Re: Sullinger, KO, Wallace Shine
posted at 10/8/2013 12:28 PM EDT
We are who I thought we were... Just based on the first pre-season game, there are some recurring themes and concerns:
Point Guard - We don't have a starting PG nor even a backup PG. I didn't expect much from Bradley out of the gate, but I still have Hope that he improves with more experience, because he is not a starting SG either, given his size and lack of consistency with his outside shot. Without improvement at PG, he will be traded or used situationally until he is replaced. This could be a December trade shocker.
Shooting Guard - We have a void at starting SG. Lee is over-paid and inconsistent, Crawford will show his true colors of bad decision making, Brooks only played 2 minutes so something, in addition to his lack of defensive play, is wrong there.
Small Forward - We are solid here, IF Green shows up to play every game and give us 18PPG and 4 RPG. If his inconsistency continues like last year, he will be traded.
Power Forward - We are solid here. We can trade Bass and get something good in return.
Center - Void. Hopefully Fav can serve as a long term adequate backup, but he isn't our answer. Hump is just filling in as a temporaary solution.
With our first pick at #6-9, I believe that we may have a choice between Embid-C; Cauley-Stein-C; Seldon-SG; and Harrison-PG. Can't go wrong with any of those picks, but I would lean towards Harrison, 6'5" PG Kentucky.
Our second 1st round pick in the draft could be a SF (plenty of great talent at this position in the 2014 draft) if Green doesn't show up this year - or a SG. Hopefully Herzonja 6'6" SG is around. The 2014 draft is 18 quality deep IMO. Maybe need to trade up a few spots for our second pick.