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JordansBulls
02-24-2010, 04:13 PM
How many guys in NBA History could pretty much average the full 48 mpg in a season? Basically the player is allowed always to be on the floor and never gets taken out of the game?

Obviously Wilt did that in the 60's when he averaged 48.5 mpg. Would he be able to do so today if in his prime? Would Havlicek be able as well?

What other guys could do it where it wouldn't affect them much?

HoopsDrive
02-24-2010, 04:16 PM
I think that barring blowouts either way (winning and losing ones), LBJ could potentially play the 48 minutes. He's an athletic freak and some critics have recently called him the most athletic NBA player ever. Barring coaching decisions and blowouts (events out of his control), I think he has the physical capability to endure a whole season of playing the full 48 minutes of a game.

As you already said, Wilt did it and I think LBJ can if he wants too, or was needed to.

pd7631
02-24-2010, 04:26 PM
Allen Iverson lead the league in minutes 7 times, and is 4th all time in MPG average.....so I'd say that he could've done it.

Guys with the best chance to do it now would be Lebron, and Andre Iguodala(16th all time in mpg, 3rd among active players all time)......they never get hurt, and are in top physical shape. If anyone could take the grind of playing all 48 minutes for an entire season, these 2 could do it.

DCB/LAL
02-24-2010, 04:28 PM
I Think R. Hamilton would be or would of been able to

PLAYERS FAN
02-24-2010, 04:30 PM
I know Kobe could have score 100 points against Toronto if he would have play 48 minutes that game!

pd7631
02-24-2010, 04:30 PM
I Think R. Hamilton would be or would of been able to

you're kidding, right?

still1ballin
02-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Tmac

pd7631
02-24-2010, 04:34 PM
I know Kobe could have score 100 points against Toronto if he would have play 48 minutes that game!

I doubt it.....he averaged 1.9 points per minute that game, and played 42 minutes. So based on that he would've had about 12 points more had he played the full 48

DCB/LAL
02-24-2010, 04:36 PM
you're kidding, right?

The guy never gets tired I remember watching him in the Finals against LA.

Chronz
02-24-2010, 05:01 PM
Its all but impossible in todays league, back when the game was more free flowing and less halfcourt sets, Im sure several couldve. But why would they want to?

SteveNash
02-24-2010, 05:02 PM
None because no coach would allow it. Playing all 48 minutes is not effective.

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 05:05 PM
Gerald Wallace. He's averaging 42 mins a game now. Whts 6 more

dtmagnet
02-24-2010, 05:19 PM
I'm sure if he wanted to Lebron could do it, I don't think he ever gets tired.

sp1derm00
02-24-2010, 05:22 PM
I think in the league right now... Kobe and Lebron.

Lebron because I think his body allows him to do it easily.

Kobe because from watching Laker games, he never wants to sit... ever. He seems pissed when he goes to sit, and he always bugs Phil about putting him back in.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 05:26 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

JNA17
02-24-2010, 05:32 PM
I doubt it.....he averaged 1.9 points per minute that game, and played 42 minutes. So based on that he would've had about 12 points more had he played the full 48

kobe only scored 26 points in the first half, but scored 55 in the 2nd half. So going by with your numbers would be illogical.

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 05:33 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

:laugh:

pd7631
02-24-2010, 05:40 PM
kobe only scored 26 points in the first half, but scored 55 in the 2nd half. So going by with your numbers would be illogical.

good point

alencp3
02-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Hasheem Thabeet! ....just kiddin'
Everyone on GSW team lol especially monta

Raph12
02-24-2010, 05:46 PM
Iverson could have, he hated going out, he could play all day and be as fresh as anyone else out there.

cheezinmypocket
02-24-2010, 05:49 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

Yeah... I'm pretty sure that is how it works. :eyebrow:

Chronz
02-24-2010, 06:02 PM
kobe only scored 26 points in the first half, but scored 55 in the 2nd half. So going by with your numbers would be illogical.

Id say its more logical than expecting Kobe to maintain his scoring rate from the 2nd half

Corey
02-24-2010, 06:02 PM
Durant, Igoudala, G. Wallace and Monta Ellis are the only players averaging over 40 at the moment.

JNA17
02-24-2010, 06:08 PM
Id say its more logical than expecting Kobe to maintain his scoring rate from the 2nd half

I did not say he could have scored more if he played more minutes, i was just saying that going by with he averaged 1.9 points per min is kind of misleading due to what he did in the first half and the 2nd half.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:09 PM
Of course Rip Hamilton could do it easily.

