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What do you want your team to do this offseason?

I'm (unfortunately) a Wolves fan, and they've got a LOT of work to do this offseason.

1) Get an established coach. The Wolves screwed themselves out of some pretty good candidates for coaches by waiting so long to unceremoniously dump Rambis. If they seriously think Bickerstaff is the answer, then they need a whooping. They need a coach that will preach defense, and one that will let them run and gun on offense. They should go for former Wolf Sam Mitchell.

2) Clear up the logjam at SF/PF. They've got like 6 guys that play either SF or PF, and some of them need to go. The names I've heard being floated around most often is Beasley and Derrick Williams. I think they should stick with Williams and try to get a (preferably unprotected) first rounder for next year for Beasley or Anthony Randolph.

3) Get a real SG. They're desperate- Wes Johnson is out of position, and needs to be playing SF, his natural position. Wayne Ellington is not an NBA starter. Ideally, they would get a good SG through free agency or through trades (possibly with deals involving Beasley or Randolph or Williams).

4) Upgrade at C. Brad Miller is as good as gone- he'll whine about being in the Wolves, and he'll either be bought out, or I've heard he may actually retire. Either way, he won't be in a Wolves uniform at all. I know a lot of people on this site like Darko, and I like him too. I just don't think he's the answer at C. I would love for them to try and pursue Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, or Greg Oden.


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Pistons a - Hire Bill

Pistons

a - Hire Bill Laimbeer as coach

b - If we can't move any contracts, at least teach charlie V how to play defence

c - Give Rip Hamilton 30-35 mins a night, to increase his stock so we can trade him

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Houston Rockets Resign

Houston Rockets

Bring back Dragic and Budinger. Resign Hayes. Release Yao. Sign Dalembert to a 3 year contract so he'll stay with us for a while. If we can sign Marc Gasol instead, bring him in for 5 years.

Trade Goran Dragic, Jordan Hill, Terrence Williams, Marcus Morris and get ourselves a real starting small forward.

Go into next season with a lineup of

  • Dalembert (or Gasol) / Hayes / Motiejunas / Thabeet
  • Scola / Patterson / Motiejunas
  • Above average starting SF / Budinger / Parsons
  • Martin / Lee
  • Lowry / Flynn
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for the Sixers

Trade Iggy- Its Turner's time, and that means its Iggy's time to go. I wanna see them grab a scoring 3 or a 2012 pick. I want him to go to a team where he can win as well. I am a huge fan of him, I just think its his time to go.

Let Hawes go- With Vucevic coming in and Speights still here, Hawes is not needed. All he will do is take up minutes where Vucevic can develop.

Explore any possible interest in Brand- I HIGHLY doubt they can, but I would take expiring contracts for Brand. It would help the Sixers grow and next year (CBA pending), they can try and go after a FA. Also, this would open up some minutes for Craig Brackins, who needs minutes to grow

If all these go, you could see:

Holliday/Williams/ FA pickup

Turner/Meeks

Scoring 3/Nocioni

Young/Brackins/Allen

Speights/Vucevic

This would be a young, exciting team who can score and defend. Young would be undersized at the 4, but he would cause matchup problems. It would also allow you to see if Speights still has the promise he showed early in his career. I highly doubt this could actually happen, but I can dream

Honestly, a season would be great.

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LA Somehow get

LA

Somehow get Bynum, Artest, and Barnes out of there. Someone not named Steve Blake has got to start over Fisher this year. I wish that the trade that was rumored about trading Gasol for K. Love and the 2nd pick were true. Something's gotta change if we wanna keep up. I've got Jeff Teague, Wayne Ellingon, Dwight Howard, Nick Young, Trevor Ariza again (should've kept him IMO) are all on my wish list. I want us to get more atheletic, younger, and get rid of the kind of people who rename themselves "Metta World Peace".

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The Thunder..Jamie Skeen?

Jamie Skeen to play SF.

PG- Westbrook, Jakcson, Maynor

SG- Harden, Sefolosha

SF- Durant, Skeen, Reid (66ers)

PF- Collison, Aldrich

C- Ibaka, Perkins

With OKC secure for the upcoming season whenever it tip's off, free agents of many kinds would probably love to pursue jobs with the Thunder franchise. Go Sonics!

