Originally posted by 80sbaby24:
First of all, quoting Tim Kawakami doesnt help your claim if you are quoting his opinion. I dont understand how your personal dislike for the guy can make you claim my credibility is lost for quoting a STATISTIC that he posted. TK provided statistical evidence as to why Lee's rebounding is overrated. If you want to dismiss it, fine.
Again, I took back my comment about calling him trash. But he still isnt nearly as good as you think he is. It has nothing to do with the amount of money he makes. It has to do with the fact that he is terrible on defense. It has to do with the fact that he is an overrated rebounder. It has to do with the fact that he is simply a good offensive player, not much more. Isn't he basically the power forward version of Monta Ellis? The player that has gotten bashed on here over and over?
We are never going to see eye to eye on Lee. But to say I lose basketball knowledge credibility because I dont think he is a good player is a joke. The fact that you have to say the bolded says all that needs to be said. Lee's value is based upon the players put around him, not his skill level.
Your whole argument started with saying how he was way overpaid, but now you just don't think he's good cuz he's terrible on defense? Ok, considering this is a guy that has to defend centers like D12, Brook Lopez, etc. but when he plays the 4 and guards guys like Aldridge or Kevin Love, he does well.
And no, he isn't the PF version of Monta. It's hilarious that people still bash Ellis and not giving him the credit he deserves as a passer, as a rebounder, and as a defender. If you are blind to see how much he progressed throughout his career as a Warrior, then I don't even know how you see things in the basketball world.