Anyone who's ever watched Dominic McGuire at work knows that he's not ever going to be mistaken for an offensive powerhouse in the NBA. Thankfully, he's well-aware of this and does what he can to help the team in other areas. Especially in a season that was lost early on, he could've tried to do more to help his own cause, but he didn't and probably kept the Wizards from being an even worse outfit this season.
It's hard to get recognition for the doing the little things right in a season where so many of the big things are going wrong, but his play hasn't gone unnoticed. In a post over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Jon Nichols broke down the "selfishness" of every player in the league. Here's how he came up with his calculations:
To come up with the rating was actually quite simple. First, I divided a player’s total field goal attempts by their number of assists. I then found their ranking among players of their position. Finally, I translated this ranking to a stat on a 0-10 scale.
Once all the stat-crunching was done, the player who came out with the best ratio at small forward and earned a 0 rating for selfishness was none other than Dominic McGuire. He joins Jason Kidd, Mike Miller, Fabricio Oberto, and Ronny Turiaf on the All-Unselfish Team.
For those of you wondering, here's how the rest of the team fared with their respective selfishness ratings, from least selfish to most selfish:
- Juan Dixon = 0.46
- DeShawn Stevenson = 0.93
- Darius Songaila = 1.47
- Caron Butler = 1.53
- Andray Blatche = 3.10
- Javaris Crittenton = 3.18
- Mike James = 7.10
- Antawn Jamison = 7.35
- Nick Young = 9.02
- JaVale McGee = 9.82
Sadly, Oleksiy Pecherov didn't get enough minutes for his numbers to be calculated, but that might be a good thing since I'm sure it would've thrown Jon's curve completely off kilter.