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Team Roster and Analysis 2011

Posted on: May 29, 2011 1:59 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 10:52 am
 

Post and analyze your roster using the format I have used for the Washington Wizards. Take the Wizards information out and input your players, and 2011 salaries. Also fill in your draft picks, etc like the others. The link is in the main blog. DO NOT USE A COPY PASTED ROSTER FROM ANY OTHER SITE AS IT MESSES WITH THE FORMAT.

Washington Wizards -

Rashard Lewis - SF - $22,152,000
James Posey - SF - 6,925,400
John Wall - PG - $5,530,080
Yi Jianlian -PF -$5,403,366
Maurice Evans - SG - $2,500,000
Paul George - SF - $2,406,240 
JaVale McGee - C - $2,462,399
Kevin Seraphin - PF/C - $1,680,360
Trevor Booker - PF - $1,294,920
Jordan Crawford - SG - $1,120,440
Hamady Ndiaye - C - $650,000
Total team Salary - $52,125,205 

Draft Picks - 
#6 = Jan Vesely
#15 = Chris Singleton
#18 = Jimmer Fredette 
#34 = Jordan Williams

Starting 5 -

PG - John Wall
SG - Jordan Crawford
SF - Paul George
PF - Trevor Booker
C - JaVale McGee

2nd Team -
PG - Jimmer Fredette
SG/SF - Chris Singleton
SF - Rashard Lewis
PF/C - Jan Vesely
C/PF - Kevin Seraphin

Reserves -
SG/SF - Maurice Evans
SF - James Posey
PF - Yi Jianlian
PF/C - Jordan Williams
C - Hamady Ndiaye

Trade - 

Wizards receive -
James Posey - 6,925,400
Paul George - 2,406,240
15th overall pick 2011
Total: 9,331,640

Pacers receive -
Andray Blatche - 6,442,083
Nick Young - 3,695,857
Total: 10,137,940

Orlando Magic


Starters


PG - Steve Nash

SG - Jason Richardson

SF - Quentin Richardson

PF - Ryan Anderson

C - Dwight Howard


Bench 


PG - Gilbert Arenas

SG - Tracy McGrady

SF - Hedo Turkoglu

PF - Brandon Bass

C - Daniel Orton


Reserves


SG - Manny Harris

PF - Malik Allen


Trades


Orlando desperately looked for an elite teammate to pair with Dwight Howard. After engaging in early talks with the 76ersabout Andre Iguodala, things fell through so Orlando looked at shopping around their star. LA low-balled them offering an average player in Andrew Bynum and an aging Lamar Odom. Talks then swung to Oklahoma City in a package surrounding Russell WestbrookSerge Ibaka, and Kendrick Perkins and were close to pulling the triggar before last minute discussions with the Phoenix Suns landed the Magic Steve Nash. Nash, like Howard, only has a year left on his deal, and thus opens up about 30 million coming off the books next season as Orlando prepares for the 2013 free agency class when Arenas and Turkoglu come off the books as well, another 30 million. Orlando has set itself up for one last run with Nash at the helm, hopefully giving Howard the sense that the Magic are looking to get better and a little bit of patience will be key.


Free Agency


Most of Orlando's MLE is tied up in Quentin Richardson, but what's left of it would probably be looked at with either Glen Davis or Greg Oden. Oden's not available until January because of his knees, but that will give Orlando some time to see what Daniel Orton can do along with give Bass and Anderson some solid minutes hopefully raising their stock before the trade deadline. Because of the lack of money, if Oden doesn't come, Orlando probably sits back.


Overall:


The Magic are set up for one more year. They're going to have a deadly pick and roll game with Howard and Nash along with actually improving their perimeter shooting from a year ago. Nash is a better shooter than Nelson and his distributing skills will really help the Richardsons, especially Jason, and the young Ryan Anderson. With Nash setting him up, and the overall improvements to his game, there's no reason to believe Dwight can't average 25 points this year. Quentin replaces Turkoglu in the line-up because Nash will dominate the ball and Orlando needs some perimeter defense. On the bench, you have two former all-NBA players and Turkoglu who can all make spot starts and contribute in various ways. Orlando is hoping that Gilbert can recover and with an off-season of Magic workouts, come back in better shape. He can be the explosive 6th man they're looking for. Bass can spell both Howard and Anderson and bring some toughness and rebounding. McGrady can play either guard position and can be a facilitator off the bench who can knock down some shots. There will also be the occassional night where he's just feeling it and can get 15-20 points off the bench. Turkoglu sucks but he's another guy who can handle the ball along with spot up and hit some shots. Orlando has 3 guys capable of stepping up on any given night off the bench and although they don't mesh all that well together, they don't have to be used entirely as one unit. Manny Harris is going to be insurance in case TMAC or Gilbert gets injured again. Harris showed glimpses of Jamal Crawford like skills this year and his youth and athleticism will be huge in the future if Orlando has to rebuild without Dwight Howard.


