bwgood77 wrote:Crives wrote:lilfishi22 wrote:I get the concern, especially coming back from that kind of injury and also how will he hold up going forward. I still think he's a super stud (I was pissed when we couldn't even get into the conversation to become a trade partner because of previous front offices moves) and wished we could've gotten him. His defense is potentially game changing and so is his offense which is still a work in progress although his versatility on that end has already revealed itself.
KP at the max is worth it if he stayed healthy. That's a big IF. Personally and honestly, I don't see the Saric/Kaminsky PF rotation as anything for the future. I love Saric but I'm not convinced we're keeping him long term to be our PF of the future. With Kaminsky, I always saw him as a short term solution until we figure out what we're going to do here.
I might prefer a pf with a bit more defense.. would love someone like Jerami Grant (likely FA next summer)
But I think Jones has shown his card about the type of players he likes... shooting, passing and smart decision making.... if Saric/Kaminsky are close to 40% 3 PT shooters I have a hard time not seeing them in Jones long term plan...
A PF like KP that can defend the rim and shoot is very intriguing... but KP didn’t show off these skills very well in preseason... he needs to play a lot better to deserve that max... we will find out soon.
Kaminsky is looking good for the money. If he plays to his potential we saw coming out of college, that's a good signing, and this coming from someone who didn't like it much at the time. But still, I am basing that on one preseason game, and we all know how fast things change.
Saric I think has skills but he looks slow out there, and kind of like a lumbering big that isn't light on his feet. He is a fairly smart player I think but I can't see him being a long term answer. I don't see putting a lot of money in him being a good idea this next summer (though that's way premature since, again, all we've seen is a little preseason). I would probably be more excited had we just taken Culver and not traded down (even though I liked it at the time thinking we could get Clarke or PJ). Though I like Cam..I am not sure if he will be a big piece going forward (Klay light) or just a role player (James Jones). I think we made the trade before the draft. I wonder if we didnt think Culver would be available when we traded the pick, knowing we worked him out (like when it was rumored we didn't think Iguodala or Deng would be available when we traded the pick in 2004).
The one thing we know is Jones highly values shooting... they got a really good look at Culver... I am sure they did not like his shot... and he had a pretty poor shot in the limited preseason..
Cam on the other hand shot 45% from three on 7.4 attempts per 36... I also thought his defense looked solid, especially for a rookie...
I would much rather have Cam + Saric over Culver (not necessarily #6)... Cam had an awesome preseason.
Saric’s shot wasnt going in.. but I loved his decision making and rebounding.. hopefully he picks it up.
I wouldn’t want to pay Saric big money.. but if he can shoot ~40% from 3 and buy in to the .5 system... he could be a great bargain on a deal ~10m per...