I genuine like the idea of drafting a defensive force like this young man with this team.
If Butler returns we have arguably the best defensive team in the league. Scheme matters a great deal in the NBA, but with our draft pick, Butler and Embiid we can put a very, very good defender on any player. That will help in crunch time and particularly in the playoffs.
The issue is having a player that isn’t a good shooter doesn’t match well with Simmons, who needs to learn to at least hit a shot 15-18 feet. Having two guys on the court that can’t shoot is just too easy to defend. One of them needs to at least be enough of a threat to stop their defender from dropping into the lane and freelancing.
We need to get the return of 2 max players from this offseason or this team is good to take a huge step back.
I wonder for we can re-acquire Saric on the cheap. His hustle and not needing to score make him a good match if we have Butler and Harris with what we have now.