IF I'm the GM
posted at 3/20/2012 11:16 AM EDT
The joy of these forums is throwing out your crazy ideas and reading others. With all the seperate threads dedicated to both the upcomming draft, free agency, cap room, and trades (or lack there of) I thought I would share my hopes.
1st: Offer Hibbert a max deal and hope he's willing to choose us over all the other offers coming his way. Sure his numbers are down since all-star break but he's a legit 7 ft Center that is consistant healthy. I wish his PER was higher but he has made growth every year and will improve.
2nd: Forget Eric Gordon (size and health problems) and make a push for OJ Mayo. His athletacism in combonation with Rondo would allow the C's to go from a one man fast break to at very least a two man. He's young, also healthy, has an improving shot and if forced can handle the ball better then Ray or Paul.
3rd: Sign KG if he's willing to take 7-8m. His spirit and effort are infectious and he clearly still has gas in the tank....his minutes will have to drop a great deal but if JJJ is going to be a part of the C's future he needs to play. KG as a mentor for Hibbert and JJJ..does it get better?
4th: If Jeff Green proves to be healthy sign him...we need his size and skill at the three spot. Pierce is slowing down and I worry about this seasons lasting impact on our elder statesmen.
5th: Let everyone but KG walk. Sorry but its time for an over haul to younger more athletic players. We have 40 mill coming off the books and it can be better spent then JO and Dooling. Bass is the only question mark and I do believe he would be a great 6th man, but with his play this year I would be shocked if he opts out and signs a better deal with another team.
6th: 2 first round picks, 1 second round: Draft the best player available. I hear lots of talk about drafting for need but this draft is loaded 6'7-6'10 Forwards. Drafting by need is drafting from weakness and we need another future stud not a role player. Marshon Brooks might not have played as well or as much for the C's this year but he would have looked nice next to Rondo for the next 5.
Just wish we had a top 5 pick...Barnes looks like a stud.
PG: Rondo and Bradley
SG: Mayo and Pietrus
SF: Pierce and Green
PF: Garnett and JJJ
C: Hibbert and ????(Steisma)
+++ our picks (Two 1st and One 2nd)