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Kings

1. Resign Thornton and Dalembert. Marcus will be the easy part since he is restricted and I doubt the Kings will second-guess whatever kind of offer he brings in from another team or from his agent. Dalembert will be more difficult and you will probably have to play up the fact that they can afford to give him more money than a big name team can, but if they can pull it off he is a great fit playing with or behind Cousins and is great for team moral.

2. Work on team basketball. The Kings have a ridiculous amount of young talent with Thornton, Tyreke, Cousins, Jimmer, but they need to work together as a cohesive unit in order to win more games.

3. Trade to achieve. I am tired of watching them trade ok players for slightly worse parts, or descent players for other descent players, it is time to realize that there is such a thing as to much youth on your team and trade some of your players that still have some value for a helpful forward. Guys like Casspi, Whiteside, and Donte Greene all have a little value and to the right GM might help pry away a player who can come in and contribute quality minutes.

4. Gauge interest of teams that would trade for a future 1st round pick. This in combo with a young player or two could get the Kings that SF/PF they could really use right now. Maybe something like a Casspi, Whiteside, and a 2013 first rounder for Batum, using the Bayless trade exception?

5. Use your cap space wisely. If you spend money on a player, make sure you won’t regret it in a year because you were trying to get a quick fix player.

That type of a team might actually be able to compete or an 8-10 seed in the west next season with a little luck, and is quite a bit different from the team the Kings put on the floor for most of last season.

*possible lineup from above steps:

PG: Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette, Isaiah Thomas

SG: Marcus Thornton, John Salmons

SF: Nicolas Batum, Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt

PF: Jason Thompson, Donte Greene

C: Demarcus Cousins, Samuel Dalembert

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Grizzlies

1. Resign Gasol- I would be shocked if they didn't resign him, but this should obviously be the first priority.

2. Clear room in backcourt- We have to many guards/wings so we need to clear some room so the younger players can develop and get more pt. I don't really want them to trade Mayo, unless they could get equal value(which they probably wouldn't). But I'm all for them trading Young to clear more room in the backcourt.

3. Get a backup C- Need some big man depth.

4. Add another shooter- Unless they think Henry will fill this role, we really need a pure shooter.

PG- Conley/Selby or Vasquez

SG- Allen/Mayo/Selby or Vasquez/Henry

SF- Gay/Henry/shooter/Allen

PF- Randolph/Arthur

C- Gasol/Backup C

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Mavs

Just resign all our players (Butler,Chandler,Barea ,Stevenson) not Peja he is to old and was just a rental while Butler was out and besides that we dont need anything else.

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Charlotte Bobcats 1. Do not

Charlotte Bobcats

1. Do not sign Kwame Brown, Nazr Mohammed, Dominic McGuire, Joel Pryzbilla to another contract. Get rid of these burns.

2. Do not sign any other expensive free agents.

3. Tank this season.

4. Continue to get younger.

5. Trade for as many 2012 1st round picks as possible.

6. Invite Ben Hansbrough, Diante Garrett, Greg Smith, & Michael Dunigan to camp.

7. Sign Scotty Hopson.

8. In 2012 do not sign Matt Carroll, Boris Diaw, Eduardo Najera, & Disagana Diop to another contract. Get rid of these scrubs.

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Boston Celtics They have 8

Boston Celtics

They have 8 guys under contract incuding Moore and Johnson, the rest are Rondo, Allen, Pierce, Garnett, Oneal, and Bradley. Resign Big Baby and Jeff Green. As much as I love Delonte I think its time for him to go along with all the other unrestricted free agents. That leaves 5 spots.

In Free Agency sign two veteran bigs for cheap like a Nazr Mohammed and add a wing defender like a Shane Battier. The other two spots I would add a veteran back up PG and an undrafted FA.

As for the Josh Smith deal, I would not do it if you have to trade Ray Allen since that would leave you with a huge hole at the two and a log jam at the 3/4 with Smith, Pierce, Garnett, Davis, and Green. I would consider it for Garnett as long as the C's get some sort of draft pick a long with Smith. I understand Garnett is getting old but his defensive impact is undeniable and essential. Smith is a freak athlete who can guard two positions and is a huge shot blocker but is not as good of a defender especially in the post as Garnett. Maybe Smith + Pachulia(contract reasons) for Garnett + cash.

