There are 2 positions for bigs, PF & C, and there are 96mins between those 2 positions. If we draft another big with the 5th pick, we would have 4 bigs that could play at least 30min a game. The math doesn't add up.
Landry- 37mins (Counting games here)
Draftee- Left with only 2mins.
If we draft another big, who loses out on playing time? Everyone's high on Dalembert, who will probably play around 28-30mins a game. And if JT is really apart of our future, why reduce his minutes any further? As for Landry, he's the best low-post scorer we have. If we got Cousins, it would make it easier to part with Landry, but I have a feeling that the Wolves are gonna get him at 4. Favors is more defensive minded, and Monroe, I feel will be Hawes 2.0.
So unless we get lucky & have Cousins fall to us I don't see us drafting a big, at least not with the 5th pick. I have my top 5 like this..........
If this holds up, the only big man left is Monroe. I like Monroe, but what does he bring to the team that we don't already have or had for the past 3yrs(Hawes)? If he showed that he can be a low-post presence on offense, then I say pick him, but then we'd still be stuck with the problem over playing time. The other options would be to either take Wes Johnson with the 5th pick, or trade down.
Wes Johnson seems like a good choice to play the 2-guard next to Reke, but many feel that he's a 3 more so than anything. So unless we know he can play the 2-guard position, I'd rather pass on him. We already have Donte' & Casspi battling for the start at the 3, and I dont feel he would be able to come in and take the spot from either of them. But if Petrie feels he can play SG, then I'd like picking him at 5.