yeah, the little I've seen him play with detroit, he seemed very slow for a PF and not strong/defensive minded enough for a center. then again, he was drafted just ahead of poeltl if I recall,
so perhaps he was just out of shape and playing for his career may have motivated him to improve his conditioning. After all, there must have been a reason we signed him to the gleague team, we wouldn't have wasted time if we felt he has no shot.
But I'd be shocked if he gets time, unless gasol misses a lot of games. It takes time to learn the plays and all that.
Poeltl was 9th and Ellenson was 18th. I don't know if Ellenson will make it, this is his 4th organization since being drafted by the Pistons in 2016 - Pistons, Knicks, Nets, now the 905's. Ellenson is on the slower side and is a bit weak. To be fair, he just turned 23 a of couple weeks ago and I'm wondering if his game simply doesn't translate to the NBA or he's just going to need more time to develop. If it's developing then the Raptors are the place to be 🙂