Sullinger loss will be a bigger deal than losing Rondo. We have 4 capable guards that can do the job. But Outside of KG , without sully , we are seriously hurting on the inside. With the magic we only had to worry about Vucevic, and sac bigs are just too immature to do anything. But against the clippers it will be hard to contain both Jordan and Griffin. Especially you can't ask KG to do it himself. Its not so much we need someone who has to shut down these guys, but just make sure that defensive rebounds are not given up, some offensive rebounds are had and just be a consistent presence on the inside. There is no way i feel comfortable for either Melo, Collins, Wilcox, Bass to do that on a consistent basis. And worse case what if KG goes down bc of a minor injury or has the flu? We might has well not come to play
I started another thread for lets trade Bass for Hayes. Because to me, Hayes makes a ton of sense. Sure he is undersized and paid a million or two more than he should, but the guy would be a perfect replacement to sully, bc he is just like another Sully. Tough as nails on the inside, good defender even to help out on the weakside, can pass and score a little. But best thing is, he will fight dwight howard and still come up with rebounds more than you think he could. And imo guys like Mozgov don't make sense. He is not known to be a great rebounder or tough on the inside, foot speed is not best , and overall would be like a collins in terms of how much he could help us out.
Without giving up alot, its not going to be easy to get a premier inside presence. But if we look hard enough , we will be able to get a leon powe type guy, who is undersized, has no business getting rebounds , but in the end of the day gets the job done. Someone else mentioned Dorsey as a cheaper and comparable player to Hayes, but he is in Turkey now. And there is nobody we could get from the NBDL for free that could get the job. We prob picked the best in Varnado and he failed quickly
What are our options?? (for now, bass, 2nd round pick, and 1st rounds possible to use for trade bait)