Monday, March 10, 2008

Stats, The Real Story...


After spending minutes, MINUTES, doing some in depth statistical analysis I have come to the conclusion that we, TDR Nation, will have a 'Ship in our hands, and a finals MVP center in no time at all. Since his rookie year in the league circa 01-02, our beloved Sammy D has increased his scoring as such: 1.5 ppg, 8.0 ppg, 8.2 ppg, 7.3 ppg*, 10.7 ppg, 11 ppg. In those six seasons his rebounds per game have jumped from 2.0 to 10.0. At this rate, by the end of the 09-10 season Sammy should be averaging about 16 and 14. I can hear you Negadelphians now, "16 and 14? That's aiight cuz, but NBA Finals MVP?" Just wait and see, for all you cuzzes out there I will put it in Fishtown terms: As the season goes on, Sammy gets better.

2005 PLAYOFFS: That season, Sammy averaged 8.2 ppg and 7.5 rpg. In the Playoffs, true greats pickup their game, Sammy is a true great! in the five games series against Detroit, our beloved Haitian sensation averaged 11.6 ppg and 12.8 rpg. When it matters most, you can count on this guy.

Dunking ability: How many NBA center can dunk from the free throw line?

This Very Season: October scoring average 4.0 ppg, November 12.1 ppg, December10.6 ppg, January 12.1 ppg, February 8.1 ppg(An obvious drop in scoring due to Sammy Protesting the ridiculousness of Black history month being in February. Why they gotta get the shortest month? Coincidence...me thinks not!)March, 14.2 ppg. The man just keeps getting better with every month, game, minute and second. Sheeiit, he might be average 20 in April.

After spending an entire 287 seconds on this analysis I can say that Sammy plays his best ball on 2 days rest. Not 1, not 3 and definitely not 3+ when he averages just 5 and 7. Yo Stefanski listen up! Play every remaining game on two days rest while simultaneously playing all of those games in March and we should go undefeated and be chilling with Larry O'Brien in no time.

*This average of 7.3 ppg came in the tumultuous year in which Mo Cheeks had just taken over the reins and some adjustment to a new system is a given.

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