The analysts are saying DeAndre Ayton is a good offensive center but his defense needs work. When I look for comps I see Brook Lopez and Jahlil Okafor. Neither of those guys are team changers and Okafor may be out of the league soon.
Should a team use a high draft pick for an offensive center or focus on versatile wings and guards who can shoot and wait for a defensive center in the second round? Guys like DJ, Gobert and Capela were drafted later. When it is time for their veteran contract, I don't think any of these guys are worth a max, or 35% of the salary cap.