Re: Harangody vs Davis (Future)
posted at 1/8/2011 4:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: Harangody vs Davis (Future)
[QUOTE]I think Danny will re-up Davis before he hits free agency. Yes, he has his shortcomings (no pun intended), but his strengths far outweigh them.
Posted by joel49[/QUOTE]
I think Danny will make an offer but he may be worth more on the open market. And given that Davis' IQ appears on the bottom of his sneakers he will take the money and run - his opinion of his game and his intelligence level are indirectly correlated.
It is not as if there are any starters / stars pining away on the pine waiting for the BIG 3 ear to wane.
Danny has got to figure out how to fill those slots in the long run. Otherwise they become Detroit. The Pistons championship team had 4 all-stars and then Joe Dumars tried to replace some of the stars by overpaying lesser players and now is in lottery misery or worse treading water in mediocrity land.
These decisions cannot be made in a vaccum. I think posters tend to view a players game as transferable to any situation.
There is never any debate on this board about how much the presence of the BIG 3 benefits all of the other players on the roster. Tons of praise is heaped on Rondo but nobody else in the league plays with as much talent. Tons of praise is heaped on Perk but nobody in the league plays with as much talent.
The presence of Pierce, Allen, and KG benefits every player on the roster to some degree.
So if we can go with that basic idea as a given - then think about what BBD is worth. He is a nice player that generally plays against the 2nd team and is pressed by his teammates and coach to play at a high level. My fear / feeling is that in a different situation Davis would be a clown who thinks more of his game than is actually there (much the way Rondo and Perk do).
Conversely or additionally, Harangody lasted in 4 years of college not because he was committed to an education or anything like that. He is a journeyman tweener who, like Davis, benefits greatly from who he is fortunate enough to play with. If he was anything other than that, he would have been in the league 3 years ago.
What is amazing to me is that how posters / people / fans feel that somehow when these journeymen show up that somehow they are destined for Springfield and how Danny is a genius, etc. Luke had a good game against a really, really bad team that has been poorly managed and systematically dismantled at every turn. As if you could not have KG up Hakeem Warrick / Ryan Gomes / Michael Beasley / Bargnani / Turiaf / DeAndre Jordan / Jason Thompson, etc. butt everyday and would not get the same results. Let's not get crazy about what Davis and or Harangody bring that about 50 other players in the league cannot bring.
There are Harangodys and Davis drafted year in and year out but of course unless they are wearing green, they are either dismissed or ignored - give me Landry Fields instead of Harangody any day of the week.
There are any number of other players that were drafted this year who have one or two years of college experience but over the long run will be much much much better players than Harangody. I think 35 games into his career - WYSIWYG and that there is not a lot more upside.
Part of the title of this thread is (Future), suffice it to say that absent filling the BIG 3's salary slots with superstars makes the (Future) and the question of LH or BBD largely irrelevant.