jonbob17 wrote: The Effect wrote: basketballRob wrote:
Ennis is a pretty good player.
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Hes the very definition of average
And is a below average starter
Average is pretty generous. If he was average on a $3M deal he would have fetched a decent pick last deadline. I have him more of end of the bench guy (not a rotation player on a good team). If he was more than that he wouldn't have settled on a $3M deal with a bad/mediocre team. If he opts out, i am not positive he even gets another chance.
The average NBA player has a PER of 15. Ennis has not had an NBA season where he is at PER >15 in the last 5 years. His career PER is 11.7. This means Ennis is not a top-250 player in the NBA these last five years.
This year Ennis was the NBA's 232nd best player with a PER of 12.5. That is not "average". It is below average. But still in the range that he should be an employee of the NBA.
Let say the there are a handful of players outside the NBA better than Ennis, the number wold not be more than 50. So that means Ennis is about the 300th best basketball player on planet Earth, meaning the odds of being as good at basketball as Ennis is: < 0000004% .
We dog on players, saying "he sucks" about a given athlete. No player in the NBA "sucks". Every player in the NBA is an elite basketball player.
A 43 yo Brian Scalabrine, who hasn't played in the NBA for 10 years, as an example: