8th ave wrote:32 wrote:hobbes wrote:I wouldn't mind Robin Lopez as long as it doesn't take an outrageous contract to get him. I wish we had used the amnesty on Biedrins, what a waste.
Do you believe either RLopez or Udoh can start?
I believe he'd be more serviceable than Biedrins.
As would I, but that was not the question.
If we're going to spend over $20 million on a multiyear deal for a center, I'd first and foremost like to target players that I can envision in the starting lineup. Lopez, while addressing our rebounding woes, is a redundant piece if we plan on keeping Udoh. Both are plus options coming off the bench, but are serviceable (at best) as a starting center. Udoh is a natural PF (and undersized), while Lopez is foul prone and completely offensively inept.
Just because Biedrins has fallen out of grace doesn't mean we should stockpile backup centers. That was the issue this year: neither Biedrins nor Brown was a true starter and (despite Bob Fitzgerald trying to spin how much Kwame contributed to the team), the Warriors have been outplayed at center almost entirely all season. It's time for an upgrade, not a replacement, for Brown.