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Carmelo Anthony: Five Comps

Taking into account player performance over the last two NBA seasons here are five guys who are roughly as valuable as Carmelo Anthony.  Numbers included are offense only so for the sake of this post defense is totally ignored.

These are players with similar shooting, rebounding, passing and ball control attributes to ‘Melo:

Player            ORB% AST% TOV%  TS%
Blake  Griffin      8.2 19.5 12.3 .578
Kevin  Love         9.0 19.6 10.2 .568
David  Lee          8.7 14.0 13.0 .563
Carmelo  Anthony    5.8 15.0  9.4 .561
Paul  Millsap       7.9 15.3 12.6 .547
Tim  Duncan         8.0 15.8 12.4 .545

NBA Playoffs: Runner-up All-Stars

With five first round game sevens the 2014 NBA playoffs are shaping up to be one of the best of our lifetime.  As a consolation prize I have selected the ‘Playoff All-Stars’ among the teams who were knocked out in round one.

F – Paul Millsap, Atlanta – 19 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, 53% True Shooting

F – Draymond Green, Golden State – 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 59% TS

C – Dwight Howard, Houston – 26 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks, 58% TS

G – Kyle Lowry, Toronto – 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 57% TS

G – Stephen Curry, Golden State – 23 points, 8 assists, 2 steals, 60% TS

6th – Taj Gibson, Chicago – 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 63% TS

*stats are per game averages

Who Leads the Atlanta Hawks in Scoring?

The Atlanta Hawks are going to play the final two-thirds of the season without their best player, big man Al Horford.  It’s no surprise that Hawks power forward Paul Millsap has played a bigger role in their offense during the absence of Horford.  When playing together Millsap took 13 shots/game, this has increased to 15 since Horford went down with the injury.

The major change in coach Mike Budenholzer’s front-court since late December has been the emergence of Mike Scott.  The second year player out of Virginia scored 7 points per night when Horford was healthy.  His minutes per game jumped from 13 to 22 with their star sidelined.

Mike Scott’s scoring production has been so good that over the full season he averages 20 points per 36 minutes.  This is one more point than Millsap, two more than point guard Jeff Teague and seven more than Kyle Korver averages.

Finally, Scott has equaled Horford in points/minute and true shooting percentage this season.