revgen wrote:It's a longshot, but Aldridge could be a possibility.
The Rock wrote:If you've looked at the history of the Lakers we've always had an All star big man in title teams...Wilt, Kareem, Shaq, Pau. Who can we realistically get to fill in at the Center position if we're building a title team? Or can we get away with the current mid 30s version of Pau while hes being surrounded with a whole bunch of explosive scorers in the perimeter like Miami has done the last 2 years? Seeing the report out today that both Melo + Lebron are available, Id try to get only one of those (preferably Lebron of course but Melo more realistic to get) and pair him up with a big man who can at least play D
Gortat in 2014 can be a cheap get but do you consider him a championship center? He doesnt suck on offense but hes not great either. Hes above average on defense but not elite. Can we win a title with him at C with lets say Melo/Kobe/Lowry/Nash in the perimeter? Im gonna say yes I think the League is moving away from a big time scoring Center mold to a Defense 1st Center who doesnt suck on offense and in free throws. We should target someone in that mold who puts D 1st...Chandler, Noah, Asik...someone with that mentality
What other big men should we target that is realistically gettable?
"It's not even close," says one Western Conference scout. "The difference between Kobe and LeBron is like [the one between] a Maserati and a Volvo."
Rooscooter wrote:A good one.....
Which in today's game are few and far between. Only a couple "back to the basket" guys with any talent in the game and we've had one of them.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that the fundamental levels of the game have degraded to the point where true big men are less and less important. Wings and team speed are the norm these days. Balance that out with bigs that don't get in the way offensively, rebound and want to play defense.
JSM wrote:^ Fixed the link. Supposed to be the top pick in 2015.
Doc Brown wrote:So we are going to have to suck and then get lucky.
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