25 pts, 15 rebs, 5 assts, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 turnover, and the W.
Yep, he's an All Star.
Yep, he's an All Star.
Miller more of a complete player? Well, he may be just because he is a little better defensively and passes the ball better. I wouldnt' go so far as saying Brad is that much better than Z-Bo even right now. Z-Bo can change a game offensively and very few players can do that. Teams always have to be aware of where he is. Teams don't have to gameplan against Miller as much. And I don't think people here really think Z-Bo is a marked man for some reason. No one is out to get him or screw him. Flip Saunders decided to go with other players. If the coach was Adelman or Jackson, maybe Z-Bo goes to the all-star game. Z-Bo is right up there with many of the reserves and that's a fact. The numbers don't lie and he is putting up all-star numbers this year.Originally posted by <b>dkap</b>!
Right now, Brad is a more complete player. If you wanted to build a team to be competitive now (which, I believe, is what the All-Star selections are based on), then he'd probably be the better choice. If you want to build for the future, Zach would be tough to pass on.
All-Star selections don't weigh what a player might do in the future. If you can't understand that, prepare to be extremely disappointed this time every year.
Zach missing out is merely a sign that he hasn't arrived at that level yet. No one's out to get him. Some of you sound like Oliver Stone on a bad day.
One can argue that is not true. I really don't think Portland would have more wins with Miller than Z-Bo. Portland can't lose the points. Who is going to do it night in and night out. I guarantee it wouldn't be Miller. Sheed scores when he wants to and all the others have a good game here and there. Miller is a good player but let's not go as far as saying he would make a big difference over Z-Bo.Originally posted by <b>NathanLane</b>!
This season, the Blazers would be a much MUCH better team with Brad Miller instead of Zach Randolph. I'll take 7 fewer points if I get more assists, less turnovers, better shooting, and a block more a game. The sum of those additional things that Brad does is the difference between winning and losing.
Randolph is a relatively easy guard? I'm sorry but that is not true. He has made very good defenders look bad almost all year now. You don't score 21 ppg and just do it because you are lucky. Who cares if Miller had two triple doubles. Z-Bo's had many good games this year...don't underplay that. I know that Flip doesn't have ultimate control over what players get in but he does have some power...it just works that way. Things could be different with another coach.Originally posted by <b>NathanLane</b>!
The stats absolutely don't lie. Randolph is a relatively easy guard, esp when Sheed is out, as we all saw. Sure he gets his 21 points but at what price after all those turnovers and he doesn't stop his man on the other side of the floor?
Brad Miller has the 4th best Efficiency Rating in the entire NBA. The stats absolutely don't lie. Randolph used to be up there, but he dropped off and is now 9th, which sounds good until you find out that 7 of the 8 players ahead of him play forward in the West. The competition is just so tough.
Brad Miller has had two triple doubles this season. Don't underplay that.