Prediction: Orlando improved. Nash is one of those guys who makes his teammates better and with a great PNR player and Howard, and great shooters like JRICH, QRICH, Anderson, and Turkoglu, the system is perfect for Nash as well. We feel like this team is very comparable to the Suns team from two years ago except that Howard's defense is going to be a missing link. There's no reason this team can't make a strong playoff push this year.

Minnesota Timberwolves

C-Nazr Mohammed
PF-Kevin Love
SF-Derrick Williams
SG-Wesley Johnson
PG-Ricky Rubio

Second Team
C-Nikola Pekovic
PF-Markeiff Morris
SF-Martrell Webster
SG-Daquan Cook
PG-Johnny Flynn

Reserves-
C/PF Nikola Vucevic
C-Darko Milicic
PG/SG Darius Morris
PG- Patty Mills
SF-Lazar Hayward

Trades:

Portland Trail Blazers send to the Minnesota Timberwolves:

Patrick Mills 937,195

#21 pick

Jerryd Bayless Trade Exception 2,292,600

for

Anthony Randolph 2,911,231 

Randolph wouldnt see much playing time anyways and didnt seem like he would develop into the player we need so I traded him for Patty Mills, a Point Guard who has showed flashes and will get playing time this year to see where he is, and the 21st pick.

Timberwolves get:
Cook $2,169,857
Mohammed $6,883,800
25th

roughlt 9 mil

for

Thunder get:
Beasley$4,962,240
Tolliver $2,200,000
Ellington$1,078,800

roughly 8.2 mil

I didnt really
want to trade Beasley, but he doesnt have the best defense and lacks rebounding for his true position. I get a solid defensive and rebounds center in Mohammed, who will start but probablt wont play much as I want to get the Nikolas playing time.I get another First round drat pick and I really like my pickup of Daequan Cook. He is starting to show he may turn into something and at least is a solid role player.

Draft:
2nd pick-Derrick Williams
Shocker I know, he is playing a little bit out of position, he could play either the 3 or 4 but If anything he can be trade bait in to the future or turn into a solid wing player.
20th pick-Nikola Vucevic Now the Center class is pretty weak after the top two, but i feel i snagged a good prospect who has good blood lines. He has a good work ethic and back to basket skills.
21st pick- Darius Morris- I really like this kid. He is a sophmore and has a ton of potential, can be Point or SG but seems to really see the court. He wont play much, because I plan to develop him.
24th Pick- Markieff Morris- This is a pick with High reward, low risk potential. He can rebound and Play defense so he will step up right away, but if he develops an offense game, world watch out, we may have a solid player along side Love.


Overall my team is for the future, and the plan is to develop my many young players. Have the PG battle, of Rubio, Flynn, Morris, and Mills fight it out and see who can come out on top. I could also use some for trade bait later in the year. Im going for the future.

This year predicted: 32 wins. Shows signs of huge improvement late in year

Future team of:
C-Vucevic
PF-LOVE/Morris
PF-Williams/Hayward
SG-Johnson/Cook
PG-Rubio/Morris

In a few years that could be a solid playoff team, barringa few FA pickups

THE LOS ANGELES Lakers:

You can look at the Lakers 1 of 2 ways... A team that's been to the finals 3 out of the last 4 years, winning back 2 back championships in that time span. Or, a team who was just swept in the second round. In all honesty, I believe you have to respect the first part, and acknowledge the second... This team has great players, they are also older, and slower... Add the fact that a new coach is coming in, I believe a few changes are needed in order to compete successfully with all these other teams getting much stronger. There are 5 things i feel need to be addressed in order:

1. overall team speed
2. a stronger (consistent) bench
3. help at the pg
4. a 2nd closer to help Kobe
5. the future

TRADES:

With Jim Buss trying to prove he is the new king of the Lakers Bynum's time is slowly coming. He said Bynum is "untouchable" and brought in a defensive minded coach with ties to coaching Tim Duncan whom I believe Bynum is a young version of. Before you start thinking I'm crazy, age wise this would be Duncan's first year in the NBA, looking at it in that manner, you must acknowledge Bynum's play (not demeanor) is very reminiscent of Duncan at this point. At any rate we attempted the only trade that would move Bynum, Orlando. Bynum and Odom for Hedo and Howard seemed more than fair considering Hedo is not nearly the talent as Odom at a higher price I believe, and Bynum is second only to Howard at this point, and is only 23 years old. We moved on and made an offer for Stephen Jackson that fell through and Iggy that never worked out, with Gasol being the prize... It's surprising how little respect Pau gets. We finally reached a deal with Portland that moved Pau, Devin Ebanks and Steve Blake, and landed Marcus Camby and Brandon Roy.

