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Summer Forecast: Shaq and his 7 boards

RedsArmyAdmin August 30, 2010 Uncategorized 3 Comments

The ESPNBoston.com summer forecast rolls on with the panel of bloggers answering the question: what do you expect out of Shaq this season. First up, Chuck… who said 13 and 7:

Shaquille O'Neal will be one of the team's best bench players who could see crunch-time minutes depending on matchups and foul trouble.

Jay and I pretty much had the same numbers pegged.  I went with 20 minutes, 10 points, 7 rebounds… with Jay projecting:

He'll obviously be more relied upon earlier in the season, but will be relegated to a lesser role once Perk returns.  With that being said, his final averages will look something like this: 18 MPG, 10 PPG, 7 RPG with slightly higher numbers early on.

In fact, the panel worked out to be 11 and 7 on the year… which I think would be a total success.

What do you guys think?  If Shaq put up those numbers, would you be happy?  If not, what do you need out of him to make this season a success?

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  • greenbeand

    rondo vs shaq who will have the better free throw %

  • ILG

    I’d be overjoyed if he got 11-7 in 18 MPG.

  • gabz

    Really, 14 rebs/36 mins? Even if he were playing garbage time, I think that’s a bit overoptimistic. I think shade over 10 ppg, shade under 6 rpg at 18 mpg.