I don't think Mobley can play SF. I'd love to be wrong though.JonFromVA wrote:jbk1234 wrote:Or if we end up sliding Okoro to the 2 one day, it will help. But currently, we're still undersized 1-3, we got worse defensively at the 4, and the ability of Nance to switch out on smaller players is gone.KuruptedCav wrote:Moving on, at least his offensive gravity will allow Okoro to run at SF without destroying spacing.
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Nance didn't really like guarding wings on the perimeter, though.
We have options at SF with Okoro, Windler, Osman, ... and Mobley.
And while we lost defense at PF by trading Nance, we gained a ton (sooner or later) by adding Mobley.
If we buy-out Love, that'll be addition by subtraction on the defensive side even taking in to account his rebounding.
How the salaries all fit together is no less of a concern, but I would have slotted Nance in on a ~ $15M/yr extension when his current contract is up.
To me it all comes down to whether Markkanen is an NBA dinosaur ... a shooting specialist in the post-Ryan Anderson era ... or if a change of place, a new attitude, other bigs to protect him defensively, and PGs to run the show elevate him back on the development track he was on in his second season.
And even so, in a league where Doug McDermott just got paid $14M/yr ... shooting is apparently still in high demand.
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