Originally Posted by INSIDER
the only way its over is if he gets major minutes... and i dont see that happening. We've added 2 wing players that will be getting the bulk of the minutes at SF (Ross, Fields).... and i think Klieza will be below them on the depth chart.
dont get me wrong, i love the fact that LK will be coming off the bench for us, and im sure he'll have some big impact games, but just not enough to push his scoring in the double digits consistently.
i see him averaging 8-9 a game easy.
my hope for kleza this season will be to work on his butter fingers.
Can't see that at all. LK will be the shooter off the bench with Ross at the 2. DD will start at the 2 and LF at the 3 - though it should be ther other way around imo. I expect to see LK get 20-25 mpg, especially if healthy.
My guess for the starting line-up after training camp will be Val/Bargs/DD/LF/Lowry with Gray/Amir/LK/Ross/JC off the bench. I just don't see room for Ed, AA, Mcguire, Lucas, Magloire or even Acy much (though the team has to cut one still) unless someone is injured or a trade goes through - which I'm suspecting there will be.