Is Charlie Villanueva the most redundant player ever? He is essentially a version of Dirk that does all the same things, but worse. On the surface this sounds great, because the Mavs could essentially play Dirk all the time, it’s just that for fifteen minutes of that time, it’s a Dirk who doesn’t eat right, doesn’t exercise, and can’t grow hair anywhere on his body, even “down there”. But the backup PF of choice is Al-Farouq Anime, leaving Charlie V to beg for scraps at the table of minutes. Carlisle doesn’t want or need three-point chucking at that position.
The good news for the hairless one is that he is shooting over 40% from the field on the year, something he hasn’t done since four seasons ago. More good news for the world’s richest victim of alopecia universalis: he is going to be part of a winning team for the first time in his career.
Now I know why he’s making that face in the thumbnail.