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Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?

He is really a solid do-it-all player. The Ohio State forward for those who need to look him up
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
I have no idea who that is.


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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
Ohio state small forward, think he is a lefty


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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
I like throwing a max deal at Josh Smith next year.


aswemajor
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
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I like throwing a max deal at Josh Smith next year.


Nah bro, he is a down low, power SF that we don't need. This allows other teams to put their PF on him and their SF on Anderson which ruins his spacing because a SF is more comfortable guarding the 3pt line.


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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
With Smith on this team we would be able to Have a crunch time lineup of Grievis/Gordon/Anderson/Smith/Davis and not be a liability on defense. Smith can play the 3 or 4 and even small spurts at the 5. Plus, he is just too talented to not atleast look into it.

It's a long shot, but it's possible.


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GynoSandberg
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Nah bro, he is a down low, power SF that we don't need. This allows other teams to put their PF on him and their SF on Anderson which ruins his spacing because a SF is more comfortable guarding the 3pt line.


Waitwut

Josh Smith? Isn't a down low power small forward just a power forward?

Smith shoots 3s, handles the ball, dishes etc. He's not a down low banger





aswemajor
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Josh Smith? Isn't a down low power small forward just a power forward?


Yeah how will we fit him into the lineup?

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Smith shoots 3s


He is a 28% 3 pt shooter plus he only made 25 3s all last season. Thats not what I call a 3 pt shooter. We need a SF who can stretch the floor and burn a PF if they try to put the PF on our SF and put the SF on Anderson.



GynoSandberg
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
He can stretch the floor and burn whoever guards him. He has a good all around game.

I'm not sure I understand what you want. A guy who can shoot 3s?


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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
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Nah bro, he is a down low, power SF that we don't need. This allows other teams to put their PF on him and their SF on Anderson which ruins his spacing because a SF is more comfortable guarding the 3pt line.


Josh Smith would be the IDEAL add to this current lineup...

Fits in Personnel wise and is an UFA


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Broski
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
I just think a late-4th lineup of:

Vasquez
Gordon
Anderson
Smith
Davis

Would be tough to guard and tough to score on.

The rotation would look something like this

Vasquez/cheap PG/Rivers
Gordon/Rivers/cheap combo guard
Josh Smith/Anderson/cheap stretch forward
Davis/Anderson/Jason Smith/Josh Smith
Lopez/Jason Smith/Josh Smith

Not sure how the figures would work, but considering we currently have more than $17M in cap space tied up to 2 players not even on our team (Lewis and Carrol) I think this could possibly work.
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Gordon/Rivers/cheap combo guard




Broski
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
frick it, if getting Josh Smith means bringing back Bobby Brown, I'm down.


realtalk
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
Josh Smith train-wrecked my thread


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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
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Josh Smith train-wrecked my thread


Sorry bro. Thomas can we the stretch forward I mentioned.


phelpsalot
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
Everyone in favor of josh makes you smith obviously doesnt watch basketball.

regardless its not going to happen we dont have enough cash look it up if we bring back guys like lopez, draft a player, etc.

best scenario i have heard is around 10 million to use


drake20
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
josh smith is a very good player...i don't see it happening. I think we stand pat at PF and C.

Anderson, Davis, and Smith would be a logjam. Davis would have to move to center full-time or not get starter minutes (i think we all want him to get big minutes next season).


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Broski
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
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regardless its not going to happen we dont have enough cash look it up if we bring back guys like lopez, draft a player, etc.

best scenario i have heard is around 10 million to use



We will have around $16-18M to use.


phelpsalot
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
Dont think you are right or considering all of the options to pick up

we will see


THRILLHO
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re: Anyone else like the thought of Deshaun Thomas as our future SF?
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Dont think you are right or considering all of the options to pick up



We can pick up every option (we probably will) and be at $42m in salary. Cap is expected to move up to right at $60m.


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