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Hawes vs Sammy

The other trade

After our recent trip and subsequent loss in Houston, there was some discussion as to who got the best part of the Martin / Landry trade.   Well, I thought it would be nice to look at the other trade from last year, the Hawes- Nocioni / Dalembert trade.

 

Going back to the end last season, Philly was tied with Detroit for the 3rd worst record in the East at 27-55.    And, the Kings ended up with the 2nd worst record in the West at 25-57.    Philly is in the 1st year under new coach Doug Collins, while the Kings are under the 2nd year of Paul Westphal.

In an effort to improve our defense and to rid ourselves of Andres Nocioni’s bad contract, the Kings traded our underperforming center Spencer Hawes and our leading 3pt shooter Nocioni, for defensive specialist and shot blocker extraordinaire Samuel Dalembert.    So, here’s how each is playing now.

 

SPLIT

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

Spencer

October

16.7

0.278

0.000

0.000

3.0

0.3

0.7

1.0

3.3

November

17.0

0.488

0.333

0.364

4.1

1.3

0.1

0.7

6.3

December

26.0

0.515

0.429

0.500

8.1

2.0

0.1

1.7

10.9

Sam

October

11.0

0.400

0.000

0.000

2.5

0.0

0.0

2.0

2.0

 November

24.1

0.384

0.000

0.563

8.6

1.1

0.2

2.0

5.0

December

18.6

0.455

0.000

0.600

6.5

1.0

0.3

1.5

4.3

DeMarcus

October

25.3

0.464

0.000

0.778

7.3

2.3

0.7

0.0

13.3

 November

22.8

0.389

0.200

0.660

6.6

0.8

0.8

0.7

10.3

December

26.3

0.439

0.000

0.600

7.0

1.7

0.3

0.4

12.4

JT

October

15.0

0.333

0.000

0.833

4.0

1.3

0.3

0.0

5.7

November

16.3

0.481

0.000

0.606

4.9

0.8

0.1

0.5

5.8

December

27.1

0.531

0.000

0.666

7.7

0.4

0.1

0.6

11.7

 

Spencer got off to a slow start, but in Nov. he was playing as well as JT.    And, for Dec. his rebounds, assists, and blks are better than DeMarcus.    And, thru 24 games adjusting for mpg, Dalembert is out rebounding Spencer 7.4 to 5.4 and averages more blocks 1.3 to 1.2.    Spencer averages 7.6 PPG to Sam’s 4.5 and 1.5 Asts to Sam’s 1.0.    They are both equal in Stls, To’s and PF’s.

 

Considering that the Sixer’s are 10-15 and the Kings are 5-17, and that the Kings are still the 8th worst defensive team in the league, it’s probably safe to say that we haven’t achieved the defensive improvement we were expecting from the trade.    And, it’s also probably safe to say that with the Kings being the 2nd worst 3pt shooting team in the league, we could probably use Noc and his .439 3-pt shooting percentage.

 

Of course, we’re less than a third of the way thru the first season after the trade, so this is in no way definitive proof about the trade.    Plus there is the cap space derived by the trade and how that will be use, if we don’t resign Sam.    Even Spencer’s 16 pts / 12 rebs / 5 blks against the Clippers yesterday, isn’t proof that maybe we gave up on the young man too soon.    It’s going to be another year before we can start to get a good picture on this trade, just like the Martin-Landry trade is going to need another year.    But for me, I’m glad to see that Spencer is doing well, and I think he’s going to thrive under the coaching of Doug Collins.

 

 

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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