So I'm trying to make sense of our roster and what kind of capabilities it has. Michael Beasley has quickly become the biggest X-factor next to Ricky Rubio, but it seems like he doesn't quite fit in to our line-up as anything other than a super-talented backup PF. Unless.......
There are two major events that could turn this roster from one that looks like a 30 win team, to a team with playoff potential. Both events are perhaps unlikely, but if they work out this could be huge.
1. Michael Beasley figures out how to be the "Melo" kind of player that some people think he can be and becomes a true SF superstar. We're talking 25ppg and 8rpg as well as occasionally posterizing dunks over Kobe. Again, not likely, but if he can at least become a decent 3 then this is intriguing. It however also depends on....
2. Wes Johnson proves he's a legitimate 2. He of course seems like a total prototype SF but Kahn believes he can guard 2s and if he handles the ball better than we think he can its possible. This would make our starting lineup next year (assuming Rubio signs)
Now THAT'S an exciting lineup (assuming these improvements happen). Webster stays as top backup for both the 2 and 3 spot. We have Flynn as the 6th man off the bench, Pekovic as the backup 4-5 with scoring.
It would be looking like a legit playoff contender for sure...