ccvle wrote:The mistake is people think Randle can be effective as a 2nd or 3rd option.
It's an unknown.
The closest we came to this was in the playoffs with Rose (maybe) as the #1 for a bit as Randle and RJ faltered.
During the season it was great with JR cranking out double doubles and potential triple doubles and our unbelievable 9 game win streak. But Atlanta proved that was just a dream/fluke.
We really don't know what Randle and JR will do next year as we don't know who will round out the starting 5.
Does Randle have to be the center of the offense to be effective? It wasn't pretty when Rose took over in the playoffs. And Rose is probably a 20 min 2nd unit guy to be at his most effective now in his career.
So - back to do we get a point guard who can penetrate and dish, a center who can shoot a bit and a forward/wing who can get his own shot and score.
The names floated (Nunn, Robinson, Holmes plus Vidozic and draft picks) indicated the FO is aware of what's needed. I don't expect a major trade but steady additions that propel us (with luck) to the 2nd round next year. Then we have one summer to use the CAP if it hasn't been used and hope to hit the MEGA.
Personally, I hope we get this year's Halliburton.