Portland is bringing back fan favorite center Joel Przybilla. The merits can be discussed in that post. What I am wondering is, who do you think should be given the boot to make room? Here are some options:
Greg Oden: Won't be playing this year anyway (like Pendergraph last year). We'd give up his Bird Rights though and it would pretty much guarantee the media will be talking about us giving up on him. Plus we won't have even that 0.001% that he comes back as a dominate center for us.
Chris Johnson: Przybilla has had breakfasts bigger than Johnson. It would make some sense since we are bringing on another big man. His energy and athleticism make it tougher to part with him, even if he rarely sees the court anyway.
Armon Johnson: He has seen the court the least of any healthy player this year. I remember him shining in his first game and having some high hopes for him. He hasn't really seemed to pan out though. Still, he is in his second year and possesses a lot of athleticism and a good work ethic (not to mention we put over $1mil of PAM to acquire him).
Other: Everyone else is either a rotation player (or borderline, like Craig Smith) or has remaining years on their contracts. Still, we could technically waive someone else.
One other thing I'd like to throw out there. We could trade away one of these guys to a team with less than 15 players and cap-space or an exception, or even do a 2-for-1, though that seems less likely. Taking on someone like one of the Johnsons would be only a small risk.