Around a third of the all all-star players are actually nothing special in the defensive end, and just using smartly his big size for an SF player, MPJ will be OK and beyond average in defense. Even this playoff Porter was already more useful in defense than problematic, thanks to his elite rebounding, despite all these "high-school" ridiculous mistakes he makes time after time. If Malone is the head coach of Miami Heat this season, rookie Tyler Herro would play under 15mpg this season (including playoff) "because of defense" or for some other fake reason.TunaFish wrote:skywalker33 wrote:Mac1958 wrote:Yeah. As far as I'm concerned, both of them have to prove that they're not worth keeping and playing a lot.
That would be one amazing frontcourt.
Not sure that I see Bol as a starter, at least not until I see more of him (a healthier, sturdier body as well as time on the court). He'd be amazingly productive coming off the bench, he has mismatches galore. I can visualize him in spot-duty as a starter but think his best production comes as a reserve for this team. Will he play along side MPJ ??? Sure it'll happen, same with Joker too.
Bol has a lot of room to grow and that 3 point shot is excellent. Same with MPJ, so it entirely possible that Bol will play some backup at the 3 and the 4 but don't see Bol much at Center for the reasons you point out.
MPJ is so graceful and has such an impact on offense that if he improves on defense, we could be looking at a future all star. I could see MPJ playing shooting guard and Bol playing small forward. Talk about a big lineup!
But Bol case will be more complex, especially with the established Jokic-MPJ-Grant frontcourt line, so if we can use him in a trade to improve our backcourt line, we should do it.