The Effect wrote:I swear some of you take this love of defense way too far. Not even joking, what is it with this sites obsession with guys who cant score?? SO you really think we are going to plan on winning games 51-45?? Cause if this guys a starter, that might be our only way to win
Seriously, lets say that this guy was a starter on this team, Between Bamba, GOrdon, isaac, Thybulle and DJ\Fultz........WHERE ARE THE POINTS COMING FROM??? Think about that for a second, in that lineupe, AARON GORDON WOULD BE OUR BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER.......sorry but that team is competing for the #1 pick, not the playoffs
Thanks but no, give me a guy who can actually put the ball in the basket
That's a legit concern and I can understand your pov. However, if you ask me that question in 2-3 years, I bet it would be drastically different than right now. It's hard to answer now because those players are all in their developmental stages. ...and yes, I would say Gordon is still developing as well... I don't think he has plateau'd yet.
We're talking about the 16th pick here. Odds are highly against us getting our #1 scoring option. If that's the concern, why are there not more people clamoring for Carsen Edwards? If Thybulle ends up being a 11-13 ppg guy, but stretches the floor and brings it hard on defense, then he is a very valuable 3 and D commodity. Is there another player out there among SG/SFs that look like 20+ppg guys sitting in our draft range? I don't see one. So Thybulle at a projected 2-4 ppg less but waaaay more defense sounds a lot more intriguing.
Take away Kawhi from TOR and their supporting cast is not head and shoulders above what I hope to project scoring wise from Thybulle, Isaac, Gordon, Bamba and bench. Lowry, Green, Siakam, Gasol.... they got a lot of offensive contribution off the bench. VanVleet, Ibaka... Yeah, it's easy to say "take away Kawhi" but if you look at the way top FAs look at teams to join, they are looking for insta-win situations where they can be one of the main, if not the main scoring option. The key is to win with our young talent. Winning with a maxed out team lead by Vucevic, Ross, Fournier and Gordon is not a situation where a superstar is looking to join... or could even possibly join due to lack of cap space. Jimmy Butler resigning with Philly is a large possibility because they have a solid young core they can win with plus the all important... cap space room.