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Your weekly Rubio


Saw a thing about Rubio in the paper recently and got to wondering how our Golden Boy is doing. Using Hollinger's euro-transfer formula (all per minute: scoring -25%, reb +18%, ast +31%, fg% -12%), Rubio numbers suggest that he is shaping up to be something of a Jason Kidd clone.

Here are his raw numbers in 17 games (19.4 min/game) this season:

4.9 pts/gm, 4.7 ast/gm, 2.4 reb/gm, 1.9 stl/gm

Shooting: (.467 eFG overall)

.432 on 2's on 2.2 attempts/game

.348 on 3's on 1.4 attempts/game

.875 on ft's on 1.9 attempts/game

 

Adjusting those numbers using Hollinger's formula and displaying them per/36 minute production yields:

6.9 pts/36 min, 11.5 ast/36 min, 5.2 reb/36 min, and 2.7 stl/36 min, .411 eFG (probably not precise-this is simply the 12% worse value Hollinger uses on fg% applied to eFG).

 

This makes me wonder if Rubio might not become the proto-typical triangle PG if he comes here. He excels at passing, court vision, spacing, and seems to have an intuitive feel for getting teammates in the right spots and hitting them with a pass. Furthermore, the triangle would really help mitigate his weaknesses: athleticism in driving to the hoop and his poor shooting numbers, and his iso offense game. If the triangle is about spacing and hitting guys who are cutting and moving, and taking the open shot, few would surpass Rubio as a facilitator. Add in his superior size (length) and anticipation instincts and he could flourish in this system.

 

So my next question becomes (assuming this assessment of Rubio is more or less correct)-do the Wolves move forward banking on Rubio as their PG or one of the Sessions/Flynn? I think this is important because it influences the draft/FA strategy. If Rubio is your guy, then you need to surround him with shooters, scorers, and athletic guys who can get to the basket. In other words, a guy like Gay who's primarily a scorer might be valued a little more because he'll help offset the lack of scoring from Rubio. On the other side, if Flynn/Sessions is your guy, perhaps you look for a little more of an efficient two-way guy (a Turner or Ronnie Brewer type). Then again, on this team, perhaps talent is talent no matter the position, so simply get the BPA in the draft and the best value on the FA market.

 

Here's Pekovic's numbers, for what it's worth:

In 12 games (20.8 min/game) this season:

14.6 pts/gm, .75 ast/gm, 4 reb/gm, .67 blk/gm

Shooting: (.674 eFG overall)

.674 on 2's on 7.2 attempts/game

.000 on 3's on 0 attempts/game

.686 on ft's on 7.2 attempts/game

Adjusting those numbers using Hollinger's formula and displaying them per/36 minute production yields:

19 pts/36 min, 1.7 ast/36 min, 8.2 reb/36 min, and .72 blk/36 min, .593 eFG (probably not precise-this is simply the 12% worse value Hollinger uses on fg% applied to eFG).

 

Looks pretty good, eh?

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