last stand wrote:
my proof is 82games.com 56% assisted scoring in phoenix. while having 5% passer rating in each of those seasons. compared to blakes 11%. so like i said, barbosa isn't a passer but he's also not a black hole.
barbosa is a proven playoff bench performer. we would have been lucky to have someone average 10ppg in the playoffs. something barbosa has done for his career. he'd be an improvement. and he'd get more open shots then he's ever had
having said that its not a do or die move.
I'm unfamiliar with that ranking. Does a 5% passer rating mean he passes the ball 5% of the time? And if he does it at less half the rate of Blake, who isn't a great (or even good) point guard, then what does that tell you about Barbosa? The man is simply not a PG and he simply will not move the ball at the rate that even Blake will. It's not as if I love Blake, but Barbosa is not the answer at backup PG.
I already proved to you that outside of one good playoff run, Barbosa is an underwhelming playoff performer. And no he wouldn't get more open shots than ever because the Suns team he was part of ran the 7 second offense meaning he'd get open looks offensively ever few seconds. In a half court set, yes. He'd get more open shots than he's ever had.