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Old 11-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bargn88 View Post
Didn't derozan score 29 points on 28 shots last game? Bargnani had 34 on 20 shots.

Realize it's one game, but those are your main guys and they take the majority of shots as Smitch reiterated. Bargnani won't always put up 17 points on 17 shots, was shooting a good percentage on fewer shots until the Spurs Game. Too good a shooter to have that kind of game and that kind of shooting percentage for the season
He scores 15.5 for 13 in his career so far. 19.5 on 15.6 last year. Even this year he has managed to get up to 17.9 on 16.5 shots. Not exactly world beating, but not the terribleness he started out with.

Originally Posted by bozonic View Post
I actually think the team scoring will go up. Reason- more movement and transition offense since whoever gets more minutes will be grabbing rebounds or preventing off rebounding. I can easily see Ed get more easy buckets if Il Muggo is not in the way and Val gets some more help on offensive boards....just sayin

The "pound the rock" may then mean something to the others on the team ... or maybe they shoukd get this banner over Andria's locker "martellare la roccia"
This may be true, but the stats don't support it. Bargnani has pretty much always improved the team offensively no matter who he was replacing or replaced with. This is particularly true the past couple years, with an ORTG difference of 10 points per 100 possessions. Defence is a different story, but that's beside the point.
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