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Granting Wesley's Wish

"We need winners. People who are tough. People who don't like losing. Players who, if they lose a shooting drill, they lose their minds. Guys that play with a lot of heart and are unselfish. Guys that will sacrifice personal stuff for the team." -Wesley Matthews

Here is my attempt at getting Wesley what he wants.

2012 Draft:

#6-Damian Lillard

#11-Meyers Leonard

Nicolas Batum, Nolan Smith, Jon Diebler and Kurt Thomas to Philly for Andre Iguadola and #15

#15 (Marquis Teague) and #41 traded to Indiana Pacers for #26 (Will Barton) and Darren Collison.

#40 Drew Gordon (or Mike Scott)

2012 Free Agency:

Re-sign Hickson and Przybilla. Bring Freeland and Claver over. Sign Royal Ivey as third stringer (cause he is a big defender, and so he can share the dirt on OKC).

2012 Opening Day Lineup:

Collison/Lillard/Ivey
Matthews/E.Will/Barton
Iguadola/Babbitt/Claver
Aldridge/Hickson/Gordon
Przybilla/Freeland/Leonard

Obvious weaknesses there are starting SG and Center. But, I guarantee that team will at least compete, and with good coaching may squeak into the playoffs. I think each one of those draft picks takes over the starting gig by the 2013 season. At the very least they show enough promise to allow us to make a run at either Ibaka or Harden, whomever OKC decides they have to part with.

Potential 2013 Lineup:

Lillard/Collison
Barton/E.Will
Iguadola/Babbitt
Aldridge/Gordon
Ibaka/Freeland

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