Darth Celtic wrote:Elrod is Back wrote:Poirier looks like he has a legit shot at rotation minutes. There is going to be some competition there, too.
From what I have seen so far, I guess Poirier will fill Baynes role and mins. Kanter will do Horford, maybe a min or so less a game. Williams will play spot mins as a 1 on 1 defender. Theis will fill same role and mins, when we need a stretch big to shoot some 3's and hope his defense is better this year.
Everyone with inside info say the timelord was a 2 year project before he got his chance. Makes sense as Kanter/Poirer/Theis can all get out of contracts after 1 year, and we have 3 picks again next year.
That certainly makes sense going into training camp. I think there may also be a forward battle between Semi and Grant Williams for scrap minutes.
My hope is that Brad thinks about how the team will be in April when he allocate minutes in November and December. If there are players who can and will improve with playing time, I might take lumps in the fall to have the strongest possible team in April. R. Williams, G. Williams and Poirier woudl seem to fit that description., Edwards, too, in the backcourt.