#1 Reason to be excited - Rumors are circulating that Rasheed Wallace is going to join Mo Cheeks' staff. 1-There are few in the world who could instantly force our players to respect their coaching staff more. 2-The on-the-court intensity is going to increase two-fold, immediately, with Sheed on the staff barking at them (lazy player.. he's not going to allow for that as a coach). 3-PERFECT big man coach ~ on both sides of the court ~ for young Andre Drummond AND Greg Monroe (*and Tony Mitchell, namely motivation-wise). 4-Voted as the highest-IQ player in the league - by NBA GM's - multiple times; he's going to be a great asset to the staff from an x's and o's perspective. 5-Established respectful relationship with Mo Cheeks, recommended him to Joe-D, in fact. Six-Already got some experience as an assistant coach on Mike Woodson's staff last season after suffering a season ending injury (he wasn't just hanging around, his official title was assistant coach). #2) I LOVE the Caldwell-Pope pick. Best shooter in the entire draft, arguably. More than enough size and athleticism to guard his position. A hard worker on and off the court, great character, great intangibles guy (McLemore wasn't). Really, really fills a need for us. Sounds like he's not much of a play-maker with the ball in his hands. Neither was Rip Hamilton. That's your NBA comparison right there. #3) I LOVE the Tony Mitchell pick. If you haven't youtube the fella. LeBron James has NOTHING on him as an athlete (not joking). He's even got a little size on James. He's the perfect pick as an anti-LeBron defender. If he works hard, he could become a very useful offensive player as well (at least a little skilled in every area). Not being able to read or write (well) and problems with his second college coach were his problems. Motivation shouldn't be a problem with Sheed on staff here. Nor should ego. Lotto-level talent we got in the second, rare. #4) I Like the Siva pick too. Could potentially be an upgrade over Bynum as our third point. Size and Shooting are going to limit him from ever being much of a player in the league. But shouldn't your third point be pass-first anyways? Just saw him in one game - the championship game - but I thought he was one of the more impressive college players I saw all season. Loved his athleticism and how he attacked the basket efficiently in transition. Loved how he ran that team. Seemed to be the driving-force behind that championship squad from a personality perspective too - which is a deal. Not bad at all for where he was taken. #5) Free Agency. Hearing that Iggy is our #1 target. Offer him more than anyone else and we'll get him. Established, respectful relationship with Mo Cheeks. One of the best perimeter defenders in the league - need one. Slashing, passing offensive style contrasts well with KCP, Singler, Middleton, etc. Intangibles wise, all-A's. It'd make a big big difference. ...5-B: Need to sign a good veteran point to backup Knight as well. Might as well be Calderon, right? ...5-C: Need a good third big man. Someone better than Max. Idk who right now. Fishing for suggestions. Six) Brandon Knight/Mo Cheeks. I am one who personally believes that Brandon Knight still has a great deal of potential. He's got great height, and will have excellent size if he continues to work hard and pack on muscle (seems like a hard-working kid). One of the best athletes in the league at his position - - could become a great defender and fast-break runner with work. Outside shot continues to improve and he could become a real threat before it's all said and done up top. NEVER going to be a slashing, ultra-instinctive, penetrating, eyes in the back of his head machine like CP3, Parker, etc. But he doesn't HAVE to be. Mo Cheeks wasn't. Simply running the offense, putting the ball where it's supposed to go, protecting it, not turning it over, being able to run with it, being a threat to knock down shots from up top - - there's nothing wrong with that. He's a smart kid who works hard and wants to learn. I want to see what Cheeks can do with him. Still a very young man too, 21, college-junior aged. Just a little older than Burke/MCW and a little younger than CJ. Lots of NBA experience under his belt too. C: A. Drummond, *(???)*, V. Kravtsov PF: G. Monroe, J. Jerebko SF: *A. Iguodala(?), T. Mitchell, K. Middleton SG: K. Caldwell-Pope, K. Singler PG: B. Knight, *J. Calderon(?), P. Siva I'm excited ladies and gentlemen. Heat are still kings, and we're not going to knock them off. Pacers, Nets (now) and Bulls (with a healthy Rose) would still be a little bit ahead of us. But I'll think we'll be right there in that next tier...and with a lot of room to improve. ...Third big-man ideas?