About six weeks ago I wrote about the biggest fluke scoring performances in NBA history. This past Friday night we had a new name to add to the mix: Corey Brewer, who’s stunning 51-point performance bested his previous career high by 22 points.
Please read the blog post linked above for complete details, but just to summarize a player’s “fluke” score is determined using the following formula:
(Pts – Avg)2 / Avg
where “Avg” is the player’s season scoring average.
Continue reading The Biggest Fluke Scoring Performances in NBA History (Update)
Horace Grant had a career year in 1991-92, averaging 14.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, shooting a career-high .578 from the field, and he was one of just six players with at least 100 steals and at least 100 blocks.
On the surface those numbers appear to be good, not great, yet he finished the season third in the NBA with 14.1 win shares, and his average of .237 win shares per 48 minutes was good for third as well.
How did this happen? How did a player like Grant manage to contribute so much to the bottom line?
Continue reading The Horace Grant Conundrum