dckingsfan wrote:With respect, probably both Dat and Ruz are correct at the same time.
It is faster to quickly change the trajectory of or defense with a Center. But is there a C out there like Richaun Holmes this year? Or a trade with New York for Mitchell Robinson?
Or is it faster to go the way of the Unicorn and look for "that" PF in the draft. And the pissy part - did we miss out last year with Brandon Clarke? But maybe there is a PF in this year's draft that fits that mold?
I've been wanting Richaun Holmes ever since he broke into the league, & I quickly came to realize how wrong I'd been about him in the run-up to the '15 draft/
There's no one in this draft who fits the Brandon Clarke "mold." He was one of the best players in the league this year -- as a rookie! That's more or less what his numbers at Gonzaga said he would be.
The closest I can approximate in this draft is Vernon Carey, whose overall numbers as a Freshman were as close to Zion's as I've seen (not saying he's Zion...). But, he's a pretty different kind of player from Clarke.
An even more extreme miss was Mitchell Robinson falling to #36.
I would offer our #9 pick to the Knicks for Robinson. All they can do is say no....
Meanwhile, none of that is going to happen.