The right attitude helps, but it won't overcome other deficiencies, especially not in a starter.
But he seems to be a very good player. He's had an ok NBA career, which is more than most of our imports, and whilst ageing is still well within the NBL age-bracket. No reason to think he won't do very well here.
The Bullets perhaps lack the superstar guard that others have, but if Holt gets back to near his best he will be close, Gliddon is also good, and plenty of backup.
Will be interesting to see how the frontcourt shapes up. Do you start Bairstow at Centre, and Vukona at PF? Or are they expecting Hodgson to step up into a starting role?
I'm surprised they were so willing to let Jervis go.
Either way, they are betting the farm on Bairstow.
Which might just pay off. If fit and up to speed, he could be MVP material. But if he gets injured, they better have a good import waiting in the wings.