The Wednesday Showdown, 3-16-11


So here we go again: two players, going head-to-head to throw a curve into your conceptions of players.

Player A is a Sixer, Player B is someone else. And Player A should be easy to get. Answers after the jump.

Player A: 13.6 PPG, 6.1 AST, 4.0 REB, 44.4% FG, 35.2% 3FG, 79.3% FT, 1.5 STL

Player B: 19.5 PPG, 8.6 AST, 3.7 REB, 44.2% FG, 43.3% 3FG, 91.8% FT, 1.3 STL

Player A is Jrue Holiday. It didn’t take rocket science to figure this out. I wrote about him yesterday, and all of these numbers appeared in that entry.

Player B is tricky, though, since the only stat that applies to this year is the free throw percentage. Player B is…

Chauncey Billups

I can tell you that these numbers were never achieved in one year by Chauncey. They are his career highs, in every category. I’ve compared Jrue to Chauncey in the past, and these would be what Chauncey has done at his best. How many of these will Jrue potentially reach?

I think he can get points (probably consistently – I’m bullish on his scoring potential) and assists. He already has higher rebounds and steals. He probably won’t ever be as good of a free throw shooter, while in a lucky year he might hit that 3-point percentage. While not carbon copies, a 20-point, 7-to-8 assist prime is not out of the question. While maybe lacking the name power that Billups had a few years ago, he can probably produce as well as or better than our best comparison for his potential.

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