gardenofsound wrote:Michael Jackson wrote:HomoSapien wrote:Regarding Wendell, here's a reminder of the centers that murdered us this year:
Thomas Bryant - 28 points on 10/11 shooting
Richaun Holmes - 24 points on 10/11 shooting
Christian Wood - 30 points on 11/16 shooting
Daniel Theis - 19 points on 8/12 shooting
Enes Kanter - 22 points on 9/13 shooting
Nikola Vucevic - 43 points and 19 rebounds
Joel Embiid - 50 points and 17 rebounds
Marvin Bagley - 26 points and 11 rebounds
DeAndre Ayton - 22 points on 10/17 shooting
Nikola Jokic - 39 points and 14 rebounds 17/28 from the field
Tony Bradley - 14 points on 7/7 shooting in 22 minutes.
Dwight Howard - 18 and 12 on 8/12 shooting in 24 minutes (same game as Bradley)
Moses Brown - 20 points and 16 rebounds
Jakob Poeltl - 20 points and 16 on 9/11 shooting
Nikola Jokic - 34, 15, and 9 on 14/23 shooting
Rudy Gobert - 21 points, 10 rebounds, 9 blocks, 9/11 shooting
Jarrett Allen - 19 points on 9/12 shooting
Funny that 3 guys on that list end up being Carter replacements. Was that a career game for Vuc? Prior to the Vuc trade it was painful watching our interior D. Of our #7 pics WCJ was my least favorite at the time and still today. Not saying he can’t find a serviceable groove with the Magic or somewhere else but I always hated that pick personally.
I disliked all of them, but was honestly so unsure of what we were going to get in the Butler trade that I had no specific expectations on the 2017 #7.
But Carter... yeah... I wanted MPJ once he dropped to (and past 7).
Coby... I wanted Reddish.
I don’t mind Coby really, but I too would prefer Reddish. I get way MPJ wasn’t chosen it was super high risk, luck worked out in his case but the medical were apparently ugly. Maybe AK purposely ruined his medicals so he would drop to Denver and be a steal. I am in no way seriously suggesting that.
I didn’t like WCJ face, head, game or fake tough guy attitude. I hated his foot speed and in the end of his tenure with the Bulls felt horrible for him watching him play and just seeing how destroyed his confidence was. I can usually shine a turd up in my mind a little, I just never saw anything I liked about WCJ. I also liked Mo Bamba better but as we can tell that was just as poor of a choice. I always liked SGA and part of that is so superficial in that I liked his name. Personally I think at 7 I would have gone with Sexton. I guess I’m like everyone else and I don’t get excited about big men anymore unless they are Zion.