Draft Picks / Free Agents / Trades; Let's talk targets

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  1. Laimbrane

    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    Yea its too risky not to go if you can. One major injury and it could be over - no million dollar contract.
    Really any sort of exended injury the next year hurts their draft position. Like with Middleton, he could have been a 1st rounder had he left the year prior.
     
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    Not seeing anyone mentioning Anthony Bennett (UNLV freshman big). Yes, Burke would be a nice piece, but you don't pick up young, powerful bigs that can score in the second round or on the free agent market. Who's our third big next year? CV, Jonas, Kratsov? I think you've got to consider a talented big at number 5, especially given the general weakness of the 2's and 3's available at that point.
     
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    Laimbrane All-Star Forum Donor

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    From NBAdraft.net: "NBA Comparison: Larry Johnson/Jason Maxiell"

    That is enough to make me not want to draft him.
     
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    He has a short neck.
    That's where the Maxiell comparrisons begin and end.
     
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    Whattup KP!
     
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    From Draft Express.... sound like Maxiell to you? Only thing similar is his physical frame (height, weight, strength, arm length) and dunking prowess. Probably not as good as Max in the paint defensively.

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    What makes Bennett unique is how advanced he is offensively for a freshman. He's already one of the most versatile scorers you'll find in the NCAA, as he's capable of scoring inside the paint, making 3-pointers, putting the ball down attacking from the perimeter with either hand, handling the ball on the break, and making his presence felt on the offensive glass.
     
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    that makes it pretty hard for JD to take him I would imagine.
     
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    MAybe Rodney can mentor him?
     
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    White or Stuckey?
     
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    Maybe we should have a new "No Rodney" policy.
     
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    This is a WEAK free agent class to say the least and it's a summer where if we can't get our targets at the targeted price.......DO NOTHING! Let's learn from the CV/Gordon blunder. That said, next summer I think there may be a GREAT free agent target.........EVAN TURNER. I think Turner is close to becoming a guy who will average 15-17 points, 6 rebs and 6asts if you put the ball in his hands, he's a GREAT defender and I think we could look at playing him at the position he's most comfortable PG. Looking at the draft, if we end up with the 8th or 9th pick I would definitely consider trading that pick to Philly for Turner (I'd see if I could get them to take CV, Stuckey or Jonas off our hands in the deal). He's not a franchise guy, he's not really outstanding at anything, but he does a whole lot of things well and I think at PG he's better than Grieves Vazquez AND Brandon Knight. At a time where the rest of the league is going small......let's go BIG.
     
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    Do GM's ever exercise the "do nothing" option? Great way to tank.
     
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    We have to spend a good chunk of our cap space don't we? There is a lower limit to salaries.... even if we bring in some vets on one year deals....
     
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    Here's my first pass at potential FAs I'd target (factoring in Piston-fit, price & signability):

    PGs: Jeff Teague, Jerryd Bayless, Will Bynum, Jarrett Jack, Chauncey Billups, Patrick Beverley

    SGs: Gerald Henderson, Marco Belinelli, Kenny English, Gary Neal, Martell Webster, Garrett Temple

    SFs: Corey Brewer, Chandler Parsons, Chris Copeland, Dorell Wright

    PFs: Earl Clark, Brandon Wright

    C: Greg Smith, Kyle O'Quinn, Greg Stemsma
     
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    I wouldn't mind Joe taking a run at the guys highlighted in red. I would have to study the resumes of the other guys.
     
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    If you bring in Chauncey, you will be lucky if he plays 30 games.
     
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    He's not coming back here. No way Joe does that. Pointless.
     
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    They'd have to pay him to get him back, but what if they brought him back as a backup point/possible 2? He'd fit with Magic-ball and he'd fill a leadership void.

    Joe could un-retire #4 to say he's sorry about the whole AI thing.
     
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    I'm starting to feel like JR Smith might be the player to target this season. He really wanted to start this season when Shumpert was out, but accepted his bench role and made the best of it - winning the 6th man of the year-award. Of course, we must sign him to a reasonable deal, perhaps 4 years $25-30M.

    If it doesn't work out, just trade him back to the Knicks for some expiring deals and a draft pick.
     

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