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utah jazz

get rid of jefferson, bell, and harris they aren't the veterans you want on a rebuilding team. resign watson keep millsap pick up CJ's team option. Do not resign AK, Fesenko, Price, or elson. I would like to keep the jazz as young as possible and a lottery team for 2012. where they have there pick plus GS top 7 protected pick. Jazz fans as long as they see effort on the court will be able to accept a losing team as long as we see it building towards something great. My plan sounds alot like OKCs building process but it would/should only require three years maximum until we are back in playoff contention.

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I think we need to resign CJ,

I think we need to resign CJ, he's cheap, if he can become consistent he will be a big asset.

As much as I would like to start Favors and Kanter , it's not realistic, I would like to see Favors and Big Al start until Kanter can prove he can handle the job. Kanter will need to come off the bench, hopefully he can earn 20 plus minutes a night right from the start and more PT as the season goes on. I would like to see Milsap get half his time or more at he 3, if he can't play the 3 very much we may need to trade him. Evans needs to show he can play at the 3, if not he will get mop up minutes at 4. Hayward needs to start at the 2 and Burks can back him up and play some time at the 1, hopefully alot of time at the 1. Watson needs to be resigned to be the primary back up at point, hopefully Burks can prove he can be that main back up at point and gradually get more time there but until he does Watson needs to be signed to fill that spot. CJ can play the 3, I think his best spot is the 2 but so is Haywards, CJ can play at the 2 backing up Hayward too. Harris is the starting point , Watson and Burks back him up. That is 10 players, so we need to look to resign AK cheap , Fes cheap, Price cheap or look to free agency to find a ligit 3, we need two 3's. AK would be the best to resign but whether or not we can get him cheap will determine if it happens. Fes would be a good big as a 3rd center. I'm not sure if the FO thnks they can spend any money in Free Agency , so getting FA's may be a problem.

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#LAKERS

PLEASE, LA, get a quicker PG!

Get an athletic scoring SF!

A little more depth in the frontcourt!

Some DEFENSIVE tenacity!

#thatisall

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Phoenix Suns: 1. Suck hard

Phoenix Suns:

1. Suck hard core for the next 5 years.

2....

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Celtics

1. Re-sign Glen Davis

2. Sign veteran center, such as Joel Przbilla or maybe Sam Dalembert.

3. Attempt to sign wing who can guard both wing positions, Mike Dunleavy (preferably) or Shane Battier

4. Let Jeff Green walk, unless no veteran wing was signed

5. Re-sign Delonte West

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I am also a Wolves fan,

I am also a Wolves fan, unfortunatley. I have listened to a lot of Kahn interviews latley trying to figure out what he's doing and how this lineup is going to work. Here's my thoughts:

Task #1 is firing Rambus because Kahn still hasn't officially fired him.

Then we can look for a head coach that's commited to this team and in it for the long haul. Lorenzo Romar might be a good fit, but it's hard to know and he would be a huge gamble and at this point the Wolves can't afford to take a gamble on a head coach and Kahn can't afford it either to keep his job.

After listening to all of the Kahn interviews he seems to be set on keeping Williams, Wes, and Beasley, and although I would love to trade one of them for Andre Iguodala, I think those three are staying for this year. So next I would hit the free agent list and sign a free agent. We need to look for a vocal veteran that can bring some leadership to this team...preferably not a SF or PF. I like the idea of Arron Afflalo, Anthony Parker or Sasha Vujacic; and I also love the idea of getting Anthony Carter back to Minny, in this case we would let Telfair go.

Arron Afflalo is a restricted free agent and has a $2.9 mil qualifying offer

Anthony Parker is unrestricted and would be $2.9 mil to sign

Sasha Vujacic is unrestricted and would be $5.5 mil to sign

Anthony Carter is unrestricted and would be $1.4 mil to sign

I think Anthony Carter + AA or AP or SV along with Brad Miller would give the Wolves the veteran leadership they desperatley need.

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@garorheels, you guys dont

@garorheels, you guys dont have Narz Mohammed anymore, he is with OKC.

