START WENYEN GABRIEL AT CENTER

 
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WHO SHOULD START AT CENTER
THOMAS BRYANT
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
DAMIAN JONES
33%
 33%  [ 5 ]
WENYEN GABRIEL
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
LEBRON JAMES
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
ANTHONY DAVIS
26%
 26%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:04 am    Post subject: START WENYEN GABRIEL AT CENTER

Preseason

Game 1 Highlights https://youtu.be/UU-tZWB6dgM


I read the comment by PICKnPOP and it just made sense. I'd be interested in reading the demerits.

Thomas Bryant is more fundamentally sound, sets screens and boxes out.
Damian Jones is bigger.
Lebron James is more of a center at this point in his career.

I was in the Thomas Bryant camp, but I've changed t-shirts. I'm in the Wenyen Gabriel camp.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:36 am    Post subject:

They all kinda suck so I would go with least suck... Bryant. If it doesn't work swap out and see what happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:47 am    Post subject:

Myles “Loses Jump Balls” Turner.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:17 am    Post subject:

I like his spark. I wouldn’t mind him at center with Thomas Bryant as the backup/starter vs the larger centers like Joker.

I’m happy we do have Jones though but he should be the backup PF.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:22 am    Post subject:

Wenyen would quickly get 2 fouls in the first minute against centers like Embiid, Jokic, etc. Then we'd have to bring on Jones/Bryant anyways. He's too small to play full time center. PF is just about right for him as he's too slow laterally to play SF.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:23 am    Post subject:

It will depend on who we are playing against. However, with just about all our best role players being guards or small forwards our rotations only make sense with AD at center and LeBron at PF.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:05 pm    Post subject:

Welp there it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:40 pm    Post subject:

We have two centers to evaluate over time (aside from AD), and Gabriel is not one of them because he's shorter and is a forward.

I mean, we literally have NO ONE ELSE of size to be a backup PF, and you want to move him to a position already covered?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:48 pm    Post subject:

joeblow wrote:
We have two centers to evaluate over time (aside from AD), and Gabriel is not one of them because he's shorter and is a forward.

I mean, we literally have NO ONE ELSE of size to be a backup PF, and you want to move him to a position already covered?


Well he did start in place of A.D. as small ball center today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:04 pm    Post subject:

LG is funny. Not long ago there was a discussion about having to cut
Gabriel. Now there’s a thread for him to start, gotta love it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:06 pm    Post subject:

Went from "Why is Gabriel on the team?" To "Start Gabriel at center!" in 1 preseason game...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:46 am    Post subject:

When the playoffs come Jones and Bryant will likely be unplayable in most series. Might as well give Gabriel as much run as possible during the regular season so he’s ready. I think today the coaching staff wanted to see how he would hold up against a legit big-man and I think he did fine.
He didn’t have as great of a game today but I think he will look great with AD in there. I really don’t like the idea of drop coverage too much especially in the playoffs with people like steph, dame, KL, Murray all in the west. I’d be more comfortable with a front court of AD and Gabriel for more switchability. I’d like to see him with.

Russ
Reaves
Bron
AD
Gabriel

I like nunn scoring but I think a bench of shroder/nunn gives us scoring off the bench that we will need when we start staggering our stars. Then again staggering nunn and shroder might be a good idea too. Nunn gives spacing to the first unit and reaves gives the second unit a playmaker to keep the ball moving.
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