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Filling up the backcourt for next year

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So I know it's early, but Jose Calderon looks great so far, and the team looks very different with a guy who really knows what he's doing running the offense. I think maybe Joe Dumars is starting to realize that having a PG who can actually run an offense is a good thing, and hopefully, he will also realize that therefore, the SG should be good at scoring.

Looking forward, the team seems to be reasonably set at SF through C for next year. No need to mention our frontcourt, and Kyle Singler seems solid enough, kinda like a younger and hungrier Tayshaun Prince who can shoot better. Our more immediate needs are in the backcourt, where we don't have a good pure-PG or SG on contract for next year. It's looking like we'll have easily enough cap space to sign one fairly expensive guy (while still maintaining some cap space), and probably a mid-late lottery pick that we'll be able to use on a guard.

Although I thought for a while that guard should be Trey Burke, I'm starting to wonder: Calderon is 31, and has a style based on smarts and shooting that ages well (kinda like Nash or Billups maybe). If we can resign him to a reasonable contract, maybe we can focus on drafting Ben McLemore or Shabbaz Muhammad.

Or, we could go the other way and draft Trey Burke (trying to keep Calderon on a short deal to mentor him, though he'll probably want a longer deal), or maybe Michael Carter-Williams, who also looks like he could be a pass-first PG. Then use our cap space to either sign or trade for a SG. The best available free agent I'm seeing right now is O.J. Mayo -- I know many don't like him around here but he's been one of the better SG's in the league this year (not elite like Wade, Bryant or Harden but better than most others). Also, he has a beard and is named after orange juice and mayonnaise, which is cool.

What do you guys think?

Also, I know I didn't mention Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey, I just don't believe either one of them fits in as a starter in either backcourt position on this team and I hope Dumars trades at least one of them.

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