Re: Sheed for Posey?
posted at 7/23/2010 9:49 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sheed for Posey?
In Response to Re: Sheed for Posey? : I'm sure those cherries you just picked taste great, but the reality is that Posey shot shot 36% overall and 33% from the 3-point line for the SEASON. Those numbers are simply terrible. In addition, his offensive rebounding, steals and blocks were all down significantly from his career average. Those are all indications of a player who has slowed down - which anyone who watched him play last year should have easily noticed. Maybe it's a case of his not fitting well into the New Orleans system - but the much more likely explanation is that his game has declined from when he was in Boston - just as Danny expected when he declined to give Posey an extra two years. Posey is not the answer. Give it up.
Posted by jerrycole
I would bet that you are wrong
Over the entire season he was worse than in '08. Sure. A season of front office turmoil, an injured superstar, the completion of a collapse from top 3-4 team in the West to a lotto club andf a fired head coach.
That is all beyond your idea about his not fitting the system
Yes I picked some cherries, but they were his last 7-8 games... they may only have been 10% of his season, but they showed he was not tired and old as you implied as the season came to an end. He will no doubt be 85-90% of the player he was at age 31 at 33-34. But that is better than what else is out there until i am told otherwise.
Less then 4 months ago he had a great game, same as many in '08, against the Lakers when his team was already eliminated from playoff contention. Did not many of our 30 somethings raise their games in the playoffs when they were trying for something?
I will take Pose for Sheed anyday of the week. I'd prefer Battier or Josh Howard (although the injury concerns me). But you have yet to offer better ideas as I asked. We NEED a long 3 who can guard SF's and give Pierce a break.
'Quis is a solid regular season option. Give PP 32 mins, Ray 28, Posey 20 and Daniels 16 over 82 and everyone stays rested and we still compete for a top 4 seed. Then give Pierce 38, Ray 34 and Posey 24 come playoff time. That is how it is done. His contract does not run past '12, which is what DA is looking for right now. He's just as good a 6m option over 2 yrs @ SF as O'Neal is @ C.