what's up everyone, greetings from singapore.
anyways, now that the clips got the number one pick, and highly likely that they'll draft blake griffin, what do you guys think they would do with their roster?
as everyone know, they've got zach randolf, camby, deandre, chris kaman. and IF they draft blake, they've got like 6, talented bigs that could perhaps be talented enough to be on the starting lineup on any given team in the league! (alright, maybe not deandre jordon yet..) therefore, this brings me to my point, how are they gonna rotate or get the best out of them?
Blake: you've gotta start this guy man, he brings everything to the clips: atheletism, offense, leadership. and besides, you didn't draft a number one pick to be on the bench do you?
Zach Randolf: HUGE salary for this dude. Basically, i think he is too over-rated. Is anyone else thinking of trading him?
Marcus Camby: Ex defensive player of the year. In my humble opinion, one of the better centers in the league. He brings them defense, experience, shooting range(to the free throw line?). For me, he's gotta start.
Deandre Jordan: Bright prospect, could play backup to Camby and Kaman
Chris Kaman: keep him on the team, make him play backup to blake and marcus. (especially marcus as his aging and might not be able to take starter minutes). His also playing for germany so, you've gotta keep him
therefore in my opinion, trade randolf! probably for a good perimeter defender and a experienced backup point guard? I was thinking wilson chandler and chris duhon or
but i don't know who would want zach (his salary), and trade for who? opinions anyone?
dissapoint me. They have talent, but play selfishly. Personally I would keep Griffin, Randolph, Camby, and Kaman. Let the guys battle for minutes and remember what it's like to not be given anything. To me their biggest need is a pg that can push Baron and make hm want to win again. They let me down last year, but I will expect them to compete for a playoff spot again this year.
To get rid of Randolph you would have to package him with Camby, a team like Houston might take that bate they have the player with the expiring contract (mcgrady)and win now attitude to facilitate that deal. I also think Ron Artest (the better resign him) will beat the crap out of Randolph if he doesn't play with 100% effort.Then Trade Davis back to Golden State for Maggette. Now you have Eric Gordon, Corey Maggette, Al Thornton,Blake Griffin, Chris Kaman, and of the bench Mike Tayler, Deandre Jordan, Tracy Mcgrady (probably won't be close to 100% due to microfracture surgery), Mardy Collins, and couple small free agent signings.
sorry for the repost
randolph can come off the bench but he's kinda expensive. it'll be like the scenario in chicago last season when they had too many guards. kaman, camby and jordan play the 5. randoph and blake at the 4 (skinner, 4/5). they could actually keep all of these guys for one year (portland did this, they had randolph, priz, magloire, lamarcus and lafrentz) but i'm not sure how they could divide the minutes. that would mean deandre goes to the d-league and his minutes there (he's going to dominate there). now the coach (i hope it's not dunleavy sr. anymore) has to figure out a way to give everyone enough minutes. okay, that's pretty hard to do when you have these 4 players who need atleast 30mins a game. randolph's contract is untradeable, and i don't think giving up camby with him is a good move, that would just make the receiving team's frontcourt scary (former MDP and can still average 2 blocks and double-digit rebounds, and a great post player who's still relatively young and talented and can get you 20-10 on any given night). how bout they trade kaman? charlotte is in desperate need of a center to play next to mek. they could get felton and mohammed (okay, another big, but he won't ask for minutes, just injury insurance for camby).
I would select Griffin. Then, I would trade Zach to the Griz for the next yr 2nd rd pick and sign in trade Hakim Warrick to come off the bench.
This deal sounds too good to be true....
Randolph and Camby
LA CLippers get:
McGrady and maybe Battier
Rockets would get an inside force when Yao gets hurt. They get rid of T-Mac who "cant win a playoff series"
LAC gets another "selfish player" only at the guard/forawrd position. And a leader in Battier who isnt gonna demand the ball he will play tough Defense for the LAC. That team could be pretty good if you have...
LAC Starting Lineup:
yeah i agree with rvirsal. mike dunleavy sr. hasn't really worked out in recent times. is anyone thinking eddie jordan?
the nets in need of a power forward. randolph would fit with them. i could see a randolph for vince deal happen with a few others added in. maybe clippers would have to throw in an expiring contract,cash considerations, and/or draft pick to get vince. idk if vince has a trade blocker in his contract he might not want to go to lac.
1. fire Dunleavy
2. fire all the trainners cuz they have not helped players' injuries
3. trade either Randolph or Camby
4. get rid of Ricky Davis
5. develop Eric Gordon into the best pure scorer in the league
6. take the offensive burden off on Al Thorton to improve his fg%
7. give more playing time to Taylor and less to Collins
8. start every game with Griffin as PF
9. make the Lakers jealous of us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. relax and waiting to make the playoffs
LETS GO CLIPPERS LETS GO !!! LETS GO CLIPPERS LETS GO !!!