Rand: New stat calls Rubio worst player in NBA

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  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 12:31 AM

If you’re an NBA fan who is just starting to get comfortable with stats like PER (Player Efficiency Rating), your world might soon be turned upside down.

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Willy53Feb. 7, 14 5:51 AM

Worthless. Build a team with this stuff and it would obviously be a failure. Can't beleive a read the piece.

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jplamp9Feb. 7, 14 5:54 AM

Rubio rating no surprise. He has the worst shooting percentage of any player in the NBA the last 50 years and can't stay in front of his man on defense. Sad thing is Rubio is even worse the last 5 minutes of close games (shooting less than 20%). Hope Adelman reads this article.

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tcstunnerFeb. 7, 14 6:03 AM

@jplamp. You actually believe this article? Then you also believe Love is the 2nd worst player in the NBA? Really? LOL

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mccovey69Feb. 7, 14 7:58 AM

This is a bunch of bunk. However, it would support Ricky's belief that his passing the ball to teammates is better than his shooting it, as he suggested the other day. But really, this is just a silly numbers game.

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FunwatchFeb. 7, 14 9:11 AM

Whether you believe in the numbers game is one thing, but Rubio is no doubt the worst shooting star point guard I have ever seen. This means we cannot rely on him on any close game, which significantly reduces his star value. He would be great on the Globetrotter team, but this is NBA and winning is all that counts. How many stars get benched in the 4th quarter with the game is on the line? I believe the Wolves will trade him after this season.

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lbeezyFeb. 7, 1410:03 AM

Captain hindsight here, but not giving Love the max deal, so we could offer it to Ricky looks foolish now, eh? Rickey IMO does not make the players around him better, he continually turns the ball over, and have a God-awfully flat shot. Can you imagine what a player like Rondo would do with Pek, Love, and Martin?

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andy13tFeb. 7, 1412:57 PM

There's certainly a flaw in the logic to say that Rubio is the "worst player in the NBA" based on this statistic, but there's no disputing the line claiming that any other player taking the same shots he takes would have a better chance to make them. He's attrocious shooting the ball. So it just reaffirms the fact that he has to prove his value in other areas- passing, ball control, defense- which is something he has been hot and cold at doing this season......

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dereksoooFeb. 7, 14 1:22 PM

just remember when rubio came into this league, there is a coach out there who knows how to use him, rubio could be one of the best to ever play, take all these silly points arguments, take your kyrie irving's, you need someone at point to shoot in the last five minutes? that's your standard? give me rubio and let him do whatever he wants out there on the court

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illogicbhFeb. 7, 14 3:13 PM

b-b-b-b-but ricky is so cute! these stats couldnt possibly be true!!!!!!

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drewman3414Feb. 7, 14 4:36 PM

david khan was the worst gm in the history of the nba.the only thing it appeared he did right was picking rubio but obviously he is way over hyped.khan whiffed on everything he did.unreal.i never thought the guy that replaced mcfail would be worse.....

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