This is something I have been wondering. How can we get enough cap space for someone of star caliber and yet keep a descent roster. I mean a complete roster, because by the look of "potential and rumor" deals, we lose players. Players, bodies, whatever... there is a league minimum to have. I feel that if we get rid of Ty Thomas and Kirk Hinrich sometime before summer, don't resign Lindsey Hunter and Brad Miller, we are left with some holes to fill. I am in line with the next guy, sign someone big, but is there a consequence to it? Will are starters be top 3 in the East, yet have a bench that reminds you of JV?
So let's say Hinrich or if we are LUCKY and get rid of (or if he opts out, which realistically wont happen unless his agent is some sort of wizard) John Salmons instead and don't resign anybody on this squad, we have 6 players under contract, 7 if both Hinrich and Salmons stays. We have money for one big free agent (even though a certain sports network and site continue to say we can get two, but not true) or a few pieces. What do we do, do we whiff and end up signing Pargo to 2 years and settling for David Lee? (don't get me wrong, Lee is a fine player, but not fine to have hope for) Even more so, with this money potentially going to a free agent or two, we have to keep in mind a few things... will there be a lockout after the CBA runs out? And after this season, Noah, Rose, Taj, and James (belongs in D-League) Johnson all will need extensions... well personally I hope not JJ.
So with all this pre-trade deadline and perhaps big summer hype, like in 2000, will we whiff and strike out and setlle on Ron Mercer again? I will love and follow this team no matter what, but if nothing is done to take the next step, I might just go insane asking myself what's next.