If the rumors of Joe Dumars and Lawrence Frank being out at the end of this season are true, it's gonna be a whole new ball game. New man at the helm. New philosophy. New scouting department. New head coach and staff. New perspective on (and no allegiance to) the current roster. Let's make some big picture assesments.. #1) A. Drummond. 19. 6-10, 270lbs. I might not even need to use all the fingers on one hand to name all the players I'd consider trading Andre Drummond for. If he can stay healthy, I think he's going to be the best all-around true big man in the entire league prior to his should've been senior season. He's about as big as any center in the league. He's the most athletic true big man in the league. I think he's going to be the best interior defender and rebounder in the league. I think he's eventually going to be one of the best interior scorers in the league. Throw in that he's got ALL the intangibles - humble, team-first, hard-working, great citizen, etc. THAT's an asset. #2) G. Monroe. 22. 6-11, 250lbs. Greg Monroe might not be the perfect fit here, but he's still one HELL of an asset. He's college senior-aged. He's got great size for an NBA center. He's got solid athleticism for an NBA center. He's a solid interior defender and rebounder for an NBA center. He's a great interior scorer, and a great passer too. In terms of intangibles, he's as good as it gets too. Personally, I don't think he fits here next to Drummond. I'd prefer someone who could spread the court out with perimeter shooting, who could attack the rim from the perimeter, who could run the court better, who could better defend ever-diversifying NBA 4's. But Monroe could be a franchise big man for a lot of teams, competitive or not. I guess it sort of depends on the talent of the given draft, but I think he's worth a top-5 or so pick right now. How about you? If we could get that, I think I'd probably take it (though I might prefer a '14 pick). #3) B. Knight. 21. 6-3, 190lbs. Personally, I'm not much of a Brandon Knight fan, but he's still an asset. He's college junior-aged. He's got great size for an NBA point guard. He's an incredible athlete. He doesn't have NBA point guard-IQ yet, but he's a solid enough ball-handler and passer; and a smart kid with great intangibles, so the potential's there. He's not much of a perimeter shooter at this point, but he's got a great release and has made strides; so again, the potential to be a great one is there. He's not much of a perimeter defender at this point either, but again, because of his size, athleticism and intangibles, the potential to be a great one is there. It'd again depend on the talent of the given draft, but I think he's worth a mid-1st rd. or so pick right now. How about you? If we could get that, I think I'd probably take it too (again, preferring a '14 pick). I'm not lying above. I really do think he has all the potential to reach those heights. I don't know though. I guess I'd just prefer to see someone else there. Someone who's more of an instinctual point guard...better feel for the game...better control of the game and his teammates / a leader. #4) 2013 1st round pick. Should be quite high. We'll see where. We'll see who's there. Once again, a '14 pick would be preferable (*I know it'd suck next season, and that we're not going to move our lone '13 pick, but if no one's there...I'd like to see us make the smart move). #5) 2014 1st round pick (top-8 protected). Barring the unforeseen, I'd imagine that we get to keep this. #6) Cap Space. The one asset that I want to keep (Drummond) is in the first year of a rookie contract; and the assets that I hope we add over the next two seasons will all be on rookie contracts as well. So, we could be in great cap-standing for a long-time to come. I say wait until we're an attractive enough team to attract actually attractive free agents before making any big long-term commitments. Might be able to find the right player or two at the right time taking this approach (as opposed to whatever the hell Joe-D was planning on doing). #7) Role players. V. Kravtsov(25). J. Jerebko(26). K. Singler(24). K. Middleton(21). K. English(24). I see no problem with keeping these guys on the roster, perhaps save English. Great attitudes with NBA skills, for the most part, who could be members of a 12-man championship roster someday. #8) R. Stuckey(26). I don't know about him. He could potentially have value as a combo-guard off the bench with a unique NBA skill-set. But how big of a negative impact does his attitude have on our young players? I wouldn't know. But I'm guessing that it's not positive. If we could get something like a late first round pick for him, I'd be all over it. What do you think? #9) C. Villanueva(28). C. Maggette(33). J. Calderon(31). J. Maxiel(30). W. Bynum(30). Villanueva must be amnestied immediately. Seriously, I hate everything about him. The other three I wouldn't mind retaining on short-contracts as mentors. I like the knowledge that Jose brings, and the attitude that the other two bring. Maggette probably has no place here.