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JasonJohnHorn
01-07-2014, 07:16 AM
1.5.14: Pau Gasol: 25 points (10/22), 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal
1.5.14: DeMarDeRozen: 27 points (11/19), 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
1.4.14: Kevin Durant: 48 points (16/32), 7 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
1.3.14: Pau Gasol: 23 points (10/17), 17 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 blocks
1.2.14: Stephen Curry: 36 points (13/22), 12 assists, 4 steals, 2 rebounds
1.1.14: Blake Griffin: 31 points (14/20), 12 rebounds, 2 assists
12.31.13: Paul Millsap: 34 points (12/19), 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks
12.30.13: Jrue Holiday: 31 points (14/28), 13 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
12.30.13: Kevin Love: 36 points (14/24), 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Fnom11
01-07-2014, 09:36 AM
I like Pau for this, 23 points, 17rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks is pretty nice.

You should start adding in the opponents though. I feel like 42 points on say the Bobcats isn't as good as say 34 on the Pacers(I made this example up)

JasonJohnHorn
01-07-2014, 10:40 AM
I like Pau for this, 23 points, 17rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks is pretty nice.

You should start adding in the opponents though. I feel like 42 points on say the Bobcats isn't as good as say 34 on the Pacers(I made this example up)

I'm of two minds on that. I mean, at the end of the day, even the WORST teams are world class athletes. And KD my drop 48 on the 'Bobcats', and we assume that they suck because they have sucked for a while, but on a given night they could play very well. And you might have an awful team, but they might throw double-teams on a guy like KD all night, while when playing against a team like the Spurs, they only put one guy on him. And there are some teams that have excellent defenders. You might think KD going off for 48 against the Clippers is more impressive than going off for 48 against the Grizz, but Prince is an elite defender at the SF position, and Tony Allen is at the SG position.


So I think naming the opponents can be misleading, and I don't think it's fair to down play a player's accomplishments because they were playing a team with a bad record. Bottom line, this is the NBA. Eveybody in the league is an amazing basketball player with the exception of a few rookies each season that teams are just experimenting with based on their athletic ability and/or size and the potential they may have.