I was just throwing names out there. My biggest hope for this team this summer, other than getting rid of Gordon, was to get a good Center so that Davis didn't have to play that position at all. But they went the other way and got rid of the only true Center on the team. We'll see about Steimsma, but I think Lopez was a bit better than him and I wanted Lopez to be the back-up. They just got weaker in the spot
I get that. They must think Davis can handle some time at C, which is interesting. For me a more mobile Lopez (Tiago Splitter type I guess) would be an ideal pairing next to Davis. I don't want a guy sitting on the block, clogging up the lane.
Who do you think would be an ideal C next to Davis?
But you do need a hard nosed physical bull to get tough rebounds and intimidate the other team. NO does not have one guy like that on the team. Maybe the Heat can get away with that, but NO can't.
Yeah. Steimsma, Withey need to really step up. Smiht isn't afraid to bang but he is injury prone.
I've said it before, there are similarities in the structure of this team to the Heat. Obviously Miami is much more talented at the top, but it will be interesting to see how much, if at all, they mimic what Miami does.
I like Holiday, but I just don't think he is as big of a leap from Vasquez as everybody else thinks he is
Fair enough. I think Holiday's defense will be more valuable than Vasquez's offense on this team. We'll have to see if Jrue can improve his quite mediocre offensive efficiency stats.
Plus I was really excited to see Rivers develop as a PG
To me, Rivers doesn't project as a true PG. I don't think he has the passing instincts to be a traditional PG. That doesn't mean he can't become a good player. The Evans signing does seem to put him in more of a spot up role, which doesn't appear to be his strong suit.
That was all I was saying. It's water under the bridge now, but a lot of people (myself included) are a bit dubious of what the team has done
Nothing wrong with that at all. It's good to have differing opinions on the team.
I'm excited to see how it plays out over the course of the season.