ProcessDoctor wrote:I would swap either Jimmy or Tobias for DLO tbh. Either way we get younger and stay the same or improve in the shooting department. If you swap DLO for Jimmy and use the MLE on a guy like Aminu you’re set.
Not sure how you improve shooting by signing Russell coming off a career best 43% from the floor, 37% from 3 over Harris who consistently shoots in the high 40s from the floor and 40% from 3. He's a better 3 point shooter then Jimmy but certainly not a better overall shooter since Butler has always been far more efficient overall.
A good secondary ball handler sounds great, but I have little interest in Russell's volume scoring game. Tobias has his warts, but at least he scores efficiently and doesn't demand constant shots.
After looking at their numbers, a lot of things surprised me about DLo that I didn’t expect. However, maybe I’m wrong, but I think being used to create spacing is somewhat of a specific role when you’re the third or fourth option. If you are of the opinion that you are a well rounded, volume scorer, often being asked to play a game that will suit your teammates more than yourself is difficult.
This is just my opinion and not based off any stats, but I feel like Tobias is someone that may accept that role, and his shooting numbers could increase as he gets comfortable. DLo strikes me as someone who sees himself as a star and may struggle if he is asked to play more as a floor spacer off the ball. I envision a situation where DLo wants to score in a style that is most effective for him, which gives us an increased crowd of ball dominators. Often floor spacing is created by a shooter’s willingness to stand off-the-ball as a threat while your Embiid, Simmons, and Butler control the ball. I’m not sure DLo is that player, and could conceivably make floor space worse.