2012-2013 Roster Taking Shape...What's left?
Dell Demps has done a great job retooling roster moving forward. Only players from last year will be Vasquez, Gordon, Aminu, Henry, Smith, and Thomas. Other than Henry who I expect to moved before end of year (as well as Warrick), pretty good foundation when you add the rookies with Anderson/Lopez. Means we will have 9 new players on roster this year. I expect us to sign a backup SG assuming we don't make another trade. Possiblities include Willie Green, Roger Mason, Carlos Delfino, and Jodie Meeks.
Here is lineup so far assuming we sign a backup SG and get Roberts and Bowles off the summer league team:
PG: Vasquez, Rivers, Roberts
SG: Gordon, BACKUP SG FA SIGNEE
SF: Aminu, Henry, Miller
PF: Davis, Anderson, Thomas, Warrick
C: Lopez, Smith, Bowles
I expect this lineup to be competitive and fight for a 6-8 seed in the West. The big jump will be in 2013-2014 when we will have all of the above players plus 19 million in salary (Lewis, Henry, Warrick) to go after a max free agent at either PG or SF.
What are your thoughts on this year's roster and what else needs to be added as well as the future of the Hornets?