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Last week I asked a question about players who were capable of getting triple-doubles. Today I want to ask a question based on a term that is often thrown around in sports: 'pound for pound'.
Back in the day, we used to hear about how Allen Iverson was, 'pound for pound', the "best scorer in the league" (of course, I beg to differ on that one). Frequently, boxers (the athletes, not the undergarments) are referred to as the best 'pound for pound' fighters. So, given my interest in basketball and the Toronto Raptors, what I want to know is, pound for pound, who are the most productive players in the history of the franchise?
To calculate this number, all we have to do is take a player's Wins Produced (graciously shared with me by Nerd Numbers) and divide that number by said player's weight in pounds. Being Canadian and all, I would totally use kilograms instead of the outdated and illogical imperial units, but, sadly, my data is all in pounds...and besides, the question is about 'pound for pound'! No place for kilograms here.
(As an aside, I'd also like to point out to non-Canadian readers that, actually, when measuring body weights, Canadians tend to prefer pounds anyways. I blame this illogical stance on yankee influence)
In this case, I'm going to take seasonal WP numbers instead of all-time numbers. Most players don't stick around Toronto for very long, so this gives us something a bit more interesting.
So, pound for pound, which players have had the most productive seasons in Toronto? Only seven players are responsible for the top 10 seasons in this stat. Can you name them?
Update - here are the answers to this week's question (highlight below to reveal):
Jose Calderon, Donyell Marshall, Chris Bosh, Doug Christie, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, Jamario Moon