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» Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:57 pm
When he gets healthy of course. If everyone is healthy, this is OUR line up!

PG- Steph Curry
SG- Klay Thompson
SF- Kevin Durant
PF- Draymond Green
C- DeMarcus Cousins

Wow! Our starting lineup is better than the Eastern All Star's staring lineup! Just got to get Cousins healthy and maintain our health.

Wow! When Iguodala is your 6th best player and still very impactful, you know you have something special!!
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» Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Yeah, it's such an embarrassment of riches. It'll be interesting to see how we fillout the rest of our roster.

We signed Looney to a 1-year deal, which was huge for us given how shallow it looks like we'll be at 4/5 while Cousins rehabs.

The NBA average is 14 players per roster with a minimum of 13 (12 active and 1 inactive). Currently we have 12 players:

PG: Steph, Livingston, Cook
SG: Klay, Evans
SF: KD, Iggy
PF: Draymond, Looney
C: Bell, Jones, DMC (until he's healthy)

Chris Boucher, our 2-way signing last season, signed with the Raptors after we cut him, but we need a SG and/or SF that can contribute off the bench more than another bench big. I can see us signing another player to a 2-way deal for emergency depth.

As far as swing depth, Evans will be good defensive depth, but his shot has a ways to go, Cook can play SG, but Jamal Crawford could be exactly what we need. Offense was a problem for our 2nd unit last year, Crawford can't play much D besides drawing charges, but he could be what we hoped Swaggy would be.

McCaw is obviously another 2/3 option if he doesn't get a significantly better contract elsewhere.

I'd love to see West comeback, if only to be a strong, veteran voice, someone that commands respect and can reign in the emotions of guys like Dray and Boogie.
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» Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Resigning Looney was huge because even though it's only for a year he could resign long term after that. Cousins, if he gets back to being anywhere like he was, won't be able to be resigned because he'll command so much money. Looney was good last season and is a keeper, especially with the high salaries that have to be given to Klay and Draymond over the next two off-seasons, the team will need lower salary players that can contribute and young talent developed here is the best way to go.
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» Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Agreed, Migs.

It's true we won't be able to resign Cousins given the top 5 contracts we have, and likely will have, but he still gives us more options next off-season. He won't be a restricted FA, but getting a player in the door feels like half the battle, and despite the blockbuster moves we see every year, I'd bet players are still far more likely to stay with their current team.

If all goes well this season, DMC will likely resign with us if we can afford it, that is if we choose to not bring back a player or two for any reason, then he's an option going forward. Maybe there's an injury, someone wants out, or maybe we're just that much better with DMC over another one of our big 4. I hope it doesn't come to it, but the ability to swap one superstar with another is a massive advantage.

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