Neeva wrote: Jedzz wrote:
Mattya wrote:Been harping on getting Derrick Jones Jr for a while. For everyone who wants Jeremi Grant, getting DJJ is a lot like getting a younger less proven version of that player. If they can develop him even further he would be new perfect here.
What interests you about him enough to harp about the option? Just wondering.
I see a 4th year player still shooting 3s below 30%.(.282) And FT% below 70% (.690), rebounding less than 4/g. Is there something he is great at or would make click here?
Why does it always seem like ALL you do is look at stats and boxscores and not actual games?
Am I supposed to watch all 30 teams' games and their 15 rostered players closely as to not draw your character opinions of me? The guy finally attained 20 mins/g this year and broke over 2 3fga and his percentage of makes dropped. That's a really important stat for the Wolves who appear to want to shoot 40 3s a game. So I've been focused on this stat and ability in my posts lately.What concerns me about him?
When looking at players that have been playing for years on minimal minutes, I'm keenly focused on what occurs when they finally get a jump in minutes and shot attempts; how they respond for two reasons. For one, I believe a lot of players never get enough minutes to prove what they are capable of so there are players to be found. Secondly, I think it's telling what occurs when a player finally gets that chance at regular 20+ mins. To check my consistency, consider my posts about the Treveon Graham signing the previous offseason. Since I didn't know much about him I instantly checked his stats. His previous season had a jump in minutes and all his numbers dropped hard. It was concerning to me, and I went back and forth with people here about that who suggested it wasn't a big deal. Meanwhile, somehow he was in the mix for a possible starting role based on Ryan's comments
and others here posting all summer about him. I objected. The Wolves started him. The story later became he needs to start for "his defense" when it was realized by all that his shot was broken when playing high minutes. Then they just traded him out. No one here said, man...I apologize for spinning all that positive swill in your face all summer - I was wrong
. Nobody is going to. It's just on to the new claims as usual. And the team doesn't apologize to you for making you watch another wasted season. They never will. So pardon me if I want to avoid another misguided move. Granted, his numbers didn't drop as far as Graham's did with higher minutes. But they didn't climb either, and that's what I'm looking for. A player that explodes in a good way when finally getting that shot. The Heat probably are too. Which is why they give higher minutes and starts to rookies and second year players before him in playoffs.
As an alternative, Joe Harris should be a FA option this offseason. He's got 6'6" size. He's got shooting skills. He doesn't rebound much either for his size. But he'll make more of the shots you need him to if his proven history has anything to do with it. Desmond Bane might end up another like this from the draft cheaper. Some don't like his short wingspan, but DJJ's 7 ft wingspan doesn't appear to add too much excitement to his game after 4 seasons either. So...
I presented what DJJ's basic stats are saying and asked Mattya for his opinion on what I'm missing. His opinion's have changed my mind on players recently so it's worth asking. Now, can you give me a reason to read your posts?