tecumseh18 wrote: WaltFrazier wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:Hes a nice 3rd center on a good team that can maybe develop into a primary backup. Also think Birch is a good backup too. Now let's add a starting center in the offseason and we're good at that position.
I am hoping that. I am not in tune with cap stuff, is there room for Birch and Gillespie both as backups, and still get that bigger better starting C?
To me, the ideal achievable goal should be to exhaust the cap space on re-signing our own Bird rights players (including Kyle, which may be a sign and trade) then sign a decent C who can shoot (Theis or Olynyk) for the MLE, and re-sign Birch for the room exception of ~5 mill.
If Kyle walks this offseason with no returning contracts, then a goal may be to sign Richaun Holmes for 15 mill with the cap space. Not sure if there will be enough cap space left over to bring back Birch in that event. But Holmes isn't bigger than Birch. Not sure it's worth overpaying for Holmes when Birch is a similar type of player, albeit one who can hit 3s. Why not just could get a MLE-level C (even add on an extra mill for the Toronto premium) plus Birch with cap space for a total of, say, $17 mill for the pair.
I am afraid Birch is a better fit than Holmes. Birch is amount the same size as Holmes, maybe Holmes is a bit quicker, but Birch is not far behind in positioning. As for offense, I think Birch is a much better passer with shooting range to 3 for spacing.
I think we maybe better of getting Dieng as the backup of Birch, as Dieng is better and may able to bang better against Jokic or Embiid. I haven't watched Dieng though, hope he isn't Baynes 2.0