Am I the only one that thinks if the Blazers were to grab Zaza Pachulia for the starting Center and O'Neal for a Vet mentor for Leonard would appease Aldrigde?
Zaza Pachulia, from my own observations, is a willing passer and a smart passer. He's a decent rebounder and solid defender. He's not a dominate scorer by any means but has the ability to put the ball in the hoop when needed. Do we really need a center that is a big scoring threat though? No. We need one that rebounds and plays defense. Zaza does both and as a scoring threat I see him as a bigger threat than Asik. I want Asik much more than Zaza however because I feel Asik is a young center with that something special you need roaming the paint BUT Zaza is a decent pick up in my mind. His stats don't say much for what he does and can do but I feel he can provide something to the team at that position.
So what are your thoughts? If Blazers can't find a way to grab Asik or some other center without trading Aldridge, is Zaza a solid pickup and a temporary fix? Our duct tape solution to the broken coffee table if you will?