Lakers ROSTER 2011-2012:

Ron Artest SF $6,790,640
Matt Barnes SF/SG $1,900,000
Shannon Brown PG $2,400,000
Kobe Bryant SG/SF $25,244,000
Andrew Bynum C $15,157,667
Marcus Camby C/PF $9,256,500 +
Derrick Caracter PF $788,872
Derek Fisher PG $3,400,000
Lamar Odom PF $8,900,00
Brandon Roy SG/SF $14,940,153 +
Joe Smith PF/C $1,352,181 *
Luke Walton SF/PF $5,680,000

Projected Salary = $95,810,013
Actual Salary = $94,822,877 (Ratliff, Smith, Johnson projected to be off books)
+ Players added in deal with Portland for (Gasol, Blake, Ebanks)
* Planning to re-sign

Players Released:
Theo Ratliff - $1,352,181
Trey Johnson - $76,292

PROJECTED STARTERS:
  1. Derek Fisher
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Ron Artest
  4. Lamar Odom
  5. Andrew Bynum
BENCH:
  1. Shannon Brown/Andrew Goudelock
  2. Brandon Roy/Shannon Brown/Matt Barnes
  3. Brandon Roy/Matt Barnes/Gilbert Brown
  4. Marcus Camby/Luke Walton/Derrick Caracter?/Lavoy Allen?/Joe Smith
  5. Marcus Camby/Joe Smith/Lucas Nogueira
THE DRAFT:

PICKS:
#41 - Andrew Goudelock - PG - College of Charleston
#46 - Lavoy Allen - PF - Temple
#56 - Gilbert Brown - SF - Pittsburgh
#58 - Lucas Nogueira - C - Brazil

With no first round picks the Lakers looked for solid bench players. Starting with a point guard, we thought about a quick small PG like Isiah Thomas but decided to look forward at a possible replacement for Fisher than a spark plug. Andrew Goudelock fits that bill. Very similar in size and speed, Col. of Charls. all-time scoring leader won this years NCAA 3-point contest running away with over 10 seconds left to shoot. With the guidance of Fisher and Kobe I think he has great potential to be the solid PG for years to come, also his range is limitless. We then went with Lavoy Allen out of Temple. Very talented, high basketball IQ, fundementally sound on both ends... The only question is his motor, his summer league will determine if he makes the team or we keep Derrick Caracter who had an issue in New Orleans during the play-offs that we aren't happy about. Gilbert Brown and Lucas Nogueira are 2 guys we hope can surprise people. Brown could be very much like Ron Artest, and who better to learn from than the aforementioned. Lucas Nogueira is 18 and his defense and rebounding are above average... With the mentoring of Marcus Camby and Joe Smith, and having a very high motor and very good leaping ability the 7 footer could be a future defensive player of the year. All in all we feel we had a strong draft considering.

PROJECTION:

We decided to keep the core as close to the same as possible. We feel with Odom starting Bynum has more room in the post and also gives Artest more time in the post which should help them both offensively, and we also get another playmaker on the floor who can stretch the court. With the additions of Roy, Camby and Goudelock our bench should be stronger as well on the offensive side. Goudelock and Shannon Brown will be fighting for minutes which may end up moving Brown back to the back up SG. Unless that happens we have 2 three men rotations. Roy will be the back up to Kobe giving him a rest at the end of the 1st and 3rd and Artest will sit at the end of the 2nd and 4th giving the Lakers 2 great closers at those points of the game. Camby plays center when Bynum rests and can play next to him when Odom is out like Gasol did last year. Both players are question marks due to injury, but we are only looking for about 20-25 minutes a game from both of them, which should keep them fresh. We do have some young guys that will log minutes early in the season to also keep their minutes low. The difference this year will be when Bynum is out we don't suffer defensively. Camby can still lock down the paint and when he and Bynum are together we should be very strong. As a whole we are still close to the same team only we now have a stronger bench, we are more agile, we have what we believe is a strong core at the PG, Kobe and Roy as a tandom to end games is something special we feel, and our future has been addressed. Everthing we wanted to do going into this off-season.

We believe a 55-27 win season and a Championship is well within our reach. We also feel that with replacing Phil and possible injury problems well within the realm of possibility, we could end up 42-40. If that is the case, Camby, Shannon Brown, Joe Smith and Matt Barnes are off the books. Bynum and Odom are team options, Fisher and Artest are player options, and Walton is in his last year so we are in a good position to get a great player or 2 in free-agency 2012-2013. But I'm optimistic and go with the begining of the final 3-peat of Kobe's career. 

