really?? i would throw Gallo into the ewh category too.. he is always injured.. i dont really like half those guys either but if you look at all those guys- they all would bring something to the table that would help this team out Right Now- esp the shooters.. if we have learned anything from these playoffs, its that you absolutely need 2-3 scorers from the 3pt line now. truly, the only team that didn't score from 3pt land was Memphis. Everyone else had great perimeter scoring. the 4 remaining teams were all in the top 5 in 3pt shooting during the regular season. I have read on here somewhere like, what does Booker offer that PJ Hairison doesn't offer us?? my point is Who Cares!! just because we have PJ doesnt mean you say "we got ourselves a shooter, now lets move on.." we need multiple threats from beyond the arch. PJ isnt even that clutch either- Yet.. (let's all pump the brakes on annointing him the next Steph Curry). Booker would be nice to have, but so would Wilson Chandler. One of them will help you immediately, one will take a good amount time to develope (esp under coach Clifford). I'm just telling you, our FO is in Win Now mode. I think #9 is packaged for a player or 2 to get someone who is a known factor
I would assume we would move the 9th pick coupled with a player or 2. Namely Marvin or Lance. Pekovic, Wilson Chandler, Gallinari, JJ Hickson, Faried, Joe Johnson, Thad Young, Loul Deng or even getting McBob back. These are all players I could see us targeting by dangling the #9 and a player. Denver seems most likely to hold a fire sale- so look out for them
If Cleveland sticks with Irving on Curry- they should just have Irving run him off the 3pt line like they did with Korver.. force him to do something other than shoot open 3's.. Curry is way better than Korver at creating, but If Curry drives to the basket, you have a rim protector and rebounder (Mosgov and Thompson) down there to force tough shots and grab the boards.. If Cleveland throws Shumpert at Curry and puts Irving on Thompson- I think this might actually favor Cleveland. 1- Thompson has not been shooting well all playoffs (he did start to come alive late in the HOU series though). Irving would just needs to hang with him, not completely shut him down. 2- Shumpert is the best defender other than James for Cleveland; I love how he just scrapes and pokes the ball out (without fouling) of Teague's hands anytime he drove to the basket.
After typing all that.. I still think the Ws will shoot lights out and win..