DNB that's a good post. I've been speculating over on RealGM, but I haven't really given thought that Mek would feel more comfortable if he knew the paint was better covered. He does look kind of awkward out on the perimeter, but maybe he also knew that if anyone got buy it it was usually a highlight dunk.
I still think Diop at full MLE is major retail, and supposedly he doesn't have very good hands hence more weakness inside on offense...but your post at least made me reconsider somewhat.
Also on the years. Supposedly we're bidding against Dallas and Miami. I'm thinking since we all have the same amount to offer the "winner" will be the one willing to go the most years.