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A New Statistic the Big Three Excel At

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USA Today has developed a new stat for individual players: the Team Player Quotient (TPQ) a measurement of everything BUT scoring and assists. The goal is to measure the best team players. Not surprisingly, only one team, the Nets, has three players in the top five at their positions. Richard Jefferson is third and Carter fifth among the shooting guards-small forwards. Jason Kidd is third among point guards.