If the Cavaliers had Portis instead of Kevin Love they would already be advanced to the finals.Dat2U wrote:Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:Isn't it funny that Nene Hilario is a member of the Houston Rockets now and he may be heading to the NBA finals along with Trevor Ariza!Ruzious wrote:Yup. Gooden's good for a streak here and there, but they need longer term answers - and really need to get 2 bigs - considering Nene may be basically done.
Taj Gibson is doing quite well with Minnesota.
Bobby Portis is still with the Bulls and Mirotic is with the Pelicans.
The Wizards can't win more than 40 some games and lose in the first round.... Their big men stink largely because of Ernie grunfeld stupidity.
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If watching the Conference Finals has shown anything, it's become a league of guards & wings. Oubre fits the modern game better than Portis. Nene can't get off the bench for Houston. Even the Cavs have played much better w/o Kevin Love in the lineup.
Portis also can't defend anyone or hasn't shown the willingness to. I still see Oubre's upside as Ariza, maybe a little better in time. Only reason I'd seriously consider moving Oubre is financial reasons. When drafted, I said Oubre was 2 years away from being 2 years away. After 3 years, I'm confident his development track is the same. He's likely another year away from truly having a positive impact.
21 points and 11 rebounds per 36 minutes
19.7 player efficiency rating PER
You say he can't defend. Please explain why his defensive box plus minus is better than Kelly Oubre's. Why is Portis' winscore / 48 better? Why is his overall box plus minus better?
Just saying that wings dominate the NBA is one thing. How about Bobby Portis can play small-ball center? Imagine the damn Wizards in the playoffs with Portis who can score instead of Gortat or Mahinmi or Jason Smith.
I disagree with you on this one.