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Pacers

1. Hire Vogel asap along with veteran assistants Brian Shaw and possibly Terry Porter

2.Trade Brandon Rush and/or Dahntay Jones for future draft picks. Would be lucky to get a first rounder but multiple second rounders would work. 2012 draft is gonna be stacked, so the more picks the better. Also James Poseys 7 million expiring contract may be dealt for a pick.

3. If Bird loves Lance Stephenson so much and really thinks hes the most talented player on that team which he has said multiple times, then make his ass get in the gym non stop and prove that he can play.

4. Make a run at Nene or Deandre Jordan if you can get them around 5yrs./40million contract to play the PF position

5. If the Blazers dont make a qualifying offer to Greg Oden, throw bout 3yr./18mil offer to him.

6. Leave enough cap space for the 2012 offseason to make a strong push for the hometown boy Eric Gordon to fill our starting SG spot for the next 7 years.

7. Save a roster spot for 7'2 center Stanko Barac in one of he upcoming seasons. Gonna be a good backup Center I think.
2011 season

PG Collison/ G. Hill/ Price

SG George/ G. Hill/Lance Stephenson/D.Jones or Rush,whoever u dont trade

SF Granger/Dunleavy if resigned

PF Nene or Deandre Jordan/ Hansbrough

C Hibbert/Foster if resigned

Big 2012 season

PG Collison/ G.hill
SG Eric Gordon/ Lance Stephenson
SF Granger/ Paul George
PF Nene /Hansbrough
C Hibbert/ Stanko Barac
Plus Draft picks

I know not all this will happen but I think Eric Gordon would come home with a max contract and also think we have a shot at Nene or Jordan. Pacers are definetely and up and coming team with a lot of options. Guna be a fun team to follow for a long time!!!!! CANT WAIT

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Jeff, The Grizzlies do have

Jeff,

The Grizzlies do have a logjam at the wing spots. But, first resign Marc Gasol. Second either resign Haddadi or get another center.
Get Xavier Henry a shooting coach. He might be our designated 3 point shooter next year.
I think that we need to start Young at the 3 until Rudy Gay gets back to 100%.
once Rudy gets healthy our lineup needs to be Conley and Allen in the backcourt, Gay and Z Bo at forward,
and Marc at center. Then bring OJ off the bench as the sixth man and go small with Zasquez, Selby, OJ, Sam Young,
and Darrell Arthur. Bring in Xavier for spot minutes and another big man. I would play Sam Young
at the 4 some. Or start Xavier at the 2 and bring TA off the bench.

I would look at signing a veteran big man if we don't resign Haddadi. Then look
into picking up Will Coleman. He can run, jump, and dunk. He can also get some
rebounds and block some shots. He's an active body who can be our enforcer and can
give hard fouls. He would also be a good, athletic big man who can run with our fast second
team.

Or you could start the normal 5 then at the 4 or 5 minute mark put OJ in for TA.
Then at the 8 or 9 minute mark take everyone out and put in GV at point, Selby at sg, Henry at sf,
DA up front to go along with Sam Young/center/Will Coleman.

Start OJ for the 2nd quarter. At the mid-way point of the second quarter bring in DA, and a few of the other bench
guys with TA as the defensive anchor, Henry as the outside threat and two other guys.

This way the starters and OJ Mayo will be fresh for the 2nd half.

To start the third go with the original starting five and substitute soem starters
for whoever is hot off the bench. At the end of the third use a bigger bench lineup with
DA at the 3 and the other two backup bigs. At the start of the fourth quarter put in the opening lineup
with DA in place of either Z Bo or Gasol (save him for the stretch run.

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Mavericks

Mavericks

Buy a trophy case.

One big enough for two.

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Jeff, The Grizzlies do have

Jeff,

The Grizzlies do have a logjam at the wing spots. But, first resign Marc Gasol. Second either resign Haddadi or get another center.
Get Xavier Henry a shooting coach. He might be our designated 3 point shooter next year.
I think that we need to start Young at the 3 until Rudy Gay gets back to 100%.
once Rudy gets healthy our lineup needs to be Conley and Allen in the backcourt, Gay and Z Bo at forward,
and Marc at center. Then bring OJ off the bench as the sixth man and go small with Zasquez, Selby, OJ, Sam Young,
and Darrell Arthur. Bring in Xavier for spot minutes and another big man. I would play Sam Young
at the 4 some. Or start Xavier at the 2 and bring TA off the bench.

