Friday, June 15, 2007

Rumor Of The Day 6/15

Another day, another rumor, this one coming out of Chicago. They're clearly interested in Z-bo and this one really seems to be grasping at straws. The deal would be structured around Conley being available with their #9 pick (no chance in hell). Obviously their contracts wouldn't match up so we're back to wild speculation. For the record, I hate it when news sources say stuff like "Conley for Randolph" without any kind of attention being paid to the salary cap.

I suppose we need to look more into Conley Jr., his name keeps popping up and it seems hard to believe that there can't be at least some fire where the smoke is coming from. Let's look at his frosh year at The Ohio State University:

31.6 minutes, 11.3 points, 3.4 boards, 6.1 assists to 2.2 turnovers (2.8 to 1), 2.2 steals.
51.8% from the floor (like that), 30.4% from the college 3 point line (don't like that at all).

I know he's Oden's buddy, and the assist to turnover ratio is pretty strong for a freshmen point guard, but the rest of his numbers don't really sell me on him as a player to trade an asset like Zach Randolph for.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think such a rumor would have to assume another player was included. Maybe Nocioni and Conley.
As for the value of Conley, he's a pretty special talent and would provide an immediate upgrade over Jack. He's a fantastic passer, exceptional athelete and shined quite a bit last year as floor general. The obivous issues are his lack of jump shot (there's really nothing there right now) and the questionmark about his defensive effectiveness. However, w/ Oden behind you there will always be questionmarks about your defensive abilities.