Ruzious wrote:Whole Truth wrote:VCfor3 wrote:
Heck man I think you offered an expiring for Dieng at one point with no picks involved ha. Glad to see we got him for James Johnson. Hell of a deal for us.
I probably shouldn't have worded it like that, rereading it, it looks like I want credit for calling a target, when I don't care about those things.
What I was trying to get at is how much of a better target I think Winslow is at 23 than Covington & Memphis got him for a buyout which they had to make with Iggy anyway & backup C, which they needed behind a 25min starter, no picks. It dwarfs my suggestion in many areas & I'm happy about that.
He's a much better on ball defender than either Crowder or Covington. He's what teams are hoping Iggy could be for them but Heat couldn't risk relying on his health, where Memphis are still in a development stage to take that risk. If Winslow can get healthy, It could be huge considering the teams Memphis might face if they manage to make the playoffs. Hopefully, he'll be a 100% by then & make Miami/Iggy look foolish with his play.
Thankfully with Josh, Memphis can afford to let him rest up while they gauge potential fit. If Josh looks like a fit, Winslow should put it in another gear.
Winslow (hopefully getting healthy), Dieng, Bell... jeebus that's a lot of defense to add to a team that already has athletic defenders like JJJ and Clarke. Melton too? It'll be interesting to see how well their defense evolves. The pieces are there - for sure.
For the last couple months this team has maintained a top 5 offense with Crowder averaging 9pts on 36% shooting at starting SF but I think despite finding the win column, their defense was ranked 24th I believe. Grizz called up Josh who's also a lengthy SF defender with some playmaking ability & traded for Winslow who if healthy really bolsters Crowders, teams SF position with not only defense but playmaking ability.
Jonas only plays 25mins a game, struggles defensively in certain situations. 3J has foul issues, struggles with staying on court. Dieng IMO would be a nice 15-20min defensive depth option to compliment both issues.
But ya the idea was to add defenders (Josh, Winslow, Dieng) to their top 5 offense. Where they were thin at C behind Jonas & Crowder was more productive in the locker room than on court at SF.