Most of the suggested moves I have seen on CF are for a PF. It makes sense, yes, as there should be some quality PFs available on the trade market (Millsap, J.Smith, etc) or FA for us to go after. I don’t disagree with this idea, but I don’t think a move of this nature propels us to a high-seed playoff team, not even in a few years. We have a mid-level playoff team ceiling with a move like that. I know some unrealistically optimistic fans will disagree, but it is what it is. That lineup isn't taking down any of the powerhouses. Of course, the ideal scenario is to pull off a deal like that and then make another... With Harden as our current centerpiece, we can scratch off SG as a position of need. Let’s look at the other 4: SF: Parsons is improving regularly and looks to be an excellent glue guy for our future. I’m perfectly fine with him being the SF for many years to come. If an All-Star is available, we should look into it, but if you look at the current state of the SF position, there are a few superstars who won’t be leaving anytime soon, and maybe only a handful of guys who have a brighter future than Parsons. I’d say the likelihood of upgrading here is low. C: Asik is playing great basketball, and has $25 million on the books. The good news is that he’s validating his contract. There are a few other young Cs who are better 2-way threats, but I don’t think we should actively be seeking an upgrade here unless a legitimate All-Star becomes available. The likelihood of upgrading here is medium-low. PG and PF: Lin also has $25 million on the books, but the difference is that he’s not validating his contract. I understand he brings in fans and media attention, but his play on the court is not cutting it. I understand being patient, but how much better can he really get? The PG position is as strong as it’s ever been, and Lin is simply not in the top-20 starting players there. A good percentage of the guys better than him are also young, and don’t have the glaring weaknesses that he has. So even with his expected growth, will he ever be an above average starter? I honestly doubt it. The interesting part is that PG has as much talent on the market as any (along with PF). Patterson has his faults, but he’s actually younger than Lin (23 to 24) and has played better ball than him this year. Jones and Motiejunas have quite a bit of talent and definitely deserve a chance in the near-future (assuming we keep them). Adding a Josh Smith or Millsap would be great, but I honestly think we should look into PG just as much as PF. But to be honest, I think we need to upgrade at both. Address one position via trade (use picks, expirings and maybe the rooks), and assuming we keep our cap space, address the other in FA. This is a perimeter based league, and having a legitimate PG next to Harden (one whose playing-style complements his) would take our team to the next level. A finishing PF would do our team wonders as well, as many CF members have already pointed out. I just wonder why it's sacrilegious to suggest upgrading at PG here. I've seen trade ideas for every position (outside of SG) more than I've seen for PG. Yes, we made a financial investment in Lin, but that doesn't guarantee much, especially with Morey's ability to make moves. I understand this thread will probably receive a low rating due to the high number of Lin fans, but oh well.