As i was watching NBA TV and showed some Paul Westphal clips, i came to conclusion that Westphal plays the same way as Mike Dunleavy, though Mike might have more rebounds because of the height dis-advantage.
Paul Westphal is much faster tha Mike, but Mike has more range than he is.
Both Players are very Cerebral. Alwaay thinking while in game! Maybe both sometimes even think ahead too much.
I guess you can say that Paul Westphal was a much better player than him because he averaged more points on his breakout year and was an all-star but Mike Dunleavy is right there with him.
Here are Westphal's Stats in 6 years.
1st year - ppg 4.1
2nd year- ppg 7.2
3rd year- ppg 9.8
After the trade
4th year -ppg 20.5
5th year - ppg. 21.3
6th year - ppg. 25.2
Here are Mike's Stats
1st year - ppg. 5.7
2nd year -ppg. 11.7
3rd year - ppg. 13.4
4th year - ppg. 11.5
5th year before trade ppg 11.4
5th year after the trade ppg. 14.0
6th year thru 35 games ppg 17.3
ok maybe stats may not be as similar and do not mirror each other, but both flourish after the trade as most players do.
back to my point, i really do think both players play the same way in the offense. Westphal might have played more of a 1 and 2 guard and scored much more than Mike, i see mike's potential lining up to Paul Westphal's.
In all honesty, i think Mike has more of an upside as him being a legit 6'9 player with good ballhandling and passing skills. But Paul Westphal was just a darn good player back then and was assertive with his hustles and scoring.
If mike ever get close to Paul Westphal's game, i will be a very Happy Pacers Fan.. as i know that would equal victory!!
what ya guys think?? wrong comparison or what?