therealdeal wrote:I suppose at Duhon's expense? That sucks. Duhon has done a lot and deserves some burn.
Not at Duhon's expense...just at the expense of Duhon being FORCED to play 40+ minutes because Darius Morris cannot stretch the floor, and can't really finish around the basket...or provide any consistently reliable scoring from game to game. If we cut Morris or DJO, then we would replace them with Delonte, and Duhon could play fewer minutes and, I believe, be more effective.
When Nash comes back, Duhon would be the #3 behind he and West, and then we would have Blake as the #4 when he came back. The Dariuses are expendable, and we need some more front court depth and a more consistent shooter/scorer to back up Duhon while Nash is out. I also like using Meeks as a 1 sometimes with Dwight and Kobe on the floor, as that makes spreading the floor easier.
Between Delonte, Duhon and spot minutes for Meeks, we wouldn't really EVER need to go with Morris...which means we could cut DJO for now, and then cut Morris later (when Blake is healthy) to free up more space for another roster spot...I am thinking CD-R or Kenyon Martin. If we cut Clark, it could be both. We need more reliable, experienced players coming off the bench. Look at how well that strategy has worked for the Clippers.
One of our main problems is that we have too many young, inexperienced (Morris, DJO, Sacre) or one dimensional (Earl Clark, Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks) guys on the bench. We need to add TOUGHNESS (both mental and physical) and experience. West and Martin fit the bill. CD-R, for me, is someone I want because of Ebanks' lack of consistent shooting and scoring ability. Though, as I said before, I keep Ebanks for his on-ball defense against 3s.
The End is nigh. Time for a total Cut and Shuffle. Kobe contract was a mistake...time to avoid making more. The future is here, whether we want it to be or not. An era is over, but for the death rattle, and it's time for the cycle to begin anew. Growth and change are scary and painful, but alas...nothing worth achieving comes easily.