WindyCityBorn wrote:CobyWhite0 wrote:I would trade for Porzingis, but only under very specific circumstances:
AKME aren't planning to clear max cap space in 2022.
KP agrees to waive his player option for 2023-24 as part of the trade, so that he expires in July 2023 (the same time as Vuc)
KP waives his trade kicker
Dallas trades KP for Sato, Aminu, and a S&T'd Felicio to make the salaries work
Dallas adds Brunson to the deal
KP is no longer the unicorn, but he still put up 20/9 in 31 min this season. Shot 38% on 3's with 6 att/game. His 1.3 blocks would have led our team, and his 3.2 FTA/game would have been 2nd to Zach.
He was 13th in the league in BLK%, 6th in the league in TO%. 19th in DefReb%. If he would have played 6 more games, he would have been 16th in rebounds per game. He just posted career highs with a 21.3 PER, .582 TS%, 15.8 TotalReb%, 6.4 TO%, .154 WS/48 and 2.9 OBPM.
He's overpaid for the next 2 seasons, but that's irrelevant if AKME don't plan on playing the cap space game in 2022.
I don't expect anyone to agree, but I could live with this rotation for the next 2 years:
Vuc - Theis
KP - Thad
Williams - TBJ
Zach - Temple
Coby - Micic
We would also have the BAE this summer, plus the Full MLE minus whatever amount it takes to sign Micic
Plus Green, Simonovic, 2021 2nd rounder, 2022 1st rounder
Porzingis/Vuc would definitely be the worst defensive frontcourt in the NBA. Watching Porzingis try to guard modern PFs would be a **** show. He rarely leaves the paint on defense. Vuc might be more mobile at this point.
He's played almost exclusively at Center with Dallas - 99% of the time last season, 100% of the time this season (per B-R.com) - which of course is going to leave you spending most of your time near the paint on defense. You should check out the playoff games where he was at PF with Boban at C, KP was all over the perimeter.
Being 7'3" with a 7'6" wingspan can do a lot to make up for a lack of quickness, especially when guarding opposing PFs. And Vuc most definitely isn't more mobile at this point.
Of course, I also keep reading what horrible defenders Coby and Zach and Vuc are - but we finished 12th in Defensive Rating this season, 11th after the trade. I guess people just cannot figure out that NBA defense is a TEAM thing. Obviously.