Free Brad Waldow
In Brad Waldow's freshman season at Saint Mary's he posted a decidedly un-freshman like offensive rating of 121.8, using just about 20% of his team's possessions. As a sophomore his usage went up (22% of possessions) while his efficiency remained intact (118.7 oRtg). But in those two seasons he was playing beside Matthew Dellavedova. In St. Mary's high ball screen offense, he'd set a screen, roll, find himself with a half step on his man, and the ball would magically appear in exactly the right spot for him to go up and lay it in due to Delly's supernatural ability to play the pick and roll. It was easy.
So when Dellavedova left for the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was a lot of concern regarding Waldow's game. How much of his success was dependent on Delly?
It turns out - at least in the early going - not much.no comments