Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Postby trodgers on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:41 pm

http://blog.travisjrodgers.com/2012/06/19/top-30-nba-pgs-offensive-efficiency.aspx

I don't claim that these are the best PGs. It's just based on last year's stats (or in the case of a few people who missed last year, on the year previous to that). I've run my numbers on all the players listed as PGs by Yahoo! If you see someone who isn't on the list that you think should be, let me know!

1. Chris Paul 103.6
2. Rajon Rondo 95.9
3. Jeremy Lin 95.8
4. Derrick Rose 95.7
5. Steve Nash 95.0
6. Deron Williams 93.4
7. Tony Parker 92.5
9. John Wall 90.0
9. Russell Westbrook 88.9
10. Stephen Curry 88.8
11. Kyrie Irving 87.8
12. Kyle Lowry 87.8
13. Mike James 87.4--
14. Goran Dragic 86.8
15. Ricky Rubio 84.9
16. Ty Lawson 84.7
17. Brandon Jennings 81.8
18. Jose Calderon 81.0
19. Patty Mills 80.4--
20. J.J. Barea 80.3
21. Ramon Sessions 80.3
22. Mike Conley 79.8
23. Baron Davis 79.4-
24. D.J. Augustin 78.7
25. Isaiah Thomas 78.3
26. T.J. Ford 78.1--
27. Aaron Brooks 77.7*
28. Jamaal Tinsley 77.4-
29. Beno Udrih 77.4
30. Devin Harris 77.2
* = Stats from 2010/2011
- = Played <660 minutes
-- = Played <330 minutes
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Re: Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:32 pm

Hmmm.... No Fisher!....

Seriously.... interesting list... I'm not sure what all goes into the "efficiency" stats but the top of the list is a little skewed with the list I'd make... Tony Parker was the best Point Guard in the regular season.... and I don't think it was really very close either.... Rondo and Paul were up there on par with one another.... I thought D-Will had an off year.... he seemed lost most of the year outside of a 3 week stretch....

For us it's more about fit than overall ranking IMO.... we need a point guard that can run the offense AND play without the ball because Kobe will still have the ball as much as any point guard we have.... That's why I've never been a big fan of Paul or Nash for this team..... without the ball in their hands they are next to useless out there.....
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Re: Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Postby trodgers on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:32 am

I can explain a few things:
1. The Offensive Efficiency is a combo of the scoring efficiency, passing efficiency, and hustle efficiency. For PGs, I double count passing efficiency. Tony Parker doesn't take over games in terms of scoring, and he has a bad ast/to ratio for a PG. Those are two things that "hurt" him (he's still one of the best by this metric).

2. Regarding FIsher: among PGs with at least 1000 minutes, here were the two worst: Fisher 51.9, Duhon 51.8.

3. I'm changing my mind a bit about the kind of PG we need. I used to think we needed someone who was just an awesome passer, but I loved that Sessions could penetrate and score.

4. As for pure passing ability, the top three were Nash, Rondo, and Calderon, according to my metric.

I think all my stats pass the laugh test.
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Re: Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:58 am

trodgers wrote:3. I'm changing my mind a bit about the kind of PG we need. I used to think we needed someone who was just an awesome passer, but I loved that Sessions could penetrate and score.


I've always believed that once the Triangle went away that we needed a pure passing point guard.... but after watching this season and how Kobe played off Sessions.... or didn't... I believe we need a point guard that isn't dependent on Pick and Roll for his offense. That's why I've never been a big fan of either Nash or Paul. Their games a so dependent on that time consuming maneuver and if Pau is gone we don't really have a pick and pop big on the team. Also, what would Kobe do without the ball in his hands 70% of the time?

D-Will or Rondo (with a sharp shooting SF) would be my first choices. They can break down a defense without the pick and roll, create, run and play defense. Sessions is intriguing, but his defensive liabilities are huge and lacked assertiveness at times as well. I do like the fact that he can get to the basket...... and if we get a true SF and a PF that can play outside the paint that will create more opportunities to break down the defense with a more open lane to work with.....

trodgers wrote:I think all my stats pass the laugh test.


I like the fact you double passing over the other metrics.... The "hustle" metric is the one I have a hard time understanding.....

I based my assertion that Parker was the most effective point guard on my observations over 15 to 20 games this year. His "decision" making and ability to read defenses is just about the best I saw this year..... and much better than I remember him in years past....

No laughing here.....
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Re: Top 30 NBA PGs, by Offensive Efficiency

Postby Lakeshow24 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:25 am

Mike James? Wow! I thought he was borderline out of the NBA.
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