aroc23 wrote:ForeverTFC wrote:aroc23 wrote:I will say this: if we are exploring OG trades I would aim higher than Turner to start. I would try and put together a package for KAT first before calling the Pacers.
We need defense at the 5. Minny's D is better this year but I can't trust KAT to anchor a championship team on that end.
I see what you are saying, but I think he is actually a decent defender (the stats back that up). Surrounded by the good defenders on this team with all that length would also really help his weaknesses. He is pretty mobile and I think fits as well as Turner in many ways. Turner is obviously the better help defender, but KAT is okay and you can leave him on the court longer because of his offense.
Looking back at the last few champions, he is a better defender than Brook Lopez and at least comparable to the other championship centres (Kevon Looney, Tristan Thompson, McGee - the list is actually pretty sad).
His offense is so elite (career 62% TS, probably the best 3 point shooting C of all time - 41% over the last 5 season on high volume). He also opens the drive game for Barnes, Pascal and FVV more than any centre in NBA history.
This is a pipedream and off topic so that is all I will say on that.
Ayton maybe another option. What about Wiseman?
I think there are more options if we include OG.