Weakest Finals starters?

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Mike G
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Weakest Finals starters?

Post by Mike G » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Since 1984, 60 players who started at least half of their teams' games in the Finals, with avg Game Score less than 5.0
Sorted chronologically, winners/losers. Per36 refers to Pts/Reb/Ast:

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year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
1986   Lewis Lloyd   Hou   6   22  .423  12.4   3.0   4.6   3.3
1988   Rick Mahorn   Det   7   11  .467  11.2   8.3    .5   2.1
1989   Mark Aguirre  Det   4   27  .411  10.1   8.1   2.0   3.7
1990  Dennis Rodman  Det   2   20  .418   4.1  10.0   1.4   1.6
1990   Mark Aguirre  Det   3   24  .442  14.4   5.4   1.2   4.3

1991   Byron Scott   LAL   4   35  .402   4.6   1.8   1.8   1.5
1992   B Cartwright  Chi   6   25  .510   9.1   5.7   2.1   3.2
1993   B Cartwright  Chi   6   21  .409   7.3   5.3   2.8   3.4
1993   Mark West     Phx   6   22  .616   9.4   7.2   1.1   4.8
1994   Kenny Smith   Hou   7   25  .505   7.9   2.0   4.4   3.8

year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
1996   F Brickowski  Sea   3   11  .278   2.6   6.4   1.6  -0.5
1996  Ervin Johnson  Sea   3    7  .333   7.2  12.6   1.8   1.7
1997  Dennis Rodman  Chi   6   27  .298   3.1  10.2   2.0   2.4
1997   Luc Longley   Chi   6   22  .582  11.2   6.3   1.9   4.9
1997  Greg Ostertag  Uta   6   22  .429   7.1  12.0    .5   4.6

1998   Luc Longley   Chi   6   22  .491   8.2   8.0   2.5   3.7
1998   Adam Keefe    Uta   3   12  .444   8.3  10.0    .6   2.0
1999   Sean Elliott  SAS   5   36  .427   7.9   3.0   3.0   4.9
1999  Larry Johnson  NYK   5   37  .347   7.4   4.7   1.4   2.3
2000   A.C. Green    LAL   6   17  .623  10.5   7.0   1.0   4.3

year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
2001   Horace Grant  LAL   5   25  .346   7.5   8.1    .9   4.4
2001  Jumaine Jones  Phl   4   12  .500   5.9   5.9    .6   1.5
2001   Tyrone Hill   Phl   5   28  .446   8.4   8.4    .5   3.8
2003   Bruce Bowen   SAS   6   29  .324   4.2   4.0   1.0   1.3
2003   St Jackson    SAS   6   36  .468  10.5   4.2   2.7   3.7
2003  Jason Collins  NJN   6   25  .433   5.2   6.6   1.4   3.2

2004  Devean George  LAL   5   21  .487   9.8   4.8   1.0   3.7
2004   Gary Payton   LAL   5   33  .364   4.5   3.2   4.7   4.1
2004   Karl Malone   LAL   4   31  .375   5.8   8.4   2.6   4.6
2005   Bruce Bowen   SAS   7   39  .522   7.3   2.5   1.9   4.1
2005  Nazr Mohammed  SAS   7   23  .488   7.7   9.6    .0   4.7

year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
2006  Udonis Haslem  Mia   6   29  .483   8.0   7.6    .4   3.4
2006  DeSagana Diop  Dal   6   16  .525   3.8   7.7    .4   1.2
2006   Devin Harris  Dal   3   25  .431  10.8   1.2   4.2   3.0
2006  Adrian Griffin Dal   3   14  .563   7.9   8.3   2.2   3.3

2007  Michael Finley SAS   4   19  .308   7.3   3.9   1.5   1.8
2007   F Oberto      SAS   4   21  .464   7.4   7.4    .9   2.4
2007   Bruce Bowen   SAS   4   42  .417   5.2   4.7   1.1   3.8
2007   Larry Hughes  Cle   2   22  .100   1.6   4.1   1.6  -2.0
2007  Sasha Pavlovic Cle   4   32  .418  11.1   2.8    .9   3.2

year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
2008   K Perkins     Bos   5   18  .601   7.8   7.0    .8   2.9
2008   V Radmanovic  LAL   6   21  .525  12.4   8.2   2.3   4.9
2009   Andrew Bynum  LAL   5   19  .406  11.4   8.0   1.1   3.1
2009   Courtney Lee  Orl   5   18  .430  11.9   2.9    .4   1.9
2010   K Perkins     Bos   6   24  .614   8.9   8.9   1.5   4.9

2011   Joel Anthony  Mia   6   21  .286   2.3   6.1    .6   1.9
2011   Mike Bibby    Mia   5   17  .475   7.9   2.9   2.1   3.0
2012 Thabo Sefolosha OKC   5   26  .388   6.4   2.8   1.4   3.2
2012   K Perkins     OKC   5   23  .489   7.4  10.6    .0   3.8

year    per 36 min   tm   GS  mpg   ts%   Pts   Reb   Ast  GmSc
2013  Udonis Haslem  Mia   3   11  .477   5.1   9.6    .0   0.8
2013  Mario Chalmers Mia   7   32  .509  12.1   3.1   2.4   4.6
2013   Mike Miller   Mia   4   22  .841   8.8   4.5   1.4   4.9
2013  Tiago Splitter SAS   4   15  .509  11.4   4.7   1.0   2.9
2014  Mario Chalmers Mia   4   23  .441   6.8   2.2   4.3   2.1

2015   Andrew Bogut  GSW   3   19  .465   4.9  11.7   2.9   3.5
2015  M Dellavedova  Cle   5   32  .389   8.5   3.0   3.0   2.5
2015  Iman Shumpert  Cle   6   36  .397   6.5   3.9    .7   3.8
2016   Andrew Bogut  GSW   5   12  .471   9.6   9.0   1.8   3.3
2017  Zaza Pachulia  GSW   5   13  .526   8.7   7.6   1.1   1.2
2018   George Hill   Cle   4   29  .446   9.2   2.8   2.8   3.4
http://bkref.com/tiny/rZYjQ
Champs carried 27 such players, losers had 33
By position:

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C    17
C-F   3
F-C   6
F    12
F-G   4
G-F   6
G    12
Teams with such a weak starting G or GF are 3-15 in Finals.

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Re: Weakest Finals starters

Post by Crow » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:23 pm

Game Score of course lacks general shot defense (beyond blocks), help to offense of others (beyond assists) including spacing, picks, movement.

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