Since there is a break I thought this would be a good time to make some very real (not wishful) assessments of the team. Whats your take?
Overall team? - Average. Not so bad seeing that last year we were horrible.
Will we make playoffs? - No.
What team needs? - Defensive minded PF to start & long range SG to start.
About Isaiah Thomas - Is either a genius or madman. Should keep him until January 2008. If he can acquire the right PF or SG and be at .500 by then, he is a genius. If not, then he's a madman and should be outta here.
Marbury - Improved. Should be a starter.
Curry - Improved. Should be a starter. Needs "D" work over summer.
Crawford - Improved. Should come off bench next year.
D-Lee - Most Improved. Should come off bench next year. Needs shot work.
Q-Rich - Improved. Keep as role player. Can come off bench or start.
J. Jeffries - Average. Keep as role player. Can come off bench or start.
Balkman - Has value. Keep as work in progress.
Collins - Has value. Keep as work in progress.
M. Rose - Solid. Keep as veteran leadership.
J. James - Untradeable but can fill void nicely if back-up C/PF goes down.
Frye - Trade. Will not fit with current team. Needs "D" work over summer.
Francis - Trade or buyout. Will not fit with current team.
Robinson - Trade. Great athlete but don't see long range future in NBA.
Cato - Contracts up at end of year. Can re-sign if necessary.