Posted by smokey57 on 5/3/2013 10:03:00 PM (view original):
I didn't see Rodman as a 1st or 2nd round pick either. I was curious as to when he would go, I really couldn't place him in my mock draft, it was odd.
Rodman: 90D, 58-60 efg, elite and I mean VERY elite orb%, adequate dreb%, virtually nonexistent turnovers. Yea it's only 28-30 mpg, BUT after 10 games or so there will be at least a few teams that are horrible and a few that are just so-so. I'm the kind of guy that may bank Rodman minutes 10-12 games where I think I can win without him, Then use him 35-40 minutes against the elite teams.
If you play the minute game with a high usage guy (just take a look at what happened to me this week in the PPL playing a 23.5 minute D Wade for 37 min and watching him go 10 for 31) then he will hit the individual penalty and it will backfire. But with Rodman's low usage he likely won't hit the penalty, and even if he does he may miss an extra shot or two, and the penalty does not impact his D or his boards.
If used properly Rodman is a good 2nd rounder in this league, and no way in hell could I have gotten him in the 3rd, oh and he guards both SF and PF at 90, giving added flexibility that is needed in a conference with Bird, Malone, and Barkley.