He developed in the Big Sky conference.
Well must of been a hell of a conference considering how he is playing during his rookie year. Age means nothing unless your a 35 year old rookie. A 1st year player is a 1st year player. So since Lillard played college for 4 years and developed some there, he can't develop more in the NBA? Since he was a 22 year old rookie when he got in the league he can't develop anymore. Yea that makes a lot of sense. Horrible premise.
Are you that dense to not understand that the PER is a freaking estimate and its impossible to say how a player will do if he gets X amount of minutes?? Because your awesome PER system doesn't decipher that. That's what PER does. Estimates how good a guy would be if he played X amount of minutes at the pace that he plays actual minutes.
No that stat does not bother me because PER is a flawed system, just like every evaluator. Only #s I look at are the ones that matter, like what the player actually does in games.
These are some of the guys ahead of Lillard who play 25+ a night in the PER list.
Rubio, Collison, Andre Miller, George Hill, Jeff Teague, Holiday, Ramon Sessions, Nate Robinsin, Lawson, Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Rondo, Conley, Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry, Eric Bledsoe, Tyreke Evans, Jose Calderon.
There is no way you believe most of thise guys are better than Lillard. Out of all these guys, there might be only 3-4 I would put on level with Lillard. Rondo, Holiday, and Lawson are the only ones for sure. Conley is a great floor leader and good defender, but he can't score that well and averages less assists than Lillard does. Miller was a baller but is getting up there in age. Rubio is good some nights then checks out other nights. Jose Calderon is listed as the #7 PG. Thats laughable. I'm a huge Kemba Walker fan, but Lillard is better than him. He's #12 PG on PER. Lowry as the #11 PG on PER. Not even gonna say anything about that.
And as far as the top 10 go, every player eval index pretty much has the exact same group of players. Not that hard to put that list together.
This post was edited on 3/28 at 6:31 pm