kodo wrote:GS is probably Wiseman's best landing spot, but from GS's standpoint they've gotten very cheap options like Jordan Bell and McGee to do the same job. Using a #2 pick instead of just buying Jordan Bell from Chicago for cash is a pretty massive overpay for that simple job of "dunk it when they double team Steph or Klay."
It makes too much sense for GS to ship Wiseman for someone more valuable, or if they're going to develop the pick to select a bigger wing as most of the rumors are saying. They can always get another center without having to use any important assets.
Wiseman looks to be better than someone like Bell, maybe more like Whiteside, but it's still probably the least important job on that roster.
Well, their dominant pre-Durant team relied heavily on Bogut for a good 20mpg. I’d argue his injury was what sealed the deal for Lebron in that CLE chip.
20mpg sounds light, but that is half the game. Of course Bogut was a more talented and skilled player than he was ever really get recognition for due to his injuries and 5th option role.
I’d say Wiseman has WAY more going for him potentially than McGee. The question is just whether any of that matters in today’s NBA, cause the bar is set unrealistically high for a big man to contribute offensively. Jokic and Embiid are generational all-time talents. KAT and Ayton lose a lot.
But it’s hard to tell. I wouldn’t say Bell worked out for anybody. He flashed potential of addressing their needs, but ended up being a problem.
For all the flack in his troubled season, Cousins ultimately was helpful in the deep playoffs. He just couldn’t stay healthy.
If Wiseman pans out for GS, even if he plays the 20 mpg role, that’s a big need for them, and paying a $9m rookie salary is ideal if they get that kid in the all-star game by year 3 by inflating his impact, playing with a great team.