Evil_Headband wrote:Since Alize, Stanley and Thomas are on non-guaranteed deals, I'm not sure we should assume any of them will make the team. They still have two roster slots open (plus a two-way). Who knows what could happen. Obviously AKME is still looking to upgrade.
So maybe we can optimistically still nab Vanderbilt with TPE trade.
I doubt that happens. Vanderbit and Alize Johnson are very similar types of players, including sizewise, though Vanderbilt is like a half inch taller but has a notably longer wingspan - 8'10 standing reach as opposed to 8'7, and 7'1 wingspan vs/ 6'8.75.
Same basic skillsets, though. Along with similar guys like Jordan Bell (between the two in W/S and reach, basically same height), DJ Wilson (a little taller and greater W/S and reach, and more shooting, less bball IQ). [Of course Boucher, if we had been able to snag him via trade, is 6'8 w/out shoes with a 7'4 wingspan and 9'2.5 reach - a touch shorter than Wilson but an inch on the length measurements - hence his blocks / interior defense...]. Also Cheick Diallo (6'7.5 w/out shoes but 7'4 w/s, 8'11.5 reach),
Yeah, Vanderbilt is a lot younger, but Johnson is bouncier... but my guess is he's returning to Minny or going to Philly if they trade for Simmons.
What I *am* still hoping for is another actual big - a 4/5 or a 5 - ideally Hartenstein (in the event that Simonovic isn't ready to provide offensive ability from the 4 or 5), but Vonleh would be solid enough.
But chances are that the roster is what it is.