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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Who's Hot, Who's Not in the Vegas Summer League



I browsed the statistics compiled thus far for the Las Vegas Summer League, and I cherry picked some of the more prominent names and calculated their Eff48 production numbers. My calculations are listed below.

Clearly, experience counts, as most of the rookies are off to less than productive starts, and a lot of the second year big names are blazing hot. Amongst the big name rookies, only Mike Conley Jr. had what would be called a statistically triumphant debut, but you have to consider that he was matched up against the Chinese guards, and those guys looked laughably bad.

The marquee guys from this year's draft, Oden and Durant, both had inauspicious debuts. Durant scored a lot of points, but he also missed a lot of shots, and compiled almost no secondary statistics at all. Greg Oden, on the other hand, recorded zero efficiency points in his 20+ minutes of action and compiled a Pryzbilla-like 10 fouls (the summer league disqualification rule allows 10 personal fouls). In fact, he averaged nearly a foul every two minutes, bringing to mind a teammate of mine in high school, who substituted in to the game for the first time in the middle of the fourth quarter of a blowout victory, and somehow fouled out. Classic.

LaMarcus Alridge........................45.00
Rudy Gay.................................33.45
Mike Conley...............................30.85
Fran Garcia...............................18.35
Allan Ray..................................17.77
Gerald Green.............................16.80
Julian Wright..............................13.99
Jianlian Yi..................................07.61
Thaddeus Young...........................07.32
Kevin Durant...............................06.39
Jeff Green..................................01.65
Greg Oden..................................00.00

2 Comments:

At July 9, 2007 at 8:55 AM, Anonymous PWNED! said...

Lol, Oden = biggest bust from the 2007 Draft!

Yi = biggest sleeper!

 
At July 10, 2007 at 7:17 PM, Blogger Blogmaster said...

Do you really think Oden will be an out-and-out bust? I still think he'll be a high impact player, but obviously, as a freshman coming out, he doesn't yet have near the offensive skills to warrant the comparisons with David Robinson that he had been getting.

As for the biggest sleeper, I'd keep my eye on Julian Wright. He's showing he can drop in outside shots, and he's obviously got some nice ballhandling and distribution skills for a wing player of his size.

 

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