At the beginning of the season, we had the depth to possibly trade quantity for quality (ex: CLee and Bass for somebody). Now we are slim on quantity in addition to quality. There are no trades that we can do that make us both deeper and better. So we have two options: blow it up, or get better through free agency.
I'm not ready to blow it up yet. Not with the recent play of KG and Pierce. We still have a shot, people.
So what do we do? We sign free agents. There are X players I think this team needs to take a look at...
Delonte West (PG/SG): He's already been discussed a lot on this board, and some people don't like his attitude. But he knows the system, he's a good scorer, a good passer, and has good size for the guard spot. He's my first choice by a lot.
Michael Redd (SG): Wouldn't this be weird? Fix a team who has had two ACL injures by signing a guy who has had two ACL injuries? He's a good option, but probably too risky given our current situation.
Keyon Dooling (PG): Probably not coming back to basketball, as much as we all want him to.
Kenyon Martin (PF): You're not going to find a better defending or scoring big on the free agent market. You just have to be okay with the 'tude.
Kyrylo Fesenko (C): He was brought up in some thread earlier this month, and I think he'd be a good fit.
Bit of a rant time:
Honestly, I didn't think this team had what it took. A month ago we looked tired, uninterested, you name it. But you can never count out KG and Pierce. Even if we get knocked out in the first round, it will have been worth it. I'm not ready to give up on those two yet, not while they can still carry a team.