Now that the Posey stuff is out of the way, Danny can start making some moves. That’s good news. Everything hinged on PoZ. He was either going to get signed and we’d cobble together what was left…. or we’d be here… with a full MLE to split up.
Our starting 5 is coming back. That much we know. After that, it’s kind of a mess right now. So here’s where we stand:
- Returning: Glen Davis, Leon Powe, Gabe Pruitt, Brian Scalabrine
- Signed Free Agent: Patrick O’Bryant
- Unsigned Draft Picks: JR Giddens, Bill Walker, Semih Erden
- Potential Losses: Tony Allen, PJ Brown, Sam Cassell, Eddie House, Scott Pollard
- Gone: James Posey
The starting 5 and our bench (including O’Bryant) equal 10 players. Giddens and Walker make 12. That means probably 1 or 2 players will be signed. Danny will leave some wiggle room with an empty slot or two for later in the season. Plus, with the C’s in luxury tax land… they won’t pay anyone they don’t have to pay.
First order of business… sign our draft picks. Giddens needs to get into town soon so we can figure out how much of James Posey’s production he’ll replace. Maybe he and Walker can combine to take care of more of the load. We won’t know until they’re both in the fold and playing (which Walker should be able to do in 2 weeks or so).