I wasn't sure where this should fit in the threads so move it if you need to administrators.
In looking at our current roster my first thoughts are is it better than last years roster and what are the advantages of the FA signings?
One, I do think it's better than last years roster. Enough so that I think we contend for a playoff spot. I really like the additions by subtractions we made also. No more Stuckey and Charlie V, no more (as if he was an addition anyway) Billups makes us a better team. They became more distractions than help.
The backcourt of Jennings and Meeks I like much better than any combination we had last year. Being able to start Butler may not seem great but he plays good defense and can spread the defense out because of his outside shot. This will be beneficial over what we did last year. The biggest strength over last year is the bench. We can now roll a second unit of Augustin, KCP, Singler, Smith, and either Monroe/Drummond with them. That is far beyond anything we could have put on the floor last year. Oh, and yes, I really do think that SVG will get Smith to play off the bench if we sign Monroe. Seriously, does he have a choice? SVG is THE man and I'm dang glad they did that just for occassions like this.
The advantage I see, or the biggest plus, in the FA signings we made is that we have some possible trade bait during the season. Really, the only untouchables are Drummond and possibly Monroe. Everyone else is reasonably priced (barring Smith) and can be a very nice bench addition for playoff bound teams with a better chance than us. If someone needs a PG we have the expensive 1st round version in Jennings or the lower cost version in Augustin. Meeks, Butler, and Singler all offer some value to teams also. Even Smith might be an option for another team come the trade deadline. My one hope is that SVG looks long term and isn't going to hold onto guys other than the two big guys. Joe never jumped when he should have in trading players. Lets hope SVG plans it out a little better.
What do you think of the roster?