God the off-season blows.
So, this thread entails predicting our leaders in the common statistical categories for next year.
I'm aware that some of our current players might be packing up, but Jesus H I'm so bored.
PPG - N8 Robinson☆ - 21ppg
RPG - David Lee☆ - 13.8rpg
APG - Chris Duhon - 7.6 / Signing Pending - Sessions - 8.9apg
SPG - N8 - 2.4spg
BPG - Chandler 1.6bpg (Cos Darko's lame)
TOPG - N8☆ - 4topg/ Duhon close second.
Technical Fouls - Al Harrington for ring riding.
Double Doubles - Lee☆ obviously, 16.4ppg + 13.8rpg + **** all BPG.
Most all around game including PPG, APG, RPG, BPG & SPG...
☆= Could well be on another team by first tip off.
The team I'd like to (realistically) see next year is as follows.
5- Healthy, 17ppg, Eddy Curry (yeah right)
Not exactly the team playoffs are made of, but Jesus it looks better with Sessions @ the 1 and no Hughes.
After recapping, I can't possibly fathom how D' Antoni is gonna run his favored 8 man rotation this year? Hopefully T Douglas gets sufficient PT.
ppg Nate 21
rpg Lee 12+
apg Duhon 7
spg Nate 2+
And Chandler for best all round baller. Bout the same stats as what yall said.
team MVP Nate
team MIP Gallinari
team fag Curry
I agree could Chandler in all actuality could lead us in blks, but no way he gets 1.6 per game!
21ppg-with no new scorers acquired and with the trigger happy Q gone, there is no reason not to think Nate will have another solid scoring season. I got Al Harrington in a close second at like 20 ppg
11.5 per-no surprises here, Lee has been our best rebounder since Kurt Thomas
1.5 stls per game- a risk taker, lack of defensive fundamentals, and a green light from his coach to go after steals, gives this to Nate Hands down. I got Hughes -if given the minutes- at second
between .9 and1.2 blks- The best shotblocker on the team, which reminds me of this quote "In the land of the blind, a one man with one eyed man is king"
David Lee-led the whole league the previous, common sense suggest he leads at least his team the next year
8.5 apg.-when considering our current roster this is a no briainer unless Toney Douglas turns out to be Mark Jackson and I wouldnt hold me breath on that one.
14 pts 8 ast 1stl 2.5 T.O's-Actually look for Duhon to do a little better statistically this year, remember he had to deal with the shock of being a 10-13 min per game player to a 35 plus min per game player (plus an ever changing roster), he started out fast, but hit a wall. Again last year was his first NBA season as a full-time starter. Look for him to put up more consisteint numbers this year.
there really is only one canidate here and that is Gallo! What I mean is if anyone is more improved than Gallanari they better be an All NBAer, if not thia kid will adopt the bust label. Considering the needs of the team (future PG, Shot Blocking Center, go to scorer) and the players we drafted him ahead of (DJ Augistine,Brook Lopez and Eric Gordon) there is more pressure on Danillo than any other player on this roster. Should he put up 14 ppg 5 rebs 2 ast, and plays in 69 or more games then he will be our most improved player be default
Best All Around/M.V.P
I hate to toot my own horn....but toot toot! I called this kid a All Star his first summer league game, he showed flashes of that last year, hit a wall about mid season, but still put up solid numbers 14.5 5 rebs, look for those numbers to climb to about 18 and 6 with a block as Dantoni begins to ask more of him
Last edited by New New York; Aug 16, 2009 at 20:24.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
i think douglas will be the big surprise.
my five would be