Here are his stats.
As you can see, or if you are too lazy to see, he is a much better SG than he is a SF. For one, he doesn't rebound enough. Nor is he a defensive powerhouse. But he can handle the ball, he can dish out assists, AND he can shoot.
How well can he shoot?
As you can see, he is superior to the average SG in every way. Volume three shooter with an above average shot%.
He doesn't get to the free throw line enough nor is he in the upper echelon of FT shooters.
He is a starter level quality shooting guard. In many respects, he is statistically better than James Anderson
This is the situation so far. The four-deep Center situation has to be fixed.
Greg Smith and a future draft pick might get this done.
The Other PF candidate is Ryan Anderson.
Of course, the 'Cans are asking for Asik and probably, the moon, the sun, and probably Parsons AND Terrence Jones. Because they are greedy. And they really need a small forward. Fuck them.
He had an atrocious 2011 season followed by a bad 2012 season. The caveat here is that both years saw limited minutes for him. So limited that small sample size bias says that the data shouldn't even be included in his career averages.
He had the same lateral meniscus surgery on his knee and he hasn't been the same player since. There's a gamble here. But a meniuscus aint an ACL. And if he is the SG his statistics say he had been...that means less reliance on Harden for regular game-wins.
A rested Harden for the playoffs. Chills. Cool down , bro. A capable SG means Harden can be shunted to PG during crunch time, as well!
-Did i mention that Reggie is 6'6?
-And that he's 26 years young?