Faried is a power forward. He is playing power forward. Koufos is starting at center for them, and McGee is coming off the bench.
How would Faried like being a bench player for us? If he was starting at center, we might be having the same complaints about him that we have about Hickson. In fact, I think Hickson is a better scorer.
Fairied is a terrible defender
we can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice that thorn bushes have roses
either way, it is what it is
Faried is slightly undersized for a PF. No way he could make it at Center.
Funny thing, look at how Faried and Hickson stack up againts each other this season head to head.
Faried - 6 points 3-10 shooting, 8 boards
Hickson - 18 points 7-16 shooting, 18 boards, 3 block shots
Faried - 21 points 9-12 shooting, 11 boards, 2 steals, 1 block shots
Hickson - 19 points 7-8 shooting, 13 boards, 2 assists, 2 block shots
Faried - 10 points 5-12 shooting, 8 boards, 4 assists, 4 steals
Hickson - 18 points 5-9 shooting, 14 boards, 2 assists, 1 steal
We've got one game to go against Denver this season. So far Faried is Hickson's bitch.
AND as much as Aldridge disagrees or doesn't want to; I think he makes a better Center than a PF. He is more efficient, defends other centers better and actually plays better when he's closer to the basket. I wish he would just man up and take the challenge. It may surprise everyone!
But, if we had an opportunity to get a Gortat, Hibbert, McGee, Gasol or Sanders; our team would fucking beast right now!
That's why Nolan (drafted right before Faried, as we all know) will be a FA this offseason. We did not exercise his option on season #3 before the 2nd season (this season) began. So he's a free agent, and can sign for as much (or as little) as he likes. Faried's options are still tied into his original 2-year rookie contract, based on his draft slot.
Lillard in 2012 and beyond.
Edit: Just read this over and it sounds really condescending. Sorry, wasn't my intent.
Then you look at the bigs available, and notice at least 5 will be had before Hickson (Smith, Dalembert, Jefferson, Milsap, Pek) By the time these teams get them; there won't be much left for a Hickson type player, IMO
I think we should be prepared for Hickson to make an All-Star team somewhere else. If he keeps putting up numbers like he is, he'll get one or two nods. If Zach can make a team, so can Hickson.
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