Re: [APBR_analysis] Re: Ballhogs
- On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, John Hollinger wrote:
> A few more hogs, or guys with hog reps, to look at:Has anyone mentioned Freeman Williams yet? My guess is he'd make World B
> --World B. Free
> --Chuck Person
> --Tom Chambers
> --Lamond Murray
> --Trevor Ruffin - an obscure player, but I suspect he will blow
> nearly everybody else off the charts
Free look shy.
> Somebody mentioned Reggie Miller before, but he's the anti-hog. HeI think he was mentioned in the Alan Iverson context, as the "necessary
> get as many points from as few shots as anyone who has played the
ball-dominator" as opposed to "ball hog" -- i.e. he had to be the guy who
shot a lot, including bad shots, because no one else on his team could be
relied upon to make the offense go.
Two differences between Miller and Iverson though: Miller must surely
have vastly better shooting percentage and efficiency stats than Iverson
(which is what you allude to above); and Miller often had better-scoring
teammates (Smits, Person, etc.) than Iverson.
And of course Iverson shoots and scores more than Miller does. But as
John Craven pointed out, Iverson can be considered to be a "necessary ball
dominator" -- the 76ers go nowhere unless they put the ball in his hands
and have him shoot.
Miller on the other hand never dominated the Pacers' offense the way
Iverson does the 76ers'. He didn't have Iverson's ball-hoggedly low FG%,
but he also didn't have to be the guy shooting 30 times a game.