Thanks for setting this up. I can't complain about anything (too old for that!) If I'm in town when any of the future get togethers are held I will try to attend.
? Ian is considerably more athletic than West.
Athletically that's who you want next to Roy. The reason you don't pair them is the same reason you didn't pair Roy with Solomon Jones; rebounding. West is cutting it close but he's a better rebounder than Ian.
I'm glad people enjoyed themselves... I really need to get to another one of these.
As for Ian, I think we will see him paired with Hibbert early and often. That was the point of going to get Ian was that he has the versatility to play with both West and Hibbert.
I think Ian looks more athletic than our PFs.
Ian's going to be our best pick n roll/pop big defender.
If you go back to the end of game 4 vs. Miami, Miami closed that game out with multiple pick n pops with Haslem. Miami exploited David West's lack of lateral foot speed, leaving Haslem with several open jumpers (which he made). If Ian was in there, Miami would've moved Haslem to center and tried to exploit Roy. I think it's been mentioned, but if Roy's not producing on offense, we're more likely to see Ian replacing Roy than to see Roy and Ian on the floor together. Ian plays almost exclusively like a center defensively.