top 20 is my expectations for gerald but with all feelings aside he's definitely a top 50 player. being a great defender alone puts a player in the top 100 , so if u add scoring 20 points w/ defense he is top 50 .
i've seen a few inconsistent comments ,but he's shot about 47 percent for the past 2 yrs and he's getting better . thats not inconsistent ? inconsistent is westbrook shooting 8-19 and the next 3 games about 4-22,5-18,6-21 or amare 10-18 with 10 rebs and the next game he scores 13 points and grab 4 rebs, or mark gasol cant even avg an double-double at 7-1 ,or danny granger who has for the last 3 yrs statically gotten worst every year and what all these players have in common their all in espns top 50. which i think is crap.
mayo was benched for allen because allen plays d, that something hendo does. allen plays within the teams concept something that hendo does. mayo shot 40% , hendo shoots 47 percent. mayo doesn't grab rebounds ,hendo does . mayo shot selection is very sporadic, hendo's is more controlled . i just looked at mayo preseason stats against barcelona and mayo shot 0-7 ,hendo will not do that against subpar talent...
ya keep mentioning a 3 ball ? if a player lets say a guard avg 25 points a game and he shoots 35% from 3 which is maybe lg avg . 35% is basically 2-5 give or take ,thats only maybe 2 3's a game thats only 6 points, so where does the other points come from ? maybe freethrows or maybe a post game , midrange shot,or transition? basically im saying who avgs 20+ by shooting 3's . only a few players where considered all-stars or hall famers based off shooting 3's so ...?
hendo game is simplified he doesn't make it harder than what it is , he doesn't make unnecessary movements or 3's. ppl downgrade his handle because he's not flashy but all hendo's moves are straight to point ,and i think ppl confuse the 2.
batum avg 13.9 points, 4.6 reb, 1.4ast,1stl and 1 blks.
hendo avg 15.1 ,4.1 reb, 2.3 ast ,0.9 stl, and 0.4 blks.
hendo and batum are both G-F , hendo's and batums stats are slightly far off ,so your saying hendo is not worth batum's contract or more ,when hendo in yr 11-12 put up similar numbers ,so basically hendo could of made 40 mil last year with those stats but we all know hendo will eclipse those numbers in 12-13 for sure .so whats his value again? wow thats crazy that i had to literally break that down so that ya can understand hendo's value . by the way hendo is 24 and batum is 23.