April 17, 2010

4th Quarter Heroes

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 6:54 pm

Below we list the players who we think were  for the 2009-2010 regular season (on a per minute basis) the best in the 4th quarter. LeBron’s rating of 16.4, for example, means that after adjusting for the 9 other players on the court, in his 4th quarter time on court  LeBron made the Cavs 16.4 points better per 48 minute than an average NBA player. Note the appearance of Dirk, Kidd and Haywood on the list partially explains the Mavs great record in close games.

 

Player Rating
Birdman 16.7
LeBron 16.4
Dirk 14.4
Wade 14.3
Dwight Howard 14.1
Durant 13.9
Vinsanity 12.9
Frye 12.4
Deron Williams 11.9
AK47 11.8
Nene 11.5
Haywood 11.3
Kidd 11
Paul 10.3
Ray Allen 10.2
Kobe 9.7
Duncan 9.7

6 Comments »

  1. No Jordan????

    Comment by Jim Brown — April 17, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  2. This is only for current season. I do not have data going back that far.

    Comment by wwinston — April 17, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

  3. Ahh – I though Birdman was Larry Bird and hence a historical overview. Good info though!

    Comment by Jim Brown — April 18, 2010 @ 12:59 am

  4. [...] Wayne Winston provides something of a clutch points above replacement player metric. Dirk is predictably top three, but Jason Kidd and Brendan Haywood are also in the top 15. [...]

    Pingback by Heard It Through the Playoff Weekend Grapevine | The Two Man Game — April 18, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

  5. Hopefully that will bode well for us, huge Mavs fan here!

    Comment by Derek — April 19, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  6. Hard to believe that Birdman Anderson is the top though. Is it because his minutes were relatively low?

    Comment by Derek — April 19, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

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