1269Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Ballhogs - Dominique Wilkins
- Sep 12, 2002On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 bchaikin@... wrote:
>There's another difference, which to me is much more important for why
> actually kevin mchale's career %shoot and %pass numbers are very close to
> dominique wilkin's numbers of 50 and 33 (shoot 50 times and pass 33 times per
> 100 ball possessions)...
> the big difference was touches/min of 0.90 for mchale and 1.20 for wilkins,
> meaning wilkins handled the ball 33% more often than mchale did...
Wilkins is regarded as a ballhog and McHale isn't:
Wilkins 46% 53%
McHale 55% 59%
Sure, McHale may have shot the ball about as often as Wilkins, at least as
measured by %shoot. The difference is when McHale shot, the ball was
likely to go in! That makes all the difference between calling a player a
ballhog vs a bonafide superstar.
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