youngcrev wrote: 76ciology wrote:
Let’s say Brogdon and Al aren’t shooting well.
I think Al can bring more to the table.
A guard who can’t shoot has a higher penalty than a big who can’t shoot. Specially when your other guard is Ben Simmons.
Now, if both guys are shooting as per their average this season (and not theoretical), I think Al is the better floor spacer.
The plus we can get from Brogdon is maybe telling Brett all the offensive sets of the Bucks
Can he though on this team? Because Al's pretty much just a spot up shooter when he's on the floor with the starters. Brogdon at least gives you some playmaking off the dribble. I also think teams would be quicker to leave Horford open on the perimeter if he's not making shots than Brogdon.
Not sure there's much of a defensive advantage when you factor in that guys would be slotted better positionally defensively with Brogdon.
Al creates mismatch by allowing smaller defenders to be placed on either or both Ben or Tobi.
If you look at Brogdon’s role as not a primary playmaker (Bucks stint), his assists per game and assists% are lower than Al. And that role as not a primary playmaker is his likely role with his team.
Now if you consider spacing, i dont know if how defenders will react, this is subjective and varies player to player. But looking at the percentage, we can be objective enough to say Horford is a better 3pt shooter.
Then if you look at rotations and possible 5 man units, having a center who can provide +NetRtg when Biid is off is very valuable with our team’s make-up.
On the defensive end, I also think Horford would have been more valuable.
I think on paper, Horford was a good signing overall given how the numbers (538) would say we were the favorites to win (before the season started) it after we got him.
Overall, I think if Brogdon was a better shooter or better scorer he would have been a better signing. And his style relies a lot on being ball dominant which may compliment Biid but definitely not Ben. The guy who would have made us better IMO is his backcourt teammate who wears #4 for his team.
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