I'm pretty excited about the line-up and the changes.
But it's not a front court player or a power forward that I sense we need as much as someone who can make something happen in a slow down offense.
Ford makes us drastically better in this area. But I don't see our offense being stellar with just Ford penetrating and either scoring or kicking it out to our wings to shoot a three.
We need one more player who can make something happen from scratch. JO was somewhat of an option for us in that way, except he just wasn't very good at it. Artest was the player who did that for us when we won 61 games.
I like Shawne at the 4 to help this problem, but unless he develops more skills, he's not the answer. Same with Danny. I expect to see more of Quis than some of you are thinking because of this need for someone else to create.
If Ford goes down, we really suffer.
I'm looking forward to see what Rush can do, but most reports I've heard don't have him as a creator as much as a catch and shoot kind of guy. If Bayless turns out to be a creator-type, I may find myself regretting this trade eventually. However, I like it so far. I just think we may have wing redundancy and need to trade someone to get another initiator for the offense.
I don't know who else we can go after to solve this problem, but I'd like to hear some ideas.