Originally Posted by moremilk
the biggest knocks against drummond were work ethic, lack of motor and lack of offensive skills. Plus, he was widely considered the most likely to be a bust.
There's a reason he slipped to 9, and it remains to be seen how effective he will be when he starts playing long minutes. I remember how CV slipped to us in 2005 because of similar concerns about his work ethic and then we went on to have a great rookie season only to regress to the point he is now. The league is full of extremely gifted athletes who end up going nowhere because they don't improve their games.
If you're talking about a guard or a SF or even a PF then yes.....
When you start talking about a 7ft, 280lbs athletic C that changes the game.
THAT's worth the risk.
As for your worries about not finding a SF.... Matt Barnes was kicking around doing nothing until the Clips picked him up. Weems has also been over in Europe working on his game. There are 2 right off the bat that we could have had with very little effort (and for a cheap cost).
In contrast, look back in Raps history and see how many TRUE C's we've had.