Clint Capela has been a really solid big over the last 2 seasons. 15/12/1.7 with 65% from the field. If RW could average half those scoring & rebounding numbers off the bench with elite ring protection I'd be happy
I don’t see as much potential in him as everybody else, really. I think he’s a roleplayer at best. Lacks the ball skills to be more. But that’s fine... not everybody has to be a star.
You can take the skillset he already has and mold it into a rotation-worthy player, provided that he makes significant strides in his understanding of the system. Good shotblocker, solid rebounder, solid finisher on offense, willing passer. If he learns to use what he has then he’s a valuable piece, even if he doesn’t really have more than roleplayer upside.
I think his ceiling would be as a Clint Capela type player which, if he gets there, would be a pretty decent career.
I can almost guarantee he would do that on another team...but maybe not 15 points a game. 8-12 points, 8 rebounds and 3-4 blocks easy.
The problem is those things aren't important in Brad's system unless it's a wing going against another wing. Then he thinks it's oh-so-great.
I've always been a wing, but I can tell you right now you can't win without rebounding and defense from bigs.
Don't even know what they're thinking.
The leading shot blocker this year was Myles Turner, with 199 for the season (2.7 per game). You think Robert Williams would "easily" average significantly more than that?
I'd also lean toward Danny/Brad's expertise on what roles you need bigs to play in the modern NBA over yours
On another team sure he would. In what...6 years everyone has seen what Brad gets out of bigs, and in that time his most productive one was a fat guy...because of his OWN skill level at that.
Modern NBA? Come on man...there's nothing great about these teams and Golden state is the only team that stands out. I don't see them getting by the 90's Knicks, who everyone says couldn't score but was kinda bs, and I hated that team. The Jazz, Rockets, Spurs, Sonics, Kobe-Shaq Lakers, and even the Mark price-Brad daugherty Cavs I don't see them getting by. Or the Bird coached Pacers.
I'll leave the Bulls, Pistons, Celts, Sixers, and Magic led Lakers out...cause seriously if you argue any of them, I don't want no parts of that