wow. i thought kester99 were having a nice little discussion on the issue and ultimately ended said discussion. i go to sleep and wake up being called a troll for voicing an opinion that might not match what the common perception may be, but i did so imo by bringing evidence to back my opinion. it's getting frustrating. i suppose i'll do you all the favor and not post for a while...
The Rockets, Spurs, and Lakers won championships with a PF that hit many 3s and played away from the basket the majority of the time. The difference is that Robert Horry never was as good a rebounder as Murphy although he was very, very clutch. So you can't really say that you can't win a championship with a PF that plays out on the perimeter.
You just have to have a dominant post player to really make it work. Troy would be great in San Antonio, Houston, Orlando, or Boston.
I like that Troy can consistently knock down 3s and grab plenty of defensive rebounds. I just wish Troy's defense was better.
Last edited by naptownmenace; 01-29-2009 at 01:11 PM.
I have no problem what-so-ever that Murph is a three point shooter - that is a good thing. My problem with him is his defense and slowness
I think the discussion of Murph's poor offensive rebounding numbers is interesting, and I think it is something that could be explored deeper.
I can not agree that Murphy was a post game. The dude couldn't back down the opposing PG on the pick n' roll switch. He reverse pivots and fades away all the time in the post, and so does Dunleavy.
you made a very good point regarding kg, but those #s this year are not indicative of his career offensive rebounding totals. with the exception of a few years, murphy's career numbers have been rather low.
i could counter that with how many games horry started during the regular season.
i think the fact that i was primarily talking about murphy's offensive rebounding this month in comparison to the rest of the year is being overlooked. pre-january murphy is over 2orpg. post-january murphy is at 1.3orpg without that much difference in 3pa or fga. so to say murphy can't be at over a 2orpg clip based on the system along i think would be wrong. i don't see any reason why murphy can't be more of a brad miller type player for us.
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