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Starting SG, Backup Big, and Final Touches

With the Lamar deal done, we can start to shift our minds to free agency. As of now, these are the players still on the team:
Guards: CP3, Bledsoe, Leslie

SF: Butler, Gomes,

Bigs: Griffin, DJ, Odom, Thompkins
I would hope that Leslie and Thompkins get an opportunity to play, but I still doubt they will be productive. Obviously, our major concern should be a SG. The FA's that we can make offers to are:
Guards: Billups, Young, Foye
Bigs: Evans, Martin (Simmons is our only SF)
I think we can eliminate Martin and hopefully Foye from the people we will resign. Ideally, I would really love it if we resigned Billups, Young, and Evans. That fills up our roster a bit, but we would still most likely need a starting SG and a backup C with size. Who do you guys think we should go after?
Here is a list of names being thrown out:
Possible: Allen, Crawford, Belinelli
Unlikely: Rush (GSW will match), Lee (HOU will match), Mayo (will most likely be overpayed
The bigs on the other hand are very limited. Personally, I think our best bet would be to free up cap space via amnestying Gomes and claiming Haywood off amnesty waivers (assuming he gets amnestied which I believe he will). Honestly, this would be my ideal, yet somewhat plausibe roster:
CP3/Bledsoe
Allen/Billups/Leslie
Butler/Young
Griffin/Odom/Thompkins
DJ/Haywood/Evans
I believe that this lineup has numerous options rotation wise (but knowing VDN, the rotations will be a 5 guard lineup), not to mention, the mix of youth and veteran experience is pretty balanced. Examples of rotations: come crunch time and we need some veteran leadership out there, we can go small, but strong offensively:
CP3
Billups
Allen
Griffin
DJ (assuming he is somewhat crunch time ready)
This lineup stretches the floor and 3/5 are deadly come crunch time. Or we can go for a more run and gun rotation:
CP3
Bledsoe
Odom
Griffin
DJ.
Honestly, I think we have so many options to run with, I am VERY excited for this season!

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