I think it just depends on if the argument is “was he elite?” vs “was he a perfect deathstar?” I definitely dont think he was perfect, just ridiculously impressive. If you think he’s clearly elite, then there’s probably not really an argument to be had. I already said he struggled with our 5-out approach, and JB can scheme a few free layups against anyone. I bet Bamba would rather be the guy setting the screen in our pretty PNR offense, rather than trying to defend it.
Bamba was everything, defensively, that I expected, and a lot of his impact was indirect. He clearly has some refining to do, even on defense.