Ruzious wrote:I think Lopez used to be a good interior defender. After watching the playoffs, I don't think he's a good interior defender anymore. And I do know that his production stats took an enormous drop last season - at age 31/32. Some might say that's a bad sign. And look at his rebounding. It's been going down badly for the last 3 seasons and was 6.1 per 40 minutes last season. That's mediocre for a small forward - absolutely pathetic for a center who has no positional versatility - and we're already a poor rebounding team. So even if he makes a good defensive play, he's likely giving up an easy put-back. There's no value in that.
Great - he made 1/3 of his 3's - that nobody guarded him on. If he's not stretching the defense, making 1/3 of your 3's isn't really helping the team.
I'm not being negative for the sake of being negative. I don't want him to be a bad signing, but he was, and it's obvious.
Just thinking but... If the Wall "thing" hadn't happened and we signed Noel instead of Lopez I think we would have had a bit of euphoria on the board. But I guess that is a, "If I had cheese, I could have had a ham and cheese sandwich if I had ham" kind of statement.