Temuhjan wrote: moocow007 wrote:
saltybs wrote:unpopular opinion: If Knicks land top pick, or otherwise are in a position to draft Wiseman, they should move Mitchell Robinson for a either a young talented player with obvious upside or top 5 pick. I love Mitch Rob as much as the next Knicks fan, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Wiseman will be much better in the long run.
Yeah, there is no one on the Knicks that has cemented a position that would preclude them from drafting or trading for or signing anyone else.
Mitch is a keeper. I will take him over Wiseman any day
Mitch is for sure a “keeper” in the sense that he is a plus player/has positive impact on the court. But my hot take is whether, in today’s NBA, a championship team can spend “max level” money (or near max level money) on a center who cannot create offense for himself, and generally only adds offense when part of a pick and roll set. He’s a terror as a roll man sure, but putting aside that and his top tier D, is that worth a max slot? How is his ceiling any different than Deandre Jordan in his prime, or other bigs like that? Who among that player typology occupied a max slot on a championship caliber squad in the last 5 years or so?
My point is that a player of his type is awesome to have, and definitely positively impacts the game, but perhaps is more of a luxury than anything. I’m not sure a team can have a guy like that in one of 2 or 3 max slots and be a championship squad. You need more offensive versatility out of that spot.
Love Mitch tho. Don’t want to lose him. Just thinking about whether he can be a cornerstone of a championship team with what he brings against what he’s going to command on the market in 2 years.