Bogyo wrote:SunsRback4Good wrote:Bogyo wrote:
For sure. They might even be better than last year. McGee is better for that specific role than Plumlee was, and the same goes for Gordon / Grant (who is having a real breakout year - on a very bad team tho). But the 2 guys they brought in are better for the specific roles they were brought in for than the 2 they lost. Real nice work by their GM, they basically got them for nothing too, heck you could argue that they have given back negative value for Gordon, that Harris contract for that production for that many years is serious yuck. Some other team would probably attached draft picks to get rid of it, and they turned it into Gordon...
I thought a few years ago backcourt of Harris/Murray would be unstoppable like Klay/Steph or Lillard/CJ but it never blossomed like I imagined. Just three years ago Harris averaged 17.5 ppg but decreased to 9 ppg while his minutes remained the same. Now those minutes will go to McGee, Morris, and Gordon. Nuggets seriously upgraded.
I hear ya. I never liked Harris that much, but then again I never thought he would regress this much. Also, Murray is too much of an SG at the PG position in a PGs body, while he is no Dame (or AI).
And don't leave Barton out of that. I think they are better with him at one of the swing positions. Also a dude who knows who and what he is, and does his job, and doesn't try to become the hero or do more than he is capable of. He is also a bigger wing that they need, Murray and Harris were both small. That team is put together very well. They make sense all round.
Harris used to be a solid 2 way player that was productive both offensively and defensively. But then his game suddenly just fell off. Perhaps it had to do with injuries, not sure.
Yeah Murray is definitely more of a SG but he’s perfect for the pairing with Jokic since Jokic is basically a point C for them and runs the offense.
And yeah their depth at guard, wing and big positions are really quite insane.
Small sample size of course still