LO7cK35 wrote:Like u said he can hit the occasional three but I really love his back to the basket game. How many times have we seen him back his defender down and score inside with ease. He's not as good as radman behind the 3 point line but he's def not radman on defense either. He gets in there and he does his job. what more do people want from him? its not like we are vastly overpaying him or anything then i would understand.
I'm sorry to break this to you...but this is utterly and totally devoid of fact.
His occasional threes are well.... occasional...which loosely translated also means "almost never".
He thinks he has a back to the basket game...it's pitiful and ugly to watch like a Mastiff trying to bang a Yorkie.
The scoring with ease
is something that doesn't actually happen...because inevitably the Yorkie puts up a fight.
If you wanted to compare his defense with Radman, you'd be subscribing to myth that Radman totally sucks on defense....actually that's Luke, Radman is simply mediocre and at time actually quite serviceable especially as a man defender. I encourage you watch tapes of last year's playoffs if you don't find this to be true.
Your last point about Luke not being "vastly overpaid" is not in touch with reality. There are five guys on the current squad who make more money than Luke Walton:
Fish and Sasha are paid a couple hundred K per year more than Luke, but Luke deal is for five more seasons after this one.