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PG spot is log-jammed, what happens?

Like most, if not all, here, believe that the PG spot needs improvement. A veteran PG, defensive minded PG, quick PG, and etc. etc.

We, again, after trading Sergio Rodriguez, have 3 PGs: Steve Blake, Jerryd Bayless and Patrick Mills.

I'm personally on the Kirk Hinrich bandwagon and believe he is attainable and would offer us an ideal amount of improvements. But I also would like us to keep Blake as his back up and I'm sure Nate sees it that way. From what I remember reading, the franchise is/was keen on keeping Blake, which was mentioned after he had shoulder surgery.

This is where it gets confusing or interesting. What happens if Hinrich is acquired? Trades aside or included. If Blake is likely to stay, does that mean the rotation would be Hinrich, Blake, Bayless or Mills? My intuition tells me Mills gets cut or traded in this situation. But will keeping Bayless at the 3rd spot hinder his growth? Most likely. With all this non-sense commotion on Hedo Turkoglu, is Hinrich sliding out of the picture? Is PG really a FA target? I still believe so but I'm weary now. I believe we are not after any back up PFs in the FA market, as we just drafted two PFs, nor should we be focusing on any SFs (ie Turkoglu). Though, is the franchise looking to replace Outlaw if he's sent away? Is that why we are focusing so much on Turkoglu? I vaguely remember KP saying (in this Article):

"We'll keep them," Pritchard said. "I can't see a scenario where we don't. They've been terrific for us this year. They were major parts of 54 wins. We'll pick them up."

Although, this could just be praise to keep their trade worth high. I guess what it really comes down to is our future outlook. Does the franchise believe Bayless is the future PG? Or are they looking to compete now, while slowly and I mean slowly develop Bayless, by keeping Blake ahead of him in the rotation while acquiring Hinrich. Is Mills insurance in the Summer League if Bayless doesn't produce? So many questions, so little answers.

I know many of you see that Blake is a trade asset in acquiring another PG. Do you see that changing with KP expressing his satisfaction towards Blake? Would you prefer to keep Mills as a 3rd string PG, making our quality of depth at the spot lower? Or keep Blake and have quality depth at the 1? I think the latter is much more ideal.

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