dirkdiggler4177 wrote:Darren wrote:C - Kleber / Moses / Boban
PF - Simmons / Thompson / Chriss (assume WCS gets waived)
SF - DFS / Green / Harkless
SG - Buddy / Bullock / Ntilikina
PG - Luka / Brunson / Burke
I don't see how this makes the team better. The Mavs will have to face Gobert and Jokic in the playoffs. The way the Mavs can take advantage of that is spreading out, making Gobert and Jokic stand on the perimeter guarding KP. Now they can guard Simmons and the whole advantage is gone. They also going to destroy poor Kleber and Moses. Simmons also needs the ball in his hands to be effective. That means you have to play Luka off-ball, something that is not his advantage.
I would rather see us trade Brunson for a 3-4 who can score, like Pascal Siakam, Jerami Grant or Jaylen Brown.
Yes i think that healthy KP could be enough for facing them, Gobert is often a no factor in PO and KP doesn't suffer him too much.
Joker is a different beast but Denver , without Murray and MPJ, isn't a real contender.
And i'm agree too with the Brunson trade.