I would love to draft Oturu, but I think we will have to move up significantly to get him. He is a first round pick in my opinion, hell maybe closer to our #16 pick than #46. He averaged an efficient 20/10 as a sophomore, 2.5 blocks and 36% from 3 with really good defense, he is being slept on and I definitely don't think Boston lets him slip out of the first round. Just hits a good many boxes for what you want in a modern NBA role player type big man.
I think Oturu is a riser once the draft rolls around. He is at least as talented as Mfiondu Kabengele who went like 29. His style fits this team so well, a floor spacing big who can defend the rim.
I wonder how badly Boston wants to consolidate. I would float this:
16 + 46 for 26 + 30 + 2021 FRP (Top-20 Protected)
26 - Tre Jones PG - NBA ready defender who can run a team well enough and has enough shot to keep defenses honest
30 - Daniel Oturu C - Future backup C who can 3rd string for a season and eventually fill the role behind Nurkic
Then we have another FRP to play with or potentially package with Ariza for a SF upgrade.
I like your idea of more picks (more shots at hitting and low cost). The players/draftees may be different but the principle is sound when there’s not “the target” at a higher pick (the reverse Zach Collins move BUT not trade 3 for Webster at 6 and 27 fiasco).
26 — Jalen Smith or Alexsej Pokusevski
30 — Tyler Bey or Leandro Bolmaro
The asset acquisition mode of Olshey getting marginal starters with the LMA exit, draftees, shots at $$$ players and whiffing ... has become build the next wave of youth to go with Lillard, CJ, and Nurkic. Reclamation project young vets and older vets to fill in the gaps. What’s the strategy, now
Does Olshey have a BIG MOVE
in him with this team’s personnel?