Where to now for Cats?
Its fair to say the wildcats would be disappointed with the way they played in the grand final series. Especially after putting together some formidable performances late in the regular season they would have felt pretty good about themselves leading up to the finals. NZ are deserved champions but it was a big blow to their chances losing martin before the gf for the second year in a row. But its a glaring issue that the current players are very inconsistent shooting the ball under pressure. Bevo himself has being saying for the past three seasons that they need to improve their offense but hasn't changed much of the personnel and their ball movement isnt as fluent as a couple of seasons ago either. Should Bevo be the first one to be moved on now that he is out of contract? I get the feeling that the hierarchy must be disappointed with their game style. Should there be a change of coach or is the game style ok but they just need more capable players that can shoot? Redhage, Knight and Lisch are all out of contract and tovey and robbins have retired so there is opportunity for change.
What type of line up should they be looking at for next season. Not having a big inside presence really showed them up against the breakers. If they recruit a seven footer, is knight able to play the PF position? If so, one of redhage or wagstaff will need to go. At SF they need a swingman type that is a potent scorer. Hire isn't starting five quality just yet. But if Knight remains the centre of choice they might need to recruit a bigger PF to help on the glass and provide a defensive presence like a vukona type. Either way i think there isnt enough room for wagstaff on the roster. Hope Lisch sticks around but wouldn't be surprised if he tried is luck in europe at this stage of his career.
Anyone have any thoughts on who should stay and who should go?