That's what I said: We desperately need a PG! Baron Davis is completely past it and it's more annoying than anything to watch him play. Boy what a player he used to be with the Hornets
Lin is injured with a quite significant knee injury. He might be the answer at PG for the next 8 years or he might have a BRandon Roy-type career, which means short.
Meniscus is nothing minor, once these issues start they usually don't get better, only worse each year. Doctors can prolong careers with surgery etc. but having weak cartilage in your knees is a genetic thing and the heavy wear from playing ball on a daily basis can blow up knees very very quickly. See Brandon Roy.
Lin having issues after just half a season as a pro is not a good sign and very concerning.
Either way, Lin and Davis aside: We don't have a backup PG. Both Bibby and Douglas are terrible and should not even be on an NBA roster at this point. I'd rather have J.R. Smith playing point than one of those two tbh.
Our no.1 offseason priority should be:
- Renounce Baron Davis.
- Get some clarification on Lin's situation. If the prognosis is positive resign him to a multi-year deal to be our starting PG. If the prognosis is not so good, do a sign and trade cause some team like the Kings or Hornets might sign him for PR only, even if he's walking on one knee
- Renounce Bibby and Douglas.
- Identify and sign a decent backup PG either via free agency or the DRaft, in case Lin signs a new deal with us. In case we shop Lin, we should draft one PG as a backup and acquire a new starting PG either via free agency (where we are limited due to our cap situation and might be forced to sign a has-been like Davis again) or via trade. We could trade Amar'e for a PG.
Either way, we got to adress the PG situation in the summer. Right now we look horrible at this position with Lin out. Two has-beens and one never- will-be.
Fortunately SG seems to be set for the next years with Shump coming into his own. That'S one thing less to worry about.