ThunderBolt wrote:Balkman32 wrote:ThunderBolt wrote:If Adams isn't part of Presti's long term plan maybe we look at drafting a center. Especially if our pick isn't great because we win too many games or get hosed in the lottery. Really good centers can be found with later picks. That option might be our best value for we are outside the top 5.
I think centers are useless in today NBA unless they are dominate. The Thunder should be looking for Wings, Wings, & more Wings.
Anthony Edwards (Georgia), RJ Hampton (Australia) & Deni Avdija (Maccabi Tel Aviv) are guys on the short list.
I think we've reached a point were centers are almost comically devalued. Perhaps the traditional center like Adams is antiquated but the position itself still has value. The amount of teams playing small ball has always been overstated. There aren't a ton of teams that can do what the warriors were able to do with small ball and curry is 31 years old now. I don't think it will last forever. I wouldn't mind a big that's more versatile than Adams.
Hell, if anything I'd say that the Center position has become quite competitive. Jokic, Embiid, Towns, Ayton. Then you get guys like Gobert, Allen or Turner. Just getting by with some complete scrub is a thing of the past imo.