Obviously its kind of early for this, but I like to talk about the offseason.
1) Get another superstar...
I feel for this team to succeed the way they should with LeBron James at the helm that he will need another solid player. A player that I feel will be atainable this offseason will be Chris Paul. That's right, Chris Paul. CP3, baby. The reason that I feel this way is that the Hornets are looking to dump salary and we may be able to acquire him. He is almost expendable with how Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton have developed into pretty good players as rookies. Maybe if we send them Daniel Gibson, Anthony Parker and Big Z (sign-and-trade) with the 2011 1st Round draft pick, then it could happen. Two of those would be expiring contracts.
2) Get another coach...
Mike Brown is such a joke. He is more like a cheerleader than anything else. LeBron is the coach of this team just like Kobe is in L.A. I haven't heard Brown coach a single player. LeBron develops on-court talent more than Mike Brown ever could. LeBron is pulling the strings on the puppet that is Mike Brown and Danny Ferry for that matter. I love Danny Ferry though. The smartest thing he ever did was listen to what his star player wants on this team. The Amar'e thing still stings a little bit though. Jamison obviously was not the answer to a more versatile line-up. He could have been but Mike Brown can't rotate a decent line-up to save his life. Or his job for that matter.
Can we not get a Jeff Van Gundy or a Larry Brown? These guys are actual coaches.
3) Dump Mo Williams
I think it is at least worth a shot. The lack of defensive prowess is shining in the series with Boston. We could use him to find a productive post player at Center. What if we pulled off a deal to send Mo WIlliams, Antawn Jamison and the 1st Round pick in the 2012 draft and the 2nd Round pick in the 2011 draft for Chris Bosh (sign-and trade) & Marcus Banks. Or maybe even send him to New York where they don't play defense and at least get David Lee out of it. I'd rather have Chris Bosh though.
4) LeBron has to opt out of his contract...
As crazy as it sounds, it can needs to happen. If he does opt out of his contract, then we would still maintain the Bird Rights over him. We can re-sign after opening up cap space to sign some more talent. There is the chance that he can leave, but I don't think he will if Ferry is proactive about acquiring some decent to great talent. You've got to play the salary cap game if you want to win.
My line-up after those two deals if Danny Ferry could pull them off....
PG - Chris Paul / Sebastian Telfair / Marcus Banks
C - Anderson Varejao / Sasha Kaun
Coach - Jeff Van Gundy
Some of this seems a little farfetched, but I've seen crazier things happen. This line-up is totally dangerous to any other team in the NBA. I'm just trying to generate some talk. Feedback?