And now these three remain: Bonzi, DJ and Van Horn
GMs like to think of their players as pieces on a chessboard with predictable movements (meaning production) so that a coach can strategize around the strengths and weaknesses of the team. And just because we're heading into mid-September does not mean that additions are no longer meaningful. On Sept. 22, 2005, chess master Pat Riley added one more pawn to his stacked squad, a former star named Gary Payton. He knew that Payton would give him clutch play and veteran experience in a championship drive. Payton did just that against the Mavericks.
So which player of the remaining candidates can be this year's key addition for a future champion?
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