FanPost

Who do you want?

So a lot of the discussion on comments has become monotonous regarding either tanking/acquiring talent or offseason moves. Now that we mostly know what our roster will be, I would imagine that some predictions will be made in the months ahead. For now, I invite the scouts in each of us to identify the players that you would like to see the Hawks target in the next 12 months. Of course, I think any of us would take Lebron/Durant, but I am going to break it into 2 categories which I think are more reasonable:

1) The Jason Kidd category: Which established non-star veteran would improve our team without saddling our cap room and possibly help us acquire a star in the future?

For me, I would like to see us make a move for Granger or Afflalo. Neither are the star we are missing, but they are 2-way players at wing that we desperately need and who seem to be valued by other NBA players. I am not sure we have the right assets to get Granger from a Pacers team that is all-in to win now, but that would be my first choice. If Shroeder shows a lot of promise early on, I could see flipping Teague for Afflalo and getting a similar player in talent level and cost but who is of a greater need for our roster. Who interests you?

2) The Billups category: What player on a rookie contract is undervalued and may become much better than currently projected?

I am a huge fan of Derrick Williams and think Wolves have completely mishandled him. I think he has star-potential--not that he will become one--but potential is there. He is still young and showed improvement from rookie season to last year and Wolves have seemed to build their future plan without considering him as a major factor. I think he is the type of player who struggles being a role player. He likes the pressure of being a star which is rare. Most like the attention of being a star, but not the pressure. The question is if he has the skill to become that type of player. I just think he is worth a risk. My second choice would be Dion Waiters. I think he will be sixth man of the year down the road and most recent champs/finalists have a Waiters-type as 3rd or 4th best player. I love Lou but not sure he is best fit for that role into the future.

Just some thoughts for the day and a poll for the other 2011 lottery disappointments behind Derrick Williams...

A FanPost expresses the opinion of the community member who wrote it and not that of the blog management.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker