Gobert, with the addition of Paschall, could be a better fit
Eric Paschall balled out as a rookie. He was easily the best second-round pick in the draft.
At times, he looked like one of the draft’s top-three players. Averaging 14.0 points per game, Paschall plays a similar role as Green does. He is a high-energy big that distributes offensively and brings the intensity defensively.
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While his instincts aren’t quite as good as Green’s defensively, Gobert could easily supplement those shortcomings. The addition of Gobert and the similar styles of Green and Paschall would produce elite lineups.
A Curry-Thompson-Wiggins-Paschall-Gobert five-man lineup appears dominant on both ends of the court on paper. Gobert, who is averaging 2.0 blocks per game, is a dominant rim protector, something the Warriors’ roster currently lacks.
A former Defensive Player of the Year, the 27-year-old may be the favorite for the award again this season. He’s also averaging 15.1 points on 69.8% to go along with his 13.7 per game, over 10 of which are on the defensive end.
Gobert’s addition would give the Warriors the league’s best rim protector while also allowing them to keep some of Green’s ideal traits on the offensive end by handing the keys of the power forward spot to Paschall, who could slide in as a much more key figure for the team.