I think we renounced our rights to Landry and Marco a while back for some move.
We've lost masses of veteran leadership, no chance we make the playoffs next season.
Whether or not we make the playoffs, this team is going to be fun and competitive next year. It's going to be a fun team to watch next year, no matter the result.
Maybe we could send Warrick and Henry for Rush. The warriors get 2 expirings and they were looking at Landry so it seems they want a Backup PF.
If we have this roster I think we make waves.
Vasquez, Rivers, Roberts
Gordon, Rush, Rivers
Amino, Thomas, Miller
Davis, Anderson, Smith
Lopez, Whiteside, Bowles (Bowles is our bubble boy)
We can make the playoffs with this team if we play up to our potential Aminu could be a lock down defender we know E.J is a scoring machine when healthy and honestly Vasquez is better than J.Jack. J.smith is better then alot of people think(only true hornets fans know that) AD23 is small right now but that doesn't mean he cant be successful Ex: Marcus camby, Kevin Garnet, and Tim Duncan (he's a better athlete then all 3) Ryan Anderson,A.Rivers, and Robin Lopez will fit it very good and get their minutes...I feel D.Mill will become a better james jones....I think we will be fine.
I don't see warrick staying on the team...I really hope X.Henry comes on strong because he has alot of potential and he is only 21
Don't expect too much from Henry. I think Hornets staff know they are limited this year with Lewis's contract. Looking ahead to 2013-2014...
PG: Vasquez, Rivers
SF: Aminu, Miller
PF: Davis, Anderson, Thomas
C: Lopez, Smith
That is 10 players signed for a total of 40 million leaving 20 million for next year's class. Could be increased to almost 24 million if don't pick up Aminu's option. Add 1-2 studs to these 10 and 2 draft picks and can start approaching contending status.
That means a lot of things have to go right. EJ has to actually play, Aminu has to develop into a lock down defender and knock down open shots, Rivers has to be able to sufficiently plays at the 1 and stay healthy, Davis has to be a difference maker (at least on the defensive side) from Day 1, etc.
I'm not saying any of these things are going to happen. But if the majority of them do, a low seed is not out of question. That's why I said peak, and not projection.
I hope we look at Delfino
When A.Rivers become a better facilitator this team will be dominant because both him and EJ can penetrate and our bigs can bring others bigs away from the paint with their shooting ability. If we plan on being a lock down defense I think we should start A.Rivers E.J Aminu AD23 and RoLo but if we're trying to be a offense dominated team I say Vasquez Ej Ryan Anderson AD23 and Jason Smith(who is wildly underated)
I really hope Henry steps up this year as a back up 2 or 3 ! He has that potential! I believe in his shooting ability with his form. He could shoot that corner 3 for us and throw some fouls. Nice for a back up.
I believe in you X, but it's up to you !!!
I think we sign one of 3 players to a 1-yr contract as a backup SG with our current cap situation. In order of preference: Michael Redd, Willie Green, or Roger Mason.