Don7 wrote:Josh is still a plus defender and better shooter then both of them..
Based on what? JR's a lot of hype, with people simply expecting him to be of great value, but ...
I'd also warn about the challenge of confusing cause and effect. It's tricky. Is Wright intrinsically not willing to score? Or is he forced into a limited role, with a hard time fitting, because Luka hogs the ball and takes all the shots, and will keep doing so? If the latter, bringing in a player who tends to shoot more won't solve anything, it will just offer a different flavor of a guy who's hard to fit and whose game suffers because he's not getting the ball/shots as much as he's used to.
Josh got lots of hype because he developed better than most 2nd rounders, which made him feel valuable. But he has NEVER been a great shooter, with a true shooting pct in the 53% range or so, which is kinda meh. IOW even in Miami, he wasn't as accurate as Wright has been with Dallas. And he's no better in Philly. Every evaluation says he's really nothing more than an average-to-mediocre player (PER in the 12-14 range, basically, and 15 is league average).
Based on numbers , 4,4 attempts on 36,% , counting this one that really is not great situation.
Delon has good % like Rondo has good 3FG% , when nobody guards you on 2 attempts per game.
He was 3rd
shooting guard by RAMP last year(after Jimmy Butler,Danny Green) We can all cherry pick stats that we like but there is few of them that show Josh having real impact and not every evaluation say he´s average-to mediocre player.
Luka for sure is ball dominant but Delon was passive dude for 250 NBA games,long before he came to Dallas.He only showed little more on that bad Memphis team for 2 weeks,and even then his offensive efficiency was average.Hes not your leading guard,he always play better with one more initiator along side him like Lowry.And i dont think that nobody was making J Rich look like Klay Thompson,just considering the options,the role he could play and the age group,he fits pretty well,bether then Delon in my opinion.Not really sure how it became Delon vs Richardson because i like Wright.