shza wrote:Once again, voted Lowry, then changed (to Siakim) to try to avoid Mitchell, whom I don’t consider top 25.
I'm with you. I really don't see the case for Mitchell over Siakam at all. Like what's he better at other than getting shots up with poor effieicency? Siakam was most improved player in the league last year. Mitchell arguably regressed from season 1 to season 2. Here are their stats:RPM (reg season and postseason combined)
Siakam: +1.64 ORPM, +2.16 DRPM, +3.80 RPM (25th in league), 11.30 RPM wins (13th)
Mitchell: +1.69 ORPM, +0.33 DRPM, +2.02 RPM (52nd in league), 8.70 RPM wins (35th)Regular season
Siakam: 18.7 PER on .627 TS%, .175 WS/48, 3.4 BPM, 10.9 NetRtg, +13.9 on/off
Mitchell: 17.2 PER on .537 TS%, .092 WS/48, 0.6 BPM, 6.6 NetRtg, +3.5 on/offPostseason
Siakam: 17.2 PER on .540 TS%, .132 WS/48, 2.4 BPM, +5.3 NetRtg, -1.3 on/off
Mitchell: 6.8 PER on .423 TS%, -0.120 WS/48, -6.0 BPM, -9.0 NetRtg, +0.8 on/off
So in the regular season, Mitchell scored 7 more PPG on 8 more FGA and Siakam showed the ability to raise his usage without decreasing efficiency much in the games Kawhi was hurt. Siakam is a better rebounder, at least an equal playmaker, and a much better defender. Then in the postseason, Siakam probably would have finished runner-up for Finals MVP if they voted past first place and Mitchell had one of the worst playoffs for a lead scorer ever. He's also on much more of an upward trend. Help me understand why someone would vote for Mitchell other than "well he's the #1 scorer on his team". If Siakam played for the Jazz last year and Mitchell played for the Raptors next to Leonard and Lowry would anyone be voting for Mitchell? Furthermore does anyone think the Raptors would still have rings right now?