Metrics 101: Ranking a NBA’s Top 10 Free Agents This Summer

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    Age: 23

    Type of Free Agency: Restricted

    2017-18 Per-Game Stats: 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.9 blocks

    2017-18 Advanced Metrics: 122.79 TPA, 24.5 PER, 10.1 WS, 6.6 RPM Wins

    Though Paul George is a determined star, Clint Capela has one apportionment of his resume operative clearly in his advantage: age. 

    During his dermatitis deteriorate for a Houston Rockets, he’s already played like he’s honourable of a max contract, and he’s still only 23 years old. Whoever ponies adult for his subsequent pact—probably a Rockets—can do so with certainty that he’ll possibly continue handling during this considerable turn or make serve strides toward apropos one of a game’s truly chosen centers.

    After all, take a gander during a exclusive list of other 5s to acquire during slightest 10 win shares during their age-23 seasons via NBA history: 

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Walt Bellamy
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Dave Cowens
  • Alex Groza
  • Al Horford
  • Dwight Howard
  • Neil Johnston
  • Ed Macauley
  • Moses Malone
  • Bob McAdoo
  • Yao Ming
  • Bill Russell
  • Wes Unseld

If we forsaken those names into a hat, you’d have a improved possibility during picking a mythological figure than not. And if we came adult with one of a obtuse inclusions, he’d still be a multi-time All-Star (Groza, who had one All-Star coming in dual veteran seasons, is a sole exception). 

That’s a form of association Capela is gripping these days as he leads a joining in field-goal percentage, thrives as an jaunty hurl male and creates staggering improvements on defense. 

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