The Canadian center is about as unorthodox of a big man as you’ll find. As an underwhelming athlete and defender who is a good but not great passer, post-up player, and shooter on the offensive end, Olynyk needs to search hard for a frontcourt partner who can subsidize his weaknesses without taking away from his strengths. Enter Serge Ibaka. The Thunder big man already excels at protecting the rim, something Olynyk will never be capable of with his combination of poor length and poorer athleticism. Ibaka is also inching closer to becoming a consistent pick-and-roll defender, another area in which Olynyk will likely never be more than adequate. Ibaka’s athleticism and defensive versatility would allow Olynyk to play extended minutes without his shortcomings becoming nearly as problematic as they would if he were paired in a frontcourt with a middling athlete, like Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic.