#1. Sign Juwan Howard with the Mid Level Salary Cap Exception.
A lot of people say he can't play defense and chokes. I have two arguments. One, he doesn't need defense, look at my other moves. 2, We have a couple players I trust over anyone else to take a late game shot (#8, #5) also Devean, D-Fish and Shaq know how to hit late, so who needs Howard to do the clutch shooting?
#2. Sign Walker and Madsen to Veteran Minimum contracts of 800k.
Phone Atlanta to redo the Madsen, Rush and Horry for Theo Ratliff and Jason Terry trade. This time, in Horry's place, we send Samaki Walker and our #32 pick. Walker and a draft pick means more to Atlanta than Horry, they still get the expiring contract (younger guy, less $) and a draft choice to rebuild...
#3. Resign Horry to the 5.3 Million Dollar option.
We promise to take care of him until he retires, relieving the pressure on him to perform.
#4. Dump Rick Fox to the IL until he recovers.
He might not make it, even for the playoffs. With players like Eric Piatkowski, Adrian Griffin and James Posey @ the LLE, we can cover for him until he returns.
#5. Sign Adrian Griffin for the LLE in Fox's place.
He is younger, fresher and at the very least AS GOOD a defender as Rick and he is one less roadblock for Kobe in the west.
#6. Draft Travis Hansen with the #24 pick as Kobe's back up.
We can still sign undrafted rookies like Darius Rice, so drafting Hansen is the smartest move for the future of the team. He gives us an all around talented player who is, unlike the departed Rush, a natural SG that plays hard-nosed defense.
Last edited by Snakell Beast
on Sat Jun 07, 2003 10:08 am, edited 25 times in total.