Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Jared Jeffries -- Remarkable Longevity, Shitty Production

If you sort by guys since the merger in 1976 who are 6'9" or above and who have under 5.4 points, under 4.4 rebounds and under 1.5 assists a game, yet who have still logged at least 500 NBA games, you will get 20 guys (9 white guys):

http://bkref.com/tiny/8GsVF

Of these NBA Roster Space Eaters, the one who has played the most minutes in the NBA, and it is not close, is Jared Jeffries. He has logged over 1,600 more minutes than his closest competition, Tom Hammonds, Walter McCarty and Adam Keefe.

Now, I ask you, is this level of production worth a $33MM contract? I think my 2006 prediction was a little more accurate than the angry Knicks fan who wrote in to state his love for Jeffries.

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