Chanel Bomber wrote: NoDopeOnSundays wrote:
Oscirus wrote:Im not sure that people realize how top heavy the east is. Barring injury or extreme improvements the best we can hope for with everything going right is top 4
We're seeing the difference between a superstar and what Randle is with how Embiid has the Hawks looking completely helpless to guard him.
People also disregard teams like the Hornets for some reason, they have more talent than us to begin with and they're adding more. They get even a halfway decent center and they could pass us up too.
True shooting percentage this past regular season:
Sixers: Embiid 63.6%, Simmons 58.4%, Harris 59.7%
Nets. Durant 66.6% (think it's a coincidence if you want to), Harden 61.9%, Irving 61.4%
Bucks: Antetokounmpo 63.3%, Holiday 59.2%, Middleton 58.8%
Hawks: Young 58.9%, Bogdanovic 61.6%
ALL above league average (57.2%) in scoring efficiency. ALL of them
Now look at the Knicks:
Randle 56.7% BELOW AVERAGE
Barrett 53.5% BELOW AVERAGE
Rose 56.5% BELOW AVERAGE
This is very sad and very concerning. Just don't be surprised when the Knicks miss the playoffs next year. We do not have the foundation to compete with any of these teams, let alone when the Knicks regress to the mean.
We need more efficient scorers.
Embiid is arguably the 2nd or 3rd most talented player in the NBA. SImmons and Harris would both be, at least, the 2nd most talented player on the Knicks.
Durant had Harden AND Irving, Harden had Durant and Irving, Irving had Durant and Harden. Any of these 3 guys would be without question the best player on this team.
Greek Freak is arguably the 2nd or 3rd most talented player in the NBA. Holiday and Middleton would both be the 2nd most talented player on the Knicks.
Young is one of the most efficient volume scorers in the NBA and had a team that was built by the same architect that built the record breaking Warriors championship teams, a team that accentuated his strengths and hid his weaknesses about as well as you possibly can.
We need more talent. It's easy to be more efficient if you actually can get the ball in better shooting situations, not have the opposing teams thrown 3 guys at you every time you touch the ball cause you don't have to worry about the other players on the team and when you just have more other guys on the team that are just way way better.
You take any of those guys and put them on the Knicks and my guess is that everyone else would become more efficient on offense cause everyone else then don't need to be relied upon to do more than they should be relied upon offensively.