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??? wwho would you rather have? brad miller has an actual post game, while raef is weak in the paint, he shoots better from the perimiter while brad is a better post player IMHO
 

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Brad Miller...

Brad Miller is the better of the two. I would choose him.
 

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Depends

It depends if I were in the West I'd want Miller because there are more big bodies, but LaFrentz would probably score 20+ on the right eastern confrence team.:uhoh:
 

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Miller, definitely. He has an actual low-post game, while Raef is a SF in a center's body.
 

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Re: Depends

Originally posted by The Great JWalk
It depends if I were in the West I'd want Miller because there are more big bodies, but LaFrentz would probably score 20+ on the right eastern confrence team.:uhoh:
are you serious? raef had all of last year to prove he was a bonified star worthy if being the #2 pick with dyse out injured, and he proved that he wasnt worth the #2 pick, how can he possibly score 20+ just because he would be in the east? in fact, some of the league's best interior defenders are in the east nowadays
 

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brad miller is fundamentally sound and gives good effort but so doesnt lafrentz.raef is more skilled,i'll go with him.
 

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people think Brad Miller is a good player? oh my.... i mean, i agree... it's just that, about this time last year, and during most of the season last year, so many people on various other basketball message boards talked bad about him. i mean really really bad.


i think it's kinda funny now that posters are talking him up!
 

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Brad Miller, no doubt

Like people have said, he's got a post game, Lafrentz doesn't. I think some people thought Miller might not be as good as his stats led one to believe because he was playing for the Bulls, but he did well on the Pacers too, which probably changed some people's opinions about him. Plus he's a decent shooter out to about 15 feet or so. He can't shoot three's, but that's not that important for a center.
 

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Definitely Miller

I would definitely rather have Miller because he is a true center, stays in the post instead of roaming around the three point line, and Miller shoots much better percentages from the floor and the line.
 

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Just because people prefer Miller doesnt mean Miller is good. It just means that people arent too high on Raef. If the Mavs had Miller instead of Raef, that series against the Kings would have been much closer. The Mavs HAVE to get some type of inside presence if they want to breakthrough in the West.
 

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It depends...

It depends on what team you are. A team like Phili would probably want Raef for some much needed outside scoring, where as a team like Sacramento would want Miller to help out against Shaq better.
 

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Anyone else thinks its funny that a guy who went undrafted, Brad Miller, is putting up better numbers then the top 2 centers taken in the 99' NBA Draft, #1 pick Michael Olowakandi and #3 pick Raef LaFrentz?
 

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First off, if Brad Miller played with the Mavs, he wouldn't be nearly as effective. Runing up and down the court is not Miller's forte. Lafrentz is a much better fit for the Mavs. Defensively, both have their weaknesses. Miller is about as quick as a oak tree in calm weather. He effective against big bodies like Shaq but he doesn't provide a shot blocking threat and he doesn't rotate that well on defense. Lafrentz lacks the bulk against Shaq but is fine against everybody else in the league. Come on, it isn't like Divac significantly outplayed him up in the series. Miller would have had a hell of a time keeping up with Divac all over the court as well. Overall, both are solid centers with their advantages. I'd take LaFrentz in most situations because I think he has more potential. Still, though Miller is a hard worker who you have to admire.
 
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