Battle Tested20 wrote:I am just shocked that so many of you have Pau still on the team and even some with Hill still on the team as well. Those two guys especially Hill are good as gone. Unless they both sign for the vets min but that won't happen.
Since I suggested keeping Pau and Hill I'll explain my rationale. My inclusion of Pau is based on having a defensive anchor. You'll notice I place him at the 4, with Monroe at the 5. Pau and Kobe have good floor chemistry and on top of that he mentioned he could play for a discount on a contender. That's not out of the questions. We need his [somewhat] easy offense and ability to grab boards with another big on the floor. Pau has a place on this team when he's not our last line of defense, IMO. And not at $10M of course.
Hill was more of a "wish-list" retain. It is also based on the premise that Mike D'Antoni is gone. Did I personally think he was going to get the sack...not really. But that was before these alleged reports that Kboe has "no interest" in playing for him. That could change things. Real quick.
Battle Tested20 wrote:For this years team I hope we keep Farmar, Young, Henry, Bazemore. As for Free agents I hope we get Deng and or Stevenson.
I like Deng. Stephenson too. We need the most help at the 3 & the 5. Also the 1, mostly on defense though.
Battle Tested20 wrote:Monroe is a pipe dream IMO because he's going to get the max from somewhere and even if he doesn't DET will then surely match the offer as he is a RFA.
Monroe is pipe? Detroit has Drummond, Smith, and Monroe on a QO for a combined $23M. Smith is locked in for 3 more seasons. His contract is bad. You're telling me their going to roll with Smith/Drummond/Monroe?
Battle Tested20 wrote:I might get killed for saying this because as we've all seen this year we need defense and rebounding in the worse way but I wouldn't mind and even think we should go after Spencer Hawes this off-season whose is a UFA.
I like Hawes a lot and his offense is solid. His defense though? Isn't that what we need? A rim protector?