Let him walk
Resign him and keep him long term
Resign him and trade him January 2013 with Amare
We will only have the full MLE ($5 mil) available to spend this summer.
The CBA does not allow them to restructure their contracts. We're stuck with 3 players taking up 91% of our cap.
I have no problem with that. They've all showed, when used properly, they have talent and natural abilities.
Jorts/Jerome Jordan have size, court awareness, and play D
Shump when encouraged to get to the hole can dominate, and his outside shot is improving as well as his decision making. His defense is NBA caliber
And Lin too can play D, run the show, penetrate and dish.
All actually play D so there are no glarring weaknesses, they're young and hungry, eager to show and prove, and are basically home grown except Lin.
As long as Mike doesn't run them ragged, we have a bright future.
One thing we need to see is how they react in the playoffs. Fields has much to prove in that scenario also.
wow i cant believe i forgot about this but what happened to little hansBRO? he can drive, shoot, distribute, and get the team fired up when lins on the bench. i was dying to get him in the offseason but now it seems like a perfect fit. staple td and bibbys asses to the bench and have a guard rotation of lin shump and ben.
LIN allows Shumpert to slide over and do what he does naturally. He's a solid off-the-ball defensive player. Solid on 2s & 3s. He's a SG, not a PG.
It certainly looks like Lin, Shumpert & Joorts have roles here. Maybe even more than just bench/rotational players.
NOW... if these 3 can be important, productive players (2 starts and a 6/7th type man)... We hit a grand salome.
It doesn't appear that we can solve SG problem in free agency. Gordon or Mayo out of reach. We'll have to reup Fields, and live with a Shumpert-Fields combo.
I would prefer to ENSURE our PG situation is settled. Dragic or Nash. Looks like there's a PG rich class. If Lin is half of what we hope... Our "dominating" front court will have PG settled, and will only help those 3 'be all they can be.'
Probably have to hope for the best from JJ, or another BIG like him, and Jordan. Then a 3 point sniper (Novak, Walker type).
BUT, if we have our front court & our PG situation the way we've designed it, all else falls into place.
But we may need someone like Goran Dragic to backup Lin.
Jeffries will also be a free agent, so we have to take care of business with various guys.
Anyways, this discussion belongs on another thread.
As far as Lin is concerned, does the Gilbert Arenas rule apply to all of our players even if undrafted?
In the short term, his play allows us to take it slowly with Baron Davis. If we can ever get back Davis, at 75% of what he was even last year, we should be fine at PG when the post season arrives.
Last edited by tiger0330; Feb 09, 2012 at 10:45.