I really don't want to make this thread about 1 team, but seriously f*** the splash brothers... With the additions of Rondo and Stevenson to our perimeter defense of Zo, Hart, KCP and the Kraken arms of BI, our perimeter D should be lit. Add in our Sasha doppleganger with the 47th pick and LA should be right at, if not better, than the 3rd place defensive ranking we got in holding opposing 3s to 34.6%. Only Boston (33.9%) and Philly (34.2%) did better. Also Stevenson helped the Pacers earn 5th overall and Rondo helped the Pelicans earn 8th overall in those 3FG% defensive rankings. And guess where the Pacers and Pels stood during the postseason? (2nd and 3rd, respectively) If you remove Deng from the equation, we were the youngest team in the league last year and our young roster earned 10th overall in opposing FG% / EFG% / TS% allowed. Our active bodies and hands earned us 13th overall in both total steals and steals per game. Indy ranked 3rd in total steals and 2nd in steals per game while the Pels ranked 8th in total steals and steals per game. Now some of those wings may be heading out in a rumored trade, but think about the type of wing defender that we would be bringing back in Kawhi. So as much as I would miss some of the assets we lose in such a deal, you absolutely have to pull on a deal like that... Kawhy not? That's one helluva #SmashBro to add to our collection. Now lets consider the McGee signing. Our frontline #SmashBros would have ideally been partnering McGee with Jules, but Mrs. Mintz had other plans. Still, lets consider how much McGee helped in the dubs defense last year. GS led the league in total block shots and blocks per game...want to venture a guess as to who led the dubs in block percentage last year? Our frontline is still lacking in that both Bron and Kuz are offensive guys more than defensive guys, but Moe has a motor and there is a possibility our roster isn't set yet (trade and/or buyout market). So lets get back to them other dudes by the bay....GS was 3rd (65) in total techs received last year, behind only Phoenix (66) and OKC (67). In the postseason, GS was second in total techs received with 14, only trailing the cbags that had 15. Klay is their only killer, but you don't think Rondo/Hart/KCP is going to give Curry fits and he'll lose a mouthpiece or 2?...you don't think Lance/BI (or Kawhi) is going to give Dae-Dae and KD fits? What about Moe/McGee and trying to pester a reaction from Boogie? So you think the #SmashBrothers coming together wasn't by design? Lets try to make this thread about our guys causing the opposition fits throughout this upcoming season....its gonna be a smash!