Larry Riley has said numerous time that he wants "beef" and we need it bad. The only player we have who can bang inside is Rony Turiaf and he can't do it all on his own. We need someone who can rebound, run the floor and hit from the outside. The problem is that who will take a MLE? And would they want to come here?
Drew Gooden: He is a difference maker where ever he goes. Rather it be San Antonio, Chicago or Cleveland. He is expierenced and is a terrific rebounder who scores well. He has recently said that he would like to come here but for how much? Out of all the options he could demand the most.He has a good mid range jumper and can also score on the block. Defensively he is just average and loses his man alot. He also has very good quickness.
Leon Powe: He showed in Boston that he belongs in the NBA and deserves a good amount of minutes. His per thirty minutes played stats are almost the exact same as Gooden's. But he has had some issues with his knees with multiple surgeries. He had a devastating injury last year and it's unknown how long he could be out for. Why would he want to come here? He is from the bay area! He went to Cal and is familiar with the area.He is also still very young. He gets alot of his offense to the basket but can hit up to 15 feet. Brilliant offensive rebounder but on defense he does not have good lateral movement and is not the longest guy out there. He also fouls a little to much.
Brandan Wright: Your probably thinking why is here? Well there are some cases where you can argue he should stay. First is the infamous "potetntial" word. He can run like a deer, is a good shot blocker, and is quick points off the bench. He doesn't need alot of minutes to make an impact. But he is not a good rebounder and gets pushed around alot in the post. If he leaves the Jason Richardson trade would be for nothing. Though he was injured alot last year with a bad shoulder he has had some great games where he lived up to the hype for a game. Like the game early in the season against Denver and the game against Philly when he scored 25 points. Did I memtion his expiring contract?