Player Comparison

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    Player Comparison

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Let's play everyone's favorite game: Whose Stat Line is it Anyway?

    Player A: 8.2 pts, 3.4 reb, 20.4 mpg, 40.5 FG%, 20.6 3PT%, 12.8 PER

    Player B: 6.5 pts, 4.3 reb, 18.1 mpg, 42.3 FG%, 30.8 3PT%, 12.3 PER

    Hint: Both are rookie stat lines, 15 years apart. You have 30 seconds, good luck.

    [Jeopardy theme music]


    Player A is Dirk Nowitzki's rookie line in 47 games for the Dallas Mavericks during the 1998-99 campaign. Player B is Kelly Olynyk's stat line through 41 games this season for theBoston Celtics.

    Now, let's be explicitly clear here: We are NOT suggesting that Olynyk is going to be an 11-time All-Star or league and Finals MVP who spends his entire career in one jersey. But consider this exercise a friendly reminder that it takes a little time for every rookie to find his place in the NBA.

    Read the rest of the story here:

    Pretty interesting, it goes to show even the greatest of players can struggle as a Rookie

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    Re: Player Comparison

    This comparison is very interesting, but 2 improtant facts are not considered besides Dirk's legendary work ethic:

    1) Dirk was much younger than Kelly in his rookie season and had also to get used to the US.

    2) Dirk's release is much higher than Kelly's. He can get the shot of against anyone, not so sure about Olynik.

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    Re: Player Comparison

    KO is a nice player but, I don't think hes' Dirk 2.0. Nowitzki is a legit top 100 player all time. It would be nice if KO could produce like Dirk but that's asking a lot.

    We almost draftes Dirk but Dallas snagged the pick before us and got PP, I always wondered what if Dallas picked Pierce and we picked Nowitzki.

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    Re: Player Comparison

    He isn't going to be Nowitski but he does have a lot of skills. Look at Brad Miller. Miller shot well from the outside and could pass, but he couldn't put it on the floor like Oly. Miller played for years and made 2 all star teams.

    No one can tell me that Oly can't be better than Miller.