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J.J. Hickson is penciled in as the starter. Hickson is easily the best young player on the team. Last season, he averaged 13.8 ppg and 8.7 rpg. As he develops, those numbers should continue to rise.
Anderson Varejao is the primary backup. He is a very talented defensive specialist and a fringe Sixth Man of the Year award candidate. His energy off the bench is crucial to the team. He can slide over to C against smaller backups.
Antawn Jamison may be the best third-string PF in the league. He likes to shoot the three ball more than play on the low block, but his offense is huge for the team.
He put up 18 ppg last year. His true value is his expiring contract, which could really come into play near the 2012 February Trade Deadline.
Samardo Samuels is simply a young roster filler with very little upside.
Luke Harangody is a young roster filler who is more polished than Samuels, but has even less upside.
Overall, the PF position is easily the deepest and most talented position on the team. Not an area of need at all.