Re: Melo out, under luxury tax, Posey in...are we done?
posted at 8/18/2013 3:19 PM EDT
In response to johconn's comment:
In response to Eldunker's comment:
Lots more movement in the next 11 months. I think we'll see about 4 existing roster players moved before March and about 50% of the players on the current roster will not be with the team after this season.
I agree. It's all about player development and the coach getting his NBA philosophy activated.
In August 18th, 2014 out of the current crop, I'd take:
Sully having had a solid injury-free season
Same with AB
RR REALLY REALLY taking the leadership and trying to fill the leadership void on the floor and in attitude.
Jeff Green and RR working well together
KO getting some serious minutes logged.
Everything else remains a bonus. I think either AB or Green will find themselves traded somehow however.
That makes sense. I would add Lee. I think he was supressed and devolved under Doc and really expect him to become a productive player on both ends of the court under Stevens. I also expect that Green emerges as a consistent producer and team anchor.
However, iF AB doesn't show any offensive game, he'll be trade bait. Conversely, if Brooks doesn't show he can play D, he'll also be jettisoned.
Other than absolute keepers, Sully and Oly, The rest are detritus.
I have no doubt that RR returns just fine from injury, but his relationship with Stevens and whether another team is willing to package a young quality Center for him will be key to whether he stays or not.