I ll go ahead and be the bastard who disagrees with everything that has been said. First, at this point in his career I don t think Bradley s defensive valueMessage 1 of 31 , Jul 1, 2002View SourceI'll go ahead and be the bastard who disagrees with everything that
has been said.
First, at this point in his career I don't think Bradley's defensive
value is particulary high. Statistically, he blocks a lot of shots,
but that ingores the big picture:
*****that's all he can do******
He can't stop people from getting position in the post, he can't stay
in front of anybody, and he can't even foul somebody hard enough to
stop them from dunking on him. His effort also slipped noticeably
from last season, which is how he gave up 33 points and 26 rebounds
to a mediocre player like Lorenzen Wright and ended up on the bench
the rest of the season. Blocks are a small part of defensive
effectiveness, and while they often indicate a great defensive
player, sometimes they lie.
Second, am I the only person who think Yao Ming can score 20 points a
game, maybe get 7 or 8 rebounds and throw in three blocked shots? I'm
just projecting from limited information the same way you guys are,
but it sure seems to me has more in common with Ralph Sampson or Rik
Smits than he does with Shawn Bradley.
... i ... I ve got boxes for at least 6 of his Olympic games. They re not the greatest format. I could post them if other people want to reformat and repostMessage 31 of 31 , Jul 10, 2002View Source--- In APBR_analysis@y..., "airiverson01" <airiverson01@y...> wrote:
> what was his cba ft% and 3ptfg%?i
> also he did play in the olympics. i taped the usa v. china game.
> think he had two blocks a few points maybe and fouled out early inI've got boxes for at least 6 of his Olympic games. They're not the
> the second half. i think he will be maybe an all star someday, but
> probably not mvp or hof.
greatest format. I could post them if other people want to reformat
and repost in more useable format. Against the US, he had 5 pts, 2
blocks, and 5 fouls in 15 minutes. Wang Zhi-Zhi played a lot better
than Ming. The US shot 57% against the Chinese and won by 47. They
got 70 points in the paint. They got 22 points off second shots and
completely dominated the offensive boards. Part of Ming's problem
was that the guards could not get him the ball. On the defensive
side, I'm not sure what you can blame his problems on.