Re: CP3 will NOT come to Boston
posted at 7/22/2010 9:23 PM EDT
Anyhow, NOH have Collison, he is very promising at the point... a swap taking back Rondo simpy puts the franchise in the same spot the next few years... paying 10+ million to a young PG, when they have another young PG, and a middling roster
They need to trade Paul while also somehow dumping Peja or Posey's contract in the process (If we can't get a better player like Battier, then I would trade Sheed for Posey @ even money).
PG - Collison is the future here. He averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 assists when Paul was hurt.
SG - They need to play Marcus Thornton a bucnh at SG, he really tore it up at the end of the year
SF - They need to give Julian Wright one last chance here to show the pre-draft promise he had. Play him more mins that Posey or Peja, whoever remains and see what happens. First rd pick Quincy Pondesxter should get a shot as well.
PF - Once Paul is gone they also need to trade West. He has a very appealing contract of 8.5m next year and a 7.5m player option. If he is not on a contender he is likely going to leave after this season. He is an 18-8 guy that can be the 3rd or 4th best player on a contender and bring back value in a trade. 1st rd pick Craig Brackens should be given a chance.
C - They are def stuck w/ Okafor's 52 million over the next 4 years. He would be great as a 28 min per game guy who swings between C and PF on a team that has starter quality guys at both spots. NO needs to not wear him out battling bigger C's and just wait for 2 years down the road when he might be that type of highly useful big to help make a playoff run at only age 29 when the rest of the team matures.
Get young assets and draft picks for Paul (and West). Play a lineup of Collison - Thornton - Wright/Pondexter - Brackens and Okafor around what the tardes bring in. Thry need bigs and a top 6-7 lotto pick next year. Then by the 2012-13 season they could be and scary young team like atlanta and OKC were the past few years.