Preface... Jaybird, some folks around here treat you like gentlemen are supposed to treat ladies. I'd like to think you appreciate that I treat you like any other fan. Yes? No?
Okay, to the actual point of my post now...
Of those 7....
a) The two who are on minutes restrictions will, glass half-full, play some number of minutes.
The 15th, 16th or 17th guy who woulda been a low post player?
No minutes. None. Zero.
Because he doesn't exist.
So, there's that.
b) The one rehabbing is currently expected to be back by the 3rd week of the season.
If you're suggesting one of the 7 will be replaced on the roster with a low-post guy when Crabbe gets back... okay... maybe... but why not say that?
c) The last your buddy Kirschner said anything... and to his credit, he does report on the Hawks like a real, live, gen-you-wine beat reporter... the rationale was not "he's not healthy," but rather "why play him in preseason?"
d) Two-way players do end up getting used by LP to some degree, so it's not like they're not even to be counted.
But I'd be happy if even just one of the two was a low-post player.
Of course, neither are.
e) Suckitude isn't really relevant to the question. We always have some sucky players even when we've been good.
The question I'm raising concerns the make-up of the team, of course.
And it's just not rational to add yet another wing, without making some corresponding move that rebalances the roster.