Monday, February 27, 2012

Vasquez > Lin

After checking in on Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox over the weekend, I hadn't planned on writing anything about Greivis Vasquez (2006-10), whom I have already written about a lot recently. (Well, two stories in one month is a lot by this blog's intermittent posting standards.)

But I can't resist linking to this piece saying that Vasquez will be better than Jeremy Lin in the long run (Rant Sports):
New York is “the” market, especially for sports. Therefore, Vasquez has received no love as he plays in the lowly state of Louisiana, not typically revered as a basketball haven. Regardless, slowly and surely the young Maryland product is making a name for himself in the league. If it wasn’t for Jeremy Lin taking over the league on February 4, there is no doubt that Vasquez’ recent accomplishments would be higher on the nation’s radar. [...]

In 12 games since Vasquez has begun starting for the Hornets, he is averaging 13 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. Even when Jack returned to the team, Vasquez has remained a starting guard. The most telling sign that Vasquez will be better than Lin over time is the turnovers, in which Greivis is averaging only three per night, opposed to Lin and his 7.5 turnovers a game (most in the league).

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