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Alec Burks Production Comparison



Alec Burks has exceeded many folks expectations this year with his production off the bench. In fact, this is his first year ever with an above 15 (i.e. above average) PER. However, I don't like 1 number as a quantifier. I like multiple numbers. So, to quantify his season, behold the chart!

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First off, what is Game Score??? Here is an excerpt from Basketball Reference:

GmScGame Score; the formula is PTS + 0.4 * FG - 0.7 * FGA - 0.4*(FTA - FT) + 0.7 * ORB + 0.3 * DRB + STL + 0.7 *AST + 0.7 * BLK - 0.4 * PF - TOV. Game Score was created by John Hollinger to give a rough measure of a player's productivity for a single game. The scale is similar to that of points scored, (40 is an outstanding performance, 10 is an average performance, etc.).

So what is Game Score per 36? Well, it's that same number but averaged out for 36 minutes of play. League average for the 2012-2013 Season was 11.23.

Lastly, who is the Mystery Player shown above? Well, I'll let you guess. Your only hints are 1) He played in the playoffs, hence the larger than 82 game sample size, and 2) this is his 2012-2013 season, i.e. last season.

Edit: Here is that same picture with Lebron James 2012-2013 MVP season added as a point of reference

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Man he's crazy good.

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