Originally posted by Super9er81:
Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
If we re-sign Sammie D and Thornton, I think we are a def playoff team for the 7-8th spot. Think 2010 Grizzlies
PG Evans Jimmer Jeter/Thomas
SG Thornton Garcia ?
SF Salmons Greene Honeycut
PF Cousins Hickson Jackson
C Dalembert* Thompson Whiteside
It all hinges on Dalembert but even assuming he re-signs the West is still tough. This team would have to make a huge jump. I think its more likely the year after. Of course the new CBA could dictate whether of not we sign Dally.
I dunno, I'm an objective observer and I definitely think you guys have a shot at the #8 seed if there's a season next year. I've been liking what Petrie's been doing over the last couple of years. I even liked the Udrih for Salmons deal, although I'm not a Jimmer fan. The playoffs next year hinge on re-signing Dalembert and Tyreke's feet holding up, but even if you guys don't make it, this team projects VERY nicely over the next 4-5 years. (again, if Evans' feet hold up) You guys have 3 guys that will be 23 years and under at the start of next season that have all showed that they can play at a high level when given the opportunity. That's remarkable.
The only areas where I don't like this how this team projects are passing and leadership. The only player on your roster who's a better passer than most guys at his position is Cousins. And I've heard a couple of Kings players say that they don't really have a defined leader on the team.
I really think a respected vet PG would make a world of difference in Sacto. If I were Petrie, I'd be trying to work out a deal involving Jason Thompson and change for Andre Miller. Denver already has Lawson at the PG and no size at all, especially with Nene possibly leaving.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 1, 2011 at 1:26 PM ]