Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has helped keep his team a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs with his shooting and ability to break down opposing defenses off the dribble. There really ought not to be a debate about who the Magic's playoff MVP is to date, and you could make a decent case for him being the league's Most Improved Player in the postseason as well. Here's a quick look at how his stats have improved in the playoffs, and where he stands among his peers in these categories.
(PG Rank, of 68)
(PG Rank, of 29)
|PPG||12.6 (16th)||22.3 (3rd)|
|True Shooting||54.0% (25th)||65.9% (1st)|
|Player Efficiency Rating||15.55 (27th)||28.34 (1st)|
|TO Rate||11.1 (34th)||6.4 (4th)|
|Estimated Wins Added||4.2 (27th)||1.8 (2nd)|
|Usage||22.0 (23rd)||24.2 (7th)|
That sort of uptick in production, especially after an iffy regular season? Crazy. CrazyNuts, even.