Originally Posted by jeffb
I was just watching NBATV and they were talking about Bigs and they specifically said most preject Centers don't pan out. Now i don't know the numbers, but it just seems like there are a lot more Thabeets out there then there are Howard's. Which is why i'd rather draft a 1 or a 3 and get an experienced Center via trade or FA if at all possible. Does anyone really believe Alabi will ever pan out to be a good NBA player, a rotation player?
Centers who can step in and play starting roles just don't happen. It's like a couple of times a decade that happens, and if it does the guy goes #1 overall.
Like I said, if you won't draft projects, then you won't draft centers. You miss out on the Horfords, Gasols, Hibberts, etc. Those guys play crucial roles on their teams. I doubt we could trade anyone on our roster straight up for one of those guys. Their teams couldn't lose them.