Lee Nailon - 8 games, 33.0 mpg, 21.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 3.3 fpg, 0.5 spg, 1.0 bpg, 55% FG, 0% 3PT, 74% FT
Ex-NBA forward Nailon averaged 21.5 points per game in the BSN last season for the Ponce Lions, good for second in the league, so it probably seemed like quite the coup when he joined Quebradillas to start this year (he did not play in between the two BSN seasons). However, Nailon left the team after only 8 games, the team deciding they needed a guard (Jones) more than Nailon's scoring. More on Nailon later.
Lee Nailon - 18 games, 29.7 mpg, 16.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 3.1 fpg, 0.7 spg, 0.9 bpg, 50% FG, 31% 3PT, 80% FT
[...] While Rodgers replaced Johnson on the wing, NBA journeyman Brown was all set to replace Collins up front. Brown too had spent the majority of the year in China, averaging as-near-as-is 20 points and 12 rebounds a game. However, Ponce gave him only one game (in which he underperformed) before releasing him and replacing him with Nailon. As mentioned before, Nailon had averaged big statistics for Ponce in the previous season, and when Quebradillas let him go, they snapped him up. Nailon again poured in the big points, as was always Nailon's strength, but once again he did it in the classic Lee Nailon way; no three pointers, few free throws, just a lot of two pointers and little defense. Nailon can shoot and post, but his usage rates have never been great; he needs his touches, and while he contributes big numbers, he only contributes big numbers. Such is the Lee Nailon experience. Always has been. He has his uses, though.
Nailon got injured a fortnight ago and missed five games at the most inopportune time, but Ponce quickly countered by bringing in another former NBA player of some pedigree when they signed Rodney White. This is Rodney's third consecutive summer in the BSN, more excitingly, it's also the third consecutive season in which he's pulled the China/Puerto Rico double ender. You have to love that. You also have to love it when a player averages 27.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, as Rodney did in the CBA this season. (Incidentally, upon Nailon's return, Ponce deactivated Rodgers and have used White and Nailon as their two import players in the playoffs.)