Wednesday, August 20, 2008

GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE

Do the Warriors have future superstars among their ranks? Is a core of Ellis, Biedrins, Randolph, Wright good enough to eventually win a title? Read the following 3 part series on NBADraft.net by Robert W. McChesney and see how vital the superstar is to a team with their sights focused on winning a Championship. History has shown that you're just spinning your wheels if you don't have a superstar or two to carry you to the promised land.


The Superstar Theory: Revisited and Supercharged, Part 1

The Superstar Theory: Revisited and Supercharged, Part 2
The Superstar Theory: Revisited and Supercharged, Part 3


Basic scoring and determination of Superstar status


1. MVP voting

MVP: 15 points
MVP 2nd: 13 points
MVP 3rd: 11 points
MVP 4th: 9 points
MVP 5th: 7 points
MVP 6th-10th: 5 points
MVP 11th-15th: 3 points


2. All-NBA teams

First team all-NBA: 10 points
Second team all-NBA: 5 points
Third team all-NBA: 3 points


3. All-Defense teams

First team all-Defense: 3 points
Second-team all-Defense: 2 points

4. Defensive Player of the Year

DPOY: 2 points


Partial List of Superstars
average points over career

GOLD MEDAL
1. M. Jordan = 23.8
2. K. Abdul-Jabbar = 21.8
3. T. Duncan = 21.7
4. B. Russell = 21.2
5. L. Bird = 20.7
6. W. Chamberlain = 18.5
7. S. O'Neal = 18.4
11. M. Johnson = 17.5
12. K. Bryant = 16.4
18. L. James = 13.8
19. K. Garnett = 13.6

SILVER MEDAL
22. J. Erving = 12.3 (counting ABA years = 15.3)
23. D. Nowitzki = 12.1
24. S. Nash = 11.9
27. C. Barkley = 11.1
30. T. McGrady = 9.9
31. J. Kidd = 9.3
34. R. Barry = 9.0
38. A. Iverson = 8.3
39. C. Paul = 8.3
42. B. Wallace = 7.6
44. D. Wayde = 7.0

BRONZE MEDAL
50. A. Mourning = 6.9
51. G. Hill = 6.8
52. A. Stoudemire = 6.6
58. I. Thomas = 5.9
59. D. Howard = 5.5
62. C. Webber = 5.2
67. T. Hardaway = 4.7
69. J. O'Neal = 4.4
70. N. Thurmond = 4.3
73. G. Arenas = 3.8
76. K. McHale = 3.7
76. C. Billups = 3.7

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