The problems with Poeltl are: if you play him with Rob you will gunk up our spacing and he shoots 60% from the line. I’d love to find Al’s longterm replacement, but that’s hard to do because he’s got a rare skill set. Sometimes I try talking myself into taking a chance on Jarred Vanderbilt - he’d be a great fit if he becomes a solid 3-point shooter. He might - he’s gone from a non-shooter to 33% this year on low volume. But who knows; it’s a gamble. If you had a switchy, legit 3-point shooting PF, it’s a lot easier to find a center who can play alongside - ideally Rob, but could be someone else. Of course, for similar reasons Utah might not be willing to part with him for a price we would pay - I’d give them PP and a first, and if we were really high on his ability as a shooter I’d consider more.
Then, too, if they give up a lot for poeltl they probably want to be able to resign him, which won’t be cheap. They’d have a *lot* of money tied up in the center position.