OAKLEY_2 wrote:ruckus wrote:As much as I like Serge's personality, I'd rather have Gasol back next year over Ibaka. If we lose both guys, I don't know who we'd use to fill the C spot. Boucher isn't ready for starter minutes and Hernandez barely got playing time with the 905 due to injury. And I don't find any of the free agent big men all that appealing. Tristan on a MLE? Meyers Leonard? Bertans would be interesting but hes not really a C. I don't know what Baynes would command.
I think we should make Serge the priority off season signing. We can easily draft another centre this draft (Nnaji) and have Paskal chip in with small ball 5. Boucher can back Paskal at the 4. We should always strive for continuity.
I know Gasol can't move like he used to but his defense is night and day vs Ibaka. His positioning, his reads and his callouts more than make up for whatever athleticism that hes lost. I think finding a big man with that kind of bbiq will be difficult to replace.