With the trade deadline passing quietly for the Dubz, it looks like Nellie will opt to duke it out for a playoff spot with his core of veterans.
No matter how much we get abused inside by teams with legit bigs like Boozer, we know the Wright Brotha and POB aren't going to get any burn this year.
With Beans being out for a week or 2 now, we all are hoping to see the young bigs try to contribute. But with C-Webb slowly gaining conditioning and rhythm and Croshere back to health, we all know garbage time in a blowout is all Nellie will continue to feed our youngins.
Our team has great chemistry and on a good night, we can beat anyone, as evidenced last night. (Thank you Baron!) As well as we are doing this year, we are still not a lock for the playoffs. Even if we finish strong like last season and get in, it is apparent that we need another effective interior post defender in order to have a shot at getting through round 1 and beyond.
I might be an optimist, but I really feel that if we had just 1 more dependable big who can defend the post well, we could contend for the title. Now that we can no longer trade for help, I'm thinking we could attempt to sign PJ Brown.
C-Webb in to help ignite our half-court offense and PJ in to slow down bigs and provide toughness when Beans is overmatched or alone. He's a vet and I'm sure Nelson would utilize him right away unlike Wright or POB.
I know we'd have to waive someone in order to bring him in so just cut POB loose earlier than what's inevitable anyways. I don't forsee POB resigning with the Dubz even if we offer him a multi-year deal this offseason.
What do you guys think?