Thursday, April 12, 2018

Where Are They Now? End of the 2017-2018 Season

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
19.9 MPG, 50.6% FG, 5.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 6.9 PTS, 115 ORtg, 105 DRtg

What a great rookie year. Played in 68 games started in 19. 19 minutes per game and he's put up solid offensive and defensive ratings for any player let alone a rookie. On top of that Miami is going to the playoffs. If he has a solid start next year I would expect to see Miami try and sign him to a 5 year deal, or try and trade him as he will have some value on the market.

Eric Bledsoe (Milwaukee Bucks)
31.7 MPG, 47.2% FG, 34.7 % 3PT, 3.9 Reb, 5 Ast, 17.9 PTS, 109 ORtg, 108 DRtg

Bledsoe got his trade and has quietly had a solid year for Milwaukee and will be going to the playoffs.

Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
34.5 MPG, 43.2% FG, 38.3% 3PT, 4.5 Reb, 4.7 Ast, 24.9 PTS, 105 ORtg, 115 DRtg

The Suns were the worst team in the NBA this year. Perhaps he will get some good talent with him next year and we can see how good Booker is. But his defensive rating is really bad. Some of that is your team, but some of that is the player.

Willie Cauley-Stein (Sacramento Kings)
28 MPG, 50.2% FG, 7.0 Reb, 2.4 Ast, 12.8 PTS, 106 ORtg, 108 DRtg

Cauley-Stein had his most productive year. I'm not sure what this means for him as he continues to play on a bad team.

DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans)
36.2 MPG, 47% FG, 35.4% 3PT, 12.9 Reb, 5.4 Ast, 25.2 PTS, 104 ORtg, 102 DRtg

Cousins was having the best year of his career before he got hurt. If he had stayed healthy with Davis I think they could have been very interesting in the playoffs. As it is he is now sort of a forgotten player. Not sure what this means for where he will be next season.

Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
36.4 MPG, 53.4% FG, 34.0% 3PT, 11.1 Reb, 2.3 Ast, 28.1 PTS, 119 ORtg, 102 DRtg

After Cousins went down Davis moved his game to a completely different level. I'm not sure in the playoffs they can do anything without Cousins, but it will be interesting to see how Davis does.

De'Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
27.8 MPG, 41.2% FG, 30.7% 3PT, 2.8 Reb, 4.4 Ast, 11.6 PTS, 94 ORtg, 113 DRtg

Fox put together a solid rookie season. Next year look for his offensive rating number to go up and his defensive rating to come down. If he wants to make it long term in the NBA he'll need to get his offensive rating up around 102 or so I would think.

Aaron Harrison (Dallas Mavericks)
25.9 MPG, 27.5% FG, 20.9% 3PT, 2.7 Reb, 1.2 Ast, 6.7 PTS, 87 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Harrison got minutes at the end of the year for Mavericks to see what he could do. Not sure he did enough to impress. We'll see next year whether or not he's back up with anyone.

Andrew Harrison (Memphis Grizzlies)
23.7 MPG, 42.2% FG, 33.1% 3Pt, 2.3 Reb, 3.2 Ast, 9.5 PTS, 106 ORtg, 113 DRtg

Harrison struggled with injuries all season, but had a solid year for Memphis.

Dakari Johnson (Oklahoma City Thunder)
5.2 MPG, 56.4% FG, 1.1 Reb, 1.8 PTS, 128 ORtg, 106 DRtg

Johnson did exactly what you want to do as a late draft pick rookie center. When he had a chance to put in minutes in the NBA he did well for himself. He was called up from the G League in early Apil, not sure if he'll be on their playoff roster or not.

Enes Kanter (New York Knicks)
25.8 MPG, 59.2% FG, 11.0 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 14.1 PTS, 122 ORtg, 108 DRtg

Kanter landed in a situation where he had to play a lot of minutes and certainly seemed to deliver with averaging a double double in only 25 minutes a game.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Hornets)
25.0 MPG, 50.4% FG, 4.1 Reb, 1.0 Ast, 9.2 PTS, 109 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Kidd-Gilchrist has been a disappointment in the NBA. He played more consistently this year, but also played fewer minutes.

Skal Labissiere (Sacramento Kings)
20.7 MPG, 44.8% FG, 4.8 Reb, 8.7 PTS, 103 ORtg, 111 DRtg

Labissiere did not show the kind of improvement you would hope to see in a second year player. I'll be curious to see if he's back next season with the Kings.

