Sunday, January 1, 2012

STOB's Rubio Watch: Rookie Comparison with Steve Nash

Stats Schmats: Ricky Rubio is definitely fun to watch.

With the help of basketball-reference.com for the rest of the rookie season of Ricky Rubio I will be posting game by game stats of Ricky in his rookie year as it goes, and the correlating stats of a few All Star PG's in the league.  This will be interesting to see as Ricky has a ton of expectations and hype coming in so to keep it all in check (or exceed the expectations) we will check him out versus some great players to see how he is doing.


Ricky Rubio through 4 games:

27.5 minutes per game
9.5 ppg
7.25 apg
4.25 rbs

Sidebar -

For today the stats are pretty mundane as far as their depth.  My goal would be to get better stats, and Basketball Reference will allow for that but today due to me needing to post today to live up to my NewYear's resolution of posting everyday in 2012, I had to keep them pretty simple.  So without me having time to let Basketball Reference update tomorrow I will post these stats and moving forward, trust me, the stats will be better.

Back to the Post - 

First comparison will be a guy that I think many have compared Rubio to, Mr. Steve Nash.

So let's take a look at Nash's stats in his first four NBA games his rookie season with Phoenix:

Steve Nash's Rookie Year through 4 games:

9.25 minutes per game
3.25 ppg
.75 apg
0.25 rpg

Now it is a bit unfair to Nash, as he didn't come in with the same expectations as Rubio did and obviously didn't get the same amount of minutes as Rubio has.  Yet, it is a good thing to look at for Wolves fans when Rubio does struggle.  

I'll be comparing Rubio to others like Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and more NBA All Stars.  

After 4 games, Ricky is looking like he could be something special, just as he was hyped up to be.  As a TPup fan, I am hoping he can keep it up.  Stats don't tell the whole story on Rubio but they are a part of the game and should be interesting to track all season long.

Happy New Year STOB'ers.  It is going to be a great 2012.

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