The early 2000 Blazers (:laugh2:) smoked too much weed. They should be happy they got 48 minutes out of 12 guys combined.

pd7631
02-24-2010, 06:10 PM
Durant, Igoudala, G. Wallace and Monta Ellis are the only players averaging over 40 at the moment.

hmm, that's interesting.....it seems like for the most part small forwards are the most adept to playing extended minutes. Probably because they do a lot or running, but also because they have more strength than little guys. You would think that PG's would average the most minutes because they should have the most stamina.

Cool007
02-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Rose can as well. He never seems tired out there.

DCB/LAL
02-24-2010, 06:14 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

HAHA Kobe doesn't have to prove anything. And what does playing a full 48 mpg have anything to do with who's better Lebron has averaged more MPG every year he's been in the league.


Good arguement. :rolleyes:

pd7631
02-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Shouldn't a players skill level and importance to their team be taken into account here? Sure Rip Hamilton could physically handle playing 48 minutes(maybe not though considering his frailness), but he's not really the type of player that a team would need to play 48 minutes.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:18 PM
HAHA Kobe doesn't have to prove anything. And what does playing a full 48 mpg have anything to do with who's better Lebron has averaged more MPG every year he's been in the league.


Good arguement. :rolleyes:

Yeah because I was sooo serious :rolleyes:.

heathonater
02-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Of course Rip Hamilton could do it easily.

The early 2000 Blazers (:laugh2:) smoked too much weed. They should be happy they got 48 minutes out of 12 guys combined.

yea, that team had some pot heads. i remember two of their players got pulled over in washington state after playing the sonics for smoking weed while driving. those blazer teams did not have the highest character players to say the least.

Famous6
02-24-2010, 06:22 PM
its obviously monta ellis, almost half the games this season he has played the whole 48

akagiredsuns
02-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Tmac :facepalm:

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Tmac

:laugh2:

I think it's 48 minutes per game, not per season.

DerekRE_3
02-24-2010, 06:59 PM
Gerald Wallace. He's averaging 42 mins a game now. Whts 6 more

Not only that, but he doesn't take a play off on offense or defense during those 42 minutes.

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Not only that, but he doesn't take a play off on offense or defense during those 42 minutes.

Exactly, he works so hard on the offense and defense that its just amazing to watch. Glad he's a bobcat

ko8e24
02-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

:laugh:

umm, usually, it's the other way around. An icon/legend/god like Kobe shouldn't have to do anything to match up to a superstar like LeBron. lmao!

ARMIN12NBA
02-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Nope. One athletic trainer explained to me that with all the strenuous training that starts at a ridiculously young age these days, players have less stamina and will sustain more injuries. They train a lot more, practice a lot more, and start at a much younger age. Of course, they are more athletic, but it has its downside too.

dtmagnet
02-24-2010, 10:15 PM
Nope. One athletic trainer explained to me that with all the strenuous training that starts at a ridiculously young age these days, players have less stamina and will sustain more injuries. They train a lot more, practice a lot more, and start at a much younger age. Of course, they are more athletic, but it has its downside too.

That's true, I saw one kid from the junior league down at the local gym already wearing a knee brace at 12 years old. All I could say was, damn kid you're in for a long ride.

AIsixersFK
02-24-2010, 10:45 PM
Jonny Flynn....heres why.....He averaged almost 40 minutes a game his FRESHMAN year at SU. He played almost the entire game during the epic 6OT game against UCONN last year. In the NBA no one plays meaningful defense like they do in college. Therefore he's my pick. Other than that a no brainer would be Allen Iverson.

IversonIsKrazy
02-24-2010, 11:39 PM
Allen Iverson in his prime, a flat-out Warrior.

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 11:44 PM
Jordan, the GOAT

Iverson, the toughest SOB to ever play the game

LeBron, because he's a frikkin freak of nature

Kobe, to try to prove he's better than LeBron

Amare, because he exerts no energy on defense

This!

The Jokemaker
02-25-2010, 12:10 AM
I think Lebron could do it and Kobe too simply beause they love playing and you can see it. They want to be out there on the floor. To me it would take some of the more competitve guys in the league to play the 48 minutes so any guys in that category. I know AI back in the day could have, he could have been in a wheel chair and still given 30 mins in a game. Maybe Jason Kidd or Steve Nash in their younger years.

SteveNash
02-25-2010, 12:46 AM
Jonny Flynn....heres why.....He averaged almost 40 minutes a game his FRESHMAN year at SU. He played almost the entire game during the epic 6OT game against UCONN last year. In the NBA no one plays meaningful defense like they do in college. Therefore he's my pick. Other than that a no brainer would be Allen Iverson.

Playing zone defense is tough work.

Gary Reasons
02-25-2010, 01:13 AM
i was gna say TMAC but someone beat me to it lol

JordansBulls
02-25-2010, 09:11 AM
i was gna say TMAC but someone beat me to it lol

Might as well say Yao Ming as well.