"Straight Cash Homie"
- Jul 21, 2010
- Reaction score
You can see the effect more clearly looking at games against top-100 vs. non-top-100 teams (via RealGM):
Vs. top-100 (per-40): 23.7 points (66% true shooting), 9.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.6 stocks
Vs. non-top-100 (per-40): 27.5 points (71% true shooting), 10.3 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.9 stocks
Across the board, his stats are inflated by 10-20% against the weaker opponents. It's not a huge difference, but just one of several factors that's contributing to him being overrated, IMO. Eye-popping stats like 70% shooting on 2-pointers probably would've been impossible against a typical major-conference schedule.
I admittedly don't know what a reasonable spread is but that doesn't seem alarming. Or are there bigs in this draft posting considerably better numbers against top 100 comp? 24/9/2/3 on 66%TS strikes me as pretty damn good relative to his skillset but that is just a guess on my part. How do you see the split numbers referenced above?