Great article, thread, thoughts, etc.
Re: Gallo. Exactly. That is why he was drafted -- or really, what he was known for. Elite, unusually effective slashing for a big man. And passing.
Which is another reason it's so asinine when haters prematurely ejaculate opinions on pigeon holing him as a 1 trick pony, or not being coordinated, not diverse or skilled, etc.
Does he look super smooth or coordinated and powerfully graceful like many NBA stars? No. But you don't get style points in how you finish, just like child support services doesn't care how you screw. For whatever reasons, he isn't built and doesn't move with what we consider prototypical athleticism.
Learn to enjoy that for the comedy and uniqueness of it.
Anyways, this article explains a lot n sheds a lot of light. I disagree w your contentions in part. Not that they are even wrong, but that what Walsh/D'ant said here, doesn't exclude the things you want -- what we all want -- from happening, too.
Not mutually exclusive, IMHO. Defense can be good for us; we can have quality bigs get quality minutes, etc.
We just aren't that good right now, and don't have some basic players. D'ant not giving burn to the AR's isn't about him not wanting size, defense, etc. If anything, AR's skill set is a dream for D'ant. It's issues of looking to protect him for a bigger picture trade, not wanting to disrupt a team flow and chemistry D'ant is prizing, and quite possibly he thinks he is a head case n doesn't want to reward him. For better or worse.
Edit -- the 3pt element may make us more dimensional if anything. Giving ample opportunities for assists, passing out of 2x teams with ease, giving better spacing and opportunity for slashing and inside dominance.
This "philosophy" can be butchered and run wrongly, of course, and not executed well by the players. Or the coach. But itself is a good/powerful thing. Doesn't mean you can't tweak it, too.