bball4life wrote:aHealthy3 wrote:PhilasFinest wrote:
I like Bradley Beal....but is he really head and shoulders above Tobias Harris' level right now? Is he really a "Star"?
I know he can score and can put up big numbers.....but is Beal's impact so big that your really worried about not being in the equation "IF" he becomes available? Dude would be a great fit skill wise on our team, but so is Harris...and I seriously question is Beal's a legitimate "star".
I think he is clearly better than Tobias. Beal is a legit star and has done this for years on end. Harris has played at this level for 1 year and everyone assumes this is just automatically what he is now. It's very possible his shooting regresses a bit.
Even with the gaudy shooting percentages, the Clippers are -0.2 in net rating with Harris on the floor this year compared to off the floor. Last year, they were a staggering -4.7 worse with Harris on the floor. His RPM in a career year is 0.4 points better than a guy we could have likely had for cheap in Mirotic. This is all with him shooting the lights out. If those percentages slip even a little bit back toward his career norms, it's a really really scary proposition for a max player. Let alone a max player we gave up 3 major assets for.
I suggest you go look at Beal's net rating and RPM before declaring him a better player than Harris based on those stats. If he's a star then Redick's a super star.
And Beal is not available anyways so its not relevant to what the Sixers could and could not do. Beal isn't even shooting league avg 3p% this year by the way. I wouldn't call him a star at all, I'd call him a good SG in a league where he looks better based on the scarcity at the position.
Agreed though that Harris as a max contract is probably a slight overpay particularly if his numbers dip a bit. But his age fits well in the timeline of contention and if you don't plan on trading him an overpay isn't really relevant with our soon to be cap situation.
He's had a better RPM than Harris every year of his career other than this year. Which is again, playing in arguably the most dysfunctional situation in the NBA.
Last year the Wizards were +7.1 with Beal on the floor, 2 years ago they were +12.9 with Beal on the floor. Harris: -0.2 this year, -4.7 last year, +2.4 2 years ago.
Again, Beal is just an example of someone I'd be more comfortable maxing than Harris. There are plenty of other guys.