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Player Comparison #9

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In his two years with the Orlando Magic, Marcin Gortat has gone from worthless bench warmer to valuable role player. If you would have asked fans last season if they would have wanted Gortat to hang around for the long-term, I'm pretty sure the answer would have been one of indifference. Now? Those same fans are begging and pleading Gortat to remain with the team. Funny how things work.

 

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear Gortat will be around for much longer, due to the fact he has priced himself out of Orlando and also due to the fact the Magic have made it their main priority to re-sign Hedo Turkoglu with the money available right now. Regardless, while Gortat is still around, it's only fitting that I play a game. 

 

Player A:

Season A - 

Per 36 minutes

PPG (13.2)

RPG (11.1)

BPG (1.8)

 

Per 48 minutes

TS% (57.1%)

eFG% (52.0%)

Total Rebound % (17.3%)

Block % (3.6%)

 

Player B:

Season B - 

Per 36 minutes

PPG (10.9)

RPG (13.0)

BPG (2.4)

 

Per 48 minutes

TS% (58.0%)

eFG% (57.2%)

Total Rebound % (20.4%)

Block % (4.7%)

 

One of these players is indeed Marcin Gortat. The other player, however, can not be named. This individual is like and unlike Gortat in a number of ways. That's all that can be said. 

 

Can you decipher who is who? Make your choice. 

 

Click after the jump to see the results.

 

[Share your guess in the comments section, if you'd like].

 

Dwight Howard:

2004-2005 Season - 

Per 36 Minutes

PPG (13.2)

RPG (11.1)

BPG (1.8)

 

Per 48 Minutes

TS% (57.1%)

eFG% (52.0%)

Total Rebound % (17.3%)

Block % (3.6%)

 

Marcin Gortat:

2008-2009 Season - 

Per 36 Minutes

PPG (10.9)

RPG (13.0)

BPG (2.4)

 

Per 48 Minutes

TS% (58.0%)

eFG% (57.2%)

Total Rebound % (20.4%)

Block % (4.7%)

 

If you guessed Howard as the connection to Gortat, congratulations, you have won the game.

 

But if you didn't, be lucky that the penalty isn't impending death.

 

Until next time.