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Alec Burks is NOT a Shooting Guard: Revisited

It's been a few months since I made the "Alec Burks in NOT a Shooting Guard" fanpost. Since Mo Williams came back, we have got a good sample size (12 games) with near equal minutes of Burks playing shooting guard and point guard (9.73 minutes vs 8.57 minutes). I just spent more time than I should have looking through the box scores and tabulating his stats at both positions. Now, time to behold his per 36 minute stats for box positions and the difference between the two.

pts fg fga 3p 3pa ft fta oreb dreb stl ast TO PF ppp ppso pps gmsc
pg 18.90 7.00 16.80 2.80 4.90 2.10 2.10 1.40 3.15 1.40 3.15 2.45 2.80 0.95 1.08 1.13 11.90
sg 15.72 5.86 12.95 0.62 3.39 3.39 4.32 0.92 2.77 0.92 2.77 1.54 4.32 0.96 1.06 1.21 9.71
Dif 3.19 1.15 3.86 2.18 1.51 1.29 2.21 0.48 0.38 0.48 0.38 0.91 1.51 0.01 0.02 0.09 2.19

(The last few stats are points per possession, points per scoring opportunity, points per shot, and game score (an overall game efficiency stat kinda like PER where 10 is an average game, 0 or negative sucks, and 40 is a great game)

Well, what does this tell us? I'm not going to analyze it too much, but leave that up to you. However, I think the last stat, game score, is very telling.

And to all my naysayers, I TOLD YOU SO!

EDIT (July 16, 2013)

I calculated the estimated PER for Burks as a point guard and as a shooting guard based off of these stats.

PG--16.42

SG--13.62

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