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Old 12-24-2011, 01:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Calgary Jazz View Post
If he gets 12pts/7reb,3ast/2stl/2blk average...I would be happy with that.
It all depends on the minutes. If he can get that in 20 MPG (which neither he, nor anyone else in the league is bound to do), I'd be tripping-over-myself happy. He's unlikely to play more than 25 minutes per, though, and I doubt he can top 8pts/5rebs/2asts/1stl/1block - which would still be a very decent game. If most of his energy goes into defense, I doubt his efforts will show up on the stat sheet.

If he can keep the likes of Kobe/Durant/Gay/Pierce/Melo/LeBron/etc. consistently under 25 points and shooting in the low 40%s, I'd say he deserves to be a part of the future team. If he can provide offense on top of that, he will be a key piece going forward. For now, though, just the defense will do.
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