Bensational wrote:AA is putting up 20ppg because he's getting the shots and the minutes. He isn't producing any more than JJ is capable of doing.
If we had a franchise player and a legit #2, then AA's ability to find his own shot isn't as valuable as JJ's ability to find an open man. Besides, JJ can create his own shots at times too.
AA's a year younger than JJ, and who knows what JJ's pay will be?
Afflalo has been averaging 19 ppg for two months now, shooting 46% this is not meant to disparage JJ but JJ can't really get his own shot very much, JJ also gets some easier matchups by coming off the bench. but JJ tries to do to much like Afflalo does to, and people here completely ignore it, while magnifying every Afflalo mistake.
Afflalo is the no.5 scoring 2 guard in the league and if he keeps up his last 2 months, his PPG would be 1 behind the no.3 2 guard, Dwayne Wade, I'm not sure how you cannot consider him "legit" he is a legitimate starting 2 in the league and a good one who got off to a bad start
AA has been getting the minutes, and the shots. he plays 37mpg compared to JJ's 31. he gets 14.5 FGAs compared to JJ's 11.5. that, right there, is the disparity. JJ is ranked 16th, and he's playing fewer minutes and taking fewer attempts.
JJ has had 25 games where he played 30-39mpg. in those, he averages 34mpg, 16.8ppg on 12FGAs, shooting 47% and 38%. He also chips in 4.9apg.
JJ also outperforms AA in PPS and PPP. JJ is ranked 48th in the league for Points Per Possession, and AA is ranked 120th. JJ's the 10th best spot up shooter in the league. AA doesn't crack the top 40 in any particular area. JJ's also a better defender in terms of PPP allowed. he ranks 106th, compared to AA's 220th. (bragging aside, I was really suprised to note that JJ is also ranked as the 13th best defender on isolation plays. AA is ranked 60th, and that's not bad, either, IMO.)
i think you took my "legit #2" comment the wrong way. i meant legit #2 option, not a legit 2 guard. AA is certainly legit, i don't question that at all. my point was that he's not good enough, IMO, to be a top 2 option on a championship team. and if you've got 2 top options that are taking away shots from him, i wonder if his strength, his efficient shooting, becomes somewhat nullified?
again, please let me qualify that i like AA. i'm not against him in any way. i just think JJ has more than earned his time to be a starter here, and AA isn't doing enough to warrant him not getting that opportunity - yet. JJ may play beyond his abilities sometimes, sure, but i think people give him a pass because he's also far more likely to make a smart play to make up for that.