Texas Lakers Fan wrote: bruddahmanmatt wrote:
Texas Lakers Fan wrote:How is it BS? Did you watch Dirk at all last season? He's clearly not the same player. He's a horrible defender while Drew is a very good rebounder and doesn't rebound the ball well at all while Drew is one of the best in the game. It's funny how a couple of months most here would agree Drew is without question the better player, but now that he's gone everyone's answers are different. Offensively Dirk is still better, but not by much. Dirk is mainly a jump shooter with no low post game. Drew is one of the best low post players in the league.
Do you watch Dirk at all? He has no low post game. He's basically just a jump shooter. There's. reason he only shoots 45 percent from the field.
Now I know you're just trolling. Using raw FG% to support your agenda? Nobody uses raw FG% anymore, it's a pretty lousy way to evaluate a player, especially a player like Dirk who is a great 3 point shooter, and free throw shooter. Dirk's offensive efficiency has always been off the charts, his career true shooting % is .581, which is tremendous. Even last season, which everyone considers pretty sub par by Dirk's standard he still put up a TS% of .564%, which is among the elite.
Dirk is by no means a poor low post player, in fact, i'm sure he would be among the best in the league if he played down there more. His use of his pivot foot is fantastic, and his footwork has always been superb. However, he's such a skilled scorer, that he doesn't need to play down there all the time, and his range is so valuable to his team, because he pulls the opposing defensive anchor out of the paint, opening up the lane for his teammates. Dirk will absolutely kill you from the mid post with his signature one legged fadeaway, and i've seen him destroy his man from the top of the key off the dribble. Dirk can score from just about anywhere on the court.