- Sep 7, 2008
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100% agree on pick and roll defense being more important than defense at the rim. If a guy is taking a shot at the rim in the NBA you failed on that possession already. One thing I really liked from this season was how TT and Nance showed that they are in fact good defenders when they played together. They really shut penetration down and made guys take jumpshots. Neither is a rim protector, and they can both be good on shutting down the pick and roll, but not when they are left to guard the ball handler and the big man both.What NBA bigs do you think provide plus value as players who can't at least tread water in perimeter action?
There are a few answers....but they are players who provide value in completely different ways than someone like Wiseman.
I don't dislike Wiseman in general.....I think he's a good archetype to take a homerun swing at.......I just don't view him as being more valuable in the modern game than someone like Okungwu.
Who will be the better player? It's a guess at this point.......but I just tend to value Okungwu's mixture of skills + his floor. More times than not, I just think someone like Okungwu is the better player.......and in a draft with more uncertainty at the top, I think guys like Okungwu and Haliburton should be given more credit for the floors they provide. Not everyone agrees with that, which is fine....I just have yet to see a compelling argument as to why you take Wiseman over Okungwu........there's plenty of theoretical reasons......but with Wiseman not playing against college competition, it is a lot of best case scenario(ing).
We are looking for a Zion in this draft and there isn't one. We don't want to end up with Anthony Bennett when Oladipo is staring us in the face with Okongwu and Haliburton.