While taking 7 threes at 19%, and 16 shots in total with an eFG of 43.8%
He has 25 assists in 3 games.
Yeah, we don't need someone with his kind of overinflated sense of "I deserve shots"
Really wishing we had him now!Absolutely. Right now, he is better than Edwards, Langford, Green, Nesmith, G. Williams, Waters, Fall, and maybe even Teague and Pritchard (he is a much better passer than Pritchard though obviously hasn't shot well). And he is way more top end potential than Ojeleye and Pritchard (so even if he isn't better now, he will be in the future unless he mentally implodes). He'd also be the youngest player on the roster as he is about 6 months younger than Nesmith. A bad shooting game doesn't change any of that analysis at all, especially when he had 7 assists showing off decent passing skills yet again.
And to be clear, I don't think Porter would change Boston's tier at all this year, and maybe not ever, but he certainly has far more potential than most of the roster and when you can get those players for literally nothing, you should take the risk. Ainge, however, is risk averse. I would never expect him to take that sort of flyer on a player, because he never takes those sorts of risk. We've seen it with established stars (like Cousins) and rookies. Ainge doesn't take risks. he only makes a move he knows he will win, at least recently. He hasn't taken a real chance in years.
1. Goukii was being sarcastic;
2. Every single GM of a team remotely in playoff contention passed on him. None of them thought he was worth even a second rounder. Thatís because you do not take flyers on fringe NBA players who are known for one thing: being cancerous.
He's got a usage rate close to 30, has been a net negative on offence this year (as he was last year) and has been neutral defensively (where he was a negative last year).
He might have this unidentifiable talent (being good in high school and mediocre in college I guess) you speak of, but he's had issues with his personality every season in the NBA and he had it in college. How many guys like this have come good?
Plenty of players of all skill levels have had issues early on and turned it around. Plenty have not. it is a crapshoot and thus a risk, but when the cost is virtually nothing it is a risk I would have taken because if it worked out it could have made a big difference and if he still had issues, you cut him. it isn't like he would have cost anything but a roster spot to acquire and if cutting/trading Edwards or Green would have destroyed the locker-room, then it wasn't much of a locker-room to begin with. The simple truth is, Porter right now is better than a handful of players on the team and has more potential then half the roster. That is why I would have acquired him. The team needs more talent and he has more talent than a lot of the roster.
2021 Historical Draft - 5th Pick - Raptors
PG - Tiny Archibald 73, Don Buse 77, Terrell Brandon 96
SG - Chet Walker 67, Michael Cooper 87, Raja Bell 06
SF - Predrag "Peja" Stojakovic 04, Kiki Vandeweghe 87, Robert Covington 18
PF - Karl Malone 97, Spencer Haywood 73, David West 08
C - Ben Wallace 04, George Mikan 50, Al Jefferson 08