If you haven't noticed the change in LL from last year to this, both in game awareness / understanding, AND physicality, you really aren't paying attention. To assume he isn't going to continue getting bigger / stronger with another year, this time without the knee rehab, is at best lazy.The way KJ is playing, the way Williams is being hyped, we will be lucky if they are on that 24-25 team.
LL is a great kid and good player, but with the wing play of KJ, Williams, TDS, and Allen, you must have a monster in the middle rebounding and dunking and following up Offensive Rebounds. You need a Deandre Jordan kind of guy under there. LL is not strong enough or tough enough for that job. He could do great on the second line to keep things rolling though.
He's never going to be Ayton, nor Kareem, nor Shaq. But he is the starting center for the next 2 years, regardless. Enjoy it, he is a defensive leader, and will continue to grow.