Omer Asik: The unquantifiable man in the middle
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:24 PM
Either Asik is going to have to improve his shooting and ball handling skills, or the Rockets are going to have to reconfigure their offense so that the only time he touches the ball is when he gets an offensive rebound.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:35 PM
PER is an offensive stat. It highly values two things-offensive rebounding and shooting percentages. Since Asik is a bad shooter his PER is gonna be low. (Howard and Chandler,another couple of bigs w/poor shooting skills,get their %s up w/an inordinate amount of lobs. Since Asik appears to be affected by gravity more,he's not going to get those % stuffing shots.)
PER has nothing to do w/defense.
The question Michael raises is should a player who's utterly dominant on D,but has minimal offensive skills get as much credit as an unstoppable scorer who plays zero defense?
And if the Rockets had a PF who could actually go and get rebounds,not just collect those that fall to him,Asik's ability to tip away Rocket misses from opponents would result in more offensive rebounds.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:33 PM
52.6% is a good shooting percentage. That sounded too surprising to be true and just a few minutes checking shows that is wrong. Examples include Andrew Bogut, Brook Lopez and Yao Ming. Was something else meant?
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:12 PM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:47 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:49 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:26 PM
Not all isolation plays are equal.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:53 AM
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