76ciology wrote:stormi wrote:76ciology wrote:
He’s in the same category with guys like Theis and Bam.
The PF in the 2010 is the center of 2020.
A team that is not starved off with scoring like the Rockets or the Celtics would be perfect for Al.
Guys like him has value because you can start him at C to play small or slide him to PF like how Celts used to pair him with Baynes.
He actually played well with Biid during the bubble. It’s just you need a Michael Jordan than an Al Horford with our team during the play-offs with how starved we our on our talent at the perimeter.
Thinking about it, we may have the worst perimeter talent at the bubble. Maybe the worst at the guard positions.
Lets not forget Al was an allstar the year before he came to Philly as a player who's game is not predicated around athleticism. Being used in pick and pop and being able to playmake out of the lowpost is his expertise. We had him here trying to be Cam Johnson.
I think Dallas is a sleeper great fit for him to go. He's a hard screen setter, great player maker and he can sit down low cause and protect the areas Porzingis is allergic too. Luka would create a lot of looks for him, and he himself would create looks for the Mavs' shooters passing from the post.
The fit of him, Simmons and Embiid was just abhorrent. I thought he could have been like a better defending Dario when we signed him but i must have underrated how fluid Dario was with and without the ball.
Dario is not playable in the playoffs. He has 0 rim protection, slower feet than Al and can’t attack anyone at 1v1. You can afford to put a wing at him like Jaylen Brown.
Roco is only playable with the Rockets because he plays alot of team defense at the C position while he is not asked a lot on offense.
Al is playable in all teams, including ours.
The problem with Al is his contract. There is just no justification for that amount, on an individual level.
Our best player in that Celtics series.
Cov has value, like Crowder has value for the Heat, but he's a rotational player. They're doing so well because they can bring someone like that in off of the bench and provide energy, spacing, bbiq, defending and shooting. I think Jae is more talented than Cov anyways.
Where's the fit of Al with Ben and Joel? Not hypothetically if those two players develop different skills in their game, but all of them as they are. Yes he brings top tier minutes as a backup center, but that's quite the expensive luxury, and in the starting lineup it'll have one of him or Jojo forced to chase around forwards they can't keep up with on defense.