emember last year, and "when Oden plays more than 20 minutes, the Blazers are really good?" It made me wonder about how Bayless is performing this year when he gets 20+ minutes. The answer: outstanding.
Let's look at the month of December, when Nate decided to give him more time. He's had six games where he's played more than 20 minutes. His averages:
Extrapolating to 36 minutes gives 22.2 points/game and 9.2 FTA. This would place him tied for 6th among guards for scoring with Brandon, and 3rd among guards for fouls drawn, behing D Wade and Keving Martin.
So Jerryd has been playing super this month, and is really just getting started!
And by the way, it is translating into wins, with a 5-1 record during these games.