Joined: 06 Jul 2007
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
|Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:30 pm Post subject: Grab a Dragon!
|Dragons are gearing up for a championship - need to bolster some positions for that to happen so it's time to do some wheeling and dealing.....
The following players were good for me last year, but there’s no room for sentimental favourites in this business:
Smush Parker - My super sub, averaged 17.90 fppg last year in only his second year in the NBA, more than other bigger names like Steve Francis, Devin Harris, Claxton, Telfair, Stoudamire and Lue. Definitely a very talented player. Could start for some teams and would be an ideal backup for others.
Yakhouba Diawara – One of Karl’s favourites and # 7 on my depth chart last year. He’s an athletic, defensive whiz who can play up-tempo, stat producing basketball in the mile high city. Averaged 9.79 fppg in his rookie season (more than several first round draft picks including Rodriguez, Sefalosha, Farmar, Armstrong, Douby, Ager, Brewer, Balkman, Reddick and even Tyrus Thomas) and he’s extremely cheap. Denver drafted no rookies this year, free agents are unlikely to sign with the Nuggets and there appears to be limited prospects on its summer league team. If the Yak develops a reliable jump shot over the summer you could be looking at a very good player in a very good situation….
Jason Kapono – Here’s the guy you’ll all be interested in, the king of all 3 point shooters! Coming off a career best season and ready to explode from a stats perspective north of the border (well everything is north of my border, due south from me is well, um, Antartica!). Aaaaaaaaaaanyway, came up big for the Heat last year and his star is definitely on the rise. 19.17 fppg in 06/07 and room to improve on those stats next season when he figures to get more minutes to strut his stuff.
Jannero Pargo – 18.48 fppg, ‘nuff said! $1m – BARGAIN!
Paul Davis – All important ‘C’ eligibility and very inexpensive, shows more potential than half the 7 foot stiffs circulating around in the NBA making a living off of being tall… Clippers lack a deep frontcourt and Kaman’s play year was nothing to enthuse about, only one injury away from putting up some decent offensive numbers.
Nobody untouchable on the Dragon playing list (or draft picks for that matter) – so I’m looking forward to receiving some offers. Cheap, talented, stat stuffing players most welcome, especially those big front court types.