Re: Players to keep an eye on that might look good in Green....
posted at 3/20/2011 12:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Players to keep an eye on that might look good in Green....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Players to keep an eye on that might look good in Green.... : bah. he's doing fine right now below the rim. carried us tonight. has shown the propensity to produce in a variety of clutch situations over the years, does off stat sheet things. teams like to underestimate him and then usually live to regret it. i think there is more upside to davis' game. if he can get going with more of the inside game and hence more FTA's then he's not at his ceiling. he could be 15 to 16 and 7 boards a night if he gets a steady diet of FTs thanks to his cedric maxwell-like juking in the paint. he draws fouls with it and that's fine by me. he also does a lot of scoring with his post game lately too. rashid was the worst thing for davis' career ever other than doc burying him on the bench after he personally tuned up the pistons in that key win his rookie year. people think davis has reached his peak and he keeps peaking higher. he might as well do it for us for the next few years. put it to you this way- you won't find anyone better and anyone who comes in labelled as better by either perception or stats will NOT do the intangibles that davis does on team defense, hustle, drawing charges, etc.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
I agree to a certain point
I was furious that Danny chose Patrick O'Bryant over Birdman, therefore robbing us of the ability to get Ariza over Sheed a year later.
I guess we can't be sure exactly what either players next few years will be 100%.
I am pretty sure that PP/Ray have a better shot to maintain close to this level of play for 2-3 more years than KG does. I want to see Ray and Paul in the 28-32 min range next year but KG in the 22-26 min, take 15 games off, 2nd of back to backs, etc type range.
If you were to tell me that Baby could give us 16-17p w/ 7-8r if he became a full-time 32-34 min guy, while Green remains a 14-16p 5-6r guy who gets beat on D just a tad too much and remains a kinda emotionless player content to be the 4th best on a team... well... then I'd let Green walk and try to use the full MLE on Battier.
Battier/Baby is better than Green and JON or a PF we can get for the MLE like Kenyon Martin.
Delonte can get some mins @ SG.