The Rebel wrote:I think you need a proven veteran backup C, I would target Baynes, Kanter, Poeltl, and Giles.
Love Baynes defense, OK with Poeltl or Giles, Kanter last on my list. Speaking of CHI, like Gafford too but hear AK does too.
The Rebel wrote:I have also been watching the goings on in Chicago, and AK keeps talking about changing the culture and player development. I know that Barton and Plumlee are both loved for the ways they helped change the culture and their overall attitudes in helping the young guys. I wonder if you can convince AK to trade for Barton and Morris (they still need a true PG) while getting back Markennen and Hutchison?
Prior to his injury this season Hutchison is actually what we hoped Craig would become, a defensive specialist who finds ways to score on offense and while streaky at shooting 3s was still better than Craig despite playing injured last season. Let him compete with Dozier for minutes at the backup SG spot and KBD at backup SF, and I think you can have a solid bench if you fix the 3rd big problem.
Markennen is likely never going to be a star, he is likely going to be a borderline starter on a very good team or a solid starter on a bad team most of his career. Have him backing up Grant and Jokic with either KBD or Bol getting minutes at the 4 or 5 depending on matchups with Dozier and Hutchison also being part of the 9 man rotation and I think you can have a very good bench.
Not a Markennen fan but you make a great case, one I could fall in love with. I love Hutchison like I do KBD, I think Hutchison has some of that fill-in starter capability as well. Morris is well thought of around the league IMO, so now may the time to move him, as I like what I see outta Dozier too. Right now I've been thinking to move him into TC's starting SG spot while Harris/Barton are out.