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Old 03-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

Core as in the top 3 or 4 players, which the team will keep and build around.

For me, it's Portland. Aldridge is a top 5 PF - easily a cornerstone player. Batum, all around solid player. Plus he bring athleticism to that all important wing spot. And now with Lillard, who will wreck havoc developing a pick'n'roll game with Aldridge. I think Portland is well on their way.

I also like Sacramento with Evans and Cousins. Obviously they need to make some moves. But both those players have the potential to be among the best at their respective positions.

Philly with Bynum, Jrue, Young and Evans? What about the Hornets? John Wall, Beal and Nene?
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

The Hornets core can't seem to stay healthy and Eric Gordon doesn't really want to be there it seems.
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Lakers?
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

Detroit with Monroe and Drummond are gonna destroy the league in a few years.
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

NOH - Gordon and Vasquez are nice pieces. As a GM would you want to keep either as a core player? Vasquez's has some nice numbers but I don't typically watch Hornets games. Is he a keeper? Gordon I would want IF he wasn't always sidelined. Talent means nothing if you can't stay healthy. Rivers and Davis are the other pieces. Ryan Anderson too.

If Gordon doesn't want to be there, and they can trade him for a quality star....then Vasquez, Anderson and Davis with Rivers off the bench as a combo guard doesn't look to bad.

Gordon for who though? He has a huge contract and injury prone.


Lakers? they have Dwight I guess. Kobe probably still has 2 or 3 good years left. If he has more, all the more power to him. Clark? Meh. They are better than a fringe playoff team anyways. I don't really count them. Plus they will probably make the playoffs anyways.
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

Detroit Pistons. Their core has a huge upside imo.
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Chicago should offer Deng for Gordon and see what happens.
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

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Detroit Pistons. Their core has a huge upside imo.

Drummond has a good upside and I understand Monroe's value but who else? Knight? Is he even that good? Stuckey has been a huge disappointment IMO.

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Not bad. Rose and Gordon would be huge. Gordon doesn't offset Rose at all since he's good off the ball. And Butler is proving to be a keeper.

Vasquez, Rivers, Deng, Anderson, Davis?

A gamble but not a bad trade. Salaries almost match up too.
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Lowry ruined my fantasy team.

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Drummond has a good upside and I understand Monroe's value but who else? Knight? Is he even that good? Stuckey has been a huge disappointment IMO.



Not bad. Rose and Gordon would be huge. Gordon doesn't offset Rose at all since he's good off the ball. And Butler is proving to be a keeper.

Vasquez, Rivers, Deng, Anderson, Davis?

A gamble but not a bad trade. Salaries almost match up too.



I think Dumars drafted Knight with the intention of making him Dumars: Part II. Dumars was actually a PG out of college (I saw the draft two years ago). He was 6'3, with a jumpshot, and he played defense. Brandon Knight is lookin a little Dumarsy...I think that's a legit core. They also have some real good depth. Jerekbo, Maxiell (tho I expect him to be gone), Bynum, Stuckey...Stuckey seems like a perfect 6th man combo guard. Could still offer them something, tho I guess it could also be time to move him.


But I like that New Orleans team...I might move Austin Rivers, to be honest. I also don't like Lopez as the starter...If the idea is to bring Anderson off the bench and then move Davis to the 5 after starting at the 4, I'd rather have a guy like Perkins starting. Lopez is better suited to bring energy off the bench.
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no one likes the wizards?
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Default Re: Best core for a non-playoff team moving forward?

Cavs?

Kyrie/Waiters/Gee/Thompson/Zeller

Plus another top 3 or 5 draft pick this year
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wiz and cavs imo
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