basketballRob wrote: Skybox wrote: pepe1991 wrote:
Per 36 Boban is better than Duncan, per36 is usless imaginary data that has no implimitation in actual basketball.
Tacko Fall per 36 as rookie: 25ppg, 4,4 rpg, 16 rpg.
Basically next Wilt
Reality: too slow for nba
Can't like this enough...I'm a foolish upside optimist but even I can see that if somebody is DESTROYING at 10mpg - there's still probably an obvious reason why they're only playing 10 mpg
WCJ is way ahead of our former center at 21.
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"Former center" started as backup for former allstar and by the fourth year was 19 ppg, 11 rpg player. It was good enough to make him top 20 nba scorer in ppg, 16# in total points scored in whole league and 6th best rebounder by RPG and 5th best rebounder by rebounding total.
Where i find Wendell fine and servicable, it's clear lack of any sort of development in his game over 3 years time. He started off as 10 ppg, 7 rpg center, 3 years later he is 11ppg, 7,8 rpg center on almost identical efficiency. He is yet to expend his shooting , his FT% are actually regressing each and every year and in general he can't stay healthy.
This side arguments about PER 36, about per 100 possessions are nothing but that, depressing attemps to create false narratives. We downgraded center position from 2 times allstar to 2 marginal bodies "fighting " for starting job on worst team in NBA and it's noticable downgrade. Given how Khem played with Raptors, it's not hard to figure Khem is also better than both, if you know how to use him ( and this is nothing new since Khem already outplayed Bamba 2 years in a row).
Regardless, i'm more than confident that playing Nerlens Noel, career backup, over those, remaining two, would actually be huge upgrade at C position. Even if Noel gives you nothing on offense, his defensive versitality is more than Bamba & wendell can offer on both ends.
Christian Wood, maknig just $13M a year and playing like borderline star should be sourt of "lighthouse" for Magic when theye make search for new center or resign existing ones. Centers , if they are not allstars, should not come close to $20M contracts.
Given what Bamba and Wendell didn't show over 3 years, makes no logical reasons to give them more than something in ballpark of 3 years -$30M. In perfect world, third year is team option.
They simply aren't good enough to be long term starters nor they are healthy enough .
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.