tianyi86 wrote:Late 2nd would mean he's in the top 20. He didn't finish in the top 20 per game last year and he missed 20 games as well. With the departure of artest, martins game might get less efficient. I think he fell but late 2nd is a little too early.
He finished 19th in per-game value last season tied with 2 other players (Gasol and Boozer). His injuries last season were minor and shouldn't have any lingering affects into this season. And have you checked his numbers without Artest in the lineup? 28 PPG and 48% from the field seems pretty efficient to me. On overall value he has a decent shot at the top 20.