Looking at the roster for next year:
Howard, Harden, Ariza, Prig, Jones, DMo, Capela, Dorsey and Nick Johnson are all under contract for next year
C: Howard, Capela, Dorsey
PF: Jones, Dmo
PG: Prig, Johnson
Paps has 4.8 million dollar team option. I have to imagine we let him go because that's a lot of money to give a guy who couldn't get on the court or we pick him to use him in a trade.
Brewer has a 4.9 million dollar player option. I'd assume he would opt out of that, but considering Ariza is only making 8 million, i'm not sure how much money he could really make, so i could see him coming back for not much more than 4.9.
Bev has a 1.1 million dollar qualifying option. I can't imagine he'd accept that when offered, so he's likely going to become a restricted free agent. Who knows if someone will offer a deal we won't to touch. However, since we don't another PG worth a ****, he'll be back unless we can make a deal for someone.
McDaniels has a 1 million dollar qualifying option.
Josh Smith and Terry are free agents
1. We need a point guard. We still needed a point guard even when Bev was health
2. I hope we just let Smith go. He's talented, but he's a boneheaded play waiting to happen. He's way more of a mental midget than Dwight will ever be.
3. We need another player, at any position, that can take the scoring burden off Harden. A lot of guys on the roster are capable of having a good night, but we need someone night in who is a reliable second option.
4. I said it when it happened, extending McHale when the Rockets did was so stupid. He might not be the worst coach ever, but he sure as hell doesn't give us anything a coach does. The writing is on the wall that he needs to go, but will the franchise just eat that money?