I wouldnt cut any of the contracted guys, my preference is to also keep Weigh, but if push comes to shove replacing Weigh and Crosswell with min salary guys and adding the difference to the import salary would give you 100-150k wouldnt it? Im hoping just letting Crosswell go would give them around 100k to spend on the import and be able to keep Weigh (possibly on reduced salary). Which with good selection is more than enough to get you a quality import guys like Ervin, Farley would have been in that range or less on there first stint.
If you were to cut a contracted big guy it would be Johnson imo even though he is the younger guy with more upside, Schenscher is from SA and well supported and also to me plays with more passion and effort than Johnson, as does Petrie, but id be keeping all 3, given they are under contract and are mostly playing fairly well.
Imo the big guys are not the problem, its a lack of a quality guard with Gibson, Cadee isnt there yet, our starting guards are struggling to score 15 between them and Gibson usually gets around 10, so Cadee is the weak link in the starting 5, i hope they bring someone in to start with Gibson next year and let Cadee prove himself and earn his minutes off the bench, as Creek has done the past couple of seasons. I am happy we have Cadee, he has good potential, just not there yet, Daly out played him last game being an indication of this.
I would really love to see what a coach like Trevor Gleeson could do with our team, he is the taks master Johnson needs, knows how to use Schenscher and shooters like Weigh. Gibson, Creek, Petrie are the types that will do well anywhere under any coach, as they always play hard and know there games. He hopefully can also find us a better import within the budget we have, he was better at it than Clarke anyway, his import guards have included Williams and Blalock 2 very good guards imo, not sure how expensive they were though, so hopefully we get a guy who can get a import of that quality.
My vote is for this line up
SF Creek/?? young guy (Weigh plays back up sf)
SG IMPORT scorer/Daly (Gibson slides to SG)
(At worse sign Dorsey as the import, he sounds as if he would be willing to come cheap enough)
With Trevor Gleeson as coach.