Eberle and RNH
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03-24-2013, 03:19 PM
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Eberle just isn't as good as people think. All the real funny "unsustainable" comedians are really quiet these days now that they see that Eberle isn't going to be a league leader in shooting percentage every season.
Eberle is better than he is now, but not to the degree that he was last year. Nothing wrong with that but expectations need to be a little more realistic. Combine a more human level of shooting percentage and ability with the classic Sophomore slump (from RNH) and you have what we are seeing this year. Next season things should be a ittle bit better as RNH rounds out into more of what he should be and Eberle is brought along for the ride a little bit while easing back towards the normal level of play that he can bring.
If you think that Eberle "just isn't that good" then you haven't watched him outside of this season. He has a broken finger, was targeted heavy in OKC (as were all of our kids), and may have been nursing injuries to start the season. This is clearly not a healthy Eberle so you can laugh at the unsustainable crowd all that you want, but when he's healthy again he will not be an average shooter no matter how much "the stats crowd" thinks that he will.
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