Big summer for the Pels. Who to resign, who to draft, who to go after in FA? Where do they find the missing piece(s)? How do we make sense of the options that will work best for this team?
Tom Ziller and Bethleham Shoals were big on this idea of positional revolution. You can read about it here
. They came up with a chart to depict a player's skill set and they called it the Z Graph: Image: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2010/09/landrykey-tz.jpg
The top row is traditional pg skillset and the bottom row is traditional c skillset. Most players will have linked skills (Lopez is only on the bottom, Vasquez is only the top), but a guy like Ryan Anderson is on both ends of the spectrum.
(If there is interest, the board could come to consensus on skills of players and perhaps someone with photoshop abilities could alter the chart for Pels players)
They also came up with a graph for how these skills overlap in a team context Image: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2010/09/heatmegazv1-tz.jpg
This is from the 2010-2011 Heat, so it's outdated. But the idea is the same. Find a collection of players that cover all of the skills on the graph.
(Again, if there is interest, maybe some one with the photoshop know how could put it together?)
This is more of a blueprint than anything else. But it's a different way to think about building the team. This can help put context on where the team needs to focus on improving.