Bucks Numbers Truly Ugly
Someone once told me that when it came to evaluating basketball you should never trust your eyes. Sunday night was a prime example of that. Had you asked me after the game, I would have told you Bogut played pretty well and that TJ Ford was okay. If you asked me who played the best I probably wouldn't have said Jamaal Magliore.
Yet when you evaluate each player's production by their Eff48 numbers, the only player who had an exceptional game was Magliore. He really stepped up. Charlie Bell was right at his season average, and Joe Smith was at least within shouting distance of his. Everyone else was awful.
In fact, the Bucks point guard tandem of TJ Ford and Mo Williams barely even recorded an Eff48 score (Williams played 13 minutes and didn't have a score). Since Eff48 is a combined statistic, that's very hard to do. When I computed their numbers I kept thinking of Dean Wormer reading off the Delta House GPA: "Daniel Day Simpson... has no grade point average. Blutarsky... ZERO POINT ZERO!" Obviously, the team has room for improvement. Here are the brutal calculations, in descending order. ( If you need a reference when it comes to Eff48 numbers, take a look here at each player's season numbers.)