It took him all year, but Nelson finally figured out a few ways to manipulate PER to the shitwing vets' benefit. Now that he's back to screwing with minutes for the youth (Watson and Azubuike are not youth), the numbers may decline for the kids, too.
Case in point:
If you're heavily invested in Anthony Randolph, Anthony Morrow, and/or Marco Belinelli, you will be severely disappointed by last night's returns, below.
Stats are just stats but the Warriors pay li'l Stephen Silas lots of money to play with computers and pretend they're interested in whatever wisdom might be gleaned of the Money(basket)ball community. They suck at it, but they're paying to staff the position with a Legacy Brat whether they're trying to actually put a decent team together or not. Another ass. coach, Larry Harris (famous for drafting Yi and making John Hammond and Scott Skiles' jobs REALLY easy for the first 2 years in Milwaukee), is also of fine pedigree. His pops is Nellie pal Del Harris, currently awaiting the firing of Vinny Del Negro so he can completely shatter Chicago basketball for good and force a Derrick Rose trade demand. His kid was hired by the Dubs when the guy who tanked the Grizzlies out of Vancouver, Larry Riley, was promoted to Head Mullin Screw Job Stooge, in addition to his lofty responsibilities as First Assistant Barfly to the Head Coach.
Anyway, Nelson found another little shell game to work in lieu of hard work and team infrastructure development. Check in on the inside game and you'll see that the losses are piling up as the vets numbers go up. "Trade Value!" cry the reactionary, apologist Pollyannas. However, this means nothing until those shitty vets are traded this offseason. And when they are not, it means we're all still just the consuming automatons fueling the Cohan Empire's expanding largesse.
Warriors PER (NBA Average: 15.00)
Biedrins 20.50 (+) 20.61
Maggette 17.73 (+) 17.86 - Irrelevant
Jackson 16.37 (+) 16.57 - Liability
Randolph 15.45 (-) 15.21
Morrow 15.23 (-) 15.16
Crawford 15.00 (+) 15.01 - Latest Nellie Head Game
Azubuike 14.91 (+) 14.92
Turiaf - 14.53 (-) 14.36 - We don't need Biedrins!
Watson 14.39 (-) 14.16 - Go Youth!
Louis Amundson 13.91
Belinelli 12.66 (-) 12.36 - Shitwing Chucker for the Future!
The Kurz 10.93 (+) 10.94