best counter

Your Ad Here
Just The Sports: The Other Other Washington Wizard

Just The Sports

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Other Other Washington Wizard

Antawn Jamison may be the captain of the Washington Wizards, Gilbert Arenas and his bold predictions may garner all the headlines, but it is Caron Butler who provides the glue that keeps the Wizards together enough to perform as well as they have. He does this by being the most dependable scorer on the team.

Of the thirty NBA franchises, the Washington Wizards, along with the San Antonio Spurs and the Portland Trail Blazers are the only three teams with only three players averaging double figure point totals per game. On teams with so few scorers, it becomes increasingly important that the players who can score be reliable in their game-to-game productivity.

In addition to being the second leading scorer on the Wizards with 20.4 points per game, he also has the lowest standard deviations in both point totals and true shooting percentage. Jamison is the second most consistent and the increasingly erratic Arenas is unsurprisingly third.

The fact the Wizards still have Butler means they are not going to fall off the map just because Jamison is out with a knee injury. Something like that would only happen if Butler went down, too, forcing the team to rely solely on Arenas to provide their offensive output for them.



Post a Comment

<< Home