Show me statistically five other bigs whose defensive numbers have dropped when their minutes went up from say 15 to 20 mpg or from 15 to 30+.
NBA.com also has him at 250, but I think that is light. My guess is about 255-260.Quote:
Weight---------------------------------------225-------245 Note: Bargnani clearly weighs more than 225 4sure..
Folks just better hope that Jay/BC doesn't start Andersen at center as so Bargnani can play PF.
Both players are soft jump shooting big men who get pushed around in the paint by more physical players you don't need any numbers, stats to come to that conclusion.
And some fool was questioning me about me talking about Bargnania moving back to his natural PF position- it came out of his own mouth as well. The lack of basketball knowledge from some folks is pure laughable.
Barg's also says Bosh always played hard and that everyone knew he was going to leave the last few months of the season- did not BC as well. Bosh never played with a real center when he started along side Bargnani- BC's fault.
I still say trade Barg's and build around the YG'z!!
Nice post. Always good to hear directly from the players. I believe we will have a hustle team and hopefully success will gel from there being a team, the anti-Heat. Be cool.
I wouldn't trade him who knows he may become a better Player in his natural position.
If Bargnani was going to became a real player like a number 1 overall pick should be it would have already happened- this is year 5. W/o Bosh, Bargnani isn't going to get as many clean looks as teams will now game plan for him as the #1 option for TO.
BC extended Barg's for playing inconsistent & mediocrity & now he's the franchise player.
Lebron handled the ball more than anyone on the Cavs and I believe led the team in assists but he was not a Point Guard. So someone created the term Point Forward I believe when Bird played for Boston and Lebron is called a Point Forward. So what number is the classic position numbering system does that get?
On defense players match up regardless of what their offensive responsibilities are.
Bottom line I think that in today's game the idea of a "natural position" is unnatural. Players do what their offenses call for them to do at any given time and vice versa on defense.
Yes the term "natural position is still used" but has in my opinion become an outdated meaningless phrase.
Getting pushed around is in my opinion a vacuum argument. Basketball is not a single facet game. It is a multi-facet game. You would think that someone who has played the game knows that.
The results of how well a player's play impacts his team's results shows up not in a vacuum but in advanced stats that take into account the results of most of the important facets of a player's game. Anyone who is anyone in baseball uses advanced stats. Basketball probably because it is a faster more fluid game is harder to quantify when it comes to non-box score items such as "deflected passes", "times that a player is out of position on a play" etc, etc. Having said that, significant progress has been made in the gathering of vital facets of the game into quantifiable numbers as computer technology has improved. However, today other than a a limited number of fans and writers it is primarily team management that uses advanced stats in analyzing players' performances.
Bottom line is advanced stats reflect more than whether a player gets pushed around by bigger players but instead reflects the totality of their game and its impact on their team's on court results. That after all is what is important.
Liked most of what he said, except maybe for the fact that he doesn't feel any pressure for being drafted no.1.
Now thats a shocker! Everyone on the team felt (is that a euphemism for knew?) for a couple of months that Bosh was going to leave? Why wasnt there a presser? How is it Doug Smith didnt report this thru his sources?
What I do agree with you on is that there are offensive schemes that can be run which will allow a team to do away with the conventional point guard. I personally wish Toronto ran these schemes and didn't have to rely on these guards that are currently on the roster who can not play defense.
Bargnani does good interviews. He's a straight shooter.
Bargni lack of rebounding has always been due to the fact that he plays outside. As Bargni's game becomes post up oriented then you will see an increase in rebounding for Bargni. Because Bargni plays outside it gives the other Forward or Center a better opportunity to rebound. Thats why Bosh's rebounding was so high.
David Anderson is this season's Rasho Nesterovic. Nothing to get excited about, or compare Andrea to.
I really enjoyed the interview. Was this interview done completely in English? If so Bargs has come a long way in that department!
Just to clarify.
My point in creating this thread was to see how Anderson stacked up statistically vs Bargnani and to see if there are any conclusions that one might draw from the numbers.
What I neglected to do was to clarify the main conclusion.
Based upon the numbers it seems to me that if the Raptors do not acquire another "Big" that Anderson will become part of the regular rotation.
We shall see:D:D
Is this good? It could definitely be better. Think Bargnani and Chandler
Then again it could be worse - Think Bargnani and Rasho last season