Alatan wrote:From three he is actually worse than Chandler but a better shooter in general
Tobias Harris .347 on 3.8 attempts, .332 on 2.7 career average / TS 55.2% (career average) Drtg 108 DRPM -0.25
Chandler .337 on 4.6 attempts, .339 on 3.9 career average / TS 52.9% -//- Drtg 113 DRPM - 1.54
The problem is he is a very small upgrade to Chandler and cost 50% more. He is paid around 15 million and that was before the cap inflation was projected. He will probably ask for around 17-20 if not more.
Covington who you guys dislike has
.333 on 6.1 attempts .354 on 6.4 career average/ TS 54.4% -//- Drtg 105 (Roberson has 106) DRPM + 4.32
It seems to me that you want a guy who can score more than a guy who can defend and with Jokic, Murray, Harris and Millsap we will have trouble giving everyone touches. If we assume that the starters play 36 minutes and that in 36 minutes there are 75 possessions Jokic took 19, Millsap 18, Murray 16, Harris 15 and Chandler takes 17. That's 85. So i think we dont need a scoring wing but a 3nD wing that defends, provides spacing with his shooting threat and cuts to the basket.
Some good points but Tobias Harris is a better fit than Covington. Covington is no where near a 3-n-D. I doubt there are many small forwards in the NBA that are afraid of going one-on-one against him.
I notice you neglected to mention that Covington averaged 11 shots per game in 30 minutes. The only return Nuggets with more shots per game were Chandler, Jokic, Harris, and Barton. Covington is more of a 3-with-a-touch-of-D