Originally posted by basketball_jesus
If I could sign them all would I? Yes.
I agree with that. But, I don't think the team can.
I believe the team can sign 3 players to MAX deals(whether they will or not is for another discussion, but I believe they can). Right now, I see 4 players that deserve, or will command, a MAX contract when their contract is up, so one of those has to go. Those 4 are Brand(who deserves one now), Odom(who will deserve one if he plays like he did his first 2 years), Miles(once he full develops), and Kandi(only cuz he's a C). I think along with those 3 MAX contracts, they can afford a couple(2/3) very good deals, maybe in the 4/5mill range. I think Q falls into that area, as I think Dooling will as well.
But, back to those 4 players. Of those 4, which 3 do you keep? IMO, it's a no brainer that its Miles, Brand, and LO, and Kandi is the one thats left out. I don't care of Kandi is a C or not, he isn't that good.
As for Q, I don't ever see him being a star. His too one dimensional IMO. He's a fantastic scorer, but he can't do much else. He can score, but he doesn't pass well and doesn't creat for others well. And he's only average defensively. I think he's going to be an excellent reserve, and rack up many 6th man awards, but thats all I think he'll be(well, he could be a very good starter, but for the Clips, he'll come off the bench, and I think he'll be fine iwth that as long as he gets minutes).
Anyway, the reason I think Kandi should go is cuz he isn't that good, and because he isn't a key part of this team. I think the team should be built around LO, Brand, and Miles.