Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 205.

Position: Point guard.

Experience: 4th season.

College: Arizona.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in Aug. 2003.

2003-04: 19.6 ppg, 5.0 apg, 4.6 rpg.

Strengths: Play-making. One of the top dribble penetrators in the league. An explosive scorer who can take over a game quickly. A fierce competitor on the cusp of stardom.

Weaknesses: Doesn't always show faith in his teammates. Decision-making is an issue. Has a poor assist-to-turnover ratio. Emotions can be a disruption.

Coach's comment: "He's running the team like a quarterback should. If [he] continues to be competitive with composure, he could be an all-star."

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 172.

Position: Point guard.

Experience: 2nd season.

College: Maryland.

How acquired: 2003 second-round draft pick (No. 38 overall).

2003-04: 5.9 ppg, 2.8 apg.

Strengths: A good floor leader with great vision. Excellent ball-handler.

Weaknesses: Needs to improve shooting and scoring. Ankle injury will keep him out at least until late November.

Coach's comment: "In my book, he's one of the most valuable players on our team. He ignites our fast break, he runs the offense as well as anybody on the team and if he's making shots, he can be a heck of a player."

Ht./Wt.: 6-11, 258.

Position: Forward-center.

Experience: 4th season.

College: None.

How acquired: 2001 first-round draft pick (No. 1 overall).

2003-04: 10.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg.

Strengths: A solid post defender. Possesses excellent frame and athletic ability. Has improved in each of his three seasons.

Weaknesses: Game needs polish. Very inconsistent. Can be too passive on offense. Foot surgery will keep him out most of November.

Coach's comment: "He has all the tools and he has the biggest green light of anybody to have a giant leap year. The question is, is it going to be just another small step of improvement or is it going to be a breakout year? We don't know."

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 164.

Position: Shooting guard.

Experience: Third season.

College: Maryland.

How acquired: 2002 first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall).

2003-04: 9.4 ppg, 1.15 spg.

Strengths: A fierce competitor. Can provide instant offense. Rises to challenges. Very fast.

Weaknesses: Undersized. Thinks shoot first, shoot second. Trapped in a back-court logjam.

Coach's comment: "He's highly competitive. Juan has been a fighter all of his life in basketball. He's small in a basketball sense. He doesn't jump over the rim. He's not going to body anybody off the block, but he does a great job for us."

Ht./Wt.: 6-7, 220.

Position: Small forward.

Experience: Second season.

College: Georgia.

How acquired: 2003 first-round draft pick (No. 10 overall).

2003-04: 9.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg.

Strengths: An excellent mid-range shooter. Shoots well off screens. Possesses tremendous athletic ability. A willing defender and capable scorer.

Weaknesses: Needs to prove he can handle the rigors of an 82-game season. Must improve ball-handling and shot selection. Doesn't create his own shot well.

Coach's comment: "He battles every possession. He's a weapon that we really need on the floor. He's a small forward who can score . . . in many different ways."

Ht./Wt.: 7-0, 268.

Position: Center.

Experience: Fourth year.

College: North Carolina.

How acquired: Trade from Orlando, Aug. 2001.

2003-04: 7.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .515 shooting pct.

Strengths: Can be an intimidating defender. A decent rebounder and shot blocker. Improving offensively. Runs the floor well.

Weaknesses: Has a tendency to disappear. Hasn't proven that he is a consistent offensive threat. Free throw shooting needs improvement.

Coach's comment: "He's improved more than anybody over the summer. He's become more physical than he was last year. He's using his size to his advantage. He's playing much bigger than he has in the past."

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 184.

Position: Shooting guard.

Experience: Seventh year.

College: Saint Louis.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in July 2002.

2003-04: 18.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.4 apg.

Strengths: A quiet leader. Versatile guard who can play either position. Proved he can carry a team offensively when Arenas and Jerry Stackhouse were out last season. Possesses quick hands and feet.

Weaknesses: Has a tendency to press. His aggression can lead to offensive fouls. Rarely makes plays without the ball.