Charlotte Bobcats

  •  Boris Diaw
  •  Stephen Jackson
  •  Joel Przybilla 
  •  Tyrus Thomas
  •  Matt Carroll
  •  Gerald Henderson
  •  DJ Augustin
  •  Eduardo Najera
  •  DJ White
  •  Sean Marks
  •  Dante Cunningham
  •  Garrett Temple
  • Shaun Livingston
Free Agents that will be resigned:
Dante Cunningham
Joel Przybilla
Garrett Temple
Kwame Brown

Players that will be released:
Matt Carroll
Sean Marks
Eduardo Najera

Current Team Roster:
Boris Diaw; PF/C - 9,000,000
Stephen Jackson; SG/SF - 9,260,000
Joel Przybilla; C - 7,405,300
Tyrus Thomas; PF - 7,305,785
Gerald Henderson; SG - 2,250,600
DJ Augustin; PG - 3, 236,469
Garrett Temple; PG - 237,127
Shaun Livingston; PG - 3,500,000
DJ White; PF - 2,001,167
Dante Cunningham; PF - 762,195
Kwame Brown; C- 1,229,255
DeSagana Diop; C - 6,925,400

Draft Picks:
9th pick was Marcus Morris, small forward from Kansas
19th pick was Tyler Honeycutt, shooting guard/small forward from UCLA
39th pick was Trey Thompkins, power forward from Georgia

First Five:
DJ Augustin - PG
Gerald Henderson - SG
Stephen Jackson - SF
Boris Diaw - PF
Joel Przybilla - C

Second Rotation:
Shaun Livingston - PG
Tyler Honeycutt - SG
Marcus Morris - SF
Tyrus Thomas - PF
Kwame Brown - C

Bench:
Desagana Diop
Trey Thompkins
Garrett Temple
DJ White
Dante Cunningham

TRADE :  None

Overall:
  
With a new head coach, who is more known as an fast pace offensive coach, than the previous coach Larry Brown. The defense must make sure to pressure the ball to increase the chances of turnovers so that more fastbreak plays can be initiated. Coming from the Golden State Warriors Stephen Jackson and hopefully a fit Boris Diaw who once also played for the Phoenix Suns are good building blocks for this type of offense. Drafting Tyler Honeycutt and Marcus Morris who is one of the top prospects in this draft can help bring in defense from Tyler Honeycutt and much needed offense in the post and three point shots from Marcus Morris who is also a good rebounder and defensive player. While Trey Thompkins can contribute immediately on being a good rebounder, shot blocker and back to the basket player who also can shoot three point shots. He is more of an insurance to what players  he can substitute for when they might get injured. He will need one or two more years to fully develop as a starting power forward in the nba.As for the other part i was not an active participant in trades because, they did traded away Gerald Wallace last season, and i would presume the Bobcats would not trade any more of their players realistically. The only projection i can make is if they can still play defense that was taught by Larry Brown, and with Paul Silas ability to connect with his players and instill a run and gun game then they have a shot to at least make it to the playoffs or be contending for the last playoff spot.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 10:01 am
 

Team Roster and Analysis 2011

Also to add to my outlook





I was talking to some teams about trading up and getting 12th pick and 15th pick, but in the end, this draft was weak. Noone could help my tean enough to trade up and get them. So instead, I ran away from this draft. I traded my 48th pick in help to get Millsap and Fields.



Since: Jan 30, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:02 am
 

Team Roster and Analysis 2011

  • Atlanta Hawks
    Jason Collins, C
    Landry Fields, G
    Kirk Hinrich, G
    Al Horford, C
    Joe Johnson, G
    Brad Miller, C
    Josh Powell, F
    Josh Smith, F
    Kelenna Azubuike, G
    Paul Millsap, F
    Etan Thomas,C
    Marvin Williams, F

    Draft Picks:
    None


    Starting 5:
    PG- Kirk Hinrich
    SG- Joe Johnson
    SF- Josh Smith
    PF- Paul Millsap
    C- Al Horford

    2nd Team-
    PG- Landry Fields
    SG- Kelenna Azubuike
    SF- Marvin Williams
    PF- Josh Powell
    C- Brad Miller

    Reserves:
    Etan Thomas
    Jason Collins

    Trade 1:
    Hawks receive: Brad Miller

    for

    Rockets receive: ZaZa Pachulia


    Trade 2:
    K Get:

    9,319,000

    $10,080,000

    $1,087,500 (S&T)

    $473,604 (S&T)

    Total: $20,960,104



    Knicks Trade:

    $14,200,000

    Marshon Brooks $1,343,300

    $916,000

    $788,872

    Kelenna Azuibuke $3,364,000

    Total: $20,612,083



    This trade financially works for the Knicks.



