Originally Posted by INSIDER
close call, but this one goes down to more star power than anything else.
other than Nash, i dont see anyone else from Dan's team taking the load and making the shots that count when the game is on the line.
If we look at their roles on their teams last season...
From 82 games:
Nash: eFG% = .405, FGA/48 = 18.3 gives 0.31 points per minute in the clutch
Afflalo: eFG% = .583, FGA/48 = 13.0 gives 0.32 points per minute
Kirilienko: eFG% = .525, FGA/48 = 8.2 gives 0.18 points per minute
Amir: eFG% = .545, FGA/48 = 11.3 gives 0.26 points per minute
Bynum: eFG% = 1.000, FGA/48 = 12.9 gives 0.54 points per minute
That's a total of 1.61 points per minute in clutch play (or a 77 point per game average) in 1.33 shots per minute.
Rondo: eFG% = .343, FGA/48 = 11.2 gives 0.16 points per minute in the clutch
Roy: eFG% = .359, FGA/48 = 22.4 gives 0.34 points per minute
Gallo: eFG% = .442, FGA/48 = 14.2 gives 0.26 points per minute
Smith: eFG% = .522, FGA/48 = 21.8 gives 0.47 points per minute
Hibbert: eFG% = .371, FGA/48 = 17.1 gives 0.26 points per minute
That's a total of 1.49 points per minute in clutch play (or a 72 point per game average) in 1.81 shots per minute.
You could sub in Butler for Rondo, and have Roy play point if you wanted - he works out to 0.21 points per minute, which would bring Alex's total up to 1.54 points per minute in clutch play (or 74 points per game) in 1.72 shots per minute.
So his players are certainly more likely to take shots - taking a full half shot per minute more than mine do. But mine are quite a bit more efficient when they do. Unfortunately, there are some small sample sizes for several players on both sides. Anyway, the points per minute almost average out, so we are neck and neck no matter how you slice it!