Deandre Liggins (New Orleans Pelicans)
12.5 MPG, 37.7% FG, 35.8% 3Pt, 1.3 Reb, .8 Ast, 1.7 PTS, 95 ORtg, 109 DRtg

Liggins just doesn't seem to have the offensive game to make it at the NBA level, but he did put up a 107 ORtg for New Orleans after going there and playing in 30 games. He also was with them at the end of the regular season. Not sure they will carry him on their roster in the playoffs, but here is hoping he gets a shot.

Trey Lyles (Denver Nuggets)
19.1 MPG, 49.1% FG, 38.1% 3Pt, 4.8 Reb, 9.9 PTS, 116 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Lyles had his best season but may end up being best known for the fact that through the trade of Lyles, Utah got Donovan Mitchell.

Jodie Meeks (Washington Wizards)
14.5 MPG, 39.9% FG, 34.3% 3Pt, 1.6 Reb, .9 Ast, 6.3 PTS, 111 ORtg, 112 DRtg

Meeks had a disappointing season on a disappointing team. Maybe the Wizards will surprise everyone and do something in the playoffs.

Darius Miller (New Orleans Pelicans)
23.7 MPG, 44.4% FG, 41.1% 3Pt, 2.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 7.8 PTS, 115 ORtg, 113 DRtg

Miller had a great year on his return to the NBA.

Malik Monk (Charlotte Hornets)
13.6 MPG, 36.0% FG, 34.2% 3Pt, 1.0 Reb, 1.4 Ast, 6.7 PTS, 96 ORtg, 112 DRtg

Monk had a fairly average rookie season. They will be looking for him to show much improvement next year.

Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets)
31.7 MPG, 45.1% FG, 37.8% 3Pt, 3.7 Reb, 3.4 Ast, 16.7 PTS, 112 ORtg, 113 DRtg

Murray showed great improvement in his second year.

Nerlens Noel (Dallas Mavericks)
15.7 MPG, 52.4% FG, 5.6 Reb, .7 Ast, 4.4 PTS, 109 ORtg, 100 DRtg

Noel had a bad year struggling with injuries and when he did play not impressing. I would not be surprised to see Noel not get signed to an NBA team next year and head over to Europe.

Patrick Patterson (Oklahoma City Thunder)
15.5 MPG, 39.8% FG, 38.6% 3Pt, 2.4 Reb, .7 Ast, 3.9 PTS, 114 ORtg, 108 DRtg

Patterson had a solid year as a bench player.

Alex Poythress (Indiana Pacers)
4.2 MPG, 42.3% FG, 36.4% 3Pt, .7 Reb, 1.0 PTS, 108 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Poythress didn't play much in the NBA this year spending much time down in the G League.

Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers)
26.7 MPG, 55.8% FG, 8.0 Reb, 2.6 Ast, 16.1 PTS, 112 ORtg, 107 DRtg

Randle was much improved this year and seems to have made a home for himself in LA.

Rajon Rondo (New Orleans Pelicans)

26.2 MPG, 46.8% FG, 33.3% 3Pt, 4.0 Reb, 8.2 Ast, 8.3 PTS, 109 ORtg, 109 DRtg

Rondo had a solid year for New Orleans. Everyone will be watching him for some magic in the playoffs.

Marquis Teague (Memphis Grizzlies)
24.7 MPG, 25% FG, 25% 3Pt, 2 Reb, 4.3 Ast, 3.7 PTS, 83 ORtg, 112 DRtg

Teague got a shot with Memphis as the end of the year after bing out of NBA since 2014. Here is hoping he impressed.

Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
35.6 MPG, 54.5% FG, 42.1% 3Pt, 12.3 Reb, 2.4 Ast, 21.3 PTS, 127 ORtg, 107 DRtg

A fantastic year for Towns. Hope he does well in the playoffs.

Tyler Ulis (Phoenix Suns)
23.4 MPG, 38.8% FG, 28.8% 3Pt, 1.8 Reb, 4.4 Ast, 7.8 PTS, 96 ORtg, 115 DRtg

Ulis had a disappointing season on a bad team. His offense just doesn't seem to be NBA caliber.

John Wall (Washington Wizards)
34.4 MPG, 42.0% FG, 37.1% 3Pt, 3.7 Reb, 9.6 Ast, 19.4 PTS, 105 ORtg, 108 DRtg

Wall had a disappointing regular season dealing with injuries and what seemed to be strife on his team. Here is hoping he can turn it all around in the playoffs.

James Young (Philadelphia 76ers)
10.2 MPG, 35.7% FG, 30% 3Pt, 2.8 PTS, 106 ORtg, 113 DRtg

Young got a shot with Philly this year, but was released in March. I'm assuming he'll be overseas next year if he wants to play basketball.

1 comment: