Jedzz wrote:I wish we saw more volume from Saric shooting 3s. He attempted something like 3.5 a game since January. That's like 5 or 6 points a game. How exactly is Patton supposed to prove anything in this league not really playing yet? From what I've heard, the only thing he didn't prove in the d league was rebounding. What he needs is a chance to play. Imagine if he came back and played well enough to hold a roster spot and Jimmy also left the 6ers in FA. We could look back on the trade with smiles.
Saric attempted 7.2 3's per100 on 39.3 3pt% since Ryan took over.
To put that on context is close to Kevin Huerter (7.8, 38.5%), Doug McDermott (7.2, 40.8%) or Bojan Bogdanovic (7.2 42.5%). That's a really good list to be compared in the 3pt shooting department.
Regarding Patton, Im not against take a flyer on him. But it should be considered to be a two way contract or a veteran min, and pretty much a replacement for Dieng. If he can shoot the 3 or be a better player than Roco at the 4, then maybe he could play with KAT, but is hard to imagine.
Minimus wrote:I believe that it depends on talent of bigmen. If a bigman is a talented player he can fit as second bigman in lineup. If both are talented then I don't see any issue at all playing them together at least for some short periods of time.
We can see BOS playing Baynes and Horford, UTA going big with Favors and Gobert, DET with Griffin and Drummond. SAS played LMA with Gasol.
When you check bkref for those name you can see an estimation of what % of time they played in a certain position:
Griffin 93% PF 7%C
Horford 8% PF 92% C
Favors 42% PF 58% C (even when he starts at C he plays more with the bench than along Gobert)
LMA (last season while Gasol was there) 38%PF 62%C. This season is 5% PF 95% C.
I get that when you have 2 talented big man, who are 2 of the best players in the rotation, you try to fit around them. But if they arent one the them, I would hardly try to fit a 2nd big man instead of try to put a lenghty wing at 4 like Roco, who can shoot the 3 and contain guards off the dribble.