Monday, February 6, 2012

If Ray Allen Isn't An All-Star, I Will Be Mystified

Quote me: no shooting guard deserves to be an All-Star this season besides Ray Allen. Throwing out my whole excitement-dunking-alley oop-fast break theory for this one. The man is on a team with 4 really old guys, an All-Star caliber point guard, and a bench full of scrubs. And he's keeping them in contention (13-10, the 7 seed in the East if the season ended right now) almost single-handedly. Yes, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have contributed and Rajon Rondo has when he's been healthy, but no player in the NBA is more efficient than Ray Allen. His numbers for the season so far:

32.9 minutes, 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 49.5% FG, 54.3% 3FG, 90.5% FT, 
46.2 JPoint

A JPoint of 46.2 for one game is above average. For 20+ games? Wow. Not only is he second in the NBA in 3-point percentage (behind Brandon Rush, who has attempted 60 threes to Allen's 92), but he's also number one in field goal percentage among shooting guards and is one of only six players shooting above 90% from the free throw line. 

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