Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Krowe, Aug 22, 2009.
This dead? Grizzlies? :-o
Reportedly for somewhere in the $3.5-4.5M range (source). Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
If you look at Arroyo's game in his last year with the Pistons, it is not noticably worse than Iverson's game last year.
Stat/ Arroyo/ Iverson
Points/ 13.5/ 17.2
Assist/ 7.0/ 4.8
Rebs/ 3.9/ 3.0
Steals/ 1.1/ 1.6
Blocks/ 0.1/ 0.1
Tov/ 2.5/ 2.5
FG%/ .444/ .416
3P%/ .350/ .286
FT%/ .774/ .786
When you factor in Arroyo's assists, then Arroyo was involved in more points per 36 min than Iverson, with fewer shot attempts. And as crazy a passer as he was, he didn't turn it over any more frequently than AI did. He was more efficient from the field and was a much more dangerous 3-point shooter.
So, Arroyo made $4M that year and AI will make about the same. Seems like a fair contract.
Are we speaking toward individuals, a society or a country?
Wow, that really really puts it in perspective. Thanks for the stats TaS.
Re: Iverson To Grizzlies
Allen Iverson tweets he's joining Memphis Grizzlies - ESPN
Probably not a bad move for Memphis. AI will surely draw in more revenue over the course of the year than the $4M they are spending on him.
Not a bad move for AI either. He will get to play basketball his way and get paid millions of dollars for it.
The Yahoo! article:
Iverson tweets he's going to Memphis - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Famous last words.
Here is a trivia question with no known answer...
Which NBA player had the best last game of their career?
Since every NBA player only had one last game in their career, it had to be their best last game for each of them. It also had to be their worst last game as well. So the correct answer would be all of them had their best last game of their career.
But until they die, you can't be sure that it was their last game, eh? Look at Gordy Howe.
Moses Malone's last game was on 12/27/94:
2-2 from the field
1 personal foul
Here was MJ's last game:
15 points (6-15)
That is the best one that I can find right now.
How about guys who went out with a title? A couple of Celtics who finished their careers with wins in the finals were Bob Cousy and Bill Russell. I'm not sure if box scores are available, though I did find some reports saying that Russell had 21 rebounds in Game 7 of the 1969 Finals (his last game).
David Robinson went out with a title in 2003 against the Nets.
13 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks
Tim Duncan almost had a quadruple double that game (21 pts, 20 reb, 10 ass, 8 blk), by the way.
that was the guy i would have picked but couldn't find box scores that far back when i did a quick look.... where are you finding them?
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I was thinking it would be a guy like Drazen Petrovic who was cut down in the prime of his career.
His last game was a first round playoff loss in 1993...can't find the numbers.
Yeah, I checked Petrovic, Sam Bowie , Malik Sealy and Jabbar, but none of their last games were spectacular. Jabbar scored 23- 24 pts in his second to the last game...of the 89 finals vs Detroit, but only hit 2 or 3 buckets in game 4 of the Pistons sweep and his last hurrah...
The winner however might be Reggie Miller - May 19 2005...vs the Pistons in game 6 of the ECF
11-16 FG , 4-8 from beyond the arc., = 27 points,
Good anecdotal argument for keeping Richard Hamilton.
Rodman had 15 boards in his last game to go along with 2 points. Not as good as Russell, but not too shabby.
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