Friday, May 06, 2011

Hidden Nugget -- Danny Fortson's 2004-05 Playoff Season

In his entire career, Danny Fortson played in the playoffs only one year: 2004-05 with Seattle. His statistics during that 11 game playoff run are nothing short of astounding


Season G MP FG FGA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% FT%

2004-05 11 105 12 21 12 15 5 26 0 3 1 13 42 36 .571 .800



THE GOOD -- Fortson played about 9 minutes a game. He shot 57% from the floor and 80% from the line, he got about 2.5 rebounds a game and actually tried on defense (3 steals, 1 block).

The BAD -- 0 assists in 11 games and 105 minutes.

THE VERY VERY UGLY -- Fortson had 13 turnovers to go with his 0 assists. He also committed 42 fouls -- 4 per game. If you multiply Fortson's stats by 4 to approximate a 40 minute performance, he would have committed 16 fouls a game and turned the ball over 4 times a game while NEVER registering an assist. His turnover percentage is estimated at 32% (turns the ball over once per every three times he touched it).

Should have been on my all-time worst assist to turnover performances.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&type=totals&per_minute_base=36&lg_id=NBA&is_playoffs=Y&year_min=&year_max=&franch_id=&season_start=1&season_end=-1&age_min=0&age_max=99&height_min=0&height_max=99&birth_country_is=Y&birth_country=&is_active=&is_hof=&pos=&qual=&c1stat=ast&c1comp=lt&c1val=0&c2stat=tov&c2comp=gt&c2val=8&c3stat=g&c3comp=gt&c3val=1&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&c5stat=&c5comp=gt&c6mult=1.0&c6stat=&order_by=ws

The ridiculous foul rate by Fortson, however, does not approach the foul rate of almost 5 per game in under 10 minutes a game by Antoine Carr during the 1998-99 playoffs. Jim McIlvaine anyone? Don Reid? Pat Cummings?
http://bkref.com/tiny/d6LdW

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