Not overly impressed with Paschall TBH. He looks like someone who would have been great in the 90's but I'm not sure about his fit in today's NBA, not with that shooting motion. Still hoping to be proven wrong of course.
Overall I feel that we're still short of a couple of competent NBA players to take some of the load off the older ones. It would be great if one of the deeper bench guys were to step up but I'm not super confident about that happening. Butler may be the best bet but he's still a rookie so we should temper our expectations. We obviously need Gay back.
Crunch 99 wrote:Quin was very complementary to Whiteside and Forrest, especially Whiteside, after the game. He said their minutes were huge. So I imagine Forrest, with his better defense, is still alive and well in a competition with Butler for scarce minutes. Perhaps which player gets some minutes will be game to game situational? Go Jazz!
Whiteside can certainly offer a level of physicality that current Favors simply cannot match, even on good nights he does have some mental lapses but if he can always be the player we saw yesterday he's a good backup for Gobert as his presence allows the team to play in a similar way even when Rudy is off the floor.
I like Forrest quite a bit, he's already an NBA-caliber defender and a good passer, he's not afraid to take initiative... the question will always be about his shooting, though. It will be hard for him to earn consistent minutes if he doesn't get to a respectable level. Still, he should definitely be ahead of Oni in the depth chart by now.