Last year Larry brought in Bill Walton to tutor Roy Hibbert. Based on Roy's improved play this year, I assume it was beneficial.
So let's pretend that the Pacers decide to do the same with Josh McRoberts.
And yes, assume that Josh will be re-signed and that the CBA situation allows for the Pacers to work with him over the summer.
1) What skills does Josh most need to improve?
2) What former PF/C had a style of play that would make him an ideal tutor for Josh?
Two skills that I'd like to see Josh improve on are:
1) Mid range shooting to match Tyler. It would be nice to have that skill available when either of them is on the court. It would make the offense more consistent.
2) Post up game. When Josh subs Roy, it would be nice to not lose the post up game. I'm talking scoring, not passing.
One obvious candidate (to me anyway) would be Kevin McHale. He and Larry are friends which helps. And McHale was a great scorer near the basket. But I'm not sure he and Josh are the same kind of athlete. McHale had long arms and average hops. Josh is probably more strength than finesse (scoring, not passing) and can jump out of the building.
So who should tutor Josh?