I hate making threads like this, but I'm curious about how people perceive Ryno now. I know a lot of people, including Magic fans last year, felt that he was only a product of Dwight. I wasn't really on board with that thought process, and I know that this season is wildly young, but that doesn't seem to be the case this year.
He really hasn't skipped a beat this year. He's playing as well as ever. And even last year when he won MIP, he really only improved because he got more minutes. His per 36 numbers and advanced stats didn't change much...AKA he was as good as he was last year the year before, but he just didn't get the minutes. Basically, he played at a very very high level his last two years in Orlando.
Does he crack your top 10 PFs? I'm not even sure if that's the question I'm asking...I just want to know what people think of him. I do realize that he's now a 6th man, and maybe that's helping his stats, but he's still getting 31 minutes a game.
People laugh at me when I suggest that LA would potentially be better off with him than Pau, but I don't think it's ridiculous. He was arguably better than Pau last year...and, again, hasn't dropped off yet this year.