Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) called Luke Babbitt “the only Portland reserve to rate better than replacement level” this past season. Go Luke!
Now that the season is over, Luke Babbitt has officially won the coveted “2nd best Blazer bench PER” award. Maynor came in and tried to usurp the title, but his overall season PER was still lower. Freeland put up a good fight, with Babs only beating him by 0.1. Barton had a strong late surge, but because he sucks, he still couldn’t catch the Babs.
Good job, Luke!
It has come to my attention that Luke’s 4th year option has been declined by the Blazers. Let us shed a single tear together.
Happy birthday to the best Blazer 3pt shooter ever last year. Keep kicking ass, Luke.
Do not freakin’ mess with Luke Babbitt.
Thanks to Brandon Mitchell at ThePwe.com for the greatest video in the history of the internet.
Luke Babbitt sets his new career high tonight with 16 points against the Hornets. He also went 4 of 6 on 3pt shots, bringing his season 3pt % to 52%. I haven’t checked Basketball Reference yet for confirmation, but I am almost positive that makes him the best 3pt shooter in the history of ever.
Luke Babbitt is rudely woken from his standing nap by JaJuan Johnson. The good news in this merciless Blazer loss was Babbitt’s play. He finished with an efficient 10 points and 6 boards in 12 minutes. Incidentally, this was not a career high in any of those categories, despite claims by the Blazer organization. He had 33 minutes and 11 points and boards against Golden State last year (4/13/11).
(photo: The Oregonian)
Forget about Linsanity. Babbitt is primed to break out. It’s coming soon, and when it happens, the world will be stricken with Babonic Plague!
(Also, I want a quarter every time someone uses that)