Giving Odom the role of being even the 4th option on a team is asking too much of him. I think every year Lakers fan wait for Odom to emerge as an above average player, and each year he disappoints. It's time to say good bye!
Who cares about FG%? You were talking about points, and how you thought Odom wouldn't score more on Chicago as a first option, as opposed to LA as a second option. If you are the first option on a cruddy team, you will score more than you would if you are a second option on a good team. Do you really need examples of this? This is common knowledge. People with a brain know this.
Nobody is saying he'd get "MUCH" more looks than Deng does now. 17-18 FGA
per game sounds about right on a team with the worst offensive players in
And you obviously know nothing about Deng. The guy useless with the ball. He's too damn slow and unathletic to create his own points, so he does his damage coming off screens and on fastbreaks where Hinrich will find him wide, wide open at the right elbow. Odom is a better offensive player than Deng ever will be.
You can keep babbling all you want about how he should be more efficient playing with Kobe, but the fact is that he'd get at least 6-7 more FGA on Chicago, because all their players suck offensively.
you were the one that said odom is much better scorer, and deng is one that pads stats.
deng currently averages 15 FGA on bulls, is it reasonable to think he would average eight or nine on the lakers (6-7 less than on the bulls)? when did lakers become THAT stacked? he sure as hell wouldn't average less than odom does on the same team ( both FGA and PPG). there's just no basis to think so.
it's insane to think that his efficiency would not improve alongside kobe and in phil jackson's offense compared to jim boylan's. i'm sure he wouldn't average less than 13.2 PPG how much odom does. plus, lakers are the one that run the break more, so he'd probably get even more easy looks.
odom averages 4.5 FGA less and 4.5 points less than deng. on a much, much better offensive team, that also runs more than the bulls do.
i simply don't see the whopping difference you're talking about. if there's one at all.
I probably saw Odom have his best game in his career live... It was when he playing with Miami, and it was a game against the Sacramento Kings. Had an INSANE statline. Forgot the exact numbers, but something like 30 points, 19boards, 10 dimes...Crazy game.
If you have the "greatest scorer in the history of the West" taking attention away from you, you should be able to average more points, and do so more effienciently than Odom is doing this season. Deng doesn't seem to have much trouble scoring more points more efficienly than Odom, and they see roughly the same amount of defensive attention.
Goodness gracious, you're delusional.
But that's all he looks to do offensively ....Odom is looking..literally looking for his teamtes more...it's like comparing KG's scoring to Dwights........Plus rebounds?
Z is a legit 2nd option. He commands double teams, Can hit the face up jumper, has a good fade away, good with put backs, and is a giant. He may be underated because he's a team player. How about a trade, Odom for big Z?
I love Z, but he hasn't been doubled in five years.
i feel sorry for you because you cant comprehend that lamar is a giver. he likes to pass the ball and create for his teammates more than score. i also dont comprehend laker fans who talk all this **** on odom. havent you seen him give his heart for the last few years, battle through injury and battle through trade rumors and battle through personal tragedy. you people disgust me