We spent picks on Cody Zeller and now Frank Kaminsky have a Kelly Olynyk...who we could have just drafted in the first place. If Kaminsky was picked bc Zeller has not developed like the front office envisioned then This franchise just passed on a ton of assets or a potential star while continuing to spin its wheels with a bunch of dudes. WIth that said, the moves we have made have balanced the starting 5 much better than last year and should be much improved. At minimum I need Frank to be Ryan Anderson 2.0...Channing Frye at his best would be a huge fail.
Most here have never watched Batum either..he was hurt most the season.
I do Like Vonleh however..I would have considered MKG and Vonleh the only untouchables..unless it was an overwhelming offer.
Maybe this opens up a RJ Hunter trade....if only Okafor drops so we can trade up.
Lance is an under the rim finisher with limited outside game. His "potential" has a very low ceiling. I think what he was for Indy is his career mean if not ceiling. I think simply cutting him for cap relief would have been better. Gaining Hawes and maybe Barnes adds to the depth. Hawes is slightly better than Marvin Williams IMO but just is a depth move. Getting rid of a locker room cancer and a guy who had to force his game to even have any success makes this a good move...to start over. nothing gained but a season lost.
WCS would cement this roster being a dumpster fire. He is a good player but not the guy this team can afford to draft this season. He would be nothing more than a rotation piece behind AL, Zeller, Noah and possibly Biyombo. It has to be a guy who could compete as a starter. The LAST thing this team needs is another limited offensive player and throwing out the same freaking pooh lineup of Henderson and Marvin Williams. Addressing an outside shooter/scorer that is mature and does not get suspended is THE need. at 9 that looks like Booker or the PG. If we trade up I agree with others it should be Winslow or Hezonja. This team just needs another alpha-type scorer who actually can.
Cam Payne would make the team better would it not?
The Hornets made a strong push to get Shaun Livingston. Cam would give some decent size as a point defending twos while on offense Kemba could be used as the scoring guard as a Shaun Livingston contingency. I would rather get an upgrade on a two guard or any skilled outside shooter scorer. We just need another alpha type who is not afraid to go after it.