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Re: Euclidian comparison of current and past players

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  • alleyoop2
    He is another guy with big per-minute numbers who played mysteriously few minutes (28 pg) for his career. If I m not mistaken, Mickey played so few minutes
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 6, 2002
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      "He is another guy with big per-minute numbers who played
      mysteriously few minutes (28 pg) for his career."

      If I'm not mistaken, Mickey played so few minutes because he was a
      major pain in the ass and didn't play any defense.


      --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "mikel_ind" <msg_53@h...> wrote:
      > --- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
      > > Actually I think of Majerle and Moncrief as being fairly similar,
      >
      > What little I saw of Moncrief had him scoring around the basket and
      > midrange. Majerle was the thunderdunker, then he had the 30-
      footer,
      > but apparently nothing midrange. Perhaps the ultimate case of a
      guy
      > with unlimited range (in and out) who only gets 10-12 points in 36
      > min.
      >
      > >... The matching
      > > of Divac and DeBusschere though tells us that there's some
      seriously
      > > missing variables. Guys who could rebound and score some and
      pass
      > some,
      > > and who could shoot from outside, but I don't know if I'd draw any
      > > similarities beyond that.
      >
      > DeBusschere invented the DeBu Flop. Modelled it after Fosbury.
      >
      > (Rebound, score, pass, shoot from outside ... what more do you
      want?)
      >
      >
      > >
      > > > Mickey Johnson ...
      > >
      > > Yes, he was the first forward I remember seeing who would
      sometimes
      > bring
      > > the ball out of backcourt -- this at 6'10". And not just in fast
      > break
      > > situations or fullcourt pressure situations, but as part of the
      > regular
      > > offense. ... John Johnson must've started doing it
      > around
      > > the same time as Mickey Johnson, but he was 6'6" or 6'7", not as
      > unusual.
      >
      > These guys had similarities for sure. JJ preceded Mickey J by 4
      > years. Both guys played 12 seasons, shot fairly low percentages,
      had
      > high turnovers, and got traded a lot ('til JJ settled down in
      > Seattle). But they did it all -- or at least tried to.
      >
      > Mickey Johnson played in only 19 playoff games, but he made the
      best
      > of it. He averaged 19.2 pts, 9.2 reb, per-36; his assists and
      > turnovers were lower in these games, shooting pct higher (.548,
      > vs .507 RS).
      >
      > He is another guy with big per-minute numbers who played
      mysteriously
      > few minutes (28 pg) for his career.
      >
      >
      > Mike G
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