ParticleMan wrote:Homerclease wrote:ParticleMan wrote:based on SL, rob is about as close to starting as he is to be cast as the 14th Doctor. especially if poirier really is as good as people are saying, rob is battling theis for 3rd string minutes and atm he's behind. i'll be ecstatic if timelord is a 15 mpg contributor by the end of the season.
if poirier can defend and rebound and throw down an occasional p-n-r jam, he might very well start, and have kanter come off the bench to provide scoring on the 2nd unit. then go offense/defense down the stretch.
I don’t see any basis for Poirier being above Williams on the depth chart at all. SL or no SL
this is the poirier thread so i'm just jumping aboard the poirier hype train tbh, i have no idea at all about poirier beyond those highlights of him dunking on 6-6 euro guys... the nba is a different beast.
but imo the bar is pretty low to pass rob on the depth chart. if poirier can rebound and defend at an nba level at all, with his size, he's already above williams, because williams can't defend at an nba level yet.
If that really is so, the C's will be making a couple of mistakes by repeating last year's error of trying to start their five best players despite consideration of offensive and defensive balance (and available shots). That is also in part because Rob will work better once he's up to it by being paired with the more skilled starters than scrambling around in the second unit with rookies and the like. He doesn't have to be a fully developed all-around player to complement Kemba, Jayson, Gordon and Jaylen--just play his limited role really well.