Thursday, June 06, 2013

Best Two-Way Players In NBA Playoff History

You need to be in the top 15 in total playoff Defensive Win Shares and the top 15 in total playoff Offensive Win Shares to qualify.

Only 8 guys qualify - two of whom will be playing tonight.


8th best - Larry Bird (9th most DWS and 15th most OWS) = 24 points (lower is better)

7th best - LeBron James (14+7) = 21 points

6th best - Magic Johnson (15+2) = 17 points

5th best - Shaq (10+6) = 16 points

4th best - Wilt (2+11) = 13 points


3rd best - Tim Duncan (3 + 9) = 12 points


2nd best - Kareem (5+3) = 8 points

1st - Michael Jordan (6 + 1) = 7 points


3 comments:

Al Swearengen said...

Someone told me that LeBron James is the best two-way player in NBA history ... but couldn't explain why.

HM said...

He hasn't played as many playoff games as the guy in front of him on the list.

Jordan is probably the best two-way player in NBA history, followed by LeBron.

HM said...

should say "guys" not "guy"