Get:

14,200,000


$1,579,920

$916,000

Marshon Brooks $1,343,300

48th pick

Total: $18,039,202



Jazz Trade:


9,319,000


6,700,000

Kyrylo Fesenko $1,087,500 (S&T)

Total: $17,106,500



The Utah Jazz's salary before this trade is $51,709,192. The Utah Jazz are
$4,790,808 under the set NBA salary cap of 56.5 million. This trade financially
works for the Jazz.





get:


$6,700,000

Kelenna Azuibuke $3,364,000

$788,872


Total: $10,852,872



Hawks Trade:

Jamal Crawford $10,080,000


$1,579,920

Pape Sy $473,604 (S&T)

Total: $12,133,524




Outlook:
In this, I do believe that the bench got weaker. But the starting 5, the core, did get stronger. This team is right there. They have the talent to make a run. They just need that one piece. Later, in the offseason, Josh Smith will be shopped around looking for some key players. I do believe that if this team can get a true point guard, then they will be in the title mix. They pushed the Bulls to the limit and have shown that they can beat quality teams, such as the Magic. I do not think that this is the team right here than can make a Finals run, but this is a start. They will still make the playoffs with ease and I think they will face the Magic and still be able to beat them as they have there number. After that is when this team shows that they are for real. Paul Millsap allows Josh Smith to be able to play the position he should play, small forward. Landry Fields provides a spark plug off the bench. Kelenna Azubuike can come in and hit a few threes. Brad Miller provides the toughness off the bench and also has the ability to spread out and hit a mid range jumper. As said, this team is right there. I expect a 50+ win season and I guarantee this team could make it into a second round matchup and take the 1 seed to 7 games.




Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Team Roster and Analysis 2011

The Utah Jazz release Charlie Bell. The Utah Jazz sign Scotty
Hopson, SG, Tennessee.



Utah Jazz 2011-2012 Roster

Head Coach: Tyrone Corbin



Offseason Outlook:

This offseason, the Utah Jazz decided to move a couple of their rotational
players and starters to try and compete for an NBA championship. The Utah Jazz
deemed the current roster as a couple pieces away from competing for a
championship. We decided on a core group of Jazz players that weren't to be
traded under any circumstances and those players consist of Derrick Favors,
Gordon Hayward, and Jeremy Evans. The Jazz was also interested in keeping
Mehmey Okur, but he was being considered in trades. We almost had a deal
complete that would of sent Mehmet Okur and pieces for Al Horford and pieces
but, the trade fell through. After that, we haven't discussed Mehmet Okur in
any further trade talks. The Utah Jazz compiled a list of players that we
deemed expendable for the right price. These players consisted of Al Jefferson,
Paul Millsap and Devin Harris. Millsap was a player that was subject to trade
discussions because of his league wide value and cap friendly contract. We
decided to pursue trade offers for Jefferson and Harris to try and gain assets
that would help us in the present and the future. Harris has done a solid job
of manning the point for the Jazz thus far but, we decided to add a veteran PG
that has playoff experience and will come through for our team in pressure
situations. We traded Al Jefferson to try and improve out backcourt by adding a
prolific scorer that can dominate games if need be. Heres what our team looks
like for the 2011-2012 season



Starters:

PG: Chauncey Billups

SG: Monta Ellis

SF: Gordon Hayward

PF: Derrick Favors

C: Mehmet Okur



1st Rotation:

PG: Jeff Teague

SG: Raja Bell

SF: Bill Walker

PF: Bismack Biyombo

C: Enes Kanter



2nd Rotation:

PG: Josh Selby

SG: Scottie Hopson

SF: Marshon Brooks

PF: Enes Kanter

C: Josh Harrellson



Reserves:

PF: Louis Amundson



2011-2012 Utah Jazz Rookie Class

3rd Pick: Enes Kanter, PF/C, Kentucky

When we began trade talks with the Warriors for Al Jefferson, we had to find
his future replacement. We deemed Kanter as a borderline all-star type that
could help lead our team further into the playoffs. Kanter has the size,
length, mid range game, intangibles and work ethic to succed in the NBA. Kanter
won't be asked to start for the Utah Jazz and that should be fine with him. We
have decided to start Mehmet Okur at center and will ask him to the mentor the
Young Turkish big man. Kanter will learn alot from Mehmet and we believe he
will fluorish because of it.



12th Pick: Bismick Biyombo, PF/C, Congo

The Jazz had decided to pursue a defensive stopper that reminded us alot of Ben
Wallace. Biyombo is an excellent shot blocker with a high motor and a blue
collar work ethic to make an impact in the NBA for years to come. Biyombo is 18
and he's still very raw so we will give him time to develop into the player that
we believes he can become. We have high hopes for Biyombo and with time he
could become a top 5 defensive PF/C in the NBA.



17th Pick: Marshon Brooks, SG/SF, Providence (Traded from New York)

The Utah Jazz acquired Brooks in a trade that sent Paul Millsap to Atlanta and
Devin Harris to New York so, we believe in Brooks ability at the SG and
potential SF positions. Brooks was a profilic scorer at Providence, were he was
asked to be the main scoring option and primary ball handler. Brooks fluorished
in his role and was an efficient distributor at Providence. Brooks has a very
distinguished offensive game that has the potential to translate to the NBA.
Brooks has the potential to become 20 ppg scorer for this team. We are excited
to have him.



