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Why is Nick Young not getting the same love as other Shooting Guards? It's all in the STATS.


Nick Young, 17 points a game for 31.8 minutes a night is pretty good. 19.7 points per 36 minutes. Not exceptionally good but decent.

Eric Gordon scored 22 points a game in 37.7 minutes of work. 21.3 points per 36 minutes. To me that's alot better. I love Eric Gordon.

Marcus Thornton, 27 games after his trade for Carl Landry, 21.3 points per game in 38.1 minutes of work per game. 20.1 points per 36 minutes. Nice.

Rodney Stuckey, 15.5 points per game in 31.2 minutes a night. 17.8 points per 36 minutes. Not exceptionally good but still decent.

After the scoring is when it goes all downhill for Nick Young. His Assists per game/36 minutes is absolutely attrocious. We can make up whatever excuse we want but averaging 1 assist a game for a starting guard is a nightmare. His rebounding is Ok compared to the other 3. Nick does not even average 1 steal a game. We can talk about his improved on the ball defense but stats do not lie.

Nick wants big time money. It doesn't look like anyone at the moment is going to give it to him and for good reason. If you are a GM and looking for a Starting Shooting Guard that 1 Assist and less than 1 Steal a game would be hard to shake off in your head.

I love Nick Young, but for my team, he would be my 3rd guard in a 3 guard rotation only if the other 2 guards are great passers. Fortunately for the Wizards Jordan Crawford averaged 4.2 Assists in a 36 minute average.

Nick Young's Stats say do not break the bank for him. Simple numbers say that Marcus Thornton and Rodney Stuckey should demand alot more money than Nick Young. They are definitely more productive. They are simply better all around players. The Stats definitely back it up.

Assists per 36 minutes:

Nick Young: 1.3

Eric Gordon: 4.2

Marcus Thornton: 3.2

Rodney Stuckey: 6.0

Rebounds per 36 minutes:

Nick Young: 3.1

Eric Gordon: 2.8

Marcus Thornton: 4.4

Rodney Stuckey: 3.1

Steals per 36 minutes:

Nick Young: 0.8

Eric Gordon: 1.2

Marcus Thornton: 1.6

Rodney Stuckey: 1.3

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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