teams positional needs
The Kings have stated that their top priorities are to try to resign Dalembert and Thornton this offseason, but that still is not addressing their largest positional need. Not a PG, but rather a SF, Neither Casspi or Donte Greene have shown they have what it takes and the Kings could really use someone more seasoned to help level off the youth movement a bit. So I was thinking... Should the Kings target Tayshaun Prince this offseason?
If Clippers don't get Iggy I want them to sign Prince. It'd be a homecoming for him and they could use a veteran small forward as well.
I'll ask you this BBAllan cuz I don't know much with the Kings but do they really want to keep Sammy D? I know DeMarcus is the Center of the kings future but I actually like Thompson and DeMarcus starting. Then add some solid veteran big men. And with Sammy D, he is going to be heavily targeted by teams like Miami, the Knicks, maybe the Celtics and a whole of playoff contenders. I think the Kings are better off just letting him go honestly. And I guess I agree with you on the SF. I don't see Greene or Casspi as starters but I do like either one of them as a backup. If the Kings draft a PG (either Brandon Knight, Kemba, Jimmer) then I think they will be fine. I like Marcus as their 6th man. So a really good potential swingman to add would be Wilson Chandler. He does everything and would fit really nicely with that young Kings team IMO.
But I don't doubt you. Everything he said is basically how I feel too. I was kind of hoping the Kings would pick up Wilson Chandler. He would be just what they are looking for. Along with drafting a shooter at pg. We don't know how Evan's will react with out having the ball too much. So having him chare with another solid play maker instead of a brilliant one may be the answer. If they can perhaps patch these holes, we will no doubt see immediate progress. Especially with them finishing this past NBA season strong.
sign and trade Prince for Dalembert and swap 1st and detroits 2nd rounder
Udrih - Tyreke - Prince - Thomspon - Cousins
2nd rounder - Thorton - Leonard - 2nd rounder - Whiteside
Kemba - Gordon - Daye - Monroe - Dalembert
Bynum - Rip - Jerebko - Charlie V / Maxiell - Wallace
but i think it would be better if the kings just draft Kemba if available with the 7th pick cause we all know he can play off ball well, like what he did in college. Just imagine a Tyreke and Kemba backcourt for the kings. And resigning Sammy is also not a bad thing atleast you have another able big but just what I maybe wrong said he is pretty much a hot commodity this offseason especially with the contending teams in need of big.
Each teams single biggest need:
CHA: scoring 2-guard
CHI: good shooting 2 guard
GS: combo forward
LAC: combo forward
NO: SG or PF
OKC: SF or combo forward
PHI: SF or C
POR: PG or C
SAC: PG or SF
SAS: SF or combo forward
I think keeping Dalembert would be in the Kings best interest because as he showed this previous year he works very well with Cousins on the floor at the same time. Cousins has the ability to play both the C and PF positions and works wonderfully with someone like Dalembert who can take on the other teams most skilled offensive player but also does not demand the ball on offense. This is not to say that I believe Cousins will be a sub-par defender, because he made great strides in that area over the course of the last season, but rather that letting your best post offense focus on exactly that is going to make him, and you team, more productive. I love the idea of having a true center, a PF, and a player who can play both positions who can all work together based on their complementary styles of play. This is what I ultimately would like to see next season from the Kings with Dalembert, Thompson, and Cousins. The Kings are also looking to create this same concept in the backcourt between Tyreke, Thornton, and a Kemba type player. Where you have three very solid players who can work well together, score, and all distribute the ball at a descent rate. This is mainly why I feel it is so important for them to address this hole at the SF position with a veteran, or just a solid defender with a reliable scoring method, who can help patch up what really killed the team last year in many of their games, their inability to stop guard and perimeter (SF) penetration.