Well, Josh Smith is one of the guys I definately don't consider while talking about the punt PPG strategy
Maintaining good ratios becomes critical then and fortunately there are bunches of playes ready to help us here.
Is getting threes really so difficult when you don't care about points?
let's see at BBM ranks - name, threes avg (at least 1,5) and punt+, sorted desc by punt ratio (unfortunately there's no JKidd available anymore):
forgotten Shane Battier - 1.9, 0.18 - getting old, but with Miller gone and Dwyane nursing his damages you could do worse in last round within this strategy
Steve Novak - 1.8, 0.16
Steve Blake - 1.6, 0.15
Mario Chalmers - 1.6, 0.13
Jodie Meeks - 1.6, 0.12
Dorell Wright - 1.7, 0.11 - yes some of the tend to kill FG, but we're talking about last round additions here and the list is wide enough so you can avoid them as well
Chauncey Billups - 1.5, 0.11
Danny Green - 2.2, 0.10
Kyle Korver - 2.6, 0.10 !!
Jose Calderon - 1.8, 0.08
Carlos Delfino 2.4, 0.08
Jrich/Dunlo - both 1.7, 0.07
Lowry - 1.5, 0.06
and finally the biggest 3pt source for years - Ray Allen 1.8, 0.06
The list could be even more impressive if we lower the entry point a bit. Most of these guys would get completely overlooked by the competition. The same can be said about many other category specialists. We could find soooo many opportunities to help our team down the road when punting PPG.
As for Rose case - DV finally punted FT so he's going 8 cat anyway. Will he handle his other cats good enough to remain on top? We'll see.
I'm not the most experienced guy when it comes to practicing this strategy. One of my friends and long time rivals - wiLQ from the weaksideawareness.wordpress.com blog is the best guy here I know. Feel free to invite us to your mock next year (and make sure we're not able to get Durant
) and we'll all test how it works.