade up for Pek, Gortat, or Nene..