yes definitely he did a great job as an analyst in Houston last year or the year before when he hurt his knee pretty bad
i think he could have a career as an analyst later on
i also think he could even be a memphis politician if he knew enough about politics
they love the guy there
Did Shane Battier really get traded to the Houston Rockets?
The trade has not been official because the NBA moratorium (or the waiting period, as I like to call it) doesn't end until mid-july (Battier is a base year compensation player, which means he doesn't alway get the same salary on a year by year basis, therefore his salary needs to be reset on July 1 for this trade to happen). As of right now, Battier is still a player in the Grizzlies organization, pending a physical and the moratorium to end.
The reason for this trade is that the Rockets need a defensive stopper that can score, which Battier posses, while also having a insurance player if Tracy McGrady goes down again, because the Rockets never had a reliable backup for McGrady last season. The Grizzlies didn't want to pay big money for Battier in the near future and with the Grizzlies having so much depth on their bench, Battier was expendable and trade him for the rights of the 8th pick, which was forward Rudy Gay of Conneticut, who happens to be a cheaper source for scoring and defense (the Grizzlies didn't want to lose Battier for nothing and Gay is more athletic than Battier).
The result of this trade is:
1) The Rockets get a season veteran in Battier, who is likely going to be the "defensive stopper" for the team (assign to stop guys like Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and others), something the Rockets lack last season, instead of relying on a rookie like Gay, who wasn't going to get playing time under Jeff Van Gundy.
2) Gay goes from little playing time to big opportunities by going to the Grizziles, where he will be part of the rotation in a deep Grizzlies bench, while playing the same type of defense that Battier plays (except, he much younger and more athletic). As a bonus, they don't have to worry about contract situation (Battier contract was about to end soon, while Gay has a guarenteed 3-year contract with an option for the fourth).
shane will come off the bench, but i think that theyll run artest at pf sometimes because of his size and strength, and ahve battier at the 3.
they might also go big and have artest at the 2 and shane at the 3, either way the defensive assignments will change depending on the opponents. i believe they both will get plenty of minutes, theyll probably both be playing when tmac is out.
Was Shane Battier yelling at the refs to stop the game because he was bleeding in Game 1 vs. the Lakers?
Pau is a class act and is the one player I like on the Lakers. I got a chill up my spine when I saw Shane's face covered with blood. I mean I've seen bleeding in the NBA but never THAT much, it's as if he got hit with a hockey stick. I think the refs probably really didn't see it as they looked at the other side of the court. I commend Gasol for showing sportsmanship by yelling to the refs too and standing by Battier's side.
Who had better college career? Shane Battier or Dwyane Wade?
Battier had a better college career, he played 4 years to Wade's one and ended up winning a national title. Simple as that.
Battier is the best defender in the NBA, his footwork is amazing, he gets a hand in the face and doesn't try to block shots. He takes charges much better than Prince. Just asked Kobe Bryant who is better. That is why Kobe has 10 for 30 nights against Battier. Battier is the real deal when it comes to defense.
Fantasy Hoops: Drop Shane Battier for Kyle Korver?
Ya know I would do it.
Korver is the second scorer on the Sixers. Battier has to play with Mac, Yao, and Francis when he gets healthy. Just looking at his stats alone for each game Battier gets
Points Rebounds Assists FG%
8.4 5.1 1.3 .387
Now on the other hand Korver plays with the younger AI. Also he is a good 3 pt shooter, and does occassionaly get a board. He is mostly a shooter though. His stats are
Points Rebounds Assists FG%
10.3 3.0 1.7 .395
The last game he played he had 20 pts and 4 boards. Its mostly his 3 point shooting that is the best factor.
I would dump Battier for Korver.
Devin Harris and Tim Duncan for Kevin Garnett, Shane Battier, and Raymond Felton?
Keep KG, Bettier and Felton.
1. Duncan must turn down after Parker and Ginobili come back.
2. Harris is excellent recently but not stable. Too early to tell
3. Battier will boost up because Tmac out for 3 weeks. (I guess Tmac will out for the whole season
4. Felton's STL is a rare asset
5. KG is suck, but just similar to Duncan in near future
Should i trade Shane battier and Andris biedrins for AL Jefferson and Wilson chandler?
yes sir, al jefferson is a monster and dropped 31 pounds eating subway sandwiches so he is in great shape right now and will have a really good season and my pick in the entire league to have a break out season is wilson chandler, he is really talented and donnie walsh and the knicks are all over him, do the trade u wont loose!!
How come shane battier didnt make first defensive team?
Definitely. I hadn't thought about it until I read this question but I did know of Battier's defensive abilities. I remember when they won the 22nd in the row or something he was able to slow down Kobe Bryant. He's definitely a better defender than Chris Paul. Partially he was injured and obviously he is not as well known as some of the other players on the first team. Those are possible reasons but you could say he was snubbed. But the 2nd team is still a really good honor. Interesting.
I disagree with Nick personally Stern likes big market teams that can help the league. I doubt he has anything to do with the selections themselves I think it's just like the MVP and is selected by members of the media. And Bowen definitely deserves first team honors in my opinion. He's probably one of the last remaining players that can just shut down an opposing player. For instance look at the Spurs Hornets series. First two games Peja has big games, Pop makes an adjustment and Bowen has since shut him out of the game. However Chris Paul has not been able to slow Tony Parker so how can that be considered a good defensive effort. Maybe they needed a guard and I think Battier plays small forward might've been a factor. Many small forwards have become defensive specialists.
Correction: It's the head coaches that choose this award. But same difference concerning the commissioner's role in choosing awards or showing favoritism.
