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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Who is the Most Dependable Buck?


Last night Bucks PG Mo Williams snapped his personal streak of 10 consecutive "above average" performances by Win Score calculation. He had a terrible game, but I cut him some slack... he's been very good this season.

On the other hand, C Andrew Bogut had another terrific game and ran his streak of above average games to 5 in a row and 8 out of his last 10.

It led me to thinking. Who's the most dependable Milwaukee Buck? In other words, which Buck has had the highest percentage of "above average" games? To put it another way, who has the highest percentage of good games?

Well, there was no way I was going to go back and calculate every game. But thanks to this terrific site I didn't have to. I just had to count them up using my fingers, toes, and an abicus.

Here then is each Milwaukee Bucks percentage of "good games" this season, along with the percentage of good games he had last year (in parenthesis).

Milwaukee Bucks "Above Average Game" %s

1. Maurice Williams.................69.4% (54.4%)
2. Michael Redd......................63.6% (56.6%)
3. Andrew Bogut.....................59.4% (56.0%)
4. Desmond Mason..................44.0% (25.3%)
5. Charlie Bell..........................43.2% (41.4%)
6. Jake Voskuhl.......................37.5% (38.3%)
7. Charlie Villanueva................37.1% (48.7%)
8. Dan Gadzuric......................35.0% (40.7%)
9. Bobby Simmons...................36.3% (---)
10. Yi Jianlian...........................32.4% (---)
11. Michael Ruffin....................28.5% (16.6%)
12. Royal Ivey..........................28.1% (32.0%)

Discussion

As I suspected, Mo Williams is the most consistently good Buck (even though Michael Redd is the biggest Win Contributor)... Surprisingly, Charlie Bell has actually had a higher percentage of good games this season than he did last... Charlie V, on the other hand, is heading the other way... Yi Jianlian is actually around 4th on the team when it comes to overall Win Score and Win Contribution... Therefore, his low percentage of "above average" games seems to support my argument that his game is more suited to small forward. He simply cannot reach the average performances of a power forward. He lacks the bulk needed to play down low... These numbers point to why its fool hardy to give a lot of minutes to Royal Ivey. He will often let you down.

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