Most of the time I see the stat used its for someone who has decent stats with like 5 MPG to make it seem like hes the next all star, either jokingly or for ridiculous comparisons. The stat has been around for awhile so there obviously is some use, but what is it? When should it be used for a player/comparison and how? Is there a minimum minutes per game for a player where it should be used?
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I mean really itd only be semi-useful if you are looking to see what a guy moving from a key bench role to starter minutes would do. For example, when Hayward left Utah, you could have looked at Joe Ingles per 36 to try and see what hed do in 36 minutes
it only exists cuz thats around what "starter minutes" are, but the stat is pretty useless lol
Comparing a player’s regular season and playoff stats because most players play more minutes in the playoffs.
I think it should be used to compare starters or roll players with more than 20 MPG imo ( I’m not that good with stats and I just watch for fun)
Its supposed to reflect a players performance if he played "full starter minutes." Its useful for performance comparisons between players that play near this mark (ie. 30mpg+) or to evaluate the what would happen if a quality player that currently plays 2