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Old 06-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #16
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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Yeah...no, Magic wouldn't average 26 PPG.

I agree. A team where Magic is the #1 scoring option he is gonna put up points in the LOW 20's. Give him a team where he has 2 guys who can create their own shot and get you 20-25 on any given night then Magic puts up around 16-18 points a game.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #17
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In this era? The'd team up and laugh throughout the Finals as they spank LeBron/Wade/Bosh.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #18
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

The league is different now. For example. In 1988, the year Bird avg.30 ppg, the Celtics team he played on took 6905 shots. That was fourth lowest for that year. In 2013, 6905 FGA would place a team third.

Theres no way Bird would be able to get up enough shots to come close to 30 ppg. The same applies to rebounds and assists. And dont forget FTs dont count as a FGA. So a portion of the points off FTs woukd be negated as well

24/8/6 for Bird

17/6/10 for Magic
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #19
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

No way he could get up enough shots?

what are you saying will stop him exactly? A lack of posessions?

You think he couldnt just...shoot on a higher percentage of them?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #20
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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The league is different now. For example. In 1988, the year Bird avg.30 ppg, the Celtics team he played on took 6905 shots. That was fourth lowest for that year. In 2013, 6905 FGA would place a team third.

Theres no way Bird would be able to get up enough shots to come close to 30 ppg. The same applies to rebounds and assists. And dont forget FTs dont count as a FGA. So a portion of the points off FTs woukd be negated as well

24/8/6 for Bird

17/6/10 for Magic
Wtf are you talking about?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #21
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

bird - 33ppg/9rpg/6apg

magic - 23ppg/8rpg/13apg

jordan - 39ppg/6rpg/5apg

prime kobe - 37ppg/6reb/5apg
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #22
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Wtf are you talking about?
Can you count? Its all relative. The league is different now when compared to the 80s. How can he avg 30 ppg in an era where theres less shot opportunities?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #23
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Can you count? Its all relative. The league is different now when compared to the 80s. How can he avg 30 ppg in an era where theres less shot opportunities?
All he needs to do is take more Fga. What if he on a horrible team. He the only one taking more FGA not the team itself. He can take the same amount of shots he did before he the team and coach gives him greenlight.
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

You really believe his personal shots drop at the same rate the NBA average does?

You think guys like AI who shot 25 times in a slow league in the early 2000s would take 30-32 shots a night in the 80s west?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

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Can you count? Its all relative. The league is different now when compared to the 80s. How can he avg 30 ppg in an era where theres less shot opportunities?

Kobe, LeBron, Melo, and Durant can manage to do it, why not Bird?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:54 PM   #26
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Default Re: What would Larry Bird and Magic average in this Era?

Bird has talked about how the rules has made the game different, and talked about how his game would be different.
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The league is different now. For example. In 1988, the year Bird avg.30 ppg, the Celtics team he played on took 6905 shots. That was fourth lowest for that year. In 2013, 6905 FGA would place a team third.

Theres no way Bird would be able to get up enough shots to come close to 30 ppg. The same applies to rebounds and assists. And dont forget FTs dont count as a FGA. So a portion of the points off FTs woukd be negated as well

24/8/6 for Bird

17/6/10 for Magic

There were no Charlotte Bobcats when they played.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:24 AM   #28
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beard 30 ppg 8 rebs 6 assist

magic 20 12 7
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:28 AM   #29
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You really believe his personal shots drop at the same rate the NBA average does?

You think guys like AI who shot 25 times in a slow league in the early 2000s would take 30-32 shots a night in the 80s west?
My point is exactly that. Iverson was considered a chucker. Bird wasnt. Iverson taking 25 shots in the early 00s was equivalent to taking probably 28 in the 80s. And mind you that was Birds max.

If Bird took roughly 20 shots in a league that avg about 7100 shots per team, how is he gonna get the same 20 in a league where the avg team takes about 6500?
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You really believe his personal shots drop at the same rate the NBA average does?

You think guys like AI who shot 25 times in a slow league in the early 2000s would take 30-32 shots a night in the 80s west?
Yes, why is that so hard to believe? I don't think your numbers are quite right, but yes he would take more shots.
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