Hal14 wrote:Parliament10 wrote:Hal14 wrote:It's a fair question to ask. If we run it back with Kemba/Smart/Pritchard/Langford/Fournier/Brown/Tatum/Nesmith are there enough minutes and shots to go around? Especially if you're going to pay up and pay what other teams are going to be willing to pay Fournier (probably $18-$20 mil for 3 years) does it make sense to give him that kind of $ when you have all of these other guys out on the perimeter all fighting for mins, all fighting for shots and you have Nesmith emerging and Langford with the potential to break out?
On one hand, I feel like this season with all of the injuries has shown us that you need the depth to compete so bring them all back. On the other hand, I think it's just not realistic to bring them all back, someone has to go, we'll see..
We need to move on from Kemba. -- Edwards is useless to us, as well.
Waters and Fall, need to be removed, as they don't appear to be able to make the NBA full-roster.
Fournier at $20M does become a questionable re-sign, with Nesmith and Langford in the Wings.
Also, Thompson's position could be upgraded, depending upon R. Williams' situation.
It's all in flux and partially contigent on other factors.
Kemba's money, needs to be freed up for Fournier, and/or to bring in another Center.
And we only need 2 of G. Williams, Ojeleye and Parker.
So, one gotta go.
Proposed 2021-22 Lineup:
Starters: Pritchard - Fournier - Brown - Tatum - R.Williams
Rotation: Smart - Nesmith - Langford - G.Williams - Thompson?
Rookie - Rookie - Ojeleye - Parker - Kornet
Two-Ways: Waters - Fall
Agreed that 1 has to go between Grant/Ojeleye/Parker. Agreed that Edwards needs to go. I'm also down with upgrading from Thompson.
But Thompson and Kemba are both under contract for next year. Both are players are on the wrong side of 30, both missed lots of games this year, both have overpriced contracts so trading 1 will be tough..trading both might be damn near impossible.
In your scenario, we are trading Kemba for who exactly? Are we just giving him away to clear cap space?
the Kemba situation is clearly a huge problem without an easy solution. I almost hate trading a pick to clear him from our roster. The only possible solution I see is making Kemba the 6th man. let him feast on 2nd units if he can, if not take him out early. Kemba + Brown + Tatum as starters make it difficult to get all in rhythm. I can imagine if we barely played him, he might get frustrated and opt out the following year. Yeah I know, that won't happen.