Realistically Project Your Teams Final Offseason Moves and Rotation
-This Summer the Raptors have made drastic changes withing the Franchise, and it is very hard to predict what the Rotation will look like. I am expecting Colenfelo to move Calderon for a veteren Forward or Wing (stupidly) although I would rather him trade Calderon for Dampiers ungaurenteed contract.
-Trade Calderon for Dampier
Sign Bobby Brown
RAPTORS 10 MAN ROTATION
PF-Johnson(22),Davis (20), Klieza (6)
-Alabi should be sent to the D-Leaue to develop.
Evans, Wright, Banks and Anderson could be used for spot minutes and/or as reserves incase injuries occur.
I'm very interested to learn how fans of other teams project their rotation to look.
New York Knicks
The Knicks come in with talent but there unproven. They have a legit amount of wings and will be looking to move some for a Carmelo or a future 1st round pick down the line.
Jerome Jordan went overseas (we still hold rights), Rautins and Fields are going to the NBDL and I don't know where Walker is going.
Randolph will force ROnny to the bench. Either him or Stat will play center out of necessity. Randolph will be a absolute star
- From a W's fan that is pissed about losing him
I hope not. I think for this team to be good, NY should give Mozgov or Turiaf a bulk of PT at the C to get rebounds, play defense and then allow Randolph to come in and do things.
I wouldn't be shocked if Randolph got SF time too. He's gonna be the swiss army knife of this team.
32 Minutes for Randolph and he could very well be the MIP. Although you need to compensate for Walker because he has a 2 year contract with the Knicks. Turiaf wont be playing 33mpg...Youre only giving Azubuike 13 mpg?
The Knicks brought in 3 wings. I do think Walker will play alot unless we make a deal. Azu is coming off injury and he will be in rotation off the bench with Mason
-This summer the Kings made a few small, but important, moves which will certainly impact their rotation. I do not expect them to do anything else to change their roster before the season is underway, but due to the Kings being Young and very malleable I think the team will certainly make adjustments to their rotation as the year progresses.
Early season Kings lineup and rotation:
PG: Beno Udrih (34mpg) , Pooh Jeter (8mpg)
SG: Tyreke Evans (38mpg) , Francisco Garcia (22mpg)
SF: Donte Greene (21mpg) , Omri Casspi (21mpg)
PF: Carl Landry (34mpg) , Jason Thompson (24mpg)
C: Samuel Dalembert (19mpg) , Demarcus Cousins (19)
Whiteside should be sent to the D-league, Antoine Wright and Darnell Jackson should be used for spot minutes, and all three could be called upon in case of injuries.
The Sacramento Kings
C - Dalembert 20mpg, Cousins 28mpg
PF - Landry 30mpg, Thompson 18mpg
SF - Casspi 24mpg, Greene 24mpg
SG - Evans 40mpg, Garcia 24mpg
PG - Udrih 32mpg
Because of Cousins' conditioning, low minutes in college and the impact of an 82 game NBA season I think the team will want to monitor his minutes a bit. I think playing around or just under 30 minutes a game will preserve him throughout the long season and make him more impactful while he is playing.
I really hope Weems starts over Kleiza.
Isn't Tyreke the starting PG?
Well, it depends on how you define a point guard. He will start and be the primary ball handler but with Beno most likely also starting it pretty much depends on who you want to put in each role, and since Beno will most likely guard the other teams PG, unless it’s someone like Deron Williams, I put Tyreke at SG for now.
We got rid of boozer (finally)
Gained Jefferson, Bell, Heyward
will resign Fes, or bring over Tomic
So rotation looks like
C - Okur - Fes/Tomic
PF- Jefferson - Milsap
SF - AK47 - Hayward
SG - Miles - Bell
PG - Williams - Price
I see us finishing in the top 5
Winning the west
Destroying Miami in the finals
Bringing in a new age of world peace
becoming the the basis of a new religion!
What? it could happen!
just not Realistically
Pg- Derrick Rose plays all but garbage minutes, CJ Watson picks up the garbage mins
Sg- Ronnie Brewer gets the starting nod for a defensive head coach. Kyle Korver picks up a lot of minutes between the 2 and 3. Keith Bogans provides an athletic dependable and average combo guard to pick up minutes due to foul trouble or injury.
Sf- Luol Deng is a great sf to have as a third option, but he is getting paid more than a third option should. James Johnson hasn't made the strides people hopes for in his first off season. He will have to fight and prove he deserves big minutes, but with Deng and Korver willing and able to play the 3, his work is cut out for him.
Pf- Boozer is the additional piece that everyone expects to raise the entire level of this franchise. The low post scorer that the Bulls desperately need. Taj Gibson was first team all rookie and seems more than willing to come off the bench behind Boozer which is a good sign for the locker room that has to find a way to grow together with so many new additions.
C- Noah holds down the starting spot and most of the minutes. Omar Asik is an interesting unknown prospect that is expected to be a contributor in the regular rotation. Kurt Thomas is a solid reliable big that can play both the pf and c, even though he has played center most of his career.
Outlook: Chicago looks like the best East team NOT to be considered a title contender. I don't think that is wrong or that the Bulls are being slighted in anyway, but the Bulls have put together a team that can compete with any team in the east and the possibility of a playoff upset in the 2nd round is not far fetched. As a Bulls fan I am happy to simple have a legitimate shot at the big boys in the East.
Raptors (home team)
*as the team stands now ( as mentioned before calderon will likely be moved for a big
pg - j. jack (30 mins... new team leader) / j. calderon ( 18 mins)
sg- s. weems (24 mins) / l. barbosa (24 mins)
sf- d. derozan (26 mins) / l. keilza (22 mins)
pf - a. bargnani ( 34 mins) / e. davis (14 mins)
c - a. johnson ( 30 mins) / r. evans (18 mins)
- spot mins for j. dorsey/ m. banks
pay a player 9 mil a year for only 18 mins per game.