I say it is.
He has a little Dennis Rodman in him. They need a dedicated rebounder/defender. His jumpshot isnt much worse than Howard's, he plays with energy, he gets under peoples skin, he wont complain if he gets pulled early, he is really fast, and he scores in the paint. I know Howard's playing well and 11 men rotations are indeed ridiculous but he fits. Simply put he fits. He is the closest thing the team has to a Center.