Assuming the team stays in Sac, what moves would you make this offseason? Of our roster, who would you keep or re-sign? Who would you look to trade? Who would you look to acquire in FA? How would you rebuild/tweak/revamp the roster?
Personally, I think you'd have to choose between keeping Cousins or Evans. I don't think you can keep both and have any success. Depending on who you bring in as coach, I'd lean towards keeping Cousins and letting Evans walk/sign and trade. I just don't think this combo will have any success.
I would look to trade Thornton for some glue guys/role players. While Thornton is fun to watch when he is hot, he gives up just as many points as he makes and that makes him a net zero to me, while at the same time taking up shots, some of which are quite bad.
I'd keep Isaiah and Jimmer for one more season. I feel Jimmer gets an incomplete until we get competent coaching in to utilize his talents. Isaiah has proven he should at least stay on and, depending on who you acquire in the next offseason or two, could be a great guard off the bench. Toney Douglas
has done enough to at least stay on through the beginning of next year.
Thompson and Patterson are solid, but perhaps there is something out there in FA that could work better? Not sure who though. I'd dump Aldrich as I don't think he contributes muc hof anything.
Should the team work inside out? More PNR? I'd definitely not run as guys like DMC are not going to excel at that kind of game and you don't maximize his talents running. I'd try to grind and become a more physical team (funny saying that since I just said we should keep Jimmer) who can also have some sort of perimeter game, similar to bad boy pistons. While DMC could be our Laimbeer, we'd need to find some other bangers and shooters to complete this makeover. How do you think we should proceed for the future?
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