Statistical projection of players
Kevin Durant: 29,3 ppg 8,4 rpg 4,4 apg 1,4 spg 1,4 bpg
Russell Westbrook: 24,4 ppg 4,8 rpg 6,5 apg 1,8 spg 0,4 bpg
James Harden: 18,1 ppg 5,2 rpg 4,4 apg 1,1 spg 0,4 bpg
Derrick Favors: 13,1 ppg 7,8 rpg 1,2 apg 0,8 spg 1,5 bpg
Paul George: 15 ppg 6,8 rpg 3,2 apg 2,1 spg 0,8 bpg
Harrison Barnes: 18,8 ppg 6,2 rpg 1,4 apg 1,2 spg 0,4 bpg
John Wall: 21,5 ppg 5,1 rpg 9,1 apg 2,3 spg 1,2 bpg
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 15,3 ppg 7,8 rpg 3,5 apg 1,4 spg 1 bpg
Avery Bradley: 13,1 ppg 3,8 rpg 2,4 apg 1,4 spg 0,5 bpg
Greg Monroe: 18 ppg 11 rpg 3,4 rpg 1,6 spg 1,1 bpg
Kyrie Irving: 20,1 ppg 4,4 rpg 6,8 apg 1,2 spg 0,5 bpg
Ricky Rubio: 14 ppg 5 rpg 10 apg 2,6 spg 0,3 bpg
Jonas Valanciunas: 13,3 ppg 9,1 rpg 1,4 apg 0,6 spg 1,8 bpg
Kevin Love: 28,1 ppg 13 rpg 2,4 apg 0,8 spg 0,6 bpg
Michael Beasley: 20,3 ppg 9,3 rpg 2,6 apg 1,2 spg 1 bpg
LeBron James: 27,7 ppg 7,5 rpg 7,5 apg 1,8 spg 1 bpg
Victor Claver: 7,5 ppg 3,8 rpg 0,8 apg 0,6 spg 0,6 bpg
Blake Griffin: 23 ppg 12 apg 3,4 apg 1 spg 1,4 bpg
Josh Smith: 21,5 ppg 10,5 rpg 4 apg 1,6 spg 1,6 bpg(why do not put nearly 3 blocks per game as he did before?)
Lance Stephenson: 8,8 ppg 3 rpg 3,5 apg 0,8 spg 0,3 bpg
Lost me on Stephenson
Looks solid, but I can't see Wall averaging 21.5 PPG. He actually has a few people to pass it to now and only scored 16 ppg last year.
I don't see Kidd gilchrist averaging that many points he's more likely to get around 11-12, I don't see Beasley averaging 9 boards either more like 5-6, if wall averages 21 points its likely he's going to have a low field goal percentage as his jumper still needs work, not completely sold on klove making a jump to 28 ppg
I like your list and appreciate the time you put into it but a couple of things..
1) I like Harrison Barnes but i find it hard to believe a 5th option can average 19ppg(behidn curry,thomspon, bogut and lee), he might not even start they might jefferson at first and ease Barnes into the starting role the same way they did it with Thompson last year.
2) I like the bold prediction with Wall but i think his ppg might be a bit too high. He has a lot more scoring options now. His assists should be higher i think he could be at like 19.3ppg and 9.8apg.
3) Jonas Valanciunas has been horrible in the olympics. It looks like he will take some time before he can go up against the nbas elite. I predict 13 and 10 personally in a couple of years but he doesnt look ready to be a starter yet let alone an all star candidate haha. 0pts and 3 TO in 12 mins vs Tunisia?
4) Lastly i think 28ppg is just way too high for Kevin Love. He got 26ppg on the 3rd most attempts per game in the nba. To get 28 i think his shot attempts will have to hit kobe territory. I think this year his stats wont be as good but his efficiency will take a big step up from his 44.9% FG. Rubio will spread the ball around more and give everyone easier shots. Im saying 24 13 on 50% FG.
Im also interested in seeing your explanation for Claver and Stephensons predictions? All i know about stephensons situation is he is 3rd on the depth chart on Indy but he has a ton of talent. Claver i dont know anything really haha.
who is victor claver? forgive me i know lots about basketball but have never heard of him. and why does he deserve to average over 7 ppg. are you his brother or agent? lol hahahaha lol ha.
Stephenson: a matured a lot since he came into the league, his decision-making and their ability to run the game also improved a lot, I think he earned a place at team, without Collison and AJ Price, will see his minutes increase behind D.J Augustin, Hill I think it will be 6-man
Victor Claver: I am Spanish, i see many games of he, a lot of potential but like Ricky Rubio, his game to a standstill in the ACB, for which you do not know who he is or how he plays, his style of play is very similar Antwan Jamison to / Jorge Garbajosa. In Portland this year will be about 20 minutes per game playing behind Batum and Aldridge
George Hill is the starter from what im hearing..They arent gonna pay him 8 a year to come off the bench. Plus hes better than augustin. I like stephenson but i dont see that many minutes being available barring an injury.
avery bradley averaging 13 points per game is just not happening... Boston has too many offensive weapons, he wont be a focal point other than lockdown D
13 a game from jonas v???
no way in hell
A bit optimistic, one thing I will say, is that every time we see great players average 25+ at a young age, we think they'll continue to average more ppg, but that's not the case. Love very well might average 28 a game but I'd stick to 25, and I'd also stick to 27 for Durant. I know these are little things though.
And I think 15 ppg for Paul george is a bit too much. I know he was at 12 this season but I don't think it'll go up to 15 unless Granger goes and George moves to his natural position at the 3.
Also Barnes will not aveage 18, as a Warriors fan, I expect Lee to stay around 18-20, Steph Curry to get back to 18(when he was healthy he was averaging 18 5 and 4, so it's not like he fell off, he had a couple games where he went off for 36 points, and his three point shooting percentage is extremely high, at around 45%.), Klay should get around 12-14 ppg because he is a dead eye shooter, Bogut will hopefully get around 10-13, and then you have Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush, and Carl Landry all off the bench averaging close to double figures, and Charles Jenkins is going to get some run as well. I expect Barnes to score about 10 a game, maybe more because he can stroke it and the defense has to worry about Stephen, Klay, and Brandon Rush. But 18 is a way too high in my opinion.
@aamir543 Klay averaged 18ppg as a starter last year. So you expect his scoring to fall down back to 12-14?
^But that was with Curry out, no Bout, and Lee was the only other guy there to score. Yes he averaged 17-18 a game as a starter, but don't you think that average will drop with the additions of Curry, Barnes, and Bogut considering we got 0 scoring from the center position last season, so naturally his scoring will dip around 4 ppg.
Don't get me wrong, I really want to see Klay succeed, but I've learned the hard way to be very conservative with my expectations, but I do see great things for Klay in the future.
i believe if Wade won't be back into 25ppg form Lebron could very well go into his Cavaliers stats like 30/8/8 that would be sick but it's possible when you are LeBron James..
and after lost Finals Durant has to step up wouldn't suprise me to see something around 30-31ppg also FInals and Olympics showed he improves allaround, you can predict legit 8 if not 9 rebounds and over 4apg..
if that happens they just would show the NBA today is in their hands