snowman wrote:I firmly believe that Hayward will be on the team with some form of contract next season. So I think the starting 5 remains the same next season.
I also believe that Wannamaker will be back with the team next season as 2nd pg. Wannamaker, Smart, Langford, G. Will and R. Will as the 2nd team is pretty deep, as long as Langford continues his improvement and R. Will health holds up.
I also believe that Danny has seen the problems with stashing a draft pick overseas for a year. It doesn't work, and wastes an asset. Hard to believe that Danny would do that again. So I think Danny will make his trade at draft time. Edwards, Semi, Green will be offered with picks to move up in the draft, move to next years draft or pick up a player.
I think Kanter opts out for more money, and Danny lets him. I think Poirier will be back next season. Danny signed him for 2 years for a reason. 1st year to learn the speed of the NBA, and if he isn't contributing by trade deadline next year he will be moved. Waters and Fall with be with the team on a reg. contract, not a 2 way. Our 2nd round pick will get one of the 2 ways.
That's leave Edwards, Green, Semi and 3 FRP's, or whom ever they are traded for, to fit into 2 roster slots between the draft, FA, and preseason.
I will update my belief after giving this more thought.
Hayward will pick up his option, and Danny will kick the extension can to next off season where he will push for either a team friendly contract (22 -24 million for 2 seasons, or will offer to do a sign and trade where ever his agent can work out a deal.
Kanter will opt out for more money which is fine. Theis's option will be picked up. Tatum will sign his max offer. Danny will pick up Timelord's option and Semi's. Green will be released, and Wannamaker will not be offered a new contract, making them both free agents. Waters and Edwards will fight it out in training camp for 1 roster spot, loser is released or traded. Poirier and Fall, the same, loser is released or traded. We should draft Saddiq Bey at 14, Tre Jones at 26, Daniel Oturu at 30, and Killian Tillie at 47.
1st team: Kemba, Brown, Hayward, Tatum, Theis
2nd team: Smart, Langford, Saddiq Bey, G. Will, Timelord
3rd team: (Waters or Edwards) Tre Jones, Semi, Daniel Oturu, (Poirier or Fall)
2-wy: Tillie and another PG free agent.