ClipsFanSince98 wrote: Pinkyring wrote:
Absolutely not a trash defender anymore. He became an above average defender last year and very good shot blocker overall. He's not great or anything, but its nowhere near the liability it was the previous years. Rebounding, I'll agree he's average at best.. but 9 PER 36 isn't horrid or anything, just not special. He's a hell of a lot more than a dirty work guy. He's got an unstoppable touch inside the paint, the best hands in the NBA catching lobs/inside passes, is the #2 PNR finisher in the NBA and gets key offensive rebounds regularly. He made big leaps defensively and playmaking wise last year. This guy is arguably the most efficient offensive player in the NBA. He doesn't do anything outside of his ability and what he's good at he obliterates efficiency.
He's dwight Powell, pretty much the same strengths and weaknesses and we just have powell a 3/30 extension, Harrell is a tad better and younger so a 3/39 sure, but any team paying 20m will regret it
I think you are underselling him a fair bit, the metrics bore that out as well. That being said, I'd LOVE to lock him up for 3/39. You also have to look at the circumstances of why we may be forced to overpay him. That being said, the Clippers have been pretty ruthless trading guys who don't take discounts in recent years, so they may just trade him when his value is peaked if they think he's gonna demand max.
I think he is underselling him to.
Powells per 36 last season:
17.7 PTS, 8.9 TRB, 1.1 BLK, 1.0 STL
Harrell per 36 last season:
22.7 PTS, 8.9 TRB, 1.8 BLK, 1.2 STL
There is no doubt in my mind Harrell has the bigger impact when he is on the floor. Powell is better suited on the bench and he is being paid that way. The team that chases and pays Harrell will be chasing him to be a starter. There is a big difference between those two types of pay days.