How do I know? Well, lets just say it is an educated guess. Good shooter who isnt afraid to let his shot fire a ton a game. You do the math. Not even mentioning he has had a per or ppg of around 20 every year prior. Dude is a scorer plain and simple.
How can a prediction be pawned off as a statistical fact? lol That is impossible. Ever considered you just take or misread someones opinion as a statistical fact?
It's not even worth arguing with you because you lack the ability to think objectively, yet for some reason I keep trying to make you understand. It's exhausting.
The fact is, you DON'T "KNOW" that PJ is going to score 15-20 ppg. Nobody to my knowledge has the ability to see into the future, and PJ hasn't played a single NBA game yet. I will accept your explanation that it is an educated guess, if you'll back off on your conclusive statements that "PJ should start because he'll get you 15-20 ppg" because frankly, you don't know that. To this point in PJ's career, we have seen him play well in the ACC, the D-League, and relatively well in the NBA Summer League. Success in those 3 leagues absolutely does not guarantee success in the NBA, as the level of the competition in the NBA DWARFES those other 3.
Fact is, PJ had moments of brilliance in the summer league, but he also missed a LOT of shots. He jacked up shots like his life depended on it. Maybe it's because he felt he needed to carry the team, but that won't be the case during the regular season. Al & Lance (and sometimes Kemba) will likely carry the scoring load for this team. Clifford will not allow PJ to take 25 shots a game.
Like I keep saying... I am rooting for PJ! I really want him to be a solid contributor to this team, but when you've got guys like SuperJ saying things like "He was the best player in the draft" and you're telling me that he's an automatic 15-20ppg player before he even laces it up one time makes it VERY difficult to take anything you say seriously. Show a little less homerism, and a little more objectivism...it'll add to your credibility.