So ESPN's John Hollinger unveils his latest "PER" rankings today.
Richardson at #37 (#8 SG)
Davis at #43 (#9 PG)
And .... GSoM fan fave Mike Dunleavy Jr. clocking in DEAD LAST (#30) among small forwards (but of course, all that's out the window now since he's become a born-again point/power forward!)
I hate to say it but to me these rankings, while far from perfect, seem pretty fair. I think basketball has needed an all-purpose metric like PER for ages. I especially like that it subtracts for crappiness (poor FG and FT shooting, turnovers, fouls) as opposed to just adding up the good stuff. From the Hollinger's description:
To generate it, I created formulas ... that return a value for each of a player's accomplishments. That includes positive accomplishments, such as field goals, free throws, 3-pointers, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals, and negative ones, such as missed shots, turnovers and personal fouls
This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!