Oh for sure... McCarron is much more well rounded, can still hit the open outside shot, but is a much better long term talent...
I don't think it will happen though, but who knows... Maybe Cadee has been vocal about Gaze staying on as coach because he wants the team he goes to next to have an advantage over the Kings?
Also note that apparently the Kings have an option on Tom Wilson as well, as they apparently signed him to a training player contract this season, so he could be that back up point guard with a back court like:
Randle^ / Wilson
Lisch / Cadee
I think the Ellis experiment needs to end this season... He's gotten slightly better at rebounding and defense, but still it's not up to scratch...
Not sure how the Hawks will go retaining their talent, but chasing Nick Kay should be one of their first priorities... Works super hard, is a great team player and we've seen recently how effective he can be even with hardly any plays run for him... Bringing in Venky Jois as well would really strengthen that local front line (although looking at his stats in Japan and his FG and FT % - yeesh!)
Pineau has caused me to have some serious egg on my face this season, as I declared nepotism shenanigans at the start of the season, but he's been a huge improver and can be great moving forward...
The sticking points are at SF (is Newls still happy to stay? is he worth all that money for what he delivers?) and also Blanch has picked up his game a bit, but still hoping he's not being paid that much for return on investment reasons... Also the C spot... Logic would dictate that the Kings need a quality import big to fill the middle, but will they be able to get one early enough and for a decent price? We've seen how quality bigs like Boone can impact the game, and that they don't have to be the lumbering traditional types, but need to have that 5-man experience and skillset, otherwise there will be that same out-of-position mess as this season...
The kicker is that they can't wait as long as they usually do to get teh team on board... The Kings are usually the very last to get their players in town and training with the team and that has kept them behind others drastically... Throw in the giant shitstorm that was the two imports and holding out technique from this year and it was an even bigger mess... Sign the team early and get them on court as soon as possible...
my suggested lineup:
Randle^ | Wilson
Lisch | Cadee
Newls | Blanchfield
Kay | Jois | Pineau
Import 5^ | Humphries
Coach: Shawn Dennis (I don't care what articles say, Gaze needs to go)