carey wrote: NTB wrote: carey wrote:
Welcome! I’m really feeling this pick. This is me last month. I think you’ll love him if you give him a chance.
Congrats with the guess. After Oubre is gone now, what do you think about wing depth?
I fully expect us to target a 3/4 with the MLE. I just have no idea who because I expect contracts to be a bit weird during the pandemic. I think Jerami Grant will cost too much but maybe a guy like Mo Harkless bites? Jae Crowder?
All good choices man! Though for my part, If I couldn't get Jerami Grant ( Likely to get between 16-18 million from Denver) Jae Crowder ( Likely to be resigned by Miami on a big 1 yr deal). However, Maybe Justin Holiday (1), Andre Roberson ( 2), or Moe Harkless ( 3), Then on the cheap, For around the Bi annual I would consider:
1- Rondae Hollis Jefferson.
( Maybe around 2 million)? He's still a really solid versatile defender with some playmaking skills. Even though he doesn't yet have a serviceable/ consistent jumpshot. But he could still come pretty cheap, Is strong, athletic, has good court awareness. https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2897092-the-best-bargain-bin-2020-nba-free-agents-for-next
How much would you guess the NBA's most versatile defender would cost? Something astronomic since switch-heavy schemes are increasingly utilized to combat the Association's move toward do-it-all players at every position?
Well, what if I told you the league's most versatile stopper—by the numbers at least—is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who settled for a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Toronto Raptors last summer? As The Athletic's Eric Koreen relayed, using research from Krishna Narsu, Hollis-Jefferson has guarded each position for at least 17.7 percent of his minutes. He's also spent 29 percent of his floor time defending an opponent's first or second option.
Given the quantity and quality of assignments, one might assume they wreck his defensive metrics. Not at all. In fact, ESPN's defensive real plus-minus puts him 30th overall. He shaves 3.3 percentage points off his opponents' normal field-goal rates and drops them by 4.9 on two-point shots.
As a 25-year-old five-year veteran, he probably hasn't played his best basketball yet, which should exclude all possibilities of a bargain. But he's a 6'6" player who doesn't have an outside shot (career 21.4 percent) or pack much offensive punch (career 9.4 points per game), so his appeal is limited.
2- James Ennis 3rd
Ennis actually has good size at 6'7, And is an athletic and rangy defender. He also played alongside of Paul and Tucker in Houston. And is a solid shooter at over 36% from three for his career. I believe that we can get him for around 2 million also?
Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) Tweeted:
James Ennis is a career 36.2% 3P shooter on 2.2 attempts per game. He's nothing special defensively, but at 6-7, he's an athletic body off of the bench.
He has a $1.845M player option for 2019-20 and the #Sixers got him for essentially nothing (2021 2nd round swap).
3- Glenn Robinson 3rd.
Robinson is one of the better players in the league at defending spot-ups -- he is allowing only 84.6 points per 100 possession. That is better than some of the best defenders in the league, such as Danny Green, Andre Roberson, and Draymond Green just to name a few. In catch-and-shoot situations, Robinson's opponents are only shooting 29.4 percent and are scoring only 88.2 points per 100 possessions. Using his length and athleticism, Robinson is able to do enough to disrupt and affect the opponent’s shot. For evidence of the “Robinson Affect,” look no further than the Pacers' 3pt defense when Robinson is on and off the floor. With him on the floor, the Pacers hold opponents to 32.6 percent from deep, compared to 34.8 percent when he’s off.
4- Shaquille Harrisonhttps://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/season-review-shaq-harrison-shows-his-value-elite-defensive-production
Simply put, Harrison was a defensive star. He led the NBA in both steals per 36 minutes (2.1) and loose balls recovered per 36 minutes (2.1). His 3.7 deflections per 36 minutes were 4th best in the NBA and only Bruce Brown and Derrick White had a better block rate than Harrison among qualifying guards. He didn’t play nearly enough minutes to warrant consideration, but Harrison’s skill level was All-NBA Defensive Team good this season.
5- Demarre Carroll
The 6-foot-6 forward is best known for his rugged, hard-nosed defense and reliable 3-point shooting. From the 2013-14 season through 2018-19, Carroll shot 36.4% on 3-pointers on relatively high volume at 4.5 attempts per game (in 29.1 minutes).