Anonymous, I didn't say Bogut was hindrance, I said his lack of mobility and shooting touch is a hindrance on offence despite the things he is great at, particularly in an increasingly athletic and versatile league. Look how stagnant the Kings can look on offence at times. If you are going to pair him with Kickert/Wear, then I would like to see him play inside more and utilise his size (obviously not shoot, because he cannot shoot, and whilst that wouldn’t be a problem if he rolled hard more often like some other bigs, eg. Boone, Long, he doesn’t seem to enough, and Randle/Lisch get caught trapped in the midrange with 1.5 men on them).
Clearly he is not the source of all their woes, but his style of play forces you to adapt around him (especially as he is the 'star’ of the team, and cannot really play any other way). The modern game in the space and pace era makes it increasingly difficult to build a team around a more traditional big man.
I was just putting a thought out there. PeterJohn, thanks for your reply, I didn’t consider to look at the stats, but yes you are right, Bogut definitely is doing his part on the o-boards, and does gobble up them at the defensive end, the biggest problem would seem to be if you can drag him towards the perimeter than the other guys don’t seem to get a body on opponents. Averaging 3 o-boards per game probably puts him up near the top of league, so it is definitely unreasonable to ask him to do more. It may be Sydney’s tactic to forego crashing the boards at that end to get back on D and prevent transition, but that doesn’t really excuse their poor form on the other end.