Stillwater wrote: JonFromVA wrote:
Stillwater wrote:I truly hope you are not that delusional man. he sucks plain and simple and that isnt saying he doesn;t have the toolbox to put it together after a summer in the weight room but he aint there and is not a positive other than making 1 good pass for every 3 bad ones and trying to stay out of the way but just continuing to be the half flat tire screaming pit stop pit stop
I didn't say Garland was a positive, I said he was the MOST positive ... or least negative if your prefer.
This is a statistical fact and has nothing to do with "delusions".
I have no idea what you are thinking.
delusional or not, the reality is Sexton is showing out and isn't in street clothes while your favorite rookie is a non factor.
Hell maybe Garland puts it all together while he is hurt and comes out and drops 30 and 10 to close the season than you can tell me "I told you so" but we both know the odds of that happening are only real if garland pulls the skin off his face and reveals uncle drew
I'm not "thinking" anything. I'm stating a statistical fact. If you want to understand it, or know where it comes from because you don't know or can't find it you can just ask. Or you can just get back to doing what you do.
I really don't expect Garland to start dropping 30 & 10 this season. He's never played this many games, and wasn't in shape to start with. Which doesn't mean he will or he won't next season. I don't have a crystal ball anymore than you do. I do think he's still improving, though, or I would had suggested they just shut him down. I think it's actually a good thing that he's being brought along being asked to initiate the offense and share the ball, rather than try to be the offense. Dribble handoffs in to a 3pt shot or drive are both staples of modern offenses and Darius is getting production from those types of plays.
And you know what?
As I typed that out, I thought I don't have to rely on the "eye test". The NBA tracks that data. Just because I think Darius has run that play well, doesn't mean he actually has ... I can go to the data.
So, for example, here's the data on the Cavaliers players running dribble handoffs:https://stats.nba.com/players/hand-off/?CF=TEAM_ABBREVIATION*E*Cle&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&sort=PERCENTILE&dir=1
Garland's right at the top (barely behind Clarkson) at 0.98 PPP. Collin runs that play even more often, but he's at 0.76 PPP.
The problem is that when it comes to winning basketball, that's not very good efficiency for either player.
If we were to instead look at plays in isolation, we'd see the two players flip. Collin is a lot better than Darius, but his PPP is still just 0.98.
Collin has been efficient in transition and spot up shooting, but playing PG doesn't do anything for him there. We need defense and rebounding to drive our transition game, and playmaking from elsewhere to create open looks for Collin, and surprisingly either of the two Kevin's.