Thursday, April 18, 2013

Al Jefferson and Nikola Pekovic - Roughly the Same Player

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=jeffeal01&y1=2013&p2=pekovni01&y2=2013

They are one year apart, despite Al Jeff being in the league longer.  Neither is a good defender, and both are skilled offensively.  Slight edge to Al Jeff as he has an assist-to-turnover ration above 1, and he blocks over one shot a game.  A big concern to Jazz fans has to be his disinterest in being fouled (plays inside, shoots under 3 free throws a game).

Al Jeff makes $14M a year - will the Wolves pony up even $10M a year for Pek?  Especially when they previosuly HAD Al Jefferson and couldn't win with the real Al Jefferson, why would you pay $10M a year to get the white version?

No comments: