This is the first in a series of posts ranking the team's offseason needs. More below the jump.
To start, it seems necessary to outline some specific things that would qualify as team needs. My assessment of each is mainly included to fulfill the word requirement.
- 3 point shooting: plenty of guys with that range, little consistency, should it be relied upon (?)
- Ballhandling: glaringly obvious the difference that PGs make with that roster
- Passing: same as ballhandling
- Foul-drawing ability: probably their strongest offensive trait with Love and Pek leading the way
- Ability to drive and finish at the hoop: a weakness mitigated by Love and Pek's foul-drawing ability
- Shot-blocking: didn't have it, unclear how much it matters
- Forcing turnovers: um, I miss you, Corey Brewer (?!!)
- Perimeter defense: I was most disappointed in Wes in this area, but Luke was surprisingly good guarding bigger players
- Post defense: Pek was a roadblock, but their best guy was a guy whom Adelman refuses to play
- Help defense: this aspect was improved, but biggest effect was probably Rubio
- Offensive rebounding: another team strength
- Defensive rebounding: good but could use shoring up
- Speed/quickness: they mainly relied on giving up size to exploit quickness mismatches
- Strength: Pek and, um ...
- Verticality (jumping ability/length): an abundance of this didn't have a huge effect; how about getting some guys with these traits who can actually produce?
Remember to use the comments to explain your votes. I'll post a new poll for #2 either next Friday or when this one disappears from the front page, whichever comes first.