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He is at 19 straight double doubles currently. Leads the NBA in DD, and rebounding. 11th in PER, 19th in scoring, 17th in three point percentage, 12th in free throw percentage. 20.8/15.5.
ugh, I don't know man. Paul is up there, but so is Manu, Kobe, and you and I both know LeBron will climb in shortly.
Honestly, Dirk should be viewed up there right now. He is a darkhorse to win it, but dang he is playing well
Pau is not quietly having his best season so far, he easily is. He has become the best big in the NBA along with Dwight so far this season.
so far this season, its Chris Paul. He is so efficient on both sides of the ball, and leading a roster that is not all that great to a perfect record so far. He is 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating for starters minutes, leads the league in PER, and is right back to the old Paul. He has been the best player so far.
best player so far this year? Or my opinion of who the best player is overall? LeBron has been the best individual player for 3 years, but he isn't getting the numbers or success this year that a few others have.
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How much you win by and how much you lose by tell you more about your team than simple wins and losses.
In other words, PT differential/Efficiency Ratings matter, moreso than your actual W-L record.
Over the course of an 82 game season your going to get unlucky or lucky in close games, theres just no way around it, no matter how talented/skilled/cohesive your team is, it will always lose or win a few based on the luck of the bounce, decline, slump, injury. Instead what you should measure is how your team performed in those situations.
For example, remember the year the Mavs won 67, or the Suns won 65 or whatever, and every year the lower seeded Spurs won the title. Thats because they dont care about regular season records, the fact that they dont care doesnt stop us from knowing their talent though, and one of the reasons for that are their efficiency ratings and Pt Differential marks. You still have to dissect the #'s, but from an initial standpoint its very telling that the Spurs rated higher than all of those teams by Expected-Win-Loss record.
So I leave you with this question, would you rather be a team thats 50-32 but with an expected winning% of a team thats 44-38? Or a team thats 44-38 with an expected winning% of a 50 win team?
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