Efficiency by itself certainly doesn't make you an all-star/superstar player, but inefficiency can definitely disqualify you. I think most of his hype comes from his age and his late growth spurt, to be honest. He's obviously a good player, but I think people are expecting a lot of improvement in the next one to two years because he's still so young. Putting the cart before the horse, so to speak.
Carmelo only scores thats it but honestly as a pure scorer Melo is probably the best next to Durant... However Id much rather have my Franchise guy be KD. Paul George does a lot averaged what 5 ast a game and 6 boards with 17 ppg.. pretty good everywhere bad defender though. and his Fg% is awful at 39% yikes.
The way you guys talk about some players I'd be surprised if you even watch the games instead of only looking at stats.
Btw, when analyzing George, you have to keep in mind that he didn't break out at the start of the year, even if that's more convenient to assume when collecting stats. He absolutely sucked for the first month or so, after being thrown into that bigger role. Once he adjusted, he was a different player.
Now superstar, non superstar, i don't know, he still needs to improve. I wouldn't be surprised, considering how much he's added to his game every year.
George had a mediocre 1st month yeah, but he also played poorly after the ASB, and terribly towards the end of the season. His play was relatively consistent throughout the year though. I wouldn't say he was a different player, he was about the same guy for 60+ games.
I still think that overall Rudy Gay is a better player.
George averaged 7.6rpg last year, Rudy averaged 6.1rpg. Both players get about the same minutes. That's not a wash. Rudy is slightly above average for a starting SF, George is close to elite for a SF as only Aminu, KD and LBJ were better than him at SF rebounding last year.
You mentioned turnovers but Rudy Gay turns it over almost as much as George (2.6 to 2.9) but averages less assists (2.7 to 4.1). So his assist-turnover ratio (1.04) is lower than George's (1.41)
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