Vae Victus wrote:
QRich3 wrote:Yeah I don't get it, Zubac and Harrell give you 48 minutes a night already, that's before you take into account that Doc loves to play JaMychal at C in certain match ups, and that we have a freakin rookie with potential waiting for minutes at C!! There's just no room for washed up big name C's in the rotation.
I would not add any more big men in general, unless one or two get traded first. We do need a 3rd string PG though, and that already closes our roster imo.
Noah should only be brought in if the team is comfortable thinking he can take on tough physical matchups like Embiid and Cousins.
If hes not physically up for it, no point bringing him in. Im sure Noah also wouldnt mind riding the bench and only be deployed strategically or when someone is injured. He's old and doesnt have much left in the tank and time is running out on him winning a ring.
I just don't get that line of thinking, say we manage to get to the Finals and face the 6ers, what's the plan there, take Zubac out of the rotation completely and start Noah? I don't see the point of having Noah out of the rotation for 82 games and letting Mfi rot in the G-League without playing a single minute, just to have a body for the 10 post ups a game Embiid's gonna give you. How much of an advantage over Zu is he gonna give you on those 10 possessions? the guy is old, he can't move laterally and he can't guard the pick'n'roll, so you're gonna bleed points every other possession for a hypothetical marginal gain in (at most) 10 possessions a game against two or three teams.
Sorry to be this blunt, it's not directed at you specifically, I just keep seeing people everywhere suggesting washed up big men like Howard and Noah, and I just don't see the point when we have a decent rotation of big men already. Trez is our main big man anyway, we're talking about a guy that's gonna get just spot minutes if there's an injury, and Mfi should get to be that guy.
Now, if we see mid season that Zubac's not working and our defense is bad because of it, I'm ok with making a trade packaging Zu-Harkless-Robinson to get a real C in his prime, not one of these washed up guys. Their salaries are enough to trade for guys like Adams, Gasol, Ibaka, Favors, Capela, and we are allowed to trade next year's pick.