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But thanks anyway for all the nasty traffic from the Oregonian's website, Sean Meagher. It's always refreshing when MSM types loudly ignore, or poke fun at statistical analysis. So few do, if anything can't be considered a sports blogosphere cliche...

There were so many things wrong with my Aldridge isn't spectacular post; cherry-picking rebounds, not saying why Tyrus Thomas was an equal or better draft pick, making up a word, poor writing and argument creation in general, etc. I would have loved some constructive criticism from the Pacific Northwest. Shame that didn't happen. Hopefully Meagher reads the Basketball English To English Dictionary, or gets a prosthetic finger. I refuse to believe the man has 10 digits connected to his hands.

Luckily Walter Dubowec of RaptorTalk (h/t BaB) highlighted a few more flaws in Aldridge's game, so I don't have to go into detail about Aldridge camping out on the perimeter, or why the Aldridge-would-have-solved-the-lowpost-scoring-problem crowd is mistaken. Point is, the NBA has lots of jump-shooting bigs who can't rebound good, and they aren't very valuable. The rebounding usually doesn't get better, either. Aldridge could become one of the better Mikki Doleac Robinson Googs of the world, but that doesn't mean he's going to sniff the level of production and impact toolsier bigs like Elton Brand, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan make.

I like Tyrus Thomas' potential more because he has shown the ability, and production (when he plays) to affect more areas of the game than a limited guy like Aldrdge. Thomas is a better rebounder and defender than Aldridge. His offensive skills may not be as polished, but jumping over defenders, getting to the line, a baby hook, and a somewhat promising jumpshot are all a good start. If Thomas develops, he's going to be a very good player. A top 10 in the NBA player. Even if that doesn't happen, and heads remain firmly up asses, it beats burning a lottery pick on the type of big man who can be had for the mid-level exception every offseason.


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LaMarcus Aldridge meet Joe Smith, offensive force extraordinaire (when facing Aldridge).

Is it coincidence that Aldridge's most similar players by age last year were Michael Doleac, Tony Battie, Chris Mihm, Nenad Krstic, etc.

I wish Tyrus Thomas played more. (sigh)

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The venom is pretty hilarious. Dude goes 6 for 17, gets absolutely manhandled by Joe Freakin' Smith, and from the mouth breathers' yelping, you'd think he was the second coming of Duncan. Hell, even his 13 rebounds aren't that impressive, when you keep in mind the Bulls missed sixty five(!!) shots. (In similar minutes, Smith grabbed 11, and the Blazers only missed 45.)

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I just wish Thomas would get more burn. We all know what he can do with his minutes if he's given proper time on the court. The two times he has played more than 30 minutes this season he had double-doubles (21-12, 19-11), with multiple blocks and steals in each.

Unfortunately he hasn't been able to maintain any momentum, but he had a good game against the Kings - 14 pts 9 reb (5 off) 3 blocks and a steal in 23 minutes.

I still maintain that Thomas has more upside than Aldrige, given the opportunity.

Here's what Jim Boylan said in the Trib last week:

"You have to give guys a good stretch of time, several years, and then you can make those judgments. Both those guys are in their second year and I would say, probably if I had to, Tyrus had a better first year than LaMarcus did."

"In their rookie seasons, Aldridge averaged nine points, five rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 22.1 minutes for a bad Blazers team. Thomas averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 13.4 minutes for a playoff team."

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