48th Pick: Josh Selby

Josh Selby is a highly talent scoring point guard that has the ability to make
the highlight film type plays and effectively run an offense. Selby is a highly
athletic PG that in time could be a potential all star if he works on his game
and puts his work in during the off season. Selby has some character issues
that led to suspension while at Kansas. The Utah Jazz deemed this spot as a
safe spot to draft Selby even with his red flags. If Selby continues to act in
an unprofessional manner then we have the ability to release him with out
public criticism.



UFA: Scotty Hopson, SG, Tennessee

Hopson is a highly athletic SG that has excellent speed and quickness to excel
at the next level. Hopson has NBA 3 point range and can create for himself.
Hopson will compete with players during summer league to see if he can make the
roster. Hopson game is still very unpolished and has some work to do before he
is completely ready for a bigger role in the NBA. If he makes the roster then
he will be asked to play a few minutes a game until he has proven himself in
practice.



UFA: Josh Harrellson

Harrelson adds depth and more size at the center position that the Utah Jazz
need more of. We brought Harrellson in to compete with Kanter for a minutes on
this team and for Kanter to have a good friend to help with the transition.
Harrellson's game improved this season drastically and that can partially be
credited to Kanter for their constant battles in practice. Harrellson has
developed into a solid big man that can come in and do the little things that
are asked of him until he improves to the point to were we feel he is ready for
the speed and aggresiveness of the NBA.



Trade Evaluations:



Trade #1:

Utah Receive: - 11,000,000

- 4,092,000

Louis Amundson - 2,403,000

Total: $17,495,000



Golden State Receive: - 14,000,000

- 3,700,000

Total: $17,700,000



The Utah Jazz felt that it was time to
find a shooter that could take over games. We felt that at this point in the
NBA, you need to have guys that can dominate at any given time. The NBA is now
a league were the teams with the top players win. We felt that with Monta, we
would get the player that could be our game changer. We were hesitant to move
C.J. Miles but, if he had to be in the trade to get Monta, it had to be done.
Jefferson was very productive for us but, we have found a replacement for him
in the draft.



Trade #2:

K Get:

9,319,000

$10,080,000

$1,087,500 (S&T)

$473,604 (S&T)

Total: $20,960,104



Knicks Trade:

$14,200,000

Marshon Brooks $1,343,300

$916,000

$788,872

Kelenna Azuibuke $3,364,000

Total: $20,612,083



This trade financially works for the Knicks.




Get:

14,200,000


$1,579,920

$916,000

Marshon Brooks $1,343,300

48th pick

Total: $18,039,202



Jazz Trade:


9,319,000


6,700,000

Kyrylo Fesenko $1,087,500 (S&T)

Total: $17,106,500



The Utah Jazz's salary before this trade is $51,709,192. The Utah Jazz are
$4,790,808 under the set NBA salary cap of 56.5 million. This trade financially
works for the Jazz.





get:


$6,700,000

Kelenna Azuibuke $3,364,000

$788,872


Total: $10,852,872



Hawks Trade:

Jamal Crawford $10,080,000


$1,579,920

Pape Sy $473,604 (S&T)

Total: $12,133,524

The Utah Jazz had the flexibility to do this
trade when we drafted Bismick Biyombo and Enes Kanter. Millsap had quite a bit
of trade value and we didn’t see Harris as our point guard of the future so we
felt like we could improve the team in other areas by trading the two. The Jazz
add a leader that has playoff experience in Chauncey Billups, a rookie that has
the ability to light up the scoreboard in Marshon Brooks, a young point guard
that has showed a lot of potential in Jeff Teague, a 2<sup>nd</sup> round pick
and a talented rotational player in Bill Walker. The Jazz have added depth at
the PG, SG, and SF positions by doing this trade.

 

Season Outlook:

The Utah
Jazz are looking forward to a new season that brings a fresh start for the Utah
Jazz. The Jazz have added six rookies in Enes Kanter, Bismick Biyombo, Marshon
Brooks, Josh Selby, Scotty Hopson, and Josh Harrelson. The Utah Jazz have
traded five players from their 2010-2011roster in Devin Harris, Al Jefferson,
Paul Millsap, C.J. Miles, and Kyrylo Fesenko. We traded those guys to try and
improve this team in the present and in the future. We acquired Chauncey
Billups, Monta Ellis, Jeff Teague, Louis Amundson, and Bill Walker.

      
;      Chauncey
Billups is a proven winner, high character player, leadership and clutch play
making ability to the Utah Jazz. Monta Ellis will be asked to be the main
scoring option that will be relied on in key situations during the season. Jeff
Teague is a young point guard that we brought in to develop behind Billups and
Ellis and compete for playing time with Josh Selby, our 2<sup>nd</sup> rounf
draft pick. Louis Amundson is a solid rebounder that will be called on when
injuries occur throughout the season and playoffs. Amundson will be a reserve
PF that will compete with Biyombo for playing time as the backup PF. Bill
Walker is a highly athletic SG/SF that will be asked to fill the role that C.J.
Miles played as a SF that brings hustle, toughness, high effort and a valuable
skill set consisting of excellent athleticism and range up to 3 feet outside
the 3pt line.

