Re: The Value of an Idea
- I disagree on his defense -- I think he and Howard are the only guys
on that team that play any (and Jamison may be the worst defender in
the league). But sometimes Nelly plays Walker at small forward, and
he can't guard those guys. His role has been reduced in the past
month or so as Howard and Daniels have come along, but he still
strangely leads the team in minutes.
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, bchaikin@a... wrote:
> -- They provide an indication of relative value. Other things being
> I'd rather have Michael Finley (PER 18.38) than Carmelo Anthony
> things aren't equal since Anthony's only 19, but you get the point.
> -- They pretty easily point out sub-optimal player usage. I can
> with one number the oft-asked question of why the hell is Brian
> still backing up Clifford Robinson (11.00)?
> i certainly can't think of any intangibles for why they play
> cardinal either... what's your (or anyone's) take on why dallas
> walker major minutes? i for the life of me can't see why he gets
> time he does. his scoring FG% is over 3 percentage points below the
> average, his touches/min is high (1.35 touches/min) such that he
takes touches away
> from both nowitzki and finley, he never gets to the line (which is
> good because he can't hit them anyway), and his defense is poor.
he's a decent
> rebounder, but so are jamison and bradley, without walker's
> i can't help but wonder how much better the team would be starting
> jamison, josh howard, or shawn bradley in his place and relegating
him to 4th man
> off the bench...
> bob chaikin