With all the fanfare that Hump has received off of his successful season, one has to question whether he is going to be worth the big contract at year's end. We all know he is a rebounding machine, yet what else does he bring to the court in order not to be classified as a "one dimensional" player? Sure he hustles and brings tenacity, yet there are other players across the league that can bring that on a nightly basis as well. Take Reggie Evans of Toronto; he is a NBA journeyman at best and from all accords has produced similar, if not superior rebounding (12.3 per game), than Humph this year. He is an NBA minimum contract type player who primarily rebounds and adds feistiness to the defensive end. Sounds a lot like Hump, no?
Why is Hump worthy of a potential 3-5 year, 5-10M per year contract in most of our fans eyes when there are others out there that can be had for the minimum, short term contract that produce similar, if not superior, stats? Would it not be more prudent to sign an all around skillled PF (like West, Randolph, etc) and have a minimum type player (like Evans) to play backup?
Not knocking the Hump, yet I do not find him as necessary as others do for the success of the team's future. I say attempt to sign Reggie Evans to a short term, low $ deal and say good bye to the Hump. Let some other team overypay for his "one dimensional" skills.