I never said McRoberts was a defensive stopper or a rebounding machine... All I said was his size and athleticism are good fit for what Spo wants this team to do on defense. He can hold his own in the post and on the perimeter while helping with rebounding. Three things STAT struggles to do at this point in his career.
Playing STAT means you're taking away minutes from guys like Winslow and McRoberts. White Jesus > STAT right now, therefore he gets the minutes. But nothing is set in stone, if STAT does more with the limited minutes Spo gives him he'll start to get more playing time. I've seen crazier things happen in the NBA.
Spo will play Amare "here and there" as needed, but he's really not needed on a nightly basis. I've never once said to myself, "Damn, the Heat loss that game because STAT didn't play tonight."
Plus STAT doesn't really give you scoring off the bench. Guys like Gerald Green and Tyler Johnson give you scoring off the bench. STAT is an extra body at this point in his career, scoring is a bonus with him. This ain't 2010 STAT.
But with that said....
It's almost time to ball y'all. Cavs. vs. Heat at 8pm.
And I'll never say "Them boys lost, where the hell was McBob's 2 shot attempts". I will give McBob this, for a big he handles the ball well and he passes phenomenally, and I won't know him as a player, but I think there is a way STAT could play more without their minutes suffering. Winslow will get his minutes, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Winslow gets the starting nod by All-star break. I think STAT can still score the ball in the post and he'll rebound, but we need to see a larger sample size in order to really gauge where STAT is.