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Summer League Matchups v.1

We all know the feeling. The last game of the season has just ended, there are weeks of playoff basketball left, but our lowly Nets are not in it. That only gives us more time that we must endure until we get to see our Nets play basketball again, which none of us are too fond of. Oh but what is this? Summer league coming so soon? It seems like just yesterday free agency opened, and while that has distracted us, the countdown to more basketball has been creeping closer and closer to omega. Yes, the NBA summer league starts tomorrow for our Nets, and we have more than a few reasons to be excited.


FOUR rookies on our starting lineup, and one Terrence Williams, who wowed us as a rookie at the end of last season. There is one matchup for tomorrow's game that everybody should be looking forward to, and yes, you named it: T-Will vs. Turner. First, let's compare college statistics in their last years in college:

 

T-Will:

2008-09 STATS

PPG APG 3P% RPG BPG SPG
12.5 5 .385 8.6 0.8 2.3

Turner:

2009-10 STATS
PPG APG 3P% RPG BPG SPG
20.4 6 .364 9.2 0.9 1.7

 

As you can see, Turner clearly dominates T-Will in most categories shown. Although, in addition to those statistics, Turner has significantly more turnovers (heh, see what I did there?) at 4.4 compared to 2.3, but shoots the ball at a significantly better clip at .519 compared to .431. 

At first you may be thinking, "Turner's stats are better, so why WOULDN'T he embarrass T-Will on the court?" I offer you a different opinion. Although Turner does have better college stats, T-Will does have one year in the NBA under his belt, with a good amount of playing time. I'm not saying that T-Will is going to win this matchup outright, but I think that it should make for an interesting one. 

Now, just to clarify, I do understand that comparing college statistics between a player just drafted and another who has been pro for a year is somewhat nonsensical, if not very, but at the moment it is the only method of comparison we have. If you think comparing their college statistics are completely irrelevant, feel free to ignore my post and think about this question, simply: Who will play better, Turner or T-Will? Makes this post a whole lot simpler, doesn't it? 

What do you think?

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