Originally Posted by RAPMAN
Its the early part of the season. Were are 5-7 with a tough early schedule. In the last four games, Demar is shooting 50.6% and getting more than 29 points per game.
Rudy has a low shooting percentage. But the team is better on defense when he is on the floor, he is leading the team in rebounds (7.7), blocks (1.1), and tied for steals (1.67). He is still a threat on offense, so he opens the floor for his teammates, and he does the little things to help the team win. This team is better when he is on the floor.
The team should be better every time he is on the floor because he is unbelievably gifted and clearly the most talented player on the team.
But they're not always better with Rudy on the floor. His undeniable talent gets him that 1.1 blocks per game and 1.67 steals per game, and fortunately for Rudy they don't track metrics like not getting back in transition and blow bys.
He quite often doesn't do the little things. Like the free-throw put back when it was still a tight game in the third quarter, Rudy is just standing there - no action, no reaction. That's typical Rudy, although last night those moments were at a minimum. Hopefully he can continue the good play for a decent stretch.