By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 8:34 pm in Uncategorized.
Some of you may think I’m crazy for even posing the question. But I was just talking with a die-hard Warriors fan who posed this interesting question to me. There is no question who is the better player. But taking away age, contract situation, other abilities on the court and just going on pure ability to score. Who is better: Ellis or Maggette?
Does Ellis get the nod since he leads the team in scoring? Or does Maggette get the nod because he scores more efficiently?
Is it Ellis because he can score in more ways? Or is it Maggette because he’s so good at his specialized way of scoring?
Check out Maggette’s numbers lately, furnished by the Dubs:
* Maggette is one of six (6) players to average 18+ points and shoot at least 53% this season (Amare Stoudemire, Tim Duncan, Carlos Boozer, David Lee and Steve Nash). Maggette and Nash are the only perimeter players (Can we call Maggette a perimeter player since he primarily plays PF? LOL)
* Only seven players this year average at least 15.0 points and shoot at least 50% from field and 80% from the line: Maggette, Chris Paul, Zach Randolph, Steve Nash, Kevin Garnett, Paul Gasol and Carl Landry.