Morrow wouldn't eat into his minutes directly. But both possess the same skill when it comes down to it. Lets not forget Anderson and Davis play the same position and Davis is certainly in for a bump in minutes. Couple that with added talent and lineup flexibility and Anderson is probably looking at 25-26mpg.
Reasonable, but Morrow is behind at least 2 and perhaps 3 other players at his positions (Gordon/Evans/Rivers? and Evans/Aminu/Miller?). Judging by the way they dealt with the C position this offseason- even if Oden signs on- I believe they will feel more comfortable rolling out Anderson/Davis than last year. Certainly against Howard/Hibbert that probably won't happen, but we are talking about only a handful of teams that would cause serious problems.
Also, if they really believe that Morrow can replicate Anderson's production enough to where Anderson is playing 25mpg, why wouldn't they just get Asik from Houston and avoid the PF overlap?
No shite. I was just trying to illustrate how little 5 mpg is. Almost 1 minute per quarter
Exactly. Over the course of the season, the MPG number is going to go up. No coach plays a guy for 4 minutes a night, every night.
That's why I am assuming the OP is asking "on an given night, with a healthy roster, how do you think the minutes break down?" Looking at it that way, you can come up with numbers that you never see when surveying an entire season.
It wouldn't shock me if Morrow gets somewhere around 15mpg- hell I agreed with you that I could see him being a key bench guy. The relevant question, as I see it in this thread, is will Morrow get his minutes every night, assuming a healthy roster.
Most people are saying no because they are higher on Rivers and Miller than Morrow, for several reasons that don't necessarily have anything to do with who is a better fit. I think you're probably right that he will beat out Miller for time. I don't think he takes away minutes from Rivers