2005-06 Projected PER

Despite reservations about the loss of 3-point shooting, the reason Miami pulled the trigger on the deal for Walker, Williams and Posey was because on the whole the skill level of the new players exceeds that of the departed quartet.

In terms of their projected Player Efficiency Rating for 2005-06, all four of the new players are better than all four of the players they replaced, though Damon Jones projects to have a slightly better PER than Posey because of Posey's injury problems. -- John Hollinger
2005-06 Projected PER
Antoine Walker Jason Williams Gary Payton James Posey Damon Jones Eddie Jones Rasual Butler Keyon Dooling