--- aaronkoo <deano@...
> And here's another one to study. What is
> consistency? And was Amare
> more consistent (presumably consistently good)?
> --- In APBR@yahoogroups.com, Jim Hekel
> <jhekellakers@y...> wrote:
> Maybe it's just me, but Amare was much more
> consistent than Yao was.
> And yes, without Amare, the Suns are not a playoff
> team. jim in iowa
> Mike G <msg_53@h...> wrote:--- In
> I had Yao picked as rookie of the year, by a pretty
> wide margin.
> Per-game averages for the top 2 players were
> startlingly close:
> player sco reb ast stl (TO) blk
> Amare 13.5 8.8 1.0 .8 (2.3) 1.1
> Yao M 13.5 8.2 1.7 .4 (2.1) 1.8
> Now, consider that Amare played 2.4 more minutes per
> game to get
> these averages; he shot 25 more FGA and 113 more FTA
> to get the same
> In standardized rates (adjusting for minutes AND
> team paces) they
> look like this (per-36-minute):
> Amare .528 16.3 10.3 1.1 .9 (2.6) 1.2 - 28.2
> Yao M .568 18.3 10.8 2.2 .5 (2.6) 2.2 - 33.2
> Still similar contributions, but Yao takes Amare
> across the board
> (excepting steals).
> Is this another team-based award? Amare got his
> team to the
> playoffs; Yao did not.
> I also thought Rocket Steve Francis was just a
> little better than
> Steve Nash, but Nash was 3rd-team All-NBA.
All of the above make sense. Also...
Amare came "out of nowhere" (in some people's
opinion) and impressed, while Yao underachieved,
compared to some people's inflated expctations.
Kirilenko's case is similar. Many ppl thnk that
he deserved the 6th man award. But Bobby Jackson
won it and he's not a bad choice (just like Amare
isn't either). IMVHO this tends to show that the
strongest factor is team success. Also, that people
care basically just about the per game averages,
not per/36min and formulas results.
Could politics/increased patriotism have something
to do with it as well?
We can only speculate anyway. No way to get into
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