Hire GM: Penny Hardaway (Players look up to him) or Patrick Ewing (Players, GM's and franchises look up to him)
Hire Coach: Brian Shaw or Kenny Smith (Yes the ESPN Analyst - I think he'd be a great coach).
Orlando's Salary for year 12/13: 66,740,939
JJ contract - Non-Guaranteed (6,190,000); Jameer - Player option (7,800,000) Ryan - Free Agent (3,234,470); Earl - Free Agent (1,240,000); Ish/Deandre/Daniel - Free Agents (together = (2,510,567).
Resign Dwight for $14,000,000.00 for 4 years
Sign&Trade Micheal Beasley for Jason Richardson +PIck(s) - they make close to the same amount.
This is a total of $25, 975,037.00 - $66,740,939 = 40,765,902.00 in committed salary for year 12/13
Lineup: Deron (PG); O.J.Mayo (SG); GWallace (SF); Big Baby (PF); D12 (C)
Backup: Ish (PG); J.R. Smith(SG); Hedo (SF); Micheal B(PF/SF); BLopez (C)
3rd string: Duhon(PG); VWafer(SG); QRich(SF);Justin Harper
This will put us about 10mil over but it's a nice team and worth it.
Deron can train Ish with veteran knowledge, Hedo is not going to play like 11mil worth but he's going to be an advantage for us coming off the bench an oppose to the other team. JRich will do alot better with Deron at point. Gerald Wallace is defense first but can put the ball on the floor. JR is nice off the bench and starter quality if needed. Brook Lopez can give us nice minutes and will play nice even beside dwight with his Tim Duncan like 15-18 foot jumper keeping some space for him and dwight. Tell me what you think.