There must be some large flaw to Alexis Ajinca’s game that I’m not seeing. He gets only the most meager of backup center minutes, despite his seeming ability to score in a variety of ways and provide some defense.
Is his conditioning still really bad? You wouldn’t think so, since he’s been on the Pelicans for a while now, but you never now. Maybe every timeout, just after they cut to commercials, he collapses on the court and lays there motionless until a ballboy comes and revives him with Gatorade.
A guy as tall as he is with the shooting touch that he has should be able to find more minutes than this somewhere. I’d definitely take him over Zaza Pachulia.