Jennings is actually looking like poor-mans CP3 right about now. I'd make him the focus for sure.
Keep Davis at PF, keep Ryno as 6th man. Sure up the C pos with Pek if possible. Draft a SF or trade Vasquez and 2014 pick for one.
Jennings / Rivers
Gordon / Henry
whoever / Miller
AD / Ryno
Pekovic / Lopez
Sign me up.
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I want a PG that can push the break and defend, that would be amazing.
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I wonder if they'd have interest in Lopez.
Bledsoe would be perfect. Great on-ball defender, can run the break, and he is almost as athletic as Westbrook is. The problem is that he can't run the offense much (which is okay with me because I'd rather have Gordon and Rivers running the offense), and his 3-point shooting is average. He has had injury issues in the past with his meniscus also, but he is a perfect match with Monty the way he play defense.
Honestly looking at that, I'm sure it wouldn't work within the cap, but I'd give up Vasquez, Lopez, and Aminu/Henry just to get Bledsoe.
Like Bledsoe as well. No to Iggy. Nice player but we should focus on younger, value free agents or trades. What's going on with Wilson Chandler? Seems like he's getting buried in Denver. Might be nice fit here at SF if Denver wants to deal. Pretty good contract as well, though Demps may not want any longterm deals heading into the offseason.
We already have great BIGS, why not address that Guard and SF positions??? We get all of our points from RyNo, Lopez, Smith and AD already.. our guards and SF are pretty much non factors, we need those
Jeff Teague is another guy I like.
The way our team is with Monty's offense, we NEED a great scorer from the SG and SF positions... Vasquez could remain the starter imo, we just need people around him in the SG and SF positions who can set up their own shot and score off the dribble, if we had that, we'll be winners, we need this as well as a dynamic scorer off the bench, somebody like Barbosa or something to pair with Rivers, Roberts has got to go, Miller is a shooter, RyNo is a shooter, and Smith is a high energy big
You dudes are doing too much
I'm really split on going after another guard. While the FA class has some pretty nice ones, I want to see a somewhat developed Rivers at PG before I make that decision if I'm Demps.
It's gonna take a good bit of cash to take Iggy from Denver. They just traded for the guy and they haven't been known to be cheap.
I'm actually really happy with Lopez starting at center for us. He's on an amazing contract and he's only 24. He has a PER of 19.8 and scores 1.05 PPP (good for 31st in all of the NBA) only allows 0.72 PPP (good for 37th in the NBA) Yeah, he'll never be a great rebounder, but I believe even right now he's good enough for his contract and that he's worth playing 20 minutes a night (which he would if Davis was healthy) and that his rebounding wouldn't really be that big of a problem next to Davis who I expect to average 10-11 in his prime. To me, our bigs are perfectly fine the way they are and I would put our bigs against any others in the NBA to be honest. And I mean that now and for the next 4 years as well.
I would like us to address SF through the draft. I think there's some good ones that will be available for when we're picking. If we strike out at SF though, then take the BPA and go from there. Perhaps entertain the idea of trading the pick for a young SF prospect somewhere, but SF should definitely be the target in the draft.
As for PG, I would love to be able to do something like Bledsoe/Odom/Green for Gordon if the Clips want to gamble a little. However I don't think we'll be getting Bledsoe so for free agents I think Jennings should be the definite number one target. I think he's better than his numbers suggest. Playing next to Monta Ellis is a horrible fit and I think he'd play better with our pieces. Jeff Teague would also be a very nice consolation prize. He's not a great starter, but I think he's an average starter and considering how good our bigs will be, that's okay.
And the Clippers trade would have to be something like Lopez and Vasquez for Bledsoe and Odom's expiring, which I would do in a heartbeat
I would feel different about Lopez if we did not already have Davis, Anderson, and Smith. I think he's a solid big, I wouldn't be unhappy if he was still here. But do we really need him? Does he make us better? I see no reason why he couldn't be moved for something that is more valuable to us, then replaced by someone else. Same thing with Greivis, Monty may talk nicely about him but I'm positive he knows that Greivis isn't the future. He's a backup, and backups can be replaced if you look hard enough.
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