I see an Aldridge/ Monroe
Davis should be a much better defender than both of those guys...Aldridge is a pretty weak rebounder. They're both not very good shot-blockers.
AD's rookie season has been better than Garnett's (both 19 years old).
...It's hard to compare to Duncan's rookie year or Garnetts sophomore season, because they both played 39 MPG.
And my lists weren't top minute getters. Top players are usually top minute getters so that's that.
Ya, but just because they're getting more minutes doesn't necessarily mean they're a more "total player"...If every player in the league played 36 MPG, I don't think Lillard would be that high on the list.
...He's basically tied at 2nd in the NBA in MPG.
Why is Lillard a more "total player" than Chris Paul?
Derozan is averaging like 19 and I don't think he has made a 3 this year. Wade can't shoot from 3 either
...Of the 30 starting PGs, 8 don't have career three-point percentages of 34.7+:
Westbrook, Parker, Rubio(still shaking off rust and getting better-shot 34% last season), Lin, Vasquez(36% in first full season as starter), Lowry(above 37% the last three seasons), Rose, and Wall.
...so 5 or 6 starting PGs that aren't good three-point shooters. Lillard's 26th in 3PT% among qualified PGs, so not elite in that department anyway.
Parker's the only great scoring PG who lacks extreme athleticism and who can't shoot the 3.