Between Exum, Mills and Delly, would there really be the opportunity for him?
I love Cotton and would welcome him in a Boomers jersey, but I feel like it's at a pretty deep position for us, and skill-set wise also a bit redundant given how Mills has been our go-to shooter/scorer for years now. You can't really play Cotton with another PG.. he'd basically be a last resort microwave on the full strength Aus team imo. It's funny, because usually a on-ball shot creator is a sort of premium most international teams would jump at the chance of acquiring, but I think our needs are different.
He'd make a massive difference to our B-grade Boomer lineups we throw around when the NBA guys aren't available, though. We're weak at PG as it is running guys like Cadee out there, but Cotton would instantly become the #1 option on those squads and help carry the offense and get other guys in more ideal roles.
But back to the main Aus team. This is our squad (how I see it) -
Exum / Delly
Mills / Green
Ingles / Broekoff
Simmons / Bolden
Bogut / Baynes / Maker
(I treat Exum/Mills as a combo where Mills defends the 1 and Exum the 2 but offensively play the inverse positions)
The way I see it, the potential holes here are the 2/3/4. Mills isn't a true SG, Green is totally dependent on his development on whether he's ready to contribute, Broekoff can play 2 but would leave SF weak, and Bolden's relatively unproven backing up PF, where we don't have another option really.
So personally, while I think Cotton's the better player, I think we'd be best adding in one of Deng Adel or Mitch Creek for wing depth, or a Brock Motum type PF insurance.