GCrow wrote:I still think Evans is best as more of a hybrid between the 1 and 2. He needs the ball in his hands, but he is far better at creating a shot for himself rather than being a playmaker for others. Pair him in the backcourt with a playmaking/pass first vet and not have DMC barking in his ear to get him the ball and he could be great.
Also do they still have their amnesty from the lockout? Getting John Salmons contract off the books would be not a bad idea.
Two other costly contracts are Marcus Thornton, & Francisco Garcia.
I think Evans would do fine as a 2 as well, but this whole swingman deal they have him doing where he's going up against guys bigger than him, he's 6'6 and a cool 220lbs, he shouldn't be going up against guys that are 6'8 and up weighing more than him, its a losing situation for Evans on both sides of the court. The biggest knock on Evans is his jump shot, its still somewhat broken, but when he's at either guard position, he can get to the basket with the best of 'em, dude should not EVER be at Small Forward.
I don't have any problem with Isaiah Thomas, interestingly, he averages 3 assist in his 23 MPG, not too shabby but I don't think at any point he's your go to starter at the 1, they do need more play makers like you said, whether its at the 1 or the 3. But I like Jason Thompson, still has potential, but he's a very good role player to have starting at PF, he's averaging a nice little 10 PPG and 7RPG, solid and reliable.
FWIW UW fans remember Tony Wroten from last season, I believe he is just like Evans in terms of skills, but Evans stayed at Memphis for the better, Wroten bounced on UW after one season.