Re: the Bad Team Effect
- Michael T: I stand corrected, and henceforth I will either look it
up, or leave Sonics commentary to the many Sonics fans in the group.
--- In APBR_analysis@y..., "Michael K. Tamada" <tamada@o...> wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, mikel_ind wrote:
> > without Payton, the Sonics sucked; and Anthony was
>..... A more accurate description would be
> without Payton, the Sonics were mediocre -- or should have been.
> Anthony early in the season was making them suck at a point per
> > the one guy that was always in when Payton was out.
> There's more to it than that: that's the way the Sonics (and
> played in the first half of the season, but in the second half
> highly productive. ...>
Anthony played 13 mpg (80 G), Payton played 38 mpg; Nate McMillan
even played 279 minutes that year. So GP and Anthony had to be on
the floor together for at least 1/3 of the minutes Anthony played.
So I was wrong all over.
But I do concur that Anthony's year-end stats suggest he was one of
the better backup PGs in '98.