I would look at signing a veteran big man if we don't resign Haddadi. Then look
into picking up Will Coleman. He can run, jump, and dunk. He can also get some
rebounds and block some shots. He's an active body who can be our enforcer and can
give hard fouls. He would also be a good, athletic big man who can run with our fast second
team.

Or you could start the normal 5 then at the 4 or 5 minute mark put OJ in for TA.
Then at the 8 or 9 minute mark take everyone out and put in GV at point, Selby at sg, Henry at sf,
DA up front to go along with Sam Young/center/Will Coleman.

Start OJ for the 2nd quarter. At the mid-way point of the second quarter bring in DA, and a few of the other bench
guys with TA as the defensive anchor, Henry as the outside threat and two other guys.

This way the starters and OJ Mayo will be fresh for the 2nd half.

To start the third go with the original starting five and substitute soem starters
for whoever is hot off the bench. At the end of the third use a bigger bench lineup with
DA at the 3 and the other two backup bigs. At the start of the fourth quarter put in the opening lineup
with DA in place of either Z Bo or Gasol (save him for the stretch run.

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Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers

1. Hire Frank Vogel as head coach.

2. Renounce the rights to Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Jeff Foster to remove their cap holds.

3. Excercise team options on Brandon Rush, Roy Hibbert, Tyler Hansbrough and Darren Collison.

4. Our free-agents are Mike Dunleavy. Jr., TJ Ford, Jeff Foster, Solomon Jones and Josh McRoberts. Resign Jeff Foster and Josh McRoberts.

5. That leaves our roster looking like this:

PG: Darren Collison; AJ Price

G: George Hill; Lance Stephenson

SG: Brandon Rush

SG/SF: Dahntay Jones

SF/SG: Paul George

SF: Danny Granger; James Posey

PF: Tyler Hansbrough; Josh McRoberts

PF/C: Jeff Foster

C: Roy Hibbert

6. Acquire a starting caliber power forward OR a young power forward with potential to be a starter. David West was a legit option this off-season until he tore his ACL. Now it's highly doubtful he'll opt out of his contract. Regardless of the CBA, the Pacers will have plenty of cap space... Problem is this summer's free-agent class is weak. They'll probably have to make a trade or sit tight until next summer. Hansbrough and McRoberts will have to do the job by committee until we find a legit starter.

7. Acquire a cheap third center just in case Foster gets injured.

8. Trade bait: James Posey (expiring contract) and Brandon Rush.

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Lakers: hope the guys feel

Lakers:

hope the guys feel embarrassed and more motivated then they did last season when they coasted

pray steve blake, darius morris, andrew guedlock or the dude in the third row beats out fisher for the starting pg spot becasue if fish starts next year the lakers are screwed.

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Thunder. 1.Trade Eric Maynor,

Thunder.

1.Trade Eric Maynor, drafting Reggie Jackson was a decent move as far as not changing the game pace when Westbrook sits, but don't need both Maynor & Jackson.
2. Start James Harden. Thabo is a good defender, but that's all he is. James Harden has a significantly better overall game, and to be honest Hardens defense isn't far behind Thabos.
3. Force Byron Mullens into retirement.

Other than that, good to go!

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Nets

They need a SF badly and I would sign Tayshuan Prince. A veteran with a ring, solid all around and will give you 15 points a night. They don't need a star just a solid vet who you can rely on. He's the man, if not him then Wilson Chandler who will do something similar but has a little more upside, possibly. Chandler may not come cheap he's restricted so a sign and trade might have to be done. I like Prince and think he would work well with Deron. James will be a career backup but looks like his niche might be as a defensive stopper at SF which playing against some really good threes in the east is a good thing to have.

Resign Hump and hope Kim K doesn't mess with his mind. Another big body next to Hump and this kid Williams would be nice. Not much on the free agent market at PF. I have seen Glen Davis play amazing and I have seen him suck. He has a ring and determination to be better. If he would share time with Hump and let this kid Williams develop you possibly have a really good group of bigs with overlapping skill sets. Hump might want too much money.

