Kirilenko the best clutch player?
- Happy New Year to everyone, and here's to some happy 2004 NBA
Just ran some clutch shooting analysis and among notable players,
Kirilenko's performance seems about the best so far:
("clutch time" defined as 4th qtr/OT when neither team is ahead by
more than 5 pts)
19-31 from the field for 61% FG (66% eFG)
23-27 from the line (85%)
7 offensive boards
...a 153 "per 100 poss." theoretical rating
only 42% of his buckets are assisted, so he's creating some shots on
his own as well as getting some putbacks. Plus he's drawing the
foul on 22% of his shots. Not to mention 8 blocks, 4 steals...
Last season he wasn't as active in the clutch, what with Malone and
Stockton around, but still had a respectable 48% eFG and drew fouls
on 28% of his shooting attempts
anyway, more data at http://www.82games.com/comm10.htm
some other big names on the list: Bosh (thanks to strong offensive
rebounding), Reggie Miller #3, Larry Hughes #5, Stojakovic #6 (a
perfect 24-24 from the line), Radmanovic #7 (Dean is probably
passing out), Carmelo at #9, Randolph as #10, Ming, Shaq, Artest,
Best stat though is Nick Van Exel: along with nice shooting (51%
eFG) he has 15 assists with only one turnover!