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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Inauspicious debuts for Bucks rookies


Sorry I've kind of been slacking on my Summer League coverage. Me and the GF (whom I've mentioned from time to time in these posts) are breaking up, and we were together for a long time, so I'm a Bucks fan with a very broken heart. But I'll try to soldier on. For the Green and Red.

Anyway, the Las Vegas League seems to have a tad bit more competition than that five-and-dime Orlando League had. And, as a result, the big name rookies have not fared well.

But no one fared worse, among the big name rookies, than the Bucks own Joe Alexander. He was bad to the bone. Its not quite time to set the warning lights flashing, but I don't know how he could have had a less inspiring debut. As I feared, he looked nothing like an NBA power forward. In 33 minutes of action, he grabbed a mere 3 rebounds. You'd think he could run in to more than 3 rebounds.

Power forward, Joe. Not Point Guard. Power forward.

(Oh, and he missed a TON of shots, too. So I'm doubting he displayed much of an inside game, either.)

I read on Yahoo Sports how OJ Mayo had an impressive debut. Ah, no he didn't. By Win Score and Win Contribution he was awful.

The one guy who did "impress" was Donte Green. He tossed in a very efficient 40 points, and led all big name rookies in both WS and WC. I wasn't that high on him going into the draft, But Erich Doerr pointed out in the runup to the draft that Green tends to run very hot or very cold.

A "kind of" surprise debut was Anthony Randolph's of the GS Warriors. He played above average whereas his college numbers project him as a bust. But, on draft night, I did say that Nellie's system could make a producer out of this misfit guy, and for one game, apparently, it sort of did.

Kevin Love also looked good, although not quite as good as his raw stats (18 points and 13 rebounds) would lead you to believe. He played a little loose with the turnovers.

Anyway, here's the list of Win Scores and Win Contributions for the Vegas Summer League so far. (I didn't have the ambition to create a Google Doc. Forgive me.)

Player......WinScore.......WinContribution

1. Donte Greene.....+15.0.....+2.250
2. DeAndre Jordan.....+2.4.....+0.233
3. Kevin Love.............+2.1.....+0.271
4. Anthony Randolph...+0.2...+0.023
5. Jerryd Bayless..........-0.8.....-0.110
6. Eric Gordon..............-1.4.....-0.169
7. Mareese Speights......-2.5.....-0.302
8. Mbah a Moute............-3.4.....-0.411
9. Danilo Gallinari...........-4.6.....-0.575
10. Mike Conley..............-5.3......-0.567
11. OJ Mayo....................-5.9.......-0.756
12. Robin Lopez..............-6.9........-0.766
13. Darrell Arthur..........-9.8........-1.151
14. Javalle McGee..........-12.3.......-1.332
15. Corey Brewer..........-14.2.......-1.538
16. Joe Alexander..........-21.2........-2.915

3 Comments:

At July 15, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there, champ

 
At July 15, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Blogger TCW said...

Thank you my friend. Thank you very much.

 
At July 16, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your GF!!! I check hear (linking through Brewhoop) almost daily and missed your analysis; now I understand the short hiatus!

Best of luck!

-A Bucks Diary Fan

 

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