dougthonus wrote:DuckIII wrote:Sure. Point forwards are rare though and I don’t think LeBron or Luka are available.
I agree with many of your identified needs. A legit playmaker who defends helps with several of them. Further, many of those issues will fall on coaching, disciplined play and easier to target role players.
We don’t have 6 bullets in the gun. We have maybe 1 for something significant. The big swing has to be a point guard if it’s going to happen this summer. Then you nip and tuck the rest to tighten it up.
What is your #1 bullet then? What would you do overall? Who is the PG you would pursue and at what do you have left?
My overall plan is:
No contracts that extend to 2022
42M cap room + Zach + Vuc + Pat + Coby, hope to add Beal or Kawhi, team looks like a legitimate contending team
That's the best single bullet solution I can come up with.
I do think there are higher floor solutions. Like I think I came up with a plan that was something like lose Thad/Sato/Aminu and you could keep Theis / bid on Ball(or some other PG around 20M), but then you have no wiggle room to do anything next year, and so I think those are also low ceiling solutions.
Just to add, as time passes we'll be reloading our bullets. Losing two draft picks is tough to stomach, but it's also not a crippling amount. It does limit us heading into next season though.
If Williams and/or Coby show flashes then that gives us on-court help as well as added trade value and I think we can look at former lottery pick Troy Brown as our replacement draft pick as well. He has starter potential and showed some nice flashes.