It is a poor value trade. White is better and given what Boston gave up to get him, they can't make that type of a trade for a guy that basically no one wanted last summer. Plus, I don't think he makes Boston better than keeping White, and I'd honestly trust someone like Dwight Howard more to be a spot starter at center than someone like Markkanen.
White is better if we count both sides of the ball, offense, and defense... Markkanen is a poor defender...
He's better on defense than you probably think. White is the better defender overall, but he's 7 feet and he can jump, he's made a lot of impressive blocks on excellent talent and length in the league.
Blocks that D white just simply cannot make. Plus with Horford about to rapidly decline I think it's a no Brainerd if Brogdon stays healthy
When you factor in how much better Lauri is offensively, reliable, consistent three point shooter with a much better career percentage, plus the fact he's seven feet tall.
Another thing he does consistently is dunk on the best players slash longest players in the league