PtruthP34 wrote:A Smart, Langford, Brown, Tatum, Williams lineup in a few years should be absolutely lethal.
I love me some Marcus Smart. But I really think he's a career backup. Not due to talent, but due to his ability to backup 1-3. It just makes the challenge of team building so much easier when you have a guy with that kind of versatility. And, he's still gonna play starters minutes, and he's still gonna play at the end of games, so there should be no misunderstanding about how important he is. It's just a gigantic advantage to play him off the bench, which you lose if you need him to be your full-time PG.
Also, not gonna lie, but the shooting on that five-man group doesn't inspire me with confidence. Smart likely is what he is at this point, Langford may get there, but shooting has never been his strength, so I'm not comfortable betting everything on it, and Timelord... well, I'll just say it would be a heck of a windfall if he starts hitting the three with regularity.
I'm not saying they couldn't all be key parts of a youth-driven banner 18, I just think the composition needs to be a little different.
??? / Smart
Brown / Langford
Williams / ???
Hypothetically, if we can solve one of those question marks this draft, and solve another selling Hayward, we could be on to something.
Edit: Of course, then your bench suffers from the same shooting woes I just talked about. Where's Olynyk when you need him?