Oden2 wrote:DusterBuster wrote:zzaj wrote:
It should give you a jolt. This was an extremely important summer for Collins’ development. Having him on crutches is a major blow and should be bigger news than it is.
I wonder - if healthy - if Pau could still do like a 10 and 7 average as a pinch starter like he was in SA. I'll be curious to see just how much he has left in the tank and if last season is the new norm for him or if he can be that semi effective old vet like he was for the Spurs and last season was just an aberration.
Pau has regressed pretty heavily in the last 2 seasons as age finally caught up to him. I think if we got almost a full season and 15 mpg/ production in that time he will have done his job.
It's part of the reason I would have much preferred Noah as the backup. He had some great games in Feb and March including a 19/14/3 game, a 22/11/3 game, a 9/10/7 game. Shoot, there was a stretch of about 15 games where he averaged 12/8/3.5/1...
I think there is just about a zero percent chance Pau is capable of that anymore. I do wonder if there are some "extracurriculars" with Joakim Noah that are keeping teams away.