Senbonzakura wrote:SHFT wrote:Senbonzakura wrote:
What the **** are you talking about?
Lowry is averaging 20-7-5 on 58 TS% with a 116 oRTG and playing great defense. He's not a clear-cut 2nd guy? He's a better player than Aldridge.
lol chill out. Lowry is killing it but, historically, his game is not putting up 20+ ppg. I love that he recognizes that we need the scoring punch and is able to switch it up so quickly but unlike LMA, its not the primary part of his game. Lowry is a superstud on his own because he does everything else. When Lowry is scoring like this, he gets into another gear all together.
Never said he was worse than LMA lol.
Finally, the main point I was making is it does not surprise me at all that Demar (a polished and seasoned offensive player) is having a more efficient year than Pascal (whose story we all know by heart right now).
Lowry has averaged over 20ppg twice during his time with the Raptors prior to this year, and about 18ppg for his entire time here. So again, you're chatting absolute ****. His scoring dipped last year because he was relegated to being the 3rd option and Kawhi took on a huge portion of the offensive load.
First of all, Lowry's numbers this year are 20ppg shooting 41/34/85. He is scoring 20ppg because he is being forced to because other than Pascal, we dont have a guy. He is shooting 41% from the feild and 34% so if you want to talk legit scoring options, you can plainly see its not very efficient.
The % from the feild is just plain bad, the 3% is passable due to the volume and timing of some his shots. ANNNNNYBODY else that doesnt contribute in ALL the OTHER aspects Lowry crushes it in, would absolutely get crucified by this board when that player is making 30M$.
Second of all, Lowry averaging 20ppg 2 other times in his career as a secondary scorer has gotten us exactly where? Please tell me. On top of that, those 2 years you are referring to are 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Almost 5 years ago. When he was 28 and 29 and not when he is 33 as he is right now.
Lowry, by his nature, is not a guy you want as a secondary scorer precisely because he is so elite at everything else, you would rather he stick to the "everything else" and dial back his scoring while upping his efficiency. We dont have that luxury atm hench Kyle shooting way more.
His scoring dipped last year because he was relegated to being the 3rd option and Kawhi took on a huge portion of the offensive load.
I dont understand if you are arguing with me or yourself lol because this is my point. Last year Kyle is the elite Kyle. He doesnt have to worry about putting up 20ppg and can facilitate an established # 1 option like Kawhi and a blossoming option in Pascal all while driving the car and directing the troops. For what feels like the 10th time, we dont have that luxury right now, hence Kyle being forced to shoot more.
And AGAIN, my main point was its not surprising Demar is having a more efficient year than Pascal. You made it about Lowry and are trying to put words into my mouth, and then arguing those words. So you are basically arguing with yourself and while I cant lie, its fascinating, it doesnt mean much to my point.