Great defender and rebounder. But don't expect him to offer anything on the offensive side of the ball. Plays a lot like a young Crash.
Sorry if this has been covered before. I noticed Kidd-Gilchrist had risen on the draftexpress mock recently.
I don't claim to be an expert, but it is my understanding that Kidd-Gilchrist has about everything you'd want at SF except for a solid outside shot. Am I offbase?
What are your thoughts on these two? I would be fine with either one.
longterm start 5?
That's at least 3 defenders and 2-3 guys who can put the ball in the hole. If Mullens works out, he draws out the bigs, allowing space for Biyombo and Gilchrist to operate with whatever offensive skills they can bring.
Good enough for the long haul?
We need a go to and Barnes fits much better. Barnes just needs more attitude. Like Kemba and SMACK
Kidd-Gilchrist has everything you cant teach, his biggest "flaw" is his outside shot (he's still a 33% 3pt shooter, not a 17% from the closer line like Crash was at the same age or a 9% shooter like DeRozan). He's more like a mediocre outside shooter, not exactly bad. His ballhandling isn't perfect, but its not like Barnes is any better. Barnes flaws are things you can't teach: confidence, elite athleticism, finishing ability etc. He's a decent catch and shoot guy but we already have a LOT of those guys. MKG is the better fit for us and the better prospect
If we are picking with one of the first 2, it wont be Kidd-Gilchrist. It could be if we trade back with NO for a 2 for 1. Kidd-Gilchrist will likely go in the 4-8 range. I'd be for a trade with NO if it enabled us to get 2 Lottery picks.
Gilchrist is a terrible "fit" for us as he's basically a taller Gerald Henderson. Hendo/Gilchrist can't score on their own, so having a shoot-first PG like Kemba is going to be a real downer on the offensive side of the ball. He's also no better an athlete than Barnes (neither one is elite).
Neither Gilchrist nor Barnes is a great "fit", but Barnes is the better option of the two because we need perimeter shooting more than we need perimeter defense
On the flip side, over the course of an 82 game schedule, maybe skills are way more important than having an attitude in the sense that you mean "attitude" here....
We definitely know Barnes is capable of catching and scoring off 0-2 dribbles. And he should be able to overpower 2's and some 3's in the lane.
Do you feel that K-Gilchrist is no better than Barnes as a finisher?