Yeah, we'll be massacred on the defensive end with Kaman and Gasol as our last line of defense. Starting the game with a deficit on a nightly basis wouldn't a good thing.
Whether we’ll be massacred on the defensive end with Pau and Kaman depends on the team we’re playing and I think the length and size in the paint will make up for some of the lapses in pick/roll and transition defense.
Obviously, when some teams go small – like a Durant-Ibaka or LBJ-Bosh lineup – they’ll have their work cut out for them. On the other hand, so will they on the other end of the floor.
As much as people tend to hate Pau and Kaman, it’s hard to argue against their combined skillset.
Ideally we sign a guy like Tyrus Thomas, who could really help with transition and pick/roll defense. That would give us a lot of options. We could have a skilled big-man (Pau/Kaman) on the floor at all times alongside either a hustle/rebound guy (Hill), a defender (Thomas), or a shooter (Kelly, Williams). We could also go big with Kaman and Pau, small with Hill and Thomas or tiny with Thomas and Harris.