Maybe OKC should take the Kings/Royals history.
Marreese Speights career numbers: 7.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 0.5 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.5 BPG. 47.4 FG%, 20 3p% (5-25), 75.5 FT% and 0.8 turnover per game in 16.2 MPG.
Let's do the per 36 head to head.
Tyler Hansbrough: 16.4 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1 APG, 1 SPG, 0.4 BPG. Also, 1.7 turnovers per game.
Marreese Speights: 16.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.7 SPG, 1.2 BPG. Also, 1.8 turnovers per game.
Tyler and Speights are kinda similar. You can argue that Speights is better but not by much.
I'd much rather have that 47fg%
Good stuff, I would have guessed Speights numbers were better because he's much smoother offensively. The big thing for Tyler is the FG%, its hard to live with a rotation PF shooting so poorly and you'd like him to rebound the position with more consistency as well as show improvement all around. If you start to reassess your expectations with Tyler as a back up PF who gets to the line and brings energy that causes good chaos then I think you start to appreciate him more. Pre David West you wanted him to grow into the starting PF position and thats just not gonna happen, even after he did it sucessfully for a stint a couple of years ago, it was fools gold, since he wasn't able to add to his game.
Enough of that though, I like Speights, he's a good back up, you have let him play to his strengths and thats scoring and everybody wants to do that. It'll be interesting if ZBO goes down again, Speights kills it in his abscence, but he wont be around this time.
Dallas should be all over the Lakers and try to get Howard, Howard+ Blake for Marion+ DJ+ Kaman+DC+ picks, Lakers starting unit, Nash, Kobe, Artest, Marion and Gasol, bench unit, DC, DJ, Jamison, Clark and Kaman.
The announcers made the comment that the Bulls miss CJ Watson and Korver this year. I'm not sure I totally agree with that statement. Personally, I feel Butler and Belinelli are playing very well for the Bulls. Looks like Belinelli has finally found a home.
If Bird would have kept Jack, I'm not so sure the Pacers end up with PG and the other moves that have since fallen into place. The butterfly effect and all.
I hate 36, 48, etc. It's misleading. It's like a commission salesman makes $40,000 the 1st qtr of the year, and so he's projected to make $160,000 for the year when in reality he only made $115,000 for the year. There is nothing that says the extra minutes given either player is going to average out what the 36 says they will. Totally misleading, and I don't care for it.
Speights is more valueable, b/c he can play the 4 & 5. I've always wanted Speights. The only reason Speights ever got traded from Philly is b/c Doug Collins didn't like him. When he started for an injured Z-Bo last year, he played well. He's far better than Leuers, and the Cavs can use him with Varejeo out for the season. He will get plenty of PT at both the C & PF. It's a good trade for Speights.
Random thought - we hold opponents to hibberts fg%.
So I guess if he is shooting as good as the competition he isn't doing that bad. Smh.
I always though Vangundy had it right in Orlando, Howard needs to be surrounded by shooters to be successful, Howard is not the type of big that can play with other guys close to him, he is just not a good passer and can't shoot anything 5 feets away from the basket.
So you are portraying Bird's blunder as a good positive thing. Thus making it look like it wasn't a blunder at all. So Bird's blunder sets up the way the Pacers are now. Nice way to spin it. Obama could use you on his staff.
I guess if one looks at it from your perspective the blunder turns out to be productive. I was such a pro draft Paul George person that's it's hard not to think of PG not being a Pacer. I'll try to not grind my teeth so much in the future when I see how well JJ is producing. I must admit it won't be easy tho as I'm a JJ fan. I'll just have think of it in the terms as a Bird blunder that turned out for the best. As Bird fell into a pile of **** and came out smelling like a rose/PG.
There are other ways of spacing the court besides going all out with 3pt shooters.