DaFan334 wrote:I am starting to wonder if MPJ in the long run is more so the answer at the 4 instead of the 3. If he bulks up just a little bit, he could be a good post defender with shot-blocking ability and weak-side help who could also cover more stretch 4s while also being a stretch 4 himself.
It pretty much all depends on where he has to play to maximize our team defense. If he becomes that dream come true on defense you talked about, sure, he could be the PF of the future. If he develops his perimeter D more and improves less on the interior, he should be a SF. If he can't become better than an average defender, which seems likely, we should roll with him at SF, since we then definitely need a good defender at PF to fit in between the good but limited defender Jokic and the average defender Porter.
But this is talking about the bulk of his minutes, so where he starts. Depending on lineups and need, he will definitely play a lot of PF going forward.
Offensively I don't think it matters a lot which forward position he plays.
That being said, I know where you are coming from. His shot blocking ability is definitely something to keep an eye on since it looked pretty good the first few games.