Originally Posted by tmacattack33
I haven't seen many Spurs games, but i hope your claims are not being made because you see his stats at 30 minutes per game and are extrapolating that to 40 minutes per game...it doesn't work like that.
If he was forced to play 40 minutes per game, he'd have to lower his energy level and he won't get his valuable rest time on the bench. His overall production per minute would go down immensely.
Duncan is putting up these numbers in 30.4 mins
17.8 pts / 10.2 rebs / 2.4 asst / 0.8 stl / 2.6 blks / 51.3%FG / 79.2%FT / 1.6 TO / 1.8 PF
which is comparable to Dwight Howard's in 36.7 mins
18.2 pts / 11.9 reb / 1.9 asst / 1.0 stl / 2.6 blks / 57.9%FG / 49.2%FT / 3.3 TO / 3.7 PF