Re: Fav and KO best Center options
posted at 10/21/2013 6:36 PM EDT
In response to maryngary's comment:
Fav has proven to be our best all around option for center and KO has looked better on help defense than I thought he would. Start Fav and sub in KO, this would give us some size that we need badly and it would solve the problem of getting minutes for KO's development. KO will most likely end up playing the 4 but at this time there are few minutes there. I hope Danny moves the vets with the exception of Wallace. Wallace is trying to movivate the guys and gives us the appearance of a basketball team. Lee, Bass and Hump need to be moved as quickly as possible to other teams. Jeff Green and Bradley need to step up soon. Both have shown little upside. Fav, KO, Brooks and Crawford are interesting players that seem to have upside, play em. Add Green and Bradley to this four and you should have most of your minutes. Pressey is an unknown.
For now, actually, Fav and Olynyk should play together with Olynyk at the 4. Sullinger comes in as the 4 to spell either one. Consider this mandatory OJT for all three. Humphries gets the leftover minutes.
In January dump any combinations of Green, Bass, Humphries, Wallace, Lee, Crawford, and Brooks for Asik, a bona fide NBA perimeter shooter/scorer, and another first rounder.
From trade deadline on play Rondo, Asik, Faverani, Olynyk, Sullinger, Bradley (as a defender and off-ball only), Pressey and whoever wasn't traded + shooter/scorer + then nab the best scoring perimeter player and stud baseline scorer available in the draft.
As a minimum, team goes forward with an all-star point guard, a long-term defensive anchor, rebounder, low post scorer at center, an efficient, skilled post back-up who can play big minutes, two emerging big forwards, not particularly athletic, with high IQs, an established NBA sorer on the perimeter, and another first round draft pick in 2014.
Team gets younger, smarter, more skillful with cap space for a quality free agent come summer time.