First; forget contracts. Let's keep the best 14 or 15 players, regardless of current contract. Pick the best players now and for the future. Like "Big Tank" said, and I agree, sign the best and forget the rest. There is a certain level politics for many teams in the NBA. I think most of us here agree, we can not afford to be that "political".
I write this with aspirations of opening a few eyes, primarily those of the newly founded Clipper coaching staff, whether is Vinney Del Negro or even the last ma non the totum-pole, Howard Eisley. I have a vision, rather an ever so faint vision: Let's do something radical. And upon breaking it down, this may not e so radical after all, since this league has already hosted 6'4" power forwards who lead the league in rebounds, 7-foot foreigners who are nimble; shoot the three...well and who aren't centers, 6'10 point guards and white guys who CAN dunk.
But now, let me get to carry on to my main point, please, that of the "something radical" proportion. I'm sitting here looking at highlights of one DeAndre Jordon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnSE4-eqlg and wondering if we are utilizing him to the best of our abilities. DeAndre Jordan is one of the most proficient and best-looking dunkers...and he's almost 7ft tall! Then I thought some more about DeAndre's strengths ....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=889XGF2Go_s ....We are playing him at the wrong position!! In most scenarios where our bench is playing and our bigs consist of DeAndre and Craig Smith; Smith should man the 5, with his massive strength keeping opposing centers out of the key as long as possible and on offense pounding it down their throats. Craig Smith should definitely be the go-to low post threat. Smith can "mandle" some of the strongest bigs the game has to offer. While DeAndre Jordan is a fairly nimble and less polished big man, he thrives in motion. The PF spot provides him that, freeing him up to be unpredictable and create anarchy above the rim along with blocking and intimidating on the defensive end. Let's do something radical.