WYO wrote:Does anyone believe investing a big contract at the center position is worth it? I can only think of Embiid as a guy who might be worth it. Guys like Whiteside and Drummond are a terrible way to spend your money. You're better off with a Robin Lopez and money on the wing than you are with Whiteside and cheap wing talent.
The way I see it is not positional.
Look at the cap allocated to the bench. Dunn, Young, Sato, Felicio alone account for about 30 mil. Close to a max slot.
Investing that cap into the starting lineup , 5-1 makes more sense than committing it to the bench.
Anyways I feel lauri can play the 5 to mitigate some of the 5 disadvantages the bulls may see around the league so not a desperate need.
This means that hopefully Wendell can be a combo big. Hopefully he can play the 4 because I think he may have to be able to beat teams for trying going big at the 4.
For example: Detroit and Atlanta.
The only way bulls can split this matchup is if lauri matches up and beats Drummond.
Let's say Detroit doesn't want this. They put Blake on lauri. Well lauri against Blake at the 5 and it's a mismatch for Blake.
Now Drummond is trying to guard Wcj at the 4. In the modern era Drummond should not be able to guard the 4 because he is perceived statuesque. Wcj would have to have a skill set to make them pay for playing like this.
It's the same concept for Collins and Len.
If Wcj is playing the 4 and so is Len Wcj would help a lot if he could take advantage of that mismatch.