Originally Posted by VICTOR PAGE
If they wanted an interior presence...Dieng would have been a better fit.
Dieng is pretty near what he's going to be.. But with adams, what's the worst case scenario?
He's an athletic dude who will get you boards and play defense and can finish stuff within close proximity of the rim (and is legit 7 footer).. Guess what, that's better than what we are getting from Perkins..
I hoped Aldrich would have been able to learn from Perkins and then be able to step in and replace him.. Since they were/are both undersized centers who would be asked to do the same things.. Things I thought Aldrich would be capable of.. Play defense, set screens, grab rebounds and finish/clean up around the rim.. But he was a walking foul and didn't seem to have a natural feel and wasn't fast enough on his feet to make up for that lack of instinctiveness
Anyways, Perkins can't jump that quickly or that high, so he misses a ton of rebounds.. Then he has terrible hands.. And because of his lack of jumping ability, easy dunks become iffy jump hooks.. Or even worse when he thinks it's a good idea to take a jump shot
Adams will bang bodies and at least use his athleticism to play defense and get rebounds and putbacks.. But considering his limited basketball experience I'm willing to take the risk.. Especially considering we were a 60 win team last year with what Perkins gave us..
And we didn't get blown out the water by the rockets or grizzlies when Westbrook went downEdited by itsaboutthattime - 7/1/13 at 10:18pm