thelead wrote: Solid Snake wrote:
thelead wrote:Yes but it also helps when you don't try to score in the post against Gasol like Vuc and Embiid tried. Again, you don't win in the post anymore.
that's true but that's on cliff....that's the gameplan, that's how he chose to play don't see how that's an indictment on vuc when that's how we're designed to play.
It's not an indictment on Vuc but how much money do you want to commit to a guy that plays a style of basketball that doesn't win in the playoffs? That's the question moving forward. He can stretch the floor, and is a good passer but there aren't a ton of intangibles that make me say Vuc is WORTH (in money/contract) a ton more than someone like Brook Lopez (who makes less than $4 mil per). Anything over $20 mil per for Vuc is just straight up stupid with the holes this team has. If we had Giannis and another all-star like Middleton, I wouldn't care about what bringing Vuc back would cost but we need to be fiscally responsible to give ourselves the opportunity to sign or trade for a star at some point.
Indicators point that Vucevic will improve on his 3pt shot too. He's always been a very good perimeter shooter and a solid FT shooter. Its a natural development of his game.
He started taking 3's in 16-17. He took 75 and shot it at 30%. The next season he took 204 (3.6 per game) and shot them at 31.4%. This year he took 231 (2.9 per game) and shot them at 36.4%.
Clifford said that he told him his goal should be to be able to take 6+ per game next year. Vucevic said that working on his 3PTer was the main offensive thing he was going to work on this summer. So its not hard to imagine that he'll take another jump in volume and efficiency from 3pt range.