Nuntius wrote:Well, I can't talk about the whole of East but I can talk about my team's starting PF, David West. And here's the head-to-head between the two players this season.
David West: 16.8 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, 0.9 BPG, 0.7 SPG. He's shooting 47.5% from the field and averages 1.9 turnovers per game. He also plays 33.4 MPG.
Carlos Boozer: 15.2 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.0 APG, 0.5 BPG, 0.8 SPG. He's shooting 48.1% from the field and averages 1.9 turnovers per game. He also plays 30.3 MPG.
West scores better, Boozer rebounds better. West has an upper hand in assists and Boozer has a slight advantage in steals. West also has an advantage in blocks. Boozer is shooting a bit better and they are even in turnovers.
So, it's mostly a wash. You can say that Indy needs West more due to his scoring (especially in the 4th quarter as he has come up big for the Pacers in several end-game situations) and Chicago needs Boozer more for his rebounding.
Production-wise, it's hard to pinpoint who is the better player between the two.
If you include contracts in the equation then West gets the nod but I think that this is not what the OP asked.
boozer is averaging 18 and 11.4
west is averaging 18.1 and 8.5
west got off to a nice start, but his play has fallen off since.
boozer was terrible to start the season, but he is starting to play with confidence and his numbers show it.
last 5 games, david west is averaging 11 and 8.4 while shooting 32% from the field taking 11.8 fgas per game. he is getting to the line 4 times a game and shooting respectable 80% from the line. he has played 31.2 minutes per game in this stretch.
boozer in his last 5 games is really starting to get it going. he is averaging 23.2 and 12 shooting 53 % from field taking 17 fgas per game. he is getting to the line 7 times per game and shooting 74% from the line.
i believe boozer will end up with better numbers by the end of the season if they both stay healthy.
“He don’t care (about offense). He just cares about defense. When we come down or shoot a bad shot or whatever, he don’t really care about that. -Rose talking about Thibs