What is Lu Dort's trade value?
um, I don't know. It's kind of a good question. Uh, I certainly do see value. I just watched the Bucks and the thunder the other night on. He definitely had his impact on the game. I think there's some inconsistency to his inconsistencies to his game yet, but he's obviously very young. The one thing he does offer for a team that is trying to go deep into the playoffs is he's a very good defensive player, so there's always a premium for that when the game slows down in the playoffs. So I would say there's definitely value there. I would like to see the trades on paper before I would either counter or make any move. What are your thoughts? Yeah, I'm just looking at some of his some of his statistics and kind of getting a sense for I mean, he's improved his three point shooting. Um, you know, he was a 29.7% shooter this season. He's shooting 33 so he can hold in that 33 35% range. I mean, that's that's respectable enough. Um, that the three and the P. J. Tucker type, you know, player starts to become an option for him. His 36 isn't terrible either. He steal 1.2 steals per 36 about 15 points a game is, well, defensive rating is pretty strong. What's a little surprising, And it's probably because the thunder aren't very good this season, but his value over replacement actually negative 150.5. But I think that's more because they're not winning very much, and so is kind of, I think, his values being hidden in this. I think that's based on the box score right well, and a lot of those don't take into consideration. It's much more offensively driven when we look at a lot of those statistics statistics where I mean, I don't think he's on the court to get buckets. I think he's on the court to play defense against your best player, and he fits that mold where he can guard, you know, one through, maybe even upto for sure. Three. Um, you might even be able to argue for because he's pretty stout, too. So, um, I'd love to see you. By the way, Tell that to Lou Dordt. Uh, hey, you're not really on the court to get buckets Wow. I mean, well, so what did he do? He's from Canada. I think I don't know what he did or where he played college bar where he was at prior to get into the MBA. But I'd be curious to see what his offensive output was for whatever team he was playing on. Yeah, Yeah, I'm looking at his Carmelo wrapped rating. Sorry, Fivethirtyeight changed the name of that, but yeah, I mean, he's, um, his advanced stuff. I mean, he's in that looks like way, way upper echelon about his defensive plus minus. Um, in his player comparisons. Air really hilarious is well, but there's actually a an arc here at number eight that arcs at Paul George. Number five. Joe Johnson, Marcus Smart, Malik Beasley, Avery Bradley s. So if you think about some of those players, I mean, if you want to put a ceiling for him, is Joe Johnson, which he does not have enough offensive ability to do that. But he has an early career, but Marcus Smart feels like an interesting comparison. Avery Bradley feels like an interesting comparison. So markets may heart is very fair. The difference between him and Marcus Smart right now is I want to say Marcus Smart is close to 40% from three. So if he didn't continue to improve the jump shot, then obviously his value goes up tremendously. Marcus. Smart. Oh, actually, I take that back. I thought he was shooting. Good. Let me check his shooting from last year. Maybe that's what I'm going off of. Eso. No, he's never really been that great. Marcus Smart. Last two years where 36% and 35%. This year, he's shooting 31 but he has been injured. A small sample size, so, yeah, I mean, he's, like, 3% points away from being Marcus. Smart, basically. Uh huh. You're also you're you're biased because Marcus Smart makes everything against the bucks. So we think he's a good three point shooter. Well, that's true. He always does a black Alright a bit next