Gonna jump the gun and post about the actual team instead of the lockout. I can't take it anymore!
So...looks like an amnesty clause (or clauses) is going to be a part of whatever the final agreement is.
Aside from lamenting how shitty it is we made the Baron trade when in hindsight we didn't have to, I was thinking Richard Jefferson would be a nice interim solution for manning the 3.
He's an efficient scorer, plays smart, and can stretch defenses with the 3. He's also from LA so perhaps that adds to our appeal (in addition to the chance to immediately start).
I have no idea where we stand cap-wise in the (eventual) new system, but I can't imagine RJ is going to demand too much money (especially considering he'd have just pocketed a buyout.)
You lock him in for two maybe three years max, then pick up a high-ceiling three (Barnes, Q. Miller, Gilchrest) with the Minny pick and we're golden :)
Thoughts? If not RJ, who are you eyeing out of the likely buyout pool? Arenas (also an LA guy)? Marvin Williams?