- 12/24/2008, 07:21PM ET
Tru-Dolfan: Hates Brady! said 12/24, 07:21 PM
Lets kick off christmas and the holidays with round 1 of the march madness tourny with Mets & Myself. Good Luck!
Topic : All Rookie NBA 1st Team (decided on by both)
PG- D. Rose
SG. O. Mayo
SF- L. Richard Mbah a Moute
PF- M. Beasley
C- M. Gasol
6th man- Russell Westbrook
I will argue in 2nd & 3rd after you post your selections.
Mets Fan: said 12/25, 09:42 AM
PG- Derrick Rose
SG- OJ Mayo
SF- Luc Mbah a Moute
PF- Michael Beasely
C- *Brook Lopez
6th man- *Kevin Love
Good Luck Tru-Dolfan.
Tru-Dolfan: Hates Brady! said 12/25, 10:17 AM
Ok so we have the same PG-PF so lets argue :
C - Lopez vs Gasol
6th Man- Kevin Love vs Westbrook
Gasol- 10.5 pts,6.7 reb's,1.3 ast's,1 blk,.6 steals
Shooting - 51.2% from the floor and 74.3% from the FT line
Lopez - 9.9 pts,7.6 reb's,2 blk's,.7 ast's,.6 steals
Shooting - 47.2 % from the floor and 77.8 % from the FT Line
Both players are very similar in stats, where one has a slight edge over the other in different catergories. Hard to argue vs either
Westbrook - 13.3 pts,4 reb's,4.6 ast's,1.6 steals,.2 blks
Shooting - 38.4 % from Floor and 80.3 % from FT Line
Love - 7.8 pts,7.8 reb's,1.2 ast's,.4 steals,.6 blks
Shooting- 38.7 % from the floor and 73.9 % from the FT Line
Ok this is where i think Westbrook has a clear cut advantage.
1. Westbrook as a guard has almost the same FG % as Love who is a post/jump shooter.
2. Westbrook is almost averaging double the points as Love.
3. Westbrook is an all around talent with the 4.6 ast's and also 4 reb's
4. *Kevin Mchale realizes he screwed up again by trading OJ Mayo for Love *
If im starting a team today im taking Westbrook
Mets Fan: said 12/25, 12:51 PM
Brook Lopez vs. Marc Gasol
Lopez- 9.9 ppg
Gasol- 10.5 ppg
Lopez- 7.6 rpg
Gasol- 6.7 rpg
Lopez- 2 BPG
Gasol- 1 BPG
Lopez- .778 FT%
Gasol- .743 FT%
Lopez- .472 FG %
Gasol- .512 FG %
It's close, but Brook Lopez has the clear advantage. Plus, Lopez, is one of the big men in the NBA that can shoot outside the paint consistently.
Kevin Love vs. Russell Westbrook
Love- 7.8 ppg
Westbrook- 13.3 ppg
Love- 7.8 rpg
Westbrook- 4.0 rpg
Love- 4.6 APG
Westbrook- 4.6 APG
For a big man like Love to have over 4 APG, is a good thing to have. That is one reason why scouts would take Love over Westbrook.
Kevin Love is the better player. He is a hardworker in games, and it shows. He is a great rebounder.
Love also committs less turnovers than Westbrook and better FG% than him.
For these reasons, Love is a better player than Russell Westbrook.
Mets Fan: said 12/26, 01:21 PM
Kevin Love is a strong big guy who I;m sure any GM would love to have. He'll get the boards for you. He'll do anything to get them.
He also has a nice shot and will get a block or two. For these reasons, and the ones I listed above, Love is better than Westbrook.
Brook Lopez is better than Marc Gasol. He has a better shot, and committs less fouls than Gasol, so you could keep Lopez on the floor longer. For these reasons, Lopez is better than Gasol.
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