You can try to dance around it, but we all know this is one of our major problems. It's what makes us a worse team in general, and it's also what causes injuries, because an incapable bench means you're playing guys a ton more minutes.
First of all, Artest is worthless. I said a million times that I wanted him off the team, but it doesn't really matter. He should be amnestied. I'm sure a few teams will actually bid for him, and will partially pay for his salary. If Clark comes back, he's our starting SF.
Second, Pau needs to be traded for 2-3 quality players. He showed a lot towards the end of the year, and is an expiring on top of all of that, so I think we can get some guys in exchange for him. Call me crazy, but I don't even care if they are that great at shooting three's (you don't want someone terrible, obviously). We've seen enough with Jodie Meeks - Lets just get young, quality players who play on both sides of the court, for once. I wouldn't even rush to get a PF. Jordan Hill could easily start, along with Dwight next season.
I think we absolutely need a bench spark plug (i.e. JR Smith, Jamal Crawford, Jarrett Jack, "the old" Lamar Odom, etc.). I notice that virtually every good/great team has one of these guys...Jamison was supposed to be this, but it didn't quite work out as well as it could have.
Last thing is that we need to figure out the Nash/Kobe thing. Injuries aside, these guys just don't fit. They're both ball-dominant. I would have loved to have seen these guys together when they were both young, but regardless, I just wasn't crazy when these two were playing together. Also, not gonna lie - That 30 mil owed to Kobe really hurts our ability to field a team...But it is what it is, and we just have to figure out a way to put together the rest of the pieces.
Edited by leor_77, April 24, 2013 - 11:05 PM.