Ohh no let be clear I am not an Ayres fan as such it pains me to watch him on offence sometimes, but his D is better than Blair could ever aspire to and again it is always said you can't teach length. When I think about what Blair did for us it was good for some regular season games and for some early round playoff but then his lack of height was shown up and he was not a viable option even for the bit of offence he could provide.
There is a long way to go before Ayres starts, and will most likely not happen, but he is a cheap forward rotation option that actually can put a legit size body on the Grizz and Clipps and for us is > than what Blair provided.
Side note as well if he is as good as Bonner on D then he is doing well.... Bonner has developed a strong defensive game, even in the post up situations. He did well against the Grizz last playoffs and while Splitter is obviously a better defender he is a good option off the bench.
........ And World Peace