by your logic, if curry is the #1 option and averaged 19/7. and zach is the #1 option in portland and did 23/10 then by production alone zach should be the #1 option. BUT its not about that, its about building the future thru eddie curry. This was eddie's 1st productive season in his career. This is a good start, now you take the pressure of him to have to score with 3 DEFENDERS ALWAYS ON HIM. He can pass it out, it will rotate to the other side because Zach is lefty and can dominate the weakside a la carlos boozer. The Point is to score the basketball and we will give it to curry all day untill teams double then our next option will be zach on the other side, 1v1 where (if you paid attention to video) zach can hit any jumper inside the 3pt line. and can take it to the whole with no fear. unlike frye who was afraid of getting the cooties.
people complaining about minutes? zach only averaged 35 min a game. think about that. 23/10 average in 35 mins.
Like i said b4 zach has an outstanding offensive skill set from everywhere in the court. He can consistently hit jumpers 15-18ft away.
And stop throwing in the contract details without thinking it thru, im tired of explaining it. Francis was 17mil, INEFFECTIVE and not even playing (untill he got some playing time due to injury) Randolph will be our starting PF and making about 13mil next year. How u dont get that we benefit from is unreal. GMs that stay pat, and dont make attempts to improve their team becuase of "cap reasons" is upsurd. Every Team Has Cap Problems! even the cavs WHO HAVE NO TALENT OUTSIDE James and a limping hughes. They are right at the salary cap. No coach OR GM wants a player making 17mil NOT TO PLAY. So he was going to be bought out, instead we are paying someone to actaully play.
Also, Frye showed hes not built for inside play and his jumper was too inconsistent, he'll do better somewhere else. Now we have someone who isnt afriad to show up against the top players and teams in this league. Here are his AVERAGES for the last 2 seasons
vs Detroit- 29pts, 10 rebs
vs Pheonix- 24pts, 12 rebs
vs Chicago, Dallas, Utah, Indy, Lakers, Clippers - 23pts, 8 rebs.
Im sorry but channing frye wasnt going to put those numbers up. frye maxes out at 5 rebs a game -pathetic for a starting PF in the NBA.