the talent we have to surround him now far surpasses what he had when we were the 7 seed.
We also didn't have 2-guard anywhere near Gordon's talent.
Robin Lopez goes off damn near every night.
It's no coincidence that Chandler and West had their highest scoring seasons in NOLA with CP3 running the point. With AD's ability to score on the alley oop (Chandler) and knock down the mid range jumper (West), I can't help but think CP3 would have AD flirting with 20ppg if he were running the point.
And not just bc he's from Nola. The guy can play. Hands down. He gets basically zero minutes in Indy an does ok. When he plays significant minutes, he produces. We can't go blow our wad on one of those expensive, never gonna come here players anyway. DJ is 4 years into the league, knows the ropes and is ready to manage a team. Pay for him, let him dish out assists, score when he's open and have money in the bank to resign your cornerstones. That's how you do it.
Top 10 draft pick and money in the bank.
David West, Peja, Tyson, etc was a pretty deep and talented team. We have more upper crust talent now, but we don't have depth to make it out of the 1st round.
The guy so far this season has an average of 16.2 minutes per game and in those minutes, he averages 4.5 points and 2.7 assists. Now lets just say he played the entire game..that means he would average 13-14 points and 8 assists per game