So I was just finishing up Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, naturally checking Twitter every so often, when this one came across the wire from Jerry Zgoda:
A brief texting exchange ensued. Since we’re low on Kahntent and it seems apropos to late-May Wolves discussion, I figger’d I’d type it out.
Andy G: Do we have to defend CODY Z in an INBOX?
Patrick J: I suppose we could. There are worse picks
AG: As a 9th Pick option, seems weird to hate the pick. He’d a gone top 3 last yr
PJ: Yeah, he’s a potential brook Lopez talent at 9
AG: If his FREAK ATHLETICISM means he’s an able pnr defender with range to 18 feet, that’s like Dante with size, no?
PJ: Should be. Shit, should be better
PJ: Gun to your head: both Shabazz and ZELLER are available at 9, and you know Pek is going to be back. Which do you take?
AG: I take Cody even SANS GUN — Shabazz might be underrated by stats-only types but there’s no getting around his Gopher K-Hump assist numbers. Dude doesn’t pass (COUNTERPOINT: does it matter if Ricky’s backcourt mate passes?) I’d go Zeller on reasonable chance he becomes a bigtime plus 3rd Big that’ll ease Kahntract pressures down the road if/when it’s time to say g’bye to Love or Pek. Talent over fit in the lotto.
PJ: I’d still take a hard look. ZELLER really struggles with his shot and I’m not sure he fits well into an Adelman style offense. SHABAZZ fills a need, and his bad habits could be tempered by the combination of Adelman, Rubio, and experience.