Shock Defeat wrote:
TravisScott55 wrote:Russell Westbrook making 3rd team over Lowry is a joke.
WB: 27, 8, and 7 on 47% shooting
KL: 19, 5, and 7.5 on 42% shooting
So Russ average 8 more points, 3 more rebounds, almost the same assists AND was more efficient than lowry
Russ is NOT more efficient that Lowry in any form of the word, in any statistical category.
eFG% is the best measure we have of who is the most efficient scorer
Lowry - .518
Westbrook - .497
AST/TO Ratio is probably a good scope for who is a more productive playmaker (per 100 possessions):
Lowry - 2.45/1
Westbrook - 1.57/1
Westbrook being more efficient is simply not true.
Lowry is also better at every other facet of basketball with the exception of finishing at the rim in transition.
We could go further into Ortg, Drtg, Team success, PIPM, RPM, OBPM, DBPM, BPM, OWS, DWS, VORP, WS, WS/48, yada yada yada, but there is no point because if anyone actually thinks Westbrook is a better player then Lowry, nothing we can say will matter despite all the evidence presented. It's not true, has never been true, and will never be true no matter how many OMG SICK DUNKzZzZzZ highlight videos of Westbrook are on Youtube.
It's not even close. It's an absolute joke. And it's totally unfair to Lowry that these "experts" can't tell the difference between a great basketball player and a high usage chucker. And people wonder why there is such a passionate group that defends Lowry as being the most underrated player in the NBA. Well, crap like this is it in a nutshell.