Last night's best NBA game was surprisingly the Blazers-Bobcats game. It was high scoring and Luke Babbitt out of all people hit the game-tying three and then broke the Bobcats heart with another three in overtime for a Blazers victory. The highlight of the night though was Byron Mullens making a poster out of LaMarcus Aldridge. Seriously!
I asked this question on Twitter last night right after that dunk. Can someone explain Byron Mullens to me? It seems like he can average about 10 points and 10 rebounds a night but he's really not a very good player. And then you dig a little deeper into his stats. For example he went 5-for-14 from the field last night. That would be fine if he was a guard. He's not though. He's a 7-foot center. He also went 2-for-6 shooting three's last night. Once again he's not a guard.
Look at his season totals. You don't have to be an NBA stat geek to know a 37% field goal percentage is terrible for a person who plays center. Or that he takes way too many three's and doesn't make nearly enough of him. Mullens PER is 13 which I'm guessing is bad (I have no idea what PER even is). Mullens is a prime example of "He looks better than what he really is". Or an exmaple of "Sometimes points and rebounds don't tell the entire story" type of guy. Or basically Mullens is the poor man's Spencer Hawes and I wouldn't want to be any man's Spencer Hawes. But sweet dunk last night Byron.
(Video via The Big Lead)