Jordan Mickey leads the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating (and by a large margin)

Jordan Mickey made his third appearance of the season during garbage time of the Celtics' 113-99 win over the Timberwolves Monday.  The rookie drained an elbow jumper for two points on 1-for-1 shooting in his one minute of action.

Mickey's career NBA stat line now stands as follows: 6 minutes, 2-of-3 field goals, 3-of-3 free throws, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block.  If you project that out to starter-minutes (36 per game?) it equates to an average of 42 points, 18 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 blocks.  Not bad, right?

Obviously that's not how things work, but Mickey's spectacular efficiency in his small sample of playing time has led to this amusing statistical anomaly:

I'd say Danny Ainge should get on the phone with Golden State and explore a Mickey for Steph Curry deal, but maybe this Luis Montero guy in Portland is a better option?

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