David West would be a yes had he not gotten injured. I would not take a chance on signing an injured player to a big long term contract. Not with the cap shrinking, you will have to be wise about your money.

Try to trade for Lopez's bro, twin towers and move Brook to PF OR at least his bro can play a little PF and be a better backup than Petro which if replaced I would be happy about. Although Petro isn't the worst backup center.

Try to move Outlaw, he was terrible. I saw him play before he was with the Nets and he was never that bad. He completely lost his confidence and was a horror to watch play, it was painful. I think if he was just a bench player who knew his role as a SF/stretch 4 off the bench he would be better. But he cannot play defense and you cannot win without defense. If you can move him some way do it. But if this guy is on he's a 3 point nightmare for the opposing team, is it too soon to give up on him?

Morrow is a question mark but before he was injured he was starting to play well, he has upside. A full season and being pushed by Brooks is a very good position to be in for the Nets. I think Brooks will be the starting SG eventually, maybe sooner than later. Having a player like Prince would help these younger players and might provide the glue that a solid but quiet veteran presence can give a young team.I think Jason Richardson is a FA, if they can sign him and trade Morrow yet still have enough to resign Hump and get Prince that might be an option. I like the idea of having a veteran with a younger player behind him pushing him for playing time.

Resign Vujcic if you cannot get Chandler or Prince. Even if you do get either a short contract on the cheap for him, but if he wants a lot of money forget it. It really depends on if they can sign someone as an upgrade or trade for a starting quality SF which is the Nets #1 priority IMO.

I like Farmar as a backup but having another young or even veteran PG to push him and provide insurance would be a good idea.

Realistically this team as it is on paper looks good with the addition of DWill and a healthy Lopez, but not great. The addition of Prince or Chandler makes a huge difference in having a true starting caliber and proven SF. That would make this team with that addition a contender for at least the 8th seed.

So I really believe the Nets chances of doing something and keeping DWill is the signing of Prince or acquisition of Wilson Chandler. The #1 need for the Nets is a quality starting SF and either fills that need. Spending a ton of cash on someone not of the caliber of a Melo or Lebron is a cap killer and will hurt this team in the long run. They have two 20-10 guys some what in DWill at 20 points plus and 9 assists and Lopez at about 20 points and hopefully he will get 9-10 rebounds next season. So it's a matter of filling in with solid professionals at the other positions and the bench, players you can rely on and won't flake like Outlaw did last season.

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Bobcats

Gatorheels pretty much said all the right things that they should do.

Tank this season and get rid of their useless guys... In the next two years, they better end up with Barnes or Drummond to build around. If Barnes can keep up the streak he had by the end of last season, or if Drummond fulfills his Amare/Dwight ceiling, those would be saviors for the franchise...

Your 2013-2014 Charlotte Bobcats!

With Barnes...
G - Kemba
G - Henderson
F - Barnes
F - Biyombo
C - Maybe Joshua Smith or someone acquired during FA? This would be a little harder to find a good big...

With Drummond...
G - Kemba
G - Henderson
F - I'm sure they can find at least ONE good SF in one of the next two seasons...
F - Biyombo
C - Drummond

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Mavericks: Try to resign as

Mavericks:

Try to resign as many people as possible.

Most important are Chandler and Barea. Butler and Stevenson come next.

We have to be lucky and hope that contracts will not be restricted after the whole CBA talk so that we could get Haywood out of his contract and use the Money to resign those guys. I think we could get Butler relativly cheap for his talents because of his injury. Problem is Chandler could easily get offered a 12mil contract by a bad GM. Similiar situation with Barea. Would not suprise me at all if someone offers him a 9-10mil a year deal. Stevenson had a 4mil contract and probably wants more. I'm pretty sure that he is the least loyal one and abandons us for a 6mil contract or something.

It will be tough, I don't think we'll manage to resign all those guys with the new rules. Atleast we have a owner who is willing to pay.

Another thing we could do is trade guys like Brewer, Fernandes or Peja. Our Swing position is stuffed with better talent.

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