8th ave wrote:i just wish he turned the ball over less... i have no problem with him jackin up shots... i'd say him and curry are the top 2 scoring options...
and no one ever talks about this, and i know it's a bad time to bring it up, but damn! Monta DOES NOT finish like he used to... i remember the year before the moped accident, he was finishing everything in the paint... and i mean EVERYTHING! crazy and 1's, difficult layups, jumping off the wrong foot, up and unders... i mean literally... EVERYTHING... i don't know about anyone else, but i can definitely see the effect of the ankle injury...
can someone please hurry and agree with me so that i know im not making things up.
sorry bro, but I just can't jump on board with this monta isn't what he used to be bull...
1. SC / ME comparison (09/10 season) -
FG% - .449
Stephen "everybody in the bay wants to **** my **** now but will hate me in 2 years" Curry
(with ~8 less attempts per game mind you)
2. Monta Ellis has improved
his 3pt % despite more attempts.
07-08 - 23.1% @ 0.1-0.6 Makes/Attempt
08-09 - 30.8% @ 0.3-1.0 Makes/Attempt
09-10 - 33.8% @ 1.2-3.6 Makes/Attempt
Keep in mind that All-star caliber players like: Kobe, Wade, B-Roy, Iguodala, Melo, LeBron, (K-Martin not really) all shot lower 3pt% through the regular season. Generally speaking, all of the SG's with higher 3pt% than ME, don't have a teaspoon of the all around offensive game Monta has. http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/playe ... ing-guards
3. LEADER in Minutes per game @ a whopping 41.4... over LeBron's, Kobe's, Wades.... can you guess who? 28 of the 64 games (nearly 1/2) played he logged over 45+ minutes! Compare to Curry's 15 of 80 games played (~1/5)
4. Ellis was clearly gassed after the first half of the season (poss. in a push to make the all-star team... Cohan knows he's going to sell -> more $$$ w/ a genuine A-S on roster...)
-Monta FG% first 3 months - 45.8%
-Curry FG% first 3 months - 44.7%
-Monta FG% last 3 months - 42.7%
(*after playing 24
games @ 45mins+ Nov-Jan)
-Curry FG% last 3 months - 46.6% (*after playing 8
games @ 45mins+ Nov-Jan)
5. the dude put in more than a couple tough baskets. I think fans have come to expect this from him which is why it doesn't seem all that amazing anymore. yes he is down slightly in overall FG% but I think that is more to due to more 3pA than inefficient slashing attempts
make sure all of you current Curry fans call me in three years so I can explain to you why we don't need to dump him for a new to-be-scape-goat