sam_I_am wrote:OldCeltics wrote:If you put Tacko in for 20 min this year he'll at least get block shots, defend drives to rim, and get a few layups.
On a bad team Tacko could easily get 10 points, 8 boards, 3blk this year.
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I think you underestimate how much harder it is to score in paint at NBA level compared to SL. Nothing is easy. His slow and deliberate post moves will get eaten alive at next level, and nobody has patience to set them up anymore anyway. To score he is going to have to learn to roll, catch and finish quickly. And why can’t he? Seems easier than a sky hook anyway.
To the point that he only needs to be good enough to be 15th man.....if that is true.....then who cares anyway? We want the next Rudy Gobert .... not the next Kosta Koufos....I mean come on.....there is more to this than just getting free Tacos because he barely squeaks onto roster.
He'll have a tougher time getting baskets, as NBA defenders will contest or foul him more than he got in SL. With his poor free throw shooting, an opposing coach will tell guys to foul rather than give up a dunk, and try to grab his arms. I would throw him in early in a quarter and go right to him with a few lobs. He's either going to dunk it or get fouled. Getting fouled early in the 2nd and 4th quarters will help with putting our starters at the line later in the quarter.
So, if anything, he'll be a great lob/dunk opportunity, or a put the other team in foul trouble quickly strategy.