The 2014-15 Syracuse basketball team will be far from perfect.
Head coach Jim Boeheim will have to replace three of his top four scorers, and he will be starting his fourth different point guard in four years. If the young players are able to make improvements, the team has the potential to be dangerous by March. But there will be no 25-0 start this year.
What improvements do Boeheim's big guns need to make to turn the team into a contender? Before we get to that, we need to sort out who will be the featured players. Just who will end up starting?
If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it will end up being Kaleb Joseph, Trevor Cooney, Tyler Roberson, Chris McCullough and Rakeem Christmas. Michael Gbinije will likely be used as a sixth man because of his versatility.
If DaJuan Coleman makes a quicker-than-expected recovery, he could challenge for a starting spot as well. Until we find out when he could return, he isn't a viable option. So now that we have the starters sorted out, let's look at the area each player should focus most on improving heading into next season.