We are in dire need of a pf/c. When kg is sitting down in a game or may need a game or two off due to maintenance/injury, who is going to step in on both ends of the court?? If we had sully i don't think the issue is as worrisome.
We need to think big this season with kg and pp's career's winding down. Fab Melo might turn out to be the next Deandre Jordan, or maybe a dud but nothing will result anytime soon. I think the intrigue for him is there, bc of his ability to block shots
The list of guys that can fit our need are:
- Okafor and 2nd for (1st, Melo, Bass and Lee)
= Former top pick is still at an ok age, and better not being the go to guy. He is pretty athletic, strong and would be more than a decent pickup. Bc he is only signed for another year worth about 13 million, its not like he will mess up our cap for the long run. Who knows, maybe we want to keep him after anyways. Wizards are done and need prepare for the draft again. As for the loss of Bass , Green can easily take his min and as for Lee, Barbosa can step in. We would definitely need to make some other pickups. For example Shelvin Mack, is a pretty good defensive guard down at the nbdl
- Dalembert for Lee ( Dalmbert had a huge 35 point night the other day. Bucks might just keep him)
We could use him badly. Could of had him cheaper , if danny made a move sooner. Again fits the description for the rest of this year
- Byron Mullens for (1st, Melo)
I think his time with the bobcats is coming to an end. It just hasn't worked out. He is still cheap to keep for another year so thats why it might take a little more than usual to snatch him away. He definitely has the talent and size. High risk, high reward possibility. Worse case, he will be able to fill in for a resting kg and get you 10 points and 7 rebounds consistently.
- JJ Hickson for (2nd , Melo , Bass or Lee)
Worried about his attitude and being fully focused about playing team ball since he will be a FA next year. He has really come around and is a tough inside player that can also dunk with authority coming from the key. Has the foot speed to play help defense. Would likely just be a 1 year rental so its a risk to give up so much to get him.
Worse case have to pickup somebody cheap list:
- Aaron Gray or Haddadi
but these guys will turn out to be like Collins. Just not enough speed/skill to play an important role in the lineup.
Also i didn't include Gortat in this list bc rumor is he wants out due to not getting enough touches. If this rumor is true, he has no place in our lineup.
any other realistic suggestions?