Getting Ian was an upgrade.
Getting Ian was an upgrade.
Thus the Granger AND Green trade scenario's. Whatever happens this team will be fine.
Gerald Green looked so good during the preseason. I thought his hot streak would cool going into the regular season but not by that much.
Ian is a huge upgrade over Lou. His defense against NY and Miami was underrated. Yes, LeBron decided to attack the rim as soon as Hibbert went out, but he wasn't super successful against Ian. Last year Lou was a huge liability for us in the playoffs.
I think Ian is an upgrade on the pony-tailed weirdo. The numbers don't really tell me ****, but Ian is bigger and plays better defense than PTW.
oh man, Ian is equal to Lou now...
Yes but minutes do, something which you conveniently forgot to leave out. Lou put up his stats in 4 less minutes per game than Ian.
I agree these stats are meaningless FWIW, but if you are going to bring them up tell the whole story.
Lou really did nothing beyond the regular season. I know he was a fan favorite for his hustle, but he was way too small to have any kind of positive effect once the playoffs hit.
Compared to last year, I think this year's bench will have more veteran experience. We probably won't be as athletic, but I'd rather have a bench that knows the fundamentals.
Lou Amundson per 36- 10.2 ppg 10.4 rpg 2.1 blkpg 43% shooting 9.9 FGA
I don't like per 36 numbers because they inflate stats that you don't usually use (Lou would not average double digit rebounds per game) but there stats are very similar outside of rpg, Lou averages .2 more blkpg, while Ian averages more ppg on less FGA per game, Ian also shoot 3% higher in FG%, and Ian is definitely the better defender
rofl @ Ian = Lou
Lou is bad defensive PF, and he was playing center. yeah...
Ian went downhill offensively in the 2nd half/playoffs but was still steady on the other end in his minutes.
Oh gosh, there's no comparison between Lou and Ian. It's just night and day.
Tyler really did get better: he added a left hand, learned to pass, and started playing D. If he could have gotten back to sticking the open jumper at 45%, he'd still be on the team.
Stephenson was TONS better. If Danny had played this year, Stephenson would really have boosted our bench scoring.
DJ Augustin, I still don't understand. He just played the worst season of his life. I expected his totals to go down from when he was a starter, but his efficiency to go up. Now that he could pick his spots, I thought his three-point shooting (if nothing else) would be solid. Joke's on me.
Green was bad this year, no doubt. But again, I expected the poor BBIQ but didn't expect the dramatic decrease in his shooting percentages. Even with his mistakes, if he'd been hitting the three at a clip like he did in New Jersey then he'd have been a valuable player for us this year. I still think he could improve: Lance improved his BBIQ a ton while he was here. If you find a quality deal for him I'd take it, but for now I hold out hope that another year in this system could help him not look so lost.
So yeah. While the bench didn't end up doing what I thought it would, this thread still looks pretty reasonable in hindsight.
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Ian was better than Lou.
Green ended up being a mirage.
DJ and Tyler were DJ and Tyler.
“People talk about how quiet he [McKey] is, but he’s really been helpful. He gives a lot of insight to players in how to guard certain teams and what their weaknesses are. The whole team listens to him, and it makes my job a lot easier. Having players like him is what pro basketball is all about for me.” —Larry Brown
Looks like some of you started hitting the liquor a day early.