1. Gordon Hayward: Utah Jazz, Guard/Forward
Again I hate calling out rookies. But I just believe that with Korver and Matthews gone. The Jazz are putting a lot of expectations on the young Hayward, and he will not fulfill.
2. Brendan Haywood: Dallas Mavericks, Center
Haywood is a great center for any team to have, at the right price though. When you’re paying a guy $11,000,000 a year you should be expecting all-star numbers. And if he does not produce the Mavs no have Tyson Chandler behind Haywood who can take his spot very easily.
3. Tony Allen: Memphis Grizzlies, Shooting Guard
For some reason, I just cannot see Tony Allen not in a Celtics uniform for some reason? He just played such a key role for them ever since he was drafted by them in 2004. And then going to the Grizzlies, who have already have good guards, makes me wonder?
4. Luol Deng: Chicago Bulls, Small Forward
I absolutely love Deng! I think he is much underrated and does not get much credit. He did have a career year last year. But with the addition of Ronnie Brewer, Deng's minutes could be reduced. He had such a good year last year; I do not see him topping it!
5. Kyle Korver: Chicago Bulls, Shooting Guard
Korver did everything right in Utah. He fit Sloan's system perfectly and was able to get the open threes, and hit a good portion of them. He had the highest percentage for threes ever last season.
Which is why I do see him doing the same in Chi-Town, he has reached his high. I am not saying he will not knock down some threes, but he will not have the success in Chicago that he had in Utah.
6. Charlie Villanueva: Detroit Pistons, Power Forward
Charlie V seemed as if he was going to have an All-Star career after having a great rookie season with the Raptors. Then he got traded to the Bucks. Had a good few season. He then became a free-agent and signed with the Pistons. It all went a bit downhill from there. Villanueva just does seem like the player that he once was. The desire to play seems lost.