Check out this tweet from NBA.com advanced stats writer John Schuhmann:
Biggest EFG% regression from last season: pic.twitter.com/cz5q9U1ygK
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) December 2, 2013
EFG% is field goal percentage adjusted for made three pointers counting 1.5 times what a regular basket does. In the entire league this season, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce rank 1st and 3rd respectively in players with the greatest drop in EFG% from last year. Not only that, but the two future Hall of Famers have each seen a significant statistical decline across the board:
Yes, it's still early in the season, but it's more than likely age is finally catching up to these two. With Pierce now out with a broken hand as well, it seems as though the Celtics picked the right time to deal away their veteran superstars.
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Mark Vandeusen 12/03/2013 01:46:00 AM Tweet