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Martell's PER mystifies me -- anyone want to argue that he's been worse than average this year?




13.7? Really?

Admittedly, he is subpar, relative to the avg small forward, in rebounding (by about one board per 48 minutes), and assists (by half an assist). He also averages about half a steal less per 48, but that's offset almost exactly by his lower turnover rate.

Weighing against those seemingly modest deficits, his shooting efficiency is at an elite level this season -- and I don't think I'm using "elite" lightly. His true-shooting percentage is 61 -- 7 full percentage points better than that of the avg small forward. He's averaging 1.4 points per shot. And while he's not a huge usage guy, he's scoring (per 48) just two points less than the average SF.

Don't get me wrong: I don't think Martell is an all-star or anything. And he's been helped out a lot by the team around him this year. But I think he's definitely been better than the average starting SF this year. (Whether he's having a career year is a different question -- I think he probably is.)

Wages of Wins, for comparison, rates him very highly: they attribute more wins to him than any other Wiz player so far this season (taking the whole season into account), and put his wins-per-48 at 0.17, which is very high.

So what does everyone think? Am I overrating Martell? Or is this an example of the (significant) limitations of PER?

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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