I don't think he's making the case, I think he's saying it won't be the end of the world.
You know why he could be viewed as a possibility next to Randle. His shooting could be Dirk-esque, and yet still workable on Defense as a true Center. He's the exact kind of spacing in today's NBA.
Same reason we all hot and bothered about Towns. Difference is, Towns is an elite defender, I don't know if Porzooinggssonoigss will be that.
But spacing wise, he could be a nice piece beside Randle, compared to Okafor. Just depends which guy they think has the higher ceiling.
If this kid is Dirk/Pau, great find. If he's Darko, well.......
Okafor might be the "safer" pick of the two, but we don't exactly know for sure if he's going to flourish in this NBA either, with defensive questions, range questions, fit questions next to Randle, etc.
Oak will be the pick, imo, everyone can relax, but I get why Mitch wants to look at this kid a bit more, not to mention the possibility someone falls in love and calls and offers us something extra to move up a spot or two. (Phil, Philly, Orld)