If I were to guess Lemanis' squad today, it would look something like this:
Guards - Dellavedova, Mills, Sobey, Goulding
Wings - Ingles, Broekhoff, Creek
Bigs - Bolden, Motum, Baynes, Bogut, Maker
Simmons - Hmm. Risk a max deal by spending the summer in China playing for a team of salty veterans who refer to me as "the Yank" and a coach who previously selected the likes of Motum, Bairstow and Martin over me OR spend it safely in sunny California working on my jump shot by day and tapping a Jenner by night. Choices, choices...
Exum - even if he recovers from his knee injury in time, it is hard to see the Jazz brass letting him play. His injury history is worse than Bogut's and that's really saying something. At this point, the Jazz fans are referring to him as "he ded" and "Dante Exhume" or just simply "bust".
Bogut - I give his weathered body a 50% chance of surviving the NBA finals, though I don't doubt his will to play. Probably Humphries to replace him in that case.
Creek - I'm sure Lemanis would prefer to select one more guard, but it will be difficult to overlook what Creek has achieved as probably the best performed Boomer of the last two years. If he misses out, he could consider himself more unlucky than even Simmons in 2016.
Guards - Lemanis may feel the need for more pure point guard play, in which case, possibly (shudders) Cadee for Sobey. Maybe Gliddon bumps out Goulding.
Their time will come - McDowell-White, Green, Adel, Cooks, Humphries, Mathiang, Landale, Froling
Am I on the mark? Anyone feel that this squad can medal?