Bensational wrote:someone has to take the shots. we've got a team full of role players and rookies, so ultimately, someone will have to step up. whilst i'd prefer JJ to be taking them, it doesn't seem to be in his nature. he's the consumate team player, looking for other people as much as his own shot. Afflalo seems reluctant to want to take over a game. Meer isn't healthy, nor is Hedo (although, he's just as bad as Baby). Vucevic could, but his numbers don't indicate a desire to take a game over, just a desire to play his role. Moore can score in bunches, but will his volume attempts really be that much better than Baby? Harkless and Nicholson are way too inconsistent.
Baby isn't ideal, but if we had a better option that was prepared to take on a more dominant role, they've got no excuse for failing to step up so far. we're undermanned, and we're projected as a scrub team.
with a squad like this, i'm happy for any player to take their chance to become a star. that's what it's all about.
Davis on a good team is a 8 shot per game guy.
Davis on a pretty mediocre bad team is around 12 shots per game.
Davis on a horrible team would be 15-16 shots per game
Davis at 20 shots a game would be a joke. At 20 shots a game he taking at least 7 shots a game he has almost no shot to make.
The idea that well we don't have any great players means he can take all the shots is just crazy. He just isn't good enough to take a bunch of shots. Were talking about a player who offensive rating was 10 points less than the league average last year.
The stone reality is Glen Davis is a chucker. He is one of those guys at the YMCA who takes shots he can't make. Who thinks he is better than what he really is. He nearly led the team a year ago in shots per minute. That with Dwight Howard, Ryan Anderson, Jason Richardson on the team. Right now he taking 19 shots per game in 31 minutes. Kevin Durant only takes 16 shots a game and plays nearly 40 minutes a game. He is chucking them up faster than Carmelo Anthony. Kyrie Irving is pretty much a one man show in Cleveland and he getting them up faster than him.
You will notice almost all high volume shooters are guards or wing players. For you to take that many shots as a 4 or 5 is pretty crazy. Kevin Love was pretty much a one man show last year. He got up 20 shots a game but it took him 40 minutes. Glen Davis is getting nearly as many shots per game in 31 as Kevin Love did in 40. Love scored 24 ppg on 117 offensive rating. Glen Davis 16 ppg on a 88 offensive rating.
Were not the only team with a lot of role players. Chicago is similar but you don't see Boozer taking 20 plus shots a game. Kemba Walker is the only Bobcat right now that takes a lot of shots per game at 16 a game. Big Baby gets up a bunch of shots because he just a selfish chucker who thinks he is talented.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." John Wooden