Bench guys that could be starters next year
The guys that i feel can be starters next year on a different team or on the same team if they can get the chance are as followed:
Will Bynum-explosive scorer with solid build can get to the paint with ease
Kirk Hinrich-if he can get onto a team that desperatley needs PG help, he could be a 15 and 6 type of guy (I doubt chicago lets him leave though, having a great backup PG is absolutely crucial)
Andray Blatche-skill set of amare stoudemire, he can erupt for 30 but is often inconsistent, i feel like if he gets a chance for say..Detroit, and he can play center he could be a 13 and 8 type of guy
Glen Davis-i know he has yet to play but he can supply quality minutes at PF or C for a bad team looking for offense (Charlotte could use him) he proved he can shoot the ball last year
Travis Outlaw-one of my favorite guys, long and athletic, awesome personality, great team player, defender, can be a trevor ariza type for a different team (19, 5, and 3) for example
Al Harrington-he is offense-only type guy but 20 and 6 a game is needed by a lot of teams around the league
Sam Young-glue guy can play great D, cause matchup problems and get you 9 and 5 a game while locking down the opposing teams best player, i doubt memphis moves him though considering hes a rookie
Ryan Anderson-orlando prob wont move him but he can shoot the lights out and is decently athletic
Ramon Sessions-he proved in milwaukee he is a capable leader but has found himself in kurt rambis' doghouse, the guy can get you 17 and 7 if hes in the right spot (new york?)
has stars' potential
Some guys are bench players becuz they have limitations in their game....And some guys only play well in certain system..Last year Sessions played well for The Bucks but is struggling in Minnesota..Will Bynum is an energy guy ,plus he doesnt have playmaking skills and too short for the 2..His style of play is unorthodox..Thats the reason he wasn't drafted..Teams will soon found a way to stop him..The guys on your list will always be bench players except Hinrich, Blatche,Harrington & Anderson...Harrington is a poor rebounder for someone 6'9..Thats 1 of the things thats held him back..Everyone saw what Hinrich could do when he was a starter..Plus he plays great defense..If i had to pick bench guys that could be starters i like Rudy Fernandez,JR Smith,Paul Millsap,Ryan Anderson, DJ. Augustine, Jarret Jack, Mareese Speights and Darren Collison
Here are some guys I think should come to MN to get a chance to start when they become free agents this summer.
Joel Przybilla (would help out on the boards and defensive side)
Travis Outlaw (Has already establishis himself as a big shot player along with defensive stopper)
All these position are open for sale next year because thier is no one currently occupying them for the future. I would like to see the wolves really spend some cash on Przybilla, Outlaw, Childress and Daniels. I think these guys along with a few draft pick can change the team and make them become legit team with talent.
I see Travis Outlaw as a solid starter on a team kind of like what Bruce Bowen was. He is a heck of a deffender and can shoot the ball.
When did Travis Outlaw become a defensive stopper? SG or SF stopper?
He weighs like 210 and he's Josh Smith's size,
he's a great shooter who can drop 30-40 on his own team but Minnesota needs a bigger body at the SF
to guard the "power 3s"
unless its offense first style
Your right about that, He's not a defensive stopper. What I maent to say was, he's got decent defensive and he's a good talent out on the wing. He would probably leave the Blazers for more money and a chance to start. He's not a Shane Battier/Artest/Ariza type guy but he's close to it.
Those of you saying Travis Outlaw is a defensive stopper are way, and I mean WAY, off lol. He's a below average, maybe even a poor defender.
Travis is a very good offensive player (very good mid-range game and can shoot the three) and shot maker (especially down the stretch), BUT he has a low offensive IQ. His shot selection is questionable and he relies on the jumper when he should attack the rim more with his height, length and athleticism. He doesn't rebound at all and like I said... His defensive is non-existant... Low defensive IQ. His ball handling ability is limited and he doesn't create for his teammates.
I don't think he's a starter at all. He's a scoring 6th man off of the bench or a solid starter on a bad team.
needs to realize if he stays in denver he will always be the 1st guy off the bench because karl isnt a huge fan...if he goes to a team with a need for an explosive outside shooter with great athleticism, then he could be a 20 ppg guy but he may not see the team success that he's seeing in denver
and microwave, speights definitely has the potential to be a starter, i forgot him!
Curry could potentially be a starter if monta ellis is traded!
Paul Millsap!! that guy could be putting up close to 20 / 10 in a different setting as a full time starter.