I want Varnado to make the team but I gotta see him in Vegas Summer League first. I think he can be what they need in terms of shot blocking/defense. If he really did find a jumper like they said he'll easily make it.
I like Vernado. He's got more length and athleticism than Joel Anthony, and he's just as good if not better a shot blocker and obviously a better rebounder. If he can catch the basket he'll be better.
I was disappointed he stayed in Europe last season.... I wanted to see him get a shot over say, Terrel Harris. Hopefully he can prove himself in the Summer League / Camp.
Right now we've got:
Chalmers, Cole, Wade, Allen, Miller, LeBron, Battier, JJ, Bosh, UD, Lewis, Joel, and Pittman guaranteed for next season. That's 2 open spots, 1 of which I'm sure will go to a vet center.... hopefully Haywood or Darko clear through and one of them come to town. The other spot will likely go to the best youngster in the Summer League / Camp, which is hopefully Vernado, unless they decide to sign and stash Oden on the roster. If Miller retires that opens the door for a vet C, Oden, and Vernado.