GM's comment: "He's a proven NBA player. He's really matured and he's starting to understand what it takes to win."

Ht./Wt.: 6-9, 225.

Position: Forward.

Experience: Seventh year.

College: North Carolina.

How acquired: Trade from Dallas in June.

2003-04: 14.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg.

Strengths: Can play both forward positions. Scores without dominating the ball. Provides a consistent and efficient low post threat. Honored as NBA's sixth man of the year last season, sacrificed personal glory for a shot at a title last season in Dallas.

Weaknesses: Has a maximum contract but has never led a team into the playoffs. Needs to improve his passing.

GM's comment: "Jamison gives us a whole different dimension, a lot of flexibility and versatility in the front court. Having a consistent 20-point scorer each game is really going to help us. His intensity is going to inspire our young guys to play at a higher level with more consistency."

Ht./Wt.: 6-11, 230.

Position: Forward.

Experience: Third year.

College: Indiana.

How acquired: 2002 first-round draft pick (No. 11 overall).

2003-04: 5.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg.

Strengths: A fundamentally skilled big man who can handle and distribute with ease. A solid defender. He can guard either forward position. Good leaper.

Weaknesses: Needs to improve his jump shot. Has to play with more aggression.

Coach's comment: "Jared is one of our most versatile performers. He can do so much with the ball. He knows the offense inside and out, and he's very good defensively."

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 208.

Position: Shooting guard.

Experience: 13th season.

College: Missouri.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in July.

2003-04: 5.7 ppg, .448 three-point field goal pct.

Strengths: An excellent long-distance shooter. An improved defender.

Weaknesses: Doesn't penetrate into the lane much. Streaky shooter.

Coach's comment: "A tough leader, an experienced veteran. At 34, he's in great condition and he's strong as a bull. He fills the need for toughness and perimeter shooting."

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 204.

Position: Shooting guard.

Experience: Third year.

College: Maryland.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in October.

2003-04: Played in China.

Strengths: Can play three positions. He's athletic and very confident.

Weaknesses: Was out of the league for three years. Has never developed a consistent jumper.

Coach's comment: "He's got good size for a guy that can handle the ball. He can get to the rim. He's long and he can get steals. He just has a feel for the game."

Ht./Wt.: 7-3, 275.

Position: Center.

Experience: Rookie.

College: None.

How acquired: 2004 second-round draft pick (No. 32 overall).

2003-04: N/A.

Strengths: He is tall. Runs the floor well for a player his size. Soft touch near the basket.

Weaknesses: Has yet to grasp the nuances of the NBA. Reacts slowly on defense.

Coach's comment: "A developmental project. He's got the special tools to be a real good player. He's 7-3, that's a real good tool."

Ht./Wt.: 6-8, 246.

Position: Forward.

Experience: Fifth year.

College: Tulsa.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in August.

2003-04: 2.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg.

Strengths: An aggressive rebounder. A strong, solid defender.

Weaknesses: Limited offensively. Poor free throw shooter.

Coach's comment: "Michael Ruffin is what we've been missing for a long time, that toughness, that defensive presence. He's relentless. He doesn't give up on any plays."

Ht./Wt.: 6-10, 260.

Position: Power forward.

Experience: Fourth year.

College: Syracuse.

How acquired: Trade from Dallas, Feb. 2001.

2003-04: 8.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg.

Strengths: Intense competitor. Fights for every rebound. Hustler willing to do the dirty work inside.

Weaknesses: Lacks a consistent offensive move. Recovering from an abdominal strain.

Coach's comment: "Always our force, our hard-hat worker. He knows that he's our grit and guts guy. He should be our enforcer, and that's what he is."

Ht./Wt.: 6-9, 260.

Position: Power forward.

Experience: Ninth year.

College: Louisville.

How acquired: Free agent, signed in August.

2003-04: 3.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg.

Strengths: A versatile big man who can score and defend.

Weaknesses: Hasn't lived up to expectations of being a lottery pick.

Coach's comment: "More of a finesse center, he's a good passer and very competitive. He is very confident in his abilities on the offensive end, and we like that."