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Yeah another back up PG would be good actually. When you think about it, imagine if Wall gets injured, Miller will be our starting PG with no one behind, maybe Rice? Miller would eliminate our fast paced system. It would be so bad! I guess Temple could do some work, but he's much more of a defensive specialist. Yeah Rice getting that 6th man nod while Webster is out would be so interesting. I think Glen can translate his game into the NBA easily too. But overall, WAS has had one hell of an offseason! Many people thought we would take a step back loosing Ariza, but we recovered so well! Next off season we have Nene coming off contract too, so much more money to spend, a long with resigning Beal. We have such a great future. I only just found out we resigned Seraphin. Thats good!
Our front court is now so deep! and i'm glad we resigned Gooden also. With our remaining spots, i think we should resign Harrington to the min, and look at Daniel Orton, he will be cheaper than Seraphin. The reason i haven't mentioned any guards is because i'm loving what i'm seeing from Glen Rice, i really want to see him have minutes this year, he could have a good role before Webster gets back and it could be hugely beneficial for us, imagine if Rice Jr turns into a stud also, plus Porter too! Thoughts?
Blair is a steal man, i can't believe we got him also, and so cheap, from watching him in DAL i really didn't want DAL to let him go, he's so underrated and brings awesome physicality and he has a crafty game, so i'm stoked another one of my teams picked him up
Kris Humphries is the ideal suitor to fill Booker's absence. I'm happy for Booker though, he got a great contract in Utah.
Yeah i'm a fan of the Pierce signing! No, i didn't realize we got Durants coach as our player development coach, i wonder if a main motive for doing that signing was to help lure KD in 2016? I'm really rooting against OKC now, i don't want them to win so Durant really considers WAS, even though it's a long time away yet.
Blair was paid very little in DAL, he's not accepting a minimum deal thats why Dallas is trying to S&T him rather than just letting him walk because DAL doesn't have much cap left and we just got Greg Smith and have Ivan Johnson in our SL team. Blair would be good, but i would rather Booker in WAS simply because he works for us, however Blair is another experienced player who has been taught by two of the best coaches in Pop and Carlisle, plus he has a lot of playoff experience and was a major reason DAL did so well against SAS. However i've heard the Blair deal could include Felton also, so that could be the remaining cap going towards Blair and Felton, and Booker will go to NYK.
Ha yes, Porter looked good man, nailing pretty much all his mid range jumpers. I think he's going to prove a lot of people wrong this year, everyone has already been thinking he's a bust and will never be anyone good, but yeah like you said it's only been 1 SL game.. Pierce, i really love this signing, for so cheap too! He's an ideal veteran piece to this squad, he may not be as good as a defender as Ariza but his experience is huge for a young team trying to take that next step. He will work really well with Wall to! Plus we have just received 8.5m trade exception from Houston, thats ideal. What should we use that on? back up PG and a big man?
True! I thought the deal had to be done, we couldn't afford to have a season like last and then let our big man walk. But you're completely right, at first i didn't mind the deal but being 30 and getting a 5 year deal is a big deal! Thats generally what a C gets when they are about to hit their prime. I think this deal could indeed look bad in a couple of years, but maybe he could be like Dirk and Duncan and refuse to look washed up and show their age! Haha it makes you wonder though, what the heck is Washington willing to sign Ariza for now?
I couldn't believe Charlotte's success in that draft, i never even imagined that Vonleh would drop to 9! And Hairston is an absolute steal also, he fits our needs so well too. The thing i'm a bit optimistic is how we have Zeller still that has heaps of upside and also Bismack, so i don't know how they will all co-exist, however Biz and Vonleh would be such a good defensive lineup, especially with MKG also. I love Charlotte's future, i would love to deal Henderson in a package for a S&T with Gordon Haywood. Yeah Washington didn't have much going on, Miller got resigned, he's making 4.5m or something, thats quite a bit man considering we are wanting to resign Ariza and Gortat! And yeah the Chandler trade was a win win for me, it eliminates Dallas out of the Gortat signing and is tremendous for Dallas!
Vonleh next to Big Al is a match made in heaven lol, i can't wait to see a rim protector next to Big AL!
Theres some speculation that Deng could be a possibility for Washington, if we let Ariza walk that is. Thoughts? I honestly see him going to Dallas though!
yeah Wall should have made that all selection team no doubt, i would have liked to have seen Wall in over Dragic too, even though i believe Dragic had an awesome season and was underrated i still think Wall was better and more deserving..Yeah i didn't think about Ariza with the defensive side, so true though..
I really hope Dallas doesn't go after Gortat either man, even though i am a Dallas fan also i hope they decide to go after Sanders or possibly Chandler through trading.. I wouldn't actually mind seeing Dallas offering Bledsoe a near max deal..
Meeks around 4m would be pretty good, however i feel Meeks has been a bit hot and cold through his previous seasons, so it could be a bit of a risk investing into him considering he changing environment, especially if we were to resign Ariza too who is known to always perform on contract years.. How about Patty Mills in Washington?
Yeah i don't think we are in a situation right now where we have to make drastic moves to get better, bringing back the guys who were key assets to this years success seems like a no brainer to me.. Gortat needs to be our number 1 priority in terms of signing players.. I wish we had of resigned before the season end so then other teams aren't going to drive up the price for him, because teams like Dallas, Lakers are in need of new centres who could fork out big bucks! But no team can contend without a proper C who anchors the team, so really Gortat is not someone who is expendable!
If we bring back Ariza then thats a added bonus, and then that would push Webster to be more of just a back up to Beal, and Porter and Ariza can be our SF rotation, which would allow Porter to see lots of minutes.. Ariza to me is pretty much the perfect guide to Porter..
MLE would be nice if we could use it on Meeks, however Meeks has had a massive season, he could demand some solid pay checks, maybe a bit more than a MLE, and if we bring back Ariza, we will already have a great back up SG in Webster.. Meeks will probably actually get something similar to Webster comes to think of it..
Bolstering our bench probably the most important addition we gotta do, keep Miller, maybe upgrade our big man rotation, but then Booker and Gooden played so well in the playoffs.. Man it's hard to think what Washington can actually really do!
Melo would be nice, what would you play him at though? the 4? start Nene at the 5? Because we wouldn't have enough cap to sign Gortat and Ariza if we were to sign Melo..
I'm high on resigning Gortat, we need to keep our defensive true centre in Gortat, even though he isn't the greatest defensive centre, he is still a better option in my eyes than signing Monroe or starting Nene at the 5.. Ariza is tough i think, ideally i would like to trade Webster and free cap for Ariza, Ariza is a perfect guy to help mentor Porter, a good defender who could teach his game to Porter, which i think is likely.. Right now, i think play it safe, don't worry about Melo or any of the other massive names on the market, focus on developing Porter this offseason, resign Gortat for something around 10m annually, and hope we can resign Ariza.. Another option could be dealing for Larry Sanders or Enis Kanter if Utah drafts Vonleh, let Gortat walk, trade Webster and Porter for him and resign Ariza, then sign someone like Rodney Stuckey who could give us scoring off the bench..
If anything, i would like to resign Gortat, hope to resign Ariza and bring in a few pieces to upgrade the bench, to replace the FA's in Seraphin, Singleton and Harrington.. Haywood goner be expensive i think, i can see Boston going hard, Utah will have a difficult time retaining him!