- Jul 15, 2005
He still isn’t a defensive anchor, and Boston still wouldn’t have enough perimeter defense to cover for both Sabonis and Walker with Brown moving out.look at Sabonis trajectory and his advanced numbers. He's been making leaps for 3 straight seasons. Sabonis just completed his 3rd season at 22, Kelly was a rookie at 22. Sabonis is still getting better and could develop a 3pt shot with his mechanics and be a top of the key distributor. His body/strength has improved a lot from his rookie season where OKC had him as a 4. I think he makes the next step as a very productive 30mpg starting Center next season. In the right system/situation, like the Celtics, he could be an All-Star in a couple of seasons. That's how I'd see him developing here. YMMV
If you’re expecting a Marcus Smart type deal for Sabonis, it’s not going to happen.I also qualified my interest in Sabonis based on a reasonable contract, something that probably isn't happening with Brown.