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Thursday, July 13, 2006

NBA Point Guards: Production Rankings


Yesterday I attempted to rank the NBA's point guards according to their ability to do the things a point guard needs to do (shoot the jump shot, finish around the rim, pass the ball, and handle the rock). Today I rank them according to their production on the court.

To do this I look strictly at what NBA.com calls Eff48. This, I feel, is the ultimate production indicator in basketball.

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If you compare the rankings, the biggest underachiever in the group would be Heat G Jason Williams. He has excellent numbers in the skills department (all of his eFGs are above 50% and his Passer and Ballhandler ratings are above average) but his production is paltry.

Another thing that jumps out: Hornets G Chris Paul is an elite player (as if you needed this to tell you that), both in terms of skills and production.

Finally, these two rankings show Nash is a God. The things he does are simply genius. In fact, if I were an under-athletic hoops player trying to make a high school team, I would turn off ESPN and collect all the video I could on Nash and try to emulate him. He does more with less (physically) than perhaps any player in NBA history.

Anyway, here are the rankings. The average is 22.05 (14 are above average) and the median is 21.51. Both TJ Ford and Mo Williams are below the average and the median.

1.Steve Nash (Suns)............................32.69
2.Allen Iverson (76ers).........................29.06
3.Chris Paul (Hornets)..........................28.30
4.Chauncey Billups (Pistons)..................28.00
5.Jason Kidd (Nets)..............................27.65
6.Gilbert Arenas (Bullets)......................27.42
7.Tony Parker (Spurs)............................25.62
8.Sam Cassell (Clippers).........................24.69
9.Baron Davis (Warriors)........................24.51
10.Mike James (Twolves).......................24.42
11.Jameer Nelson (Magic).......................24.40
12.Brevin Knight (Bobcats)......................23.98
13.Andre Miller (Nuggets).......................23.52
14.Mike Bibby (Kings)..............................22.11
15.Luke Ridnour (Sonics).........................21.64
16.Delonte West (Celtics)..........................21.52
17.Kirk Hinrich (Bulls)...............................21.50
18.Devin Harris (Mavs).............................20.95
19.Jason Terry (Mavs)..............................20.56
20.Stephon Marbury (Knicks)....................20.55
21.Mo Williams (Bucks).............................20.31
22.Tyronn Lue (Hawks)............................19.72
23.Jason Williams (Heat)...........................19.45
24.TJ Ford (Raptors).................................19.37
25.Marcus Banks (?)..................................19.24
26.Chris Duhon (Bulls)...............................18.87
27.Jamaal Tinsley (Pacers)..........................18.04
28.Dam Stoudamire (Grizzlies).....................17.99
29.Smush Parker (Lakers)...........................17.87
30.Rafer Alston (Rockets)..........................17.69
31.Deron Williams (Jazz)............................17.48
32.Seb Telfair (Celtics)................................16.73
33.Damon Jones (Cavs)...............................11.86

1 Comments:

At July 21, 2006 at 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting website with a lot of resources and detailed explanations.
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