FNQ wrote:Siakam has a historical season to point to as an excellent 3rd option.. Wiggins doesn't have that.
And he's living off that season ever since. Yet, even in that year his efficiency dropped a lot in the playoffs. Let's not even get started on what a train wreck the next postseason was, and that he's now had his second consecutive regular season in which he couldn't score at even league average efficiency. Now he's out for 5 months, for what it's worth. I'll stand by it: there's a good chance that Siakam's contract is soon going to be considered negative in value.
FNQ wrote:The one metric I still use a lot that's public (BPM) shows that while OG is very good at what he does, the actual impact falls a bit short.. Boucher OTOH had a BPM near +3, and is such a perfect fit for a running, heavy spacing, and switch heavy team.
Using BPM as the one approximation of impact is problematic, though. I'd also be very careful comparing across positions and/or roles.
OG is an elite defender at the wing who can switch onto 1's and 5's. That doesn't necessarily show up in the boxscore on which BPM is based entirely. It's also worth mentioning that OG still has upside considering his age and trajectory.
With Boucher we're also talking about someone who is 28 years old and just had his first meaningful NBA season while still only playing 24 MPG and only starting 14 games (his only games as an NBA starter). I think you're having too much faith in Boucher if you think he's virtually guaranteed to be the solution to our Center problem.