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Summer '09 Unrestricted FAs

so, i took a look at the unrestricted free agents for the upcoming offseason, in hopes that i might find the miracle salve to treat the wounds of the still fresh loss to the magic.  to me, the only thing that the magic series showed (aside from a lack of creativity from mike brown and the rest of the suits on the bench) is that we need help in the front court.  no real mystery there.  more importantly, though, we need defensive help in the front court.  unfortunately, the list of FA big men is less inspiring than a physics lecture.

what you'll find after the jump is the FA list (there are a few players in here w/ early termination rights, so they might stay w/ their current teams, but i didn't have time to parse through that).  there are two categories: players that we care about and i tracked down 2008-09 numbers for, and players that we (at least i) don't care about.  feel free to disagree.  i'd be interested to hear people's thoughts.

i looked at several different numbers, but in the interest of space here i chose to show: position, age, 2008-09 PER, 2008-09 Win Shares (WS), 2008-09 Defensive Win Shares (DWS), and then the ratio of DWS:WS.  in keeping w/ my theory that we need defensive help up front more than offensive, i thought DWS/WS was worth looking at.  i'm not saying we don't need offensive help in the front line, just that defense is more important.  each position is ranked by PER.  remember, a PER of 15 is league average.

 

 

2008-2009
Pos Age PER WS DWS DWS/WS
Mehmet Okur C 29 17.5 7.5 3 40%
Jermaine O'Neal C 30 15.4 2.5 2.3 92%
Eddy Curry* C 26 15 1.7 0.4 24%
Rasheed Wallace C 34 14.9 4.8 3.2 67%
Zaza Pachulia C 24 14.1 3.8 1.8 47%
Jamaal Magloire C 30 10.6 1.3 0.9 69%
Mikki Moore C 33 8.9 2.1 0.9 43%
Steven Hunter* C 27 8.6 0.1 0.1 100%
Birdman PF 30 18.1 5.5 2.9 53%
Carlos Boozer PF 27 17.2 2.7 1.8 67%
Antonio McDyess PF 34 16.6 5.3 2.7 51%
Brandon Bass PF 23 16.4 4.1 1.6 39%
Drew Gooden PF 27 16.3 2.7 1.6 59%
Shawn Marion PF 30 16 5.1 3.1 61%
Al Harrington PF 28 15.9 4.1 2.1 51%
Chris Wilcox PF 26 13.2 1.1 1 91%
Kwame Brown PF 26 11.5 1.8 1.3 72%
Stromile Swift PF 29 6.8 -0.1 0.2 -200%
Andre Miller PG 32 18.7 8.6 2.5 29%
Jason Kidd PG 35 16.9 8.4 3.9 46%
Mike Bibby PG 30 16.38 6.7 2.4 36%
Anthony Carter PG 33 10.8 1.8 2.1 117%
Lamar Odom SF 29 16.5 7.1 4.4 62%
James Singleton SF 27 16.4 3 1.1 37%
Ron Artest SF 29 15.6 5.5 3.9 71%
Trevor Ariza SF 23 15.5 6.3 3.7 59%
Grant Hill SF 36 15.2 5.6 1.9 34%
Hedo Turkoglu SF 29 14.8 7.4 4.4 59%
Matt Barnes SF 28 12.6 3.1 1.4 45%
Kyle Korver SF 27 12.1 3.8 1.8 47%
Gerald Green SF 23 11.4 0 0.3 750%
Ime Udoka SF 31 9.5 1.2 1.7 142%
Devean George SF 31 7 0.6 0.6 100%
Ben Gordon SG 25 17 7 1.7 24%
Eddie House SG 30 15.4 4.8 2.4 50%
Flip Murray SG 29 14.7 3.1 1.9 61%
Von Wafer SG 23 14.7 2.6 1.6 62%
Quentin Richardson SG 28 11.6 2.3 1.2 52%
Dahntay Jones SG 28 9 2.1 1.3 62%
Morris Almond SG 23 7.3 0.1 0.2 200%
* 2007-08 stats
"Who Cares" List
Marbury
Juwan Howard
Lindsey Hunter
Jerome James
Jason Hart
Iverson
Jamal Crawford
Brian Cook
Dikembe
Maceo Baston
Marquis Daniels
Travis Diener
Stephen Graham
Rasho Nesterovic
Ricky Davis
Fred Jones
Brian Skinner
Chris Mihm
Quinton Ross
Mike Wilks
Mark Blount
Luther Head
Malik Allen
Keith Bogans
Francisco Elson
Damon Jones
Rodney Carney
Jason Collins
Kevin Ollie
Shelden Williams
Maurice Ager
Trenton Hassell
Jarvis Hayes
Ryan Bowen
Devin Brown
Melvin Ely
Sean Marks
Damien Wilkins
Desmond Mason
Malik Rose
Robert Swift
Adonal Foyle
Anthony Johnson
Tyronn Lue
Royal Ivey
Donyell Marshall
Theo Ratliff
Kareem Rush
Raef Lafrentz
Shavlik Randolph
Michael Ruffin
Calvin Booth
Bobby Jackson
Cedric Simmons
Michael Finley
Jacque Vaughan
Anthony Parker
Jake Voskhul
Jarron Collins
Brevin Knight
Ronnie Price
Juan Dixon
Etan Thomas

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