1265Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Ballhogs
- Sep 12, 2002
On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Mike G wrote:
> Nique --- .506 24.4
> Nique --- .520 24.4
Two seasons where Wilkins had the LOWEST shooting percentage, and HIGHEST
points scored (and ipso facto highest shot attempts) of the top 5
teammates. That might be getting close to the definition of a ballhog
> Nique --- .559 29.3
> In this 4-year interval, Nique's shooting pct rose steadily, while
> his scoring help faded. (Following year, traded for Manning).
> By one definition, the player with the best scoring efficiency should
> really shoot more (not less), and thus cannot be considered a ballhog.
> So Dominique Wilkins evolved from being truly a hog, to somewhat of a
> hog, to being just a great offensive player.
Yes. I hadn't realized that there'd been that improvement in Wilkins'
numbers, thanks. Although those earlier career numbers make him appear
even worse of a gunner than I'd been thinking.
> Another possible consideration is Wilkins' very-bad playoff rating.
> If reputations are earned in the postseason, perhaps I should be
> looking there.
Those were also interesting and confirmatory of our ballhog memories of
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