Hello Brooklyn wrote: Prokorov wrote:
Hello Brooklyn wrote:I think you guys are way too down on Drummond.
He's still really good. The best rebounder in the league and good defensively. The Cavs have honestly been terrible without him.
I think he would start and be incredible at getting rebounds and protecting the rim.
We will need him when we play the likes of Embiid or Davis. I don't really want McGee trying to rebound or guard against them.
I dont know. The "he is good defensively part" is like, yeah he can gaurd other bigs 1 on 1 and ends possesions as a great rebounder. and he isnt a statue. but he doesnt block shots as a help defender and he doesnt do well in pick and rolls. he isnt a rim protecter and thats what we need. offensively he requires or takes too many shots creating his own offense. we need more of an Allen/DJ who is just finishing lobs or green who spaces the floor.
Drummonds only role here would be 100% off the bench crashing the boards on both sides to help us crush teams when their starters sit. Which is valable and id welcome that. we need rebounding for sure.
But i just dont see a world were he makes us better then someone like mcgee does
Hes definitely not a great help defender and if he was he wouldn't be getting bought out.
But good 1 on 1 defense in the post in rebounding is something we sorely lack.
Imagine how many extra possessions we can get for the Big 3 with Drummond on the boards. And he can at least not give Embiid an open highway to the rim.
I don't trust McGee to check Embiid/Davis in the post.
Offensively I don't think hes going to be asking for shots. This isn't Cleveland. Hes not an idiot.
Like i said, this isnt a cousins type of thing were i wouldnt take him for free and think he is some scrub. id take drummond in a second and i think he would help in a lot of areas. but i dont think he helps in our biggest area of need and i dont think he is the seamless fit some assume he would be.
Also, drummond wont ask for shots. but he is one of those JR smith "YOLO" types that cant help himself once the ball is in his hands. im sure he would scrafice plays for himself and touches. but he is kind of the chucker of interior bigs. but lets say we 100% resolve that. we still dont have that rim protector for when DJ isnt on the floor or another PNR threat. McGee is simply better then drummond at both of those things. once again, id take drummond, but give me mcgeee for this nets team 10 times out of 10 over him.
Also, im not worried about "Embiid in the post". You arent beating KD/Durant/Harden by posting your big all game like its 1988. We have seen time and time again Embiid go off for 30-40 and the 76ers get stomped. hell he just had 50 and they barely won vs. the bulls. Philly is the least of our worries. they likely are gone way before facing us in the playoffs. Boston/Toronto would likely beat them in 5-6 games or less.