With the offseason approaching, who should we keep and who should we dump?
Wilson Chandler: Keep
Why: Cheap, talented, and has a lot of potential. He's probably our best defensive player, and he's very coachable. Any weakness in his game he's willing to put the time in, and make it better. He has a bright future.
Eddy Curry: Dump
Why: Any way possible, we need to get rid of him. He makes 11 million in 2010. He's been out of shape all year, and has contributed nothing. It will be Donnie Walsh's biggest challenge to find a way to dump Curry.
Chris Duhon: Keep
Why: He would make a good backup. We need an upgrade badly, but in a reduced role he could be useful. Hopefully next season he can come off the bench for our draft pick (Lawson?), or free agent signing (Nash, Miller, Kidd?).
Danilo Gallinari: Keep
Why: With news of his back surgery being a success, he should come back as our most talented player next year. He's already our best shooter, he's young, and has tremundous upside.
Larry Hughes: Dump
Why: Not a priority, but we're better team without him. He's a ball hog, makes bad decisions, and he chucks up bad shots. Hopefully his expiring contract will be included in a trade for a good player.
Jared Jeffries: Dump
Why: He makes almost 7 million in 2010. He's an ok hustle player. Gets rebounds, draws charges. But he's not worth that much money. It can wait, but we need to trade him eventually.
David Lee: Dump
Why: Lee is talented, but very overrated. He benefits from being the only real big man on this team, and his stats are inflated. He's one dimensional offensively, and he can't create his own shot. His only offense is garbage buckets and pick and rolls with Duhon. He can't hit a jumper to save his life. His defense is non-existent. He has very little lateral quickness, and also makes bad decisions defensively. He's not worth the money he will be asking for. Hopefully we can sign and trade him for a someone worthwhile, Chris Bosh is one example.
Quentin Richardson: Keep
Why: No team will trade for him, and he's useful off the bench. He has a good game every other week, and his contract expires before 2010. Maybe a team will trade for his expiring contract during the season, otherwise let his contract expire.
Nate Robinson: Dump
Why: Same deal with Lee, not worth the money he will be asking for. He's very talented offensively, but he's immature and lazy defensively. You can tell that he get's on D'antoni's nerves with his antics. Unless he's willing to resign for very cheap (less than 5 million), let him walk or include him in a sign and trade.
Chris Wilcox: Keep
Why: He's played well in his limited minutes. As long as he's willing to resign for cheap, he would be a good big man to get rebounds, score inside etc.