coltraning wrote:aletha33 wrote:uptempo wrote:OK, I hear what you are saying; however, I do not understand why you would want Pietrus and Barnes playing instead of Ike at the 4. Please explain your reasoning. Also, the only way that Ike is going to improve is if he gets playing time in real game situations. To pass the ball out of the double team in practice is much different than in a game situation.
Lastly, this Warrior team is a horrible defensive and rebounding team. Ike addresses both interior defense as well as rebounding.
this stems from various reasons....
1) production. pietrus and barnes simply produce more than ike. whether it's a product of being a better fit in nellie's system or not, the fact remains, pietrus and barnes - take your pick - produce more.
this confuses me. Please define produce. I give you that both barnes and pietrus are better defensive players, but offensively Ike is the most productive Warrior per minute by a long shot. he is actually one of the more productive offensive players in the league on a per minute basis. Look it up if you don't believe me.
one problem i see here on the board when members talk about ike is this production "per minute" crap. so with the 8 or 10 minutes ike does average (or whatever the number is), you take his production numbers and average them out to 48 minutes...and those numbers are what he'd "produce"... please.
doesn't work that way...i highly doubt that ike will put up those numbers in 48 minutes...that's purely speculation...so many factors would bring those numbers down...
fact is, as i said before, pietrus and barnes produce more... what do i mean by produce? simple - more actual points, more actual rebounds, more actual assists, more actual blocked shots, more actual minutes.