Primoz is a nice player, maybe a top 15 true center in the league, but he just doesn't fit. The rest of our players get up and down the court and he can't. Our players play gritty D and he doesn't. Matter of fact he's not even that great on the boards. Yea he can shoot and score in the post but he does not fit with a team ran by Raymond Felton. I honestly believe, and have for 3 years believed, that we would benefit by allowing Meka to man the 5 and allowing Primoz to shine with the second team providing valuable scoring off the bench.
I honestly believe, and have for 3 years believed, that we would benefit by allowing Meka to man the 5 and allowing Primoz to shine with the second team providing valuable scoring off the bench.
Anyone else agree?
Yes, I basically agree with you. Primoz certainly would benefit the team off the bench because the coach could put him on the floor at specific times in the games and for specific purposes. But as far as keeping Primoz as a starter, I have watched him over the past couple of years and I think that his play is too inconsistent and not athletic enough for a starting position on a team that is overall a physical and athletic team and a team that wants to make the playoffs soon. Emeka is a much stronger player and can be counted on to be more consistent in his play. Of course the only qualifier there is that Emeka would have to stay healthy. Primoz doesn't get injured or miss many games so he can be counted on in that way more than Emeka can.
I agree as well. If we can whip Sean May into shape then we could start Okafor at center and May at 4. Or vice versa because May played center in college even though Jawad Williams was about 2 inches taller than him. Also, May has 3 years of prior experience playing with Felton, so he knows what it's like to run. I watched him for 3 years and I know he can run because he finished his fair share of fast breaks in college.
I fully agree that Meka should start at center. He's getting paid to play basketball so even if he doesn't feel "comfortable" at center he could at least learn it. If all else fails though, we still have Harrington and Ely that could easily start at PF with Okafor at center.
small ball has become very effective nowadays with the deminishing of quality big men and the NBA moving towards a more guards oriented game. i dont see any problem starting okafor at the C and moving sean may to the PF...then depending on matchups you can start primoz in certain situations.