What skills do Bruce Bowen and Shane Battier have defensively that Shawn Marion doesn't have?
Shawn Marion is an excellent defensive player. He has long arms, excellent quickness, and his second jump (after he lands) is the quickest in the league. Bruce Bowen is a good defender, but not nearly as athletic as the Matrix (and not nearly as sportsmanlike). Battier makes up for his lack in athleticism with pure hustle and knowledge of the game. I agree with you, though, Marion's defense is very underrated; I don't think he's ever even been voted onto an all-defensive team!
Proof that Shane Battier is an overrated defender?
If LeBron guarded Melo the last 2 minutes of the game, than the Knicks wouldn't have won. Battier is a good defender, but Melo clearly abused him the whole game. In fact, the whole series. Melo was only sh*t when LeBron was guarding him.
When healthy, which player is better Shane Battier or Lamar Odom?
For your value, Shane Battier. Odom's contract is terrible and doesn't live up to it. No doubt Odom is the better player but he doesn't show the passion, and the hustle. Which fits Battier's character perfectly.
Artest has more offensive ability, but Battier doesn't take all the questionable shots that Artest does. As the star off the team, I'd rather have Artest. As a complimentary player, I'd rather have Battier.
I don't think that either "moves." They will just play them both at basically the same position. Battier will probably guard the best player, and they will allow Ariza to have more offensive flexibility.
The Lakers should get rid of Farmar and Vujajcic. I don't know if they can move Sasha's contract though.
When will Shane Battier be back for the Houston Rockets?
A statement was made yesterday and his status is still uncertain. He was supposed to make his debut mid November but Adelman said this...
"He's really a key guy, he knows how to play," Adelman said. "He's doing more and more. We don't want to rush him back. He'll let us know when he can actually go out and practice."
Since he haven't practiced yet, I wouldn't hold my breath.
Shane battier was smart when he defended Kobe last night do you agree or not?
he was knocking down jumpers in Battier's face....
the only reason he had alot of misses was because he was shooting threes to get his team back in it and most of the time they were rushed....
Battier cannot stop Kobe.
Did u see him cross him over?
He dropped Battier! That was hilarious!
If you leave Shane Battier in a gym overnight, how many threes will he make?
I don't care how big of a slump he's in, you leave ANYONE open like the Pacers did and they will eventually start hitting. The Pacers are lucky this isn't a done series with them down 4-0 the way they have played.
I hope the Pacers win, but Game 4 was only an example of what's to come if they play shitty defense like that.
How did Kobe Bryant get into the all defense team over Shane Battier?
it's all about name recognition, kobe is a joke compared to battier when it comes to defense there's no doubt about it but because his name is kobe and nobody knows who shane battier is, kobe gets it by default, yeah it sucks but that's how sports work.
Is Shane Battier the unsung hero for the Miami Heat?
If you look at the stats he scored almost as many as wade with a lot less shots in both games, and bosh has been dissapointing on offense. But defensively he's been better than the two, so yes I would say so.
What are your thoughts on Shane Battier and Aaron Brooks after watching Game 4?
man im a fan of both but wow when i heard no yao ming then i was like its over i didnt plan to watch the game but i did i just wanted to know how bad are they loosing but up by 10 then 29 arron brooks with 34 points shane hitting his shots i was surprised i think they got more aggresive like luis scola get hard rebounda i think personally they will have momentum to beat the lakers at games 5 cuz rockets are angry and very emotional and they are playing as a team and kobe as usaul ball hogging taking stupid shots and missing no doubt this has been amazing series and rockets are doing very well as expected proving everyone wrong and i dont think lakers will be well in game 5 odom is probably be in pain still playing and kobe will be ball hogging so its gonna be a fantastic game ron artest needs to step up his shots too ... im a fan of both but rockets show me more potential of how good the team wrk plays ...
after this game i think rockets can pull it off in game 5 ... kobe cant catch up with shane no more its funny lol
best play of this game was alley oop to arron brooks in the last .7sec crzy and that monster dunk by landry rockets has been tramendous this plaoffs year ... i wanna knw what more they do i wanna get surprised by this team ... lakers never surprising always playing dirty... but lakers have a chance if they play dirty again .. that it ...
Who is currently the better overall defender: Shane Battier or Ron Artest?
Shane Battier is better at on-ball defense, but Ron artest is better at stealing the ball and getting rebounds. I would have to say that Artest is the better defenseive player because he is more of a defensive playmaker.
Could Shane Battier make it to the HOF because of his lockdown defense?
Sorry, no chance of that happening.
Besides, not only has he not made the all star team, but He's NEVER made 1st team All-Defense either! (he's been 2nd team all defense twice, 2008 and 2009. So he's got his foot in the door of the 1st team once a couple of guys get old or retire).
And, since the all-defensive team consists of two forwards, that's not a good case for the HOF.
If he was a center, and we had a case of two all-time great defenders doubling up at the center position at the same time, that would be one thing.
But he needs to make 1st team all defense a few times. At this point, he has a zero per cent chance of being a HOFer. I expect him to make first team very soon, but he hasn't done it yet.
The HOF isn't for guys who's only accomplishment is making 2nd team all-defense.
What are your thoughts on the Lakers getting Chris Paul, the Heat getting Shane Battier?
All good for all 3 teams.
Battier will give the Rockets great defense and shooting off of the bench. I would have liked him on the Lakers more.
Paul is the best point guard since Magic. The Lakers do lose size now without Gasol and Odom but I think they will get Howard.
Chandler will make the Knicks a better defensive team with his defense and rebounder.