Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:59 PM
I agree that the pieces don't fit that well, but there also aren't many decent pieces, let alone good ones.
Payton has pretty much been a bust and I don't think there's much shine left on those other guards you mentioned, although maybe Smith, who has barely played, becomes a good scorer off the bench type.
Morris can be a solid guy to have as like your 6th best player, but asking more out of him isn't going to work.
Randle has talent and has been pretty good, but I'm not sure if he's really a winning basketball player, at least in the role he's been in recently. Like Smith, he may be better suited as a bench scorer/ creator type.
Portis and Gibson are ok as a backup bigs.
Knox could be something in the future, but isn't contributing to winning now.
Mitchell Robinson is probably their best player, and like I said, should be playing a lot more.
Then there's RJ, whom I'm opinionated about, but regardless of my thoughts on his future, is not someone a team can win with as the guy or close to it at this point. His points, rebound, and assist numbers are decent, but if you dig deeper, he's been pretty bad so far. That's doesn't mean he can't improve of course.
Overall, this is a team that is largely depending on RJ, Randle, and Morris to win games, which is a horrific "big 3" to win now with. Then there's Portis and Knox as the next two most relied upon players, which is also quite bad.
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