1. Trade Hayward + Langford + future lottery-protected #1 for Oladipo + Turner
This hurts, because I love Hayward and we've seen some pretty nice glimpses with Langford. That said, Oladipo at his best was an All-NBA two-way player who would slot perfectly between Kemba and Brown, and Turner is a floor-stretcher and plus-defender who would allow us to run an actual big man out there 48 minutes per game.
2. Trade Kanter + Poirer + #26 + #30 to New Orleans for J.J. Redick
This is contingent upon Kanter opting in. Also, we'd have to wait until 30 days after the draft picks were signed to trade them to match salaries. Is this an overpay? Not really, in my opinion. The vast majority of late first rounder don't make a significant impact. J.J. could be a key contributor on a championship team.
3. Draft Aaron Nesmith
Just shooting, baby. Do 14 games at Vanderbilt prove he's an elite shooter? I say yes!
4. Sign Evan Turner to the minimum
He thrived in Brad's system, and he'd replace a small bit of the ball-handling and passing on the wing that we'd be losing in Hayward
5. Sign Isaiah Thomas to the minimum
He'd have to realize that he was here in strictly a bench role, and would have to be prepared to do a lot of towel waving. He's here as a spark and a leader only.
6. Save the MLE for buyouts, unless somebody who should be paid more is willing to accept it (Millsap, Gallinari, Harris, etc.)
7. Let Semi, Green and Wanamaker walk
8. Keep Tacko and Waters on two-way contracts, assuming they'll accept them
Turner / Theis / R. Williams
Tatum / G. Williams
Brown / Turner / Nesmith
Oladipo / Redick / Edwards
Walker / Smart / Thomas
9. Wait... there's one roster spot left? You all know what that means! BOOGIE TIME.
Okay, so the above isn't all that realistic, but it would be a pretty crazy team.