I'd say as we move forward Jimerson replaces Bess. He's not as good on D, few players are, but I thought he did a respectable job against HP. Granted, that's not saying much as the competition will only get tougher down the road. I'm just hoping his offense can make up for the D shortfall. I thought Hargrove would be the answer at the 4 alongside French. Two things I was misinformed on; first, his height I thought he was like 6'7", and second, his basketball acumen was higher than it is. Therefore, we are left with Hankton, who seems awfully fragile, and Perkins who could provide points but how about some rebounds and defense? Bell is a space eater or a jammer. Hopefully, he's the man to keep French out of foul trouble just by helping out against opponents' fives. Take the big guy from Dayton, does anyone care if Bell pounds on him and fouls out? Nope, just as long as he's not getting shots at 3 point plays.
Yes, it would have been good to land either a GT PF or skilled FR, say a FR version of French. Didn't happen, so we have to play the cards we've been dealt.