      
;      The
six rookies that we brought in will all get a chance at playing time on this
young, talented and new Utah Jazz squad. Each rookie brings a unique skill set
that stood out to us during the draft evaluation process. Enes Kanter is a
highly talented PF/C that shows the ability to shoot up to 20 feet and
effectively use an array of post moves in his arsenal. Biyombo is a defensive
thwart, that’s highly athletic and a “never quit” mentality. Biyombo seems to
have the work ethic and talent to become a good NBA player. Marshon Brooks is a
SG that has a game that’s similar to kobe Bryant. Brooks has excellent
athleticism to go along with his improving 3pt shot. The other three rookies
that we brought in will be instructed to focus on developing their game to the
point where they deserve playing time on this team.

      
;      This team has the potential to make
the playoffs and potentially make it past the first round. This team has added
players that either were playmakers that have a history of shouldering the
scoring load for their team (Monta Ellis, Marshon Brooks, Scotty Hopson)
or  highly productive, team oriented guys
that will do what’s best for the team. (Amundson, Teague, Kanter, Biyombo) I
could see this team winning anywhere from 30-35 games if the chemistry doesn’t
develop or 40-45 wins if this team has good chemistry. This is going to be an exciting
season of basketball for the Utah Jazz. We’re excited about the direction that
this team is headed in. Like a young 14 year old kid with a disorder one said, “I
mean, what’s there not to like?”




Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 7:28 am
 

Team Roster and Analysis 2011

The Sacramento Kings

Team Roster:
Samuel Dalembert C $12,200,000 + 
Beno Udrih PG $7,232,500
Marcus Thornton SG $762,195 +
Francisco Garcia SG/SF $5,800,000
Tyreke Evans PG/SG $4,151,640
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C $3,627,720
Marquis Daniels SG/SF $2,470,000
Jason Thompson PF/C $3,001,284
Jermaine Taylor SG $780,871
Hassan Whiteside C $788,872
Darnell Jackson SF $1,091,100
Omri Casspi SG/SF $1,341,960

NOTE: (+)  players that will be resigned
           * only player that will be dropped or released is Eugene Jeter

Draft Picks:
7.   Kawhi Leonard SG/SF; San Diego State
35. Malcolm Lee PG/SG; UCLA
60. Demetri McCamey  PG; Illinois

Starting Five:
PG Tyreke Evans
SG Macus Thornton
SF Francisco Garcia
PF Jason Thompson
C Samuel Dalembert

Second team:
PG Demetri McCamey
SG Omri Casspi
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF DeMarcus Cousins
C Hassan Whiteside

Bench:
PG:Beno Udrih, Armon Johnson
SG: Jermaine Taylor, Malcolm Lee
SF: Darnell Jackson, Marquis Daniels
PF/C: Fabricio Oberto

TRADE:
traded Donte Greene for Fabricio Oberto and Armon Johnson of the Blazers

OVERALL PROJECTION:
Tried to improve the Kings roster by adding players through the draft mostly, as it seems to be impossible to make trades. So first order was to pick a high motor, defense oriented small forward. As the current highly paid small forwards in the roster are more into playing offense, that is why i picked Kawhi Leonard, as he will do other things like rebound and defend the perimeter and leaving it to the other players to score like Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans.One thing that i was not allowed to do was to get a player or two that can help out the front court, So in all likelihood the youthful and unexperience Whiteside and the old veteran Fabricio Oberto, who i picked up in a trade should step up. I would like to drop a few more players from the roster but as it will thin out the roster. So again the role players like Darnell Jackson and Jermaine Taylor must step up. The team projection is that i hope will improve and from a positive view point will more likely increase their percentage of wins next season with this roster provided that they all stay healthy through out the season.











Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: June 18, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Team Roster and Analysis 2011

THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

You can look at the 1 of 2 ways... A team that's been to the finals 3 out of the last 4 years, winning back 2 back championships in that time span. Or, a team who was just swept in the second round. In all honesty, I believe you have to respect the first part, and acknowledge the second... This team has great players, they are also older, and slower... Add the fact that a new coach is coming in, I believe a few changes are needed in order to compete successfully with all these other teams getting much stronger. There are 5 things i feel need to be addressed in order:

1. overall team speed
2. a stronger (consistent) bench
3. help at the pg
4. a 2nd closer to help Kobe
5. the future

TRADES:

With Jim Buss trying to prove he is the new king of the Lakers Bynum's time is slowly coming. He said Bynum is "untouchable" and brought in a defensive minded coach with ties to coaching whom I believe Bynum is a young version of. Before you start thinking I'm crazy, age wise this would be Duncan's first year in the NBA, looking at it in that manner, you must acknowledge Bynum's play (not demeanor) is very reminiscent of Duncan at this point. At any rate we attempted the only trade that would move Bynum, Orlando. Bynum and Odom for Hedo and Howard seemed more than fair considering Hedo is not nearly the talent as Odom at a higher price I believe, and Bynum is second only to Howard at this point, and is only 23 years old. We moved on and made an offer for that fell through and Iggy that never worked out, with Gasol being the prize... It's surprising how little respect Pau gets. We finally reached a deal with Portland that moved Pau, and and landed and .

