2011-2012 Free Agents
2011 Free Agents
By Fallen_Deity Posted in: LaMarcusAldridge, JoelPrzybilla, Celtics, Bobcats, Pistons, Nuggets, Warriors, Rockets, Blazers, GregOden, DanteCunningham
I am not hitting the panic button but we always need to look to improve
and seeing as how we stand to lose Dante, Joel, Mills,and Oden (Marks is
there too but we wont resign him) at the end of the year who should we
try to pursue? Try to keep all 4? Any position we need to strengthen?
(Obviously a good solid 4 and 5)
my wishlist for free agents and reasons behind the choice (Not
necessarily in the order I think we should pursue just randomly
1)Jonas Jerebko Restricted Free Agent (RFA) - He is cheap and a young
player that can can give LA some time to rest and keep defenses honest
with a reliable jumper and a decent long ball (48% and 31% respectively)
averaging under 30 mpg he has 9.3ppg 6rpg. There are better options
for us but if we can't get much a cheap player is always nice Downside-
Idk if he is much if any improvement over Dante.
2)Rodney Stuckey (RFA) - Another Pistons restricted. He is averaging
15.9ppg 5.9apg and .7spg in 32.5 mpg. He is a quick little bugger and
has some decent court vision. Not terribly priced at 2.7 mil. But also
not the best option. Downside.
His numbers come while playing
for an underachieving pistons team and he is averaging 12 shots per game
and does not shoot deep very well so hi snumbers could be inflated.
Has had some altercations with pistons head coach.
3)Louis Amundson Player Option (P) - If he opts out because the warriors
don't fare any better than last year this could happen. He is a great
hustle player that his stats don't always reflect. He does the dirty
work that they don't follow in box scores. Downside.
played in a game this year due to injury so being "cursed" do we want to
risk it? He isn't very offensive we may need a big to score off the
bench for us.
4) Aaron Brooks (RFA) - He its like a young Tony Parker in a lot of
peoples eyes. He is lightning fast and brilliant with decision making.
Low mistake rate and high IQ makes him valuable, coming off a season
with barely over 2 mil a season? He played college ball at U of O and
he is from seattle so there is a possibility we could snag him for a
good price. Downside.
He is restricted and Houston will not let
him go easily. Also a lot of people think Armon needs to start soon.
Having PG duo of AJ and AB would make us extremely small at the 1. He
can score in bunches, however he can go on streaks of misses also.
5)Shelden Williams (FA) - I know I know, he is a nugget (enter random
complaint here). He is cheap and can bang. Takes on 6 shots per game
average and has just under 46% conversion. He may want more money next
year but his salary this year? Under 1 mil. so we may be able to scrape
him up if he doesn't hate portland. Downside.
I don't know a
lot about Williams so I don't know how he could affect chemistry or if
he would be ok being a small role player here or if he thinks he
deserved a larger role.
6) Glen Davis (FA) - He is a big, tough body that can bang like nobodies
business. He is averaging just shy of 5rpg but he also has KG out there
grabbing boards so he doesn't need 10, but can grab them. He also has a
strong back to the basket game. Downside.
He is playing for
championship contenders and the Celts will probably resign him asap. He
is also averaging over 31 mpg (due to Perkins injury) and may not want
to be a role player.
7) Nazr Mohammed (FA) - The 2nd most expensive on my list at around 6.9
mil but he produces. 75% Ft is way above his career FT% and he averages
just below 50% for FG%. He could be a solid player for our team. Downside.
is 33 so not a lot of time left and Charlotte may offer him a good
contract. I would say only go after him if we can get a bargain on him
cuz of his age.
8) Shane Battier (FA) - Battier is a warrior on the court. Very vocal
and won't back down from anybody and thats something we really need.
Listed at SF but has and can play PF. Averages around 30 mpg and could
do that (albeit off the bench) here by backing up both LA and Nico. Not
the best shooter, yet can shoot deep just as well as medium so he can
be a threat from the wing. Downside.
He is a starter for
Houston so he may be too valuable to get from them. He is 32 so not a
spring chicken but still has time in the tank. Would he be okay with
coming off the bench for another playoff team or would he rather take
his chances with what he has. Lastly he is pricey (7.4 mil this
season) I don't think we can offer him that much.
9) Carl Landry (FA) - He can score, but usually needs all 30 mins of PT
he gets but would be a viable option off the bench. He is an inside
player and a 2nd chance player that gets just about as many offensive as
defensive boards. Downside.
He does take 30mpg and may not
want a reduced role here, even though the Kings are not moving up in the
world. He isn't the best rebounder, just a hustle rebounder.
*Disclaimer: This is assuming the CBA is relatively the same as now so
this is potentially impossible til the new CBA is announced.*