In the last 10 games, his numbers are:
15.8 Points|3.8 Rebounds|1.9 Assists|.9 Steals|.6 Blocks|1.2 Turnovers|27.5 Minutes|53-129 Field Goal(41%)|8-19 3 Pointers(42%)|44-54 Free Throw(81%)
Do you guys think that Al is our SF for the future?
Absolutely. Unless we somehow get Beasley and decide to play a big line-up in which he would be our future SG. I doubt that happens. It's just fun to think about. In any case, Thornton is a stud, we're lucky to have drafted him, and he'll be a starter within the next few years, depending on what happens with Maggette.
Thorton is a good player with tons of upside. Imagine the Clippers get smart, use what we have to sign and trade for some good players, a SF, SG, or PG and then we have a 6th man of the year award for Thorton the next 2 years to give us a solid bench. He can be our Ben Gordon, but hopefully less of a ball hog.
Last edited by sdavis1781 : 02-08-2008 at 01:58 AM.
3. Al Thornton, F, L.A. Clippers
G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FG% 3P% FT%
51 23.0 11.0 3.9 0.9 0.6 0.3 .434 .333 .730
Last Week: 4 | Drafted: 14
Back in Week 14, I wrote that if the Rookie of the Year trophy was a table at a restaurant, it would be occupied by a party of two in Durant and Horford. Well, guess who pulled up a chair to the table and sat on it backwards, A.C. Slater style? Al Thornton, averaging 17.8 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last five games, is officially in the hunt.
That's from NBA.com. I thought you all would like this. It's good to see Thornton finally getting some publicity. I've never ever heard a single negative regarding his work ethic, personality, off-court choices, or attitude. So what if he's older than most of the other rookies? As far as I'm concerned, age is mental, as is upside, and if Al considers himself as potential filled as guys like Horford, Durant, and Conley Jr., who am I to tell him he's wrong?
It's been a rough season for Clippers fans, but Al is a continuing breath of fresh air and a reminder that the best part of basketball is that there's always another game. Keep it up Al.
Thornton is a young beast with huge upside. I think he should be a Laker (smile). I hope he gets the playing time he needs to develop. I would like to see him focus a little on his defensive game, as he has the quickness to be a defensive stopper (which I like).