Thanks. That is what I was going for. I was thinking I needed a big defending wing and a PF with my last two picks, which matches exactly what you are thinking.
Any thoughts on the Kings with two rounds left
Starters - Isaiah Thomas, Eric Gordon, Jimmy Butler, Dirk Nowitzki, Demarcus Cousins
Bench - Kendall Marshall, Michael Carter-Williams, Vince Carter, Miles Plumlee, Nerlens Noel
I think it's a dynamic and deadly offensive team.
Dirk Nowitzki is an incredible offensive player. Just the threat of his outside shooting opens up so much space for everyone else. Throw in the low post game (and high post game) of D.Cousins. Then mix in a pair of guards (I.Thomas, E.Gordon) who are dangerous dribble drive threats and are very strong outside shooters ... incredibly difficult to defend.
But, Dirk is the guy. He gives order and balance to everything. I might worry a bit about chemistry without him, but, with him, I think Dirk brings everything together offensively and makes it work at a wonderful level.
I really like Jimmy Butler on this team. Glue guy. Does all the little things. Enables the offense with his well-rounded game. Does the dirty work defensively. Rebounds. Tough. Always plays hard.
On the bench - I like Vince Carter. Still playing well. Another highly skilled backup SF to add into the offensive mix. A pair of backup centers in Plumlee and Noel who will do the dirty work in the paint. I like MCW. Great prospect. Not wild about Kendall Marshall. I think a scoring PG would be better to pair with MCW (SG). A jump-shooting PF and defensive guard/wing would finish it off nicely.
As for Marshall, I just thought he was BPA last round. 43% from three with 9.5 assists per game on the year. Hard to pass that up in the 7th round. Especially for a 22 year old 2nd year PG.
I like this team, but because of Dirk it's in win now mode from year to year. I wanted Noel. Could be a great pickup for the future. Gordon has to stay healthy too.
I, of course, would like to win now, but Dirk and Vince are the only two guys above 25 on the roster and as such this team is set up to win for 10 years. Gordon does need to stay healthy, but he is the 5th leading scorer on the team (DMC, Dirk, Isaiah, and MCW are all more than him). I believe this is the only team with 3 separate 20 point per game scorers. I have shooters at every single starting position. This team is an offensive juggernaut in the starting lineup with some excellent defensive minded bigs on the bench for contrast.