After the double overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets it is apparent that we are missing out on a dominant Power Forward. Kevin Seraphin has regressed significantly and I do believe that once we have that key piece we will start to win more games, especially when John Wall returns. Seraphin does not do his job in boxing out and defending especially when he is concentrating on his shoddy offense. Of course he is not the sole problem in last nights game, turnovers by Jordan Crawford and missed free throws also played a heavy role.
The NBA is now dominated by the triple threat formula where 3 star players are the defining factor in winning a game. Essentially but not always the formula consists of a Power Forward/C, Point Guard and a Shooting Guard. None of our players are even close to being dominant enough to be a part of that plan. Lets take a look at our current roster as of 1/5/2013.
|Num||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DOB||Prior to NBA/Country||Yrs|
|15||Jordan Crawford||G||6-4||195||10/23/1988||Xavier (Ohio)/USA||2|
|20||Cartier Martin||F||6-7||220||11/20/1984||Kansas State/USA||4|
|42||Nene||F-C||6-11||250||09/13/1982||Vasco de Gama/Brazil||10|
|13||Kevin Seraphin||C||6-9||275||12/07/1989||Cholet Basket/France||2|
|31||Chris Singleton||F||6-8||230||11/21/1989||Florida State/USA||1|
|17||Garrett Temple||G||6-6||195||05/08/1986||Louisiana State/USA||2|
|24||Jan Vesely||F||6-11||240||04/24/1990||Partizan Belgrade/Czech Republic||1|
|9||Martell Webster||F-G||6-7||230||12/04/1986||Seattle Prep HS (WA)/USA||7|
Already off the bat I can name players of the forward position I do not wish to keep and hopefully has some trade value. Trevor Booker, Chris Singleton, Jan Vesely, Kevin Seraphin and Cartier Martin. What do those players have in common? They have less then 4 years of experience each and how well they play the game is based on Murphy's Law. We have decent guards who can hold their own in the back court but what should we do about our young big men?
The Big Questions: Will our big men develop, or do we need a new key piece? Should we trade Kevin Seraphin? Will John Wall, Nene and Bradley Beal be enough for us to finally be a playoff contender? What are your trade suggestions this year knowing that we will be playing the draft again next season? What are our next steps?