Unless we play detroit in the conference finals....
Here's what Larry and/or Donnie will/should do in the offseason and should say to the players:
First things first:
JERMAINE: I'm trading you. You are a good guy, but not worth the money. With the rule changes, this is a guard oriented league, and i for one will not tolerate paying you this kind of money any longer.
You are always injured for the reg season and you can't stay out of foul trouble in the playoffs. Neither are YOUR fault but it is what it is. We could have 5-6 dale davis's for what we pay for you.
A.J. I'm sorry but I want a new starting backcourt, I love what you have done and you would be a superb backup, but you gotta give to get, and YOU GOTTA GO, you and of coarse::
JAMAAL, I don't want you around anymore, Who on earth is going to take a chance on you? I don't know but i don't want you here. I'm sick and tired of all your **** injuries. I'd rather eat your salary then have you here anymore. Hey Isiah, please take this guy off of our hands.
Fred Jones, talk to you later, U Gotta go, YOU have been excellent in the first 2 games of the Jersey series, BUT you have been too inconsistent in the reg season for me to keep you around.
It's not that i think you are a bad player, but you are going to want 6-8 million and i sure as hell am not paying you that until you learn how to PASS at least a little bit, my god, you have to be the worst passing guard in the league, so don't let the door hit ya on the *** on the way out.
JAX, i AM NOT trading you, HOWEVER, you are now relagated to a backup role on this team, You are my new sixth man. I hope you accept and relish in this role,
I'm getting rid of the injury plagued players on this team so you will probably not have much of an opportunity to start many games, however, you never know what can happen because we SEEM to be cursed, if you do not choose to Accept your new role, YOU WILL BE TRADED,
PEJA, You want 12 million? You are kidding, We have overpaid way too many players in our day, it's gotta stop,
I love your shooting, god how i love it, but YOU are not worth what you are asking, shooters are hard to find but you would be eating way too much cap space and granger is ready to take your position anyway, GRANGER will be worth 12 million someday, but you are not,
I'm not giving you more than 8 million a year for 2 years, take it or leave it, I'm ASSUMING you will leave it so you better start packing,
RICK, You are staying unless i can find someone better to replace you, sort of like what Joe did to you, But one more year of underachieving and you WILL be let go, even if i have to coach the team myself.
POLLARD, I am signing you to the league minimum because you are funny and i like the way you play, if you don't like it go elsewhere, no one's gonna pay you for your bad back, you've been ripping us off for the last 3 years with your salary
Next years lineup should look something like this:
new pg via trade/Sarunas/FA
new sg via trade/JAX
new pf FA /foster/granger/croshere