Im not going to cry over Bane because the fact is that he probably wouldn't get minutes on this team. He also hasnt looked that good according to the advanced stats (which I know arent very important this early, but I'm just saying he isnt a guy we should handwring about missing out on just yet).I did love the people on here saying he’d be the backup this year... I was firm in telling them we’d sign a vet... we then rolled out 3/30 for Favs. So unless we trade Favs then Dok ain’t getting any time the next few years. 1st rounders that don’t play basically lose their trade value so you won’t get anything for Dok.
Hughes looks fine but could have grabbed Bane and if both guys turn out they can both be on the court at the same time... crazy concept.
Then you also have the fact that backup center is the easiest thing to find in FA on a budget. Favs signing is fine imo because we needed to fix that issue and there is some certainty there... Udoka basically needs to be Capela to be a worthwhile pick and we may never know if he’s any good... filing your backup center need in 3 years is a tough use of a first rounder.
I'm holding out hope the Jazz can flip Clarkson for someone with a defensive identity who can play the 2/3 and is at least a net neutral on offense.