I know many of us are considering that we need a solid, youthful center to really be better. I can't disagree entirely but I think the Center position is the weakest position in the league right now. Not to mention they are drastically overvalued due to supply/demand and generally have zero offense. We aren't in a position to throw cash around and the new CBA really means we need to be very effective with the money we do have.
Bang for the Buck is what we need. I don't think we will get that at the center position. I say we punt on the center, get a cheap guy that is serviceable and really spend our money on a two way impact player at the SG/SF. It's not like the centers in the league are dominating anyway. Only Marc is doing real work and it's not like he is getting 30 and 15 on Perk (old and not that great anymore).
Now we talk about defense and protecting the rim. I don't think a center is worth the money to just do this. We need a team defense scheme that everyone is bought into, Dame to play D and everyone to step up. If they are getting in the lane, I think the problem is just that...stop them from getting in the lane in the first place. We won't be contenders by playing leaky D and leaning on our center to bail us out.