Alright. That's (Stuckey) it. I want to get what I would've done this off-season on record, officially, before Joe-D turns this into an even bigger mess in his farewell season. Alternate universe. Tom Gores loses patience with Joe-D after last season. Cans him. Has a cereal-box contest to become the new GM ('Eddie'-style, great pub, might as well anyways). I win. #1) Head coach hire. I do the smart, simple thing. I hire the best available coach on the planet. Larry Brown. Mr. Davidson's no longer with us. Joe-D's gone. Why not? There's little to no question that he was indeed the best available (to us - no Phil Jackson, etc.) coach on the market this off-season. I love the idea of Sheed coming in as an assistant. I think Larry would like it too. I think Sheed would like soaking in Larry. As for the other assistants on the staff, I could get into it, but I won't bother. Jerry Sloan would've worked too. #2) Draft. I do the smart, simple thing (again). I draft Trey Burke #8 overall. Second round, again, I could get into it, but I won't bother - - I don't dislike either of our picks, so I'll stick with them. #3) Free Agency. I do the smart, simple thing (yet again). I buy-out Stuckey. I amnesty Villanueva. I break the bank and overpay for Josh Smith and Andre Iguodala - - seriously, what young all-star studs are ever going to sign in Detroit for fair dollar??. This is my roster. C: A. Drummond, S. Kravtsov PF: G. Monroe, T. Mitchell, J. Jerebko SF: J. Smith, L. Middleton SG: A. Iguodala, K. Singler, K. English PG: T. Burke, B. Knight, P. Siva ...There's probably still some cap-space available after that, I believe the MLE and LLE too. Two roster spots remaining. I'd probably look for someone to push Singler and Middleton for PT when I go big. Someone who can shoot from outside, is athletic, and is at least a decent defender. Seems to be plenty of that on the market, cheap. I might look for a cheap veteran point guard to help mentor Burke. I might look for a decent cheap third big man. And there you go. Probably the second best roster in the East (/ the league). If the Heat are stumbling at the gate, you might even be able to get through and win it all. If things click, of course. Iggy is as good a matchup as there is for Wade. Smith is as good a matchup as there is for LeBron. Both are tremendous scorers in their own right offensively. Drummond and Monroe put to shame whatever the Heat have out there at the 4 and the 5. Burke puts to shame whatever the Heat have at point. Bench, I think, is better too.