Lakers ROSTER 2011-2012:

SF $6,790,640
SF/SG $1,900,000
PG $2,400,000
SG/SF $25,244,000
C $15,157,667
Marcus Camby C/PF $9,256,500 +
PF $788,872
PG $3,400,000
PF $8,900,00
Brandon Roy SG/SF $14,940,153 +
PF/C $1,352,181 *
SF/PF $5,680,000

Projected Salary = $95,810,013
Actual Salary = $94,822,877 (Ratliff, Smith, Johnson projected to be off books)
+ Players added in deal with Portland for (Gasol, Blake, Ebanks)
* Planning to re-sign

Players Released:
- $1,352,181
- $76,292

PROJECTED STARTERS:
  1. Derek Fisher
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Ron Artest
  4. Lamar Odom
  5. Andrew Bynum
BENCH:
  1. Shannon Brown/Andrew Goudelock
  2. Brandon Roy/Shannon Brown/Matt Barnes
  3. Brandon Roy/Matt Barnes/Gilbert Brown
  4. Marcus Camby/Luke Walton/Derrick Caracter?/Lavoy Allen?/Joe Smith
  5. Marcus Camby/Joe Smith/Lucas Nogueira
THE DRAFT:

PICKS:
#41 - Andrew Goudelock - PG - College of Charleston
#46 - Lavoy Allen - PF - Temple
#56 - Gilbert Brown - SF - Pittsburgh
#58 - Lucas Nogueira - C - Brazil

With no first round picks the Lakers looked for solid bench players. Starting with a point guard, we thought about a quick small PG like Isiah Thomas but decided to look forward at a possible replacement for Fisher than a spark plug. Andrew Goudelock fits that bill. Very similar in size and speed, Col. of Charls. all-time scoring leader won this years NCAA 3-point contest running away with over 10 seconds left to shoot. With the guidance of Fisher and Kobe I think he has great potential to be the solid PG for years to come, also his range is limitless. We then went with Lavoy Allen out of Temple. Very talented, high basketball IQ, fundementally sound on both ends... The only question is his motor, his summer league will determine if he makes the team or we keep Derrick Caracter who had an issue in New Orleans during the play-offs that we aren't happy about. Gilbert Brown and Lucas Nogueira are 2 guys we hope can surprise people. Brown could be very much like Ron Artest, and who better to learn from than the aforementioned. Lucas Nogueira is 18 and his defense and rebounding are above average... With the mentoring of Marcus Camby and Joe Smith, and having a very high motor and very good leaping ability the 7 footer could be a future defensive player of the year. All in all we feel we had a strong draft considering.

PROJECTION:

We decided to keep the core as close to the same as possible. We feel with Odom starting Bynum has more room in the post and also gives Artest more time in the post which should help them both offensively, and we also get another playmaker on the floor who can stretch the court. With the additions of Roy, Camby and Goudelock our bench should be stronger as well on the offensive side. Goudelock and Shannon Brown will be fighting for minutes which may end up moving Brown back to the back up SG. Unless that happens we have 2 three men rotations. Roy will be the back up to Kobe giving him a rest at the end of the 1st and 3rd and Artest will sit at the end of the 2nd and 4th giving the Lakers 2 great closers at those points of the game. Camby plays center when Bynum rests and can play next to him when Odom is out like Gasol did last year. Both players are question marks due to injury, but we are only looking for about 20-25 minutes a game from both of them, which should keep them fresh. We do have some young guys that will log minutes early in the season to also keep their minutes low. The difference this year will be when Bynum is out we don't suffer defensively. Camby can still lock down the paint and when he and Bynum are together we should be very strong. As a whole we are still close to the same team only we now have a stronger bench, we are more agile, we have what we believe is a strong core at the PG, Kobe and Roy as a tandom to end games is something special we feel, and our future has been addressed. Everthing we wanted to do going into this off-season.

We believe a 55-27 win season and a Championship is well within our reach. We also feel that with replacing Phil and possible injury problems well within the realm of possibility, we could end up 42-40. If that is the case, Camby, Shannon Brown, Joe Smith and Matt Barnes are off the books. Bynum and Odom are team options, Fisher and Artest are player options, and Walton is in his last year so we are in a good position to get a great player or 2 in free-agency 2012-2013. But I'm optimistic and go with the begining of the final 3-peat of Kobe's career. 

  


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