stoo wrote:I compiled a list of possible free agent signings. Haven't included unrealistic options and some I didn't like for fitting reasons. I can see us signing some of these, and i would be hyped for every of them
Interesting list and while mine might be different, this one is pretty good IMO.
stoo wrote:EXPENSIVE: (20+ mil)
Can be a long term 3rd star solution, until we see what happens with MPJ. Good defensively, but we will need 2 long forwards on the court. Grant and MPJ works, as long as MPJ becomes above-average on defense
I would love VanVleet on the Nuggets but I just don't see them paying what he's going to get.
stoo wrote:UPPER-PRICED: (15-20 mil)
If we value defense next to Jokic, Grant and Ibaka get an edge over happens to be big shooters, and Grant on the top because of age and familiarity. I value Bertans over Gallinari for age reasons
I truly expect the Nuggets to re-sign Grant. He seems like the best fit on both ends of the court and the Nuggets seem like the ideal fit for Grant.
I wouldn't mind Ibaka but suspect he'll get more than the Nuggets want to pay.
I love the idea of Bertans on the Nuggets but while his defense is under-rated IMO, it still isn't great and he'd basically be filling the role we are hoping for Porter to fill.
Gallinari might be the second best fit out of this group, for the Nuggets. But I expect he'll get interest from other teams. His price might be a little high, but considering his age, it may not be out of consideration for the Nuggets. He makes a nice backup PF/small-ball center (assuming we re-sign Grant). Not sure I'd want him as a starter, but it'd probably work for a year or two (like Millsap).
stoo wrote:VALUE: (5-15 mil)
I excluded players that can't stretch the offense nor switch in defense
I love the idea of Crowder off the bench.
Wood would be a decent backup PF.
Boucher don't impress me as much. He's 27 years old and seems like a third option PF at best. Not sure we need that.
Noel is fine as a 10 mpg center, but there might be better options.
Justin Holiday (or his brothers) would all be welcome in my opinion, but not sure we need them unless Harris and/or Barton are gone.
Bazemore would be the same as Holiday.
Not a fan of Jabari Parker. I think he's overpaid and over-hyped.
stoo wrote:CHEAP: (1-5 mil)
I had not thought about Gabriel, but I like the thought now. He'd be a nice backup PF with future potential IMO.
I do like Baynes as a backup center (hopefully we draft/sign a young center to develop too).
stoo wrote:BENEFIT OF FAMILIARITY:
Love Hernangomez and he'd make a nice backup SF.
Craig's okay with me as a deep bench option.
Millsap is fine too, as long as the price is about 1/4 of last year's salary. I think he'll get much more.
Was a fan of Plumlee, not any more. He'll do better on another team.
Daniels & Vonleh are fine for deep bench.
stoo wrote:IN CASE PJ AND HARRIS ARE GONE:
Kris Dunn doesn't seem to play enough games IMO. His injuries don't seem significant, but there sure are a lot of them: "dislocated finger", "sore knee", "dislocated teeth", "sprained big toe", "knee", "pelvis contusion", "back", "migraine", "back", "knee", "quad". He's a 6'3" "PG" that isn't a great 3pt shooter and doesn't get enough assists. I'd say 'no thanks'.
Harrison doesn't impress me much on either end of the court.
Melton seems like a Kris Dunn "light". Too short for SG and not enough assists. Besides, we have enough PGs.
Jeffries' shooting hasn't impressed me enough to be interested in him.