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Old 03-17-2014, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Time for Salmons' Minutes to be Cut.

I can't take it anymore.

John Salmons is shooting 36% on the year, hasn't shot above 40% since 2011, and is killing the second unit. He has literally had a league-average PER once. In his entire career. Of TWELVE SEASONS. He has become some inexplicable "veteran presence" while never being even an average player. He's also been to the playoffs all of twice and never out of the first round.

I understand that he's ostensibly out there for defense, but guess what? He's basically never been above league average in DRtg, either. He offers so little on the other end of the floor while taking more than five shots a game that I think it's time for Landry Fields to get a little run.

Fields did well in the minutes he recieved when Ross was out, and he works off the ball well. Some nice cutting plays installed in the bench unit would be nice, and he's a plus defender.

Anything would be better than more John Salmons pull-up jumper bricks.

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