Larry Hughes Considering Boston

According to Bill Ingram’s twitter, Larry Hughes has narrowed his choices to the Lakers, Celtics, the Heat and the Bobcats (one of these things is not like the others).

Last season, Hughes split time between the Knicks and the Bobcats, averaging 9.1 points, 3 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals a game. Hughes has never been a very efficient player on the offensive end and usually needs a bunch of shots to get his points. Last season he shot 35.5% from the field and 30.9% from downtown. Those are not percentages to really get excited about.

On top of that, Hughes hasn’t posted a PER above the league average of 15 since 2004-2005 when he played on Washington. On the defensive end, Hughes is average at best at this point in his career. Last, Hughes has had a hard time staying healthy over the years. For the veteran minimum and as bench fodder Hughes might be a decent addition. If Hughes was being brought in to fill the minutes that Marquis Daniels and Tony Allen played last season, then it would be a big disappointment.

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  1. obie

    September 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    What people do not see is that his years with Clevland were not the best–king james ran that team and when he left the coach was gone to. I think that Larry has a lot to prove to himself and he will perform if given the chance, comming off the bench cold and playing for 3-5 minutes and then sitting is not a good way to judge a player. true their are some role players that can do that very well. I think people will be surprised with what larry has to offer if given a straight shot.

  2. Leo B

    July 21, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I think Hughes is done. He was a decent player but has experienced nagging injuries the past few years. That Rasheed contarct for Ime Udoka and Jason Thompson idea would be great if SAC would go for it. Thompson is a huge upgrade over Williams and udoka would certainly fill that Tony Allen void. Good thought

  3. Hunter Thomas


    July 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Ahhh I don’t know about Hughes. His best days are definitely behind him but I like how Danny is going over all his options.

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