December 30, 2009

No West, Young Man

A brief note on the recent rumblings that the Warriors are interested in acquiring David West. Many fans have praised the idea of going after him, arguing that West is the exact kind of skilled power forward we need to get to the next level.

David West's '09-'10 stats, per 36:
17.6 points on 15.4 shots, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.2 turnovers, 0.7 blocks, 0.7 steals, 2.7 fouls

Anthony Randolph's December '09 stats, per 36:
17.2 points on 13.7 shots, 9.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.1 turnovers, 2.8 blocks, 1.0 steals, 3.9 fouls

Trading for David West would be a mistake for a number of reasons, but the biggest one is this: he's not as good as our current power forward. Right now, Anthony Randolph is not only better than David West, he's better than David West at just about everything.

1 comment:

FreeZarko said...

What this blog is good for: concise, correct rebukes to ongoing madness.

The Randolph thing really sticks in my craw because I feel as though the Ws braintrust has devalued him as a means of justifying Nellie idiocy. AR's low minute totals have some fans hoodwinked into thinking the kid isn't ready. Ah well, I guess there will always be those who defend the decisions of authority figures in the face of overwhelming evidence.