Re: Players to keep an eye on that might look good in Green....
posted at 3/20/2011 4:29 PM 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.... : thank you. enough hating on davis. he doesn't weigh 289. he probably weighs 30 pounds more than that. his conditioning cannot be questioned, he has come to camp each year in better shape than the last so far and you really couldn't say any one of the last couple years that his conditioning was bad! or anywhere close certain people weigh more, certain people weigh less. one of davis' main assets is that at 6-8 1/2 or whatever he is he wears the crap out of bigger centers used to getting their sweet spot. starve him down to 270 like some of the health nazis here want to and he doesn't do that so much any more. i think this playoffs will have a lot for davis to offer to produce like he never has before in the post season. we shall see.
Posted by aciemvp[/QUOTE]
I am not hating on Davis
I am putting him into a value/salary # type category moving forward. As I am sure Danny is.
Davis is getting 29 mins a game this year as a 6th man and has a PER rating of 13. That is just slightly above average. He is a 13p-5.5r-1a guy in these mins who makes up for an inability to block shots w/ a charge a game... so .4 blocks with 1.4 charges per + his .9 steals is well over 2 TO's a game he causes.
A VERY good VERY useful player.
At 6'7 1/2 and 300lbs he does this. To want him as a 34-36 min starter is not ideal. You want him as a 26-28 min 6th man.
David West who you feel is not as good as Baby has posted PER's between 18.9 and 20.5 his last FIVE seasons.
If Baby wants to play here for 6-8 million, knowing he will slowly take KG's mins over the next 2-3 years, then slowly have his mins taken by a new rookie or FA signing for 2-3 years that is fine.
You can find a 30 min, 12-5, 13 PER PF with the MLE. In 25 mins Kenyon Martin is avg more rebounds, twice the blocks and has a higher PER. We could sign him for 1 year w/ the MLE and worry about a young PF to replace KG w/ the 2012 cap space and Clippers pick in teens.
Green is more important to sign.