Assuming no trades in the next two months, the top 12 players on the roster are fairly self-evident.
Therefore, the first somewhat interesting question is:
Who will be the last three players to make the roster (players 13 thru 15)?
By the current roster, the choices are:
PLAYER POS AGE HT WT
41 Warren Carter F 24 6-9 220
5 Joe Crawford SG 23 6-5 210
17 Ron Howard G 26 6-5 200
31 Chris Hunter F 25 6-11 240
11 Marcus Landry F 23 6-7 230
13 Gabe Pruitt PG 23 6-4 170
09 Sun Yue SG 23 6-9 205
It is also assumed that the starting backcourt is Duhon and Chandler (with Hughes, N8, and Douglas off the bench) and the starting SF is Gallinari.
The interesting questions are:
Who will start at center (Lee, Curry, or Milicic)?
Who will start at PF (Lee or Harrington)?
Curry/Lee makes the most sense (to me), if Curry can get in playing shape (big if). If not, things get more dicey. Does Milicic/Lee or Lee/Harrington make more sense?
It is doubtful that Milicic is the ideal starting center, but neither is Lee. I prefer Lee at PF, but is this reason to start Milicic over Harrington?
Will Jordan Hill be a solid contributor right away, by the end of this year, or is he a three-year project?
Does Jeffries have a role (other than bench/DL)? If so, what position?
Will N8 or Douglas be the first PG off the bench?
Will Hughes have a regular role, or will he be traded ASAP? This somewhat depends on whether N8 is seen as PG or SG.