kb02 wrote:So I agree that Whiteside is a crackhead and has shown zero motivation when he's paid. But if you're a team like the Kings, who have subpar perimeter defenders at the 2 and 3 spot (arguably the most important spots in the league to defend against), getting a 7'1 giant sized, defensive, shot altering center makes a lot of sense.
Squint hard enough and I get the reasoning.
Yeah from an analytics standpoint the value of a backstop Center that can block/change shots and rebound when you are running a shooting lineup goes off the charts in the modern NBA.
I just don’t think that 1) we can offer him enough unless it’s too much and 2) he does get attitude going and thinks very highly of himself, but also then takes plays off.