"Rudy is great!!
Rudy is amazing
He is my favorite player!!
The NBA where Rudy hapens!!
I want him to impregnate me like that pregnant guy in Bend, Rudy is responsible for that!!"
Ok so we all agree that Rudy is a keeper and should get another contract from us and all the other gushing that people have posted on here.
However my post is not one of praise but rather of prognostication.
Here are Rudy's current stats
Now my question is this:
What do we expect to see from Rudy in the future? Or what would you like to see from Rudy?
To me those #s are AMAZING and hard to beat, but with a player of Rudy's skills and talent, who knows. He is already getting 30 or so minutes and being SG#2 that will not change unless Roy is gone, meaning not for the next 15 years.
The only thing that I could see him ratchet up is his asists and steals. As he gets used to his teammates, and their tendancies, he wil start to know where LMA likes the ball and where he will be if Rudy draws his defender away from him. Where around the rim Greg likes it or where Blake/Outlaw/Webster will be set up on the 3t line.
Steals may be a hit or miss, as Nate will love when he goes and does get a steal, but cringe when he does not get one and leaves his man a free run to the basket. I would expect a slight increase in that of at most .5/gm as Nate will demand that he becomes a more sound defender and less of a risk taker, but we will see.