Ok I know this is REALLY early to think about, but we got nothing else to talk about with the draft being over and the lockout stopping the FA talk for awhile. So I was thinking about the 2012 draft and whether there is a season next year or not I believe we will get a top 5 pick. I dont think Sactown will get in playoffs next year(if we play) and we wont want to switch picks with Miami, so we will have a top 5 first round and 2 second rounders(ours and New Orleans).
What are you hoping for? Yes a whole lot could change but as it stands now, I see we have 2 future good backups for both SG/SF with Eyenga(SF/SG) and Casspi(SF), but still need a starter at both positions. Also nothing in terms of future Center, but we could have the making of our future PG/PF with Irving&TT.
Looking at the 2012 draft with the possible players coming out, I love Beal with our first pick(I dont think we will be high enough to grab Barnes). Beal is a good defender with an amazing shot that can also play PG. With him we get future starting SG and also our back up PG, with Irving coming off and Beal moving to point and Eyenga filling in at SG.
As for future starting SF, I think Barnes for would perfect. He is a great defender, a hard worker, can shot and create his own shot which will be lacking here a bit. Of course as I stated before I don't think we will be high enough to draft him with our pick; so I am wondering what would everyone be willing to give up to acquire another pick high enough to draft him as well. Me personally would easily give up any or all of Andy/Sessions/Sactown pick/any second rounders they wanted and maybe Miami 2015.
A core of Irving Beal Barnes and TT is things of dreams.