01-22-2013, 10:59 PM
NBA Legend and Hall of Famer
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Midvale, Utah, U.S.A.
Re: Gordon Hayward hits game-winner to beat Kings
How good has Gordon been over his young career?
Well, here's the complete list of players (from 2001-2002 till now) who are
6'9 and shorter, who by the age of 23 have at least:
- played in 4,300 total minutes
- scored 1,700 total points
gotten 485 total rebounds
- dished out 375 assists
- made 100 threes
- have 100 steals
- and 80 blocks
- while shooting 45 fg%
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, Derrick Rose, Andrei Kirilenko, and Gordon Hayward.
And Hayward did it one year earlier that most of the guys on that list. (N.B.
There are a group of players who made it for most of those categories but missed
out on a few, and they were Josh Smith, Paul George, Nicolas Batum, Luol Deng, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, and Russell Westbrook to name a few.)
Does that mean that
Gordon is in the same category as all of these players? Well, at the tender age
of 22 -- yes. By the numbers he is. Indubitably so if he was also put out there
on the floor with a chance to touch the ball.