Three very simple moves that would make me content right now.

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Published: July 31, 2010

I’ll admit, these are KIND OF “making moves just to make moves” moves. But, they are sensible, all the same.

  • First, sign Kyle Weaver.

The Thunder just released him, mostly because they have approximately 39 players on their team right now. He’s a 6’6″ combo guard who is incredibly versatile, and one of the best college defenders I’ve ever seen. He spent most of last season either hurt or in the D-League, but got pretty substantial burn his rookie season and showed a lot of nice things. By no means is he a difference-maker or anything, but his willingness and ability to defend, along with the fact that he is capable of doing a lot of different things on the court is something that could go a long way here. Plus, we have no second shooting guard, really (unless maybe Pondexter is used in that way, which is something I haven’t heard much mention of, but fully support because of his defensive abilities).

  • Second, sign Josh Boone.

I know, I know… Connecticut centers are blasphemy around here these days. Hell, Boone probably isn’t much better than Hilton Armstrong, but he’s gotten a lot more NBA playing time, and that matters. Of course, more big bodies are always vital. You can’t just have one center off the bench these days, and none of our 4s are able to really play the role, even sparingly.

  • Last, trade Julian Wright and/or Darius Songaila for 2021 second-round picks or whatever.

Just do it. It’s going to happen at some point or another, almost guaranteed. We drafted better versions of both of them, and as much as I’ve always supported Julian, it’s probably just time for him to go. Monty Williams’ penchant for molding small forwards in the past was encouraging, but apparently not to Julian, considering he decided not to play summer league.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m just bored, but I really think they are simple, cheap, beneficial moves. I’m not asking for much. I just want to make sure the guys in the front office are still alive.

Okafor/Gray/Boone
West/Posey/Brackins
Stojakovic/Pondexter
Thornton/Weaver
Paul/Collison

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