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Re: I know one guy who is not liking the Antoine Walker trade...

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  • John Hollinger
    Pierce is certainly having an off year. One thing to consider, however, is that because Pierce has played so many minutes his off court rating is only based
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 21, 2003
      Pierce is certainly having an off year. One thing to consider,
      however, is that because Pierce has played so many minutes his off
      court rating is only based on about 70 minutes of game action.



      --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "roland_beech" <roland@t...>
      wrote:
      > Paul Pierce!
      >
      > Pierce's numbers this season are incredible --
      >
      > when he's on court, the Celtics are being outscored on average by
      > 7.9 points per 48 minutes, whereas when he's off the floor the
      > Celtics are winning by 34.7 per 48!
      >
      > That's a -42.6 rating on our on court/off court plus/minus
      > nets...the worst in the league by a mile!
      >
      > When he's off the floor Boston shoots 49.4% eFG and allows only
      > 32.8% versus 44.1%/46.3% on court.
      >
      > Then you look at his personal stats where he has a FG of 38.5% and
      > an eFG of 41.8%
      >
      > His foul drawing has gone down (10% this year, 16% last year), he's
      > taking fewer shots close to the hoop, but surprisingly his assisted
      > fg percentage has gone up.
      >
      > It's early in the year but hard to figure how the team could do so
      > well and play such good defense when he's not out there
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