Still Looking Like Tree Rollins

This is not Javale McGee. Just a guy he statistically resembles.

Over the summer, I took a look at some Javale McGee career comps in my WashPost blog.  With ~20 games left in the season, I thought it worth taking a quick look to see who shows up now for McGee.

Search parameters were centers with the following:

  • ortg of at least 109 (McGee is at 110 this season)
  • usage rate of 16 or lower (McGee = 15.4)
  • rebound % 16 or greater (McGee = 16.4)
  • block % 5 or greater (McGee = 6.2)

When I limited the search to just the third season, I came up with one name: Tree Rollins. Again.

Expand to allow any such season from a player 25 or younger, and this is the full list sorted by PER:

  • Tree Rollins
  • Javale McGee
  • Samuel Dalembert
  • Sam Bowie
  • Joel Przybilla
  • Greg Ostertag
  • Hasheem Thabeet

Remove the age restriction, and it brings in the following players and their ages when they reached the statistical criteria mentioned above:

  • Rollins — 24, 26
  • Mutombo — 28, 29, 32, 33, 38, 41
  • Ervin Johnson — 30
  • Brendan Haywood — 30
  • Adonal Foyle — 33
  • Desagna Diop — 26
  • Dalembert — 22, 26
  • Wayne Cooper — 32
  • Camby — 32, 34

Dunno about you, but I’m not exactly overwhelmed by this list.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s