Bull-E wrote:Time to think a little creatively. No point chasing any of the available middling traditional centres who will easily get chased off the court come playoff time.
First, try to bring Gasol back, but focus his role on being more a guy who gets called upon to face more conventional Cs. Having him around for an Embiid, Lopez or Jordan matchup may be worth a new contract in of itself.
Next, the crazy talk, BRUNO! Hear me out -- by all accounts, he's now a smart, nba-level defender and rebounder. The idea would be to have him as an option to play with Siakam and Anunoby when the matchup calls for an ultra-switchy, versatile frontcourt. If he can be a fifth option who doesn't disrupt the offense too much, this could be a plus. Think Rondae with less handles but a jumpshot.
That's what I've been hoping for all this time. If he lands in the right situation, I think he can break out. I think this version of the Raptors would be perfect timing. He's ready to contribute, needs an opportunity and we're still competing, but long shot contenders, and we have a need for what he can provide. I'd love to see a rotation, with Siakam, Boucher and Bruno at the 4/5. Maybe bring Gasol back as a mentor.