The question's coming up repeatedly in the threads: Is the Clipper's roster set? Are there only minor tweaks remaining? Is there a bigger change necessary?
I don't have anything particularly insightful to say on the subject but I thought we should formalize the argument in a separate thread. (We've got around thirty hours until the next game, there isn't a lot of news, and we're gonna talk about it anyway). There are a number of significant questions regarding the roster on our brains right now.
I'll take it position by position after the jump.
A backup big:
- With the signing of Reggie Evans, are we happy with our bigs?
- Is Evans going to solve our woeful rebounding problems. It's unlikely he'll play more than ten or fifteen minutes a game? Will that be enough?
- I'll lay off the specifics but do we still need a specific back up center? Can that be Evan's role?
- Should the Clips front office be aggressively pursuing a back-up center if that player is not a seven footer or close to that statistic (I'm talking about you, Ike Diogu).
- Does anyone think Brian Cook (in combination with Evans) gives us enough depth behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan?
- Should Trey Thompkins get significant minutes (more than mop-up minutes)?
A backup small forward:
- Is Ryan Gomes an adequate backup.
- Should Thompkins get minutes in that role?
- What do you think of Vinny Del Negro's three-guard offense featuring Randy Foye as a small forward?
A backup (or starting two guard):
- Is Chauncey Billups adequate as a starter?
- Would Billups be adequate if there was a taller, stronger wing behind him or one who could swing between the two and three?
- Are the backups (Mo Williams, Randy Foye, and eventually Eric Bledsoe) adequate?
- Who among those three mentioned above would you consider a two guard?
If you'd like to trade, assuming you could trade any of these guys, who would you trade?
- Williams? Foye? Gomes? Cook? One of the rookies? Bledsoe?
- As has been suggested, is tinkering with the roster simply too much, are there are already too many changes? Should we simply stand pat (at least for a while)?