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  Tale of the Tape
  Chris Mullin Isiah Thomas
Pos F-G G
Height 6-6 6-1
Weight 200 180
Draft 1985 (7th) 1981 (2nd)
Debut Nov 6, 1985 Oct 30, 1981
Years 16 13
All-Star 5 12
All-NBA 4 (1/2/1) 5 (3/2/0)
All-Def 0 0
MVP 0 0
Champ 0 2
HoF Yes Yes
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Chris Mullin Isiah Thomas
1 12.2 11.2
2 10.8 9.1
3 10.6 8.8
4 10.2 7.6
5 7.6 7.6
6 7.1 7.4
7 5.2 7.0
8 5.1 6.7
9 4.9 5.8
10 4.7 3.7
11 6.7 3.4
12 4.0 2.3
13 2.9 0.2
14 1.7
15 1.7
16 0.3
Wt Sum** 72.0 63.4

* Adjusted for schedule length
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Chris Mullin Isiah Thomas
G 986 979
MP 32163 35516
PTS 17911 18822
TRB 4034 3478
AST 3450 9061
STL 1530 1861
BLK 549 249
TOV 2315 3682
 Per Game
MP 32.6 36.3
PTS 18.2 19.2
TRB 4.1 3.6
AST 3.5 9.3
STL 1.6 1.9
BLK 0.6 0.3
TOV 2.3 3.8
 Shooting
FG% .509 .452
3P% .384 .290
eFG% .540 .465
FT% .865 .759
TS% .594 .516
 Advanced
PER 18.8 18.1
TRB% 6.9 5.3
AST% 16.5 37.4
STL% 2.3 2.5
BLK% 1.1 0.4
TOV% 13.3 16.8
USG% 22.2 25.3
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 69.2 41.2
DWS 23.8 39.5
WS 93.1 80.7
WS/48 .139 .109

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Chris Mullin Isiah Thomas
G 71 111
MP 2057 4216
PTS 982 2261
TRB 237 524
AST 148 987
STL 74 234
BLK 45 38
TOV 136 369
 Per Game
MP 29.0 38.0
PTS 13.8 20.4
TRB 3.3 4.7
AST 2.1 8.9
STL 1.0 2.1
BLK 0.6 0.3
TOV 1.9 3.3
 Shooting
FG% .495 .441
3P% .409 .346
eFG% .540 .463
FT% .859 .769
TS% .589 .520
 Advanced
PER 15.7 19.8
TRB% 6.7 7.1
AST% 11.3 37.4
STL% 1.8 2.9
BLK% 1.4 0.6
TOV% 14.0 14.5
USG% 20.5 26.2
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 2.6 5.5
DWS 1.2 7.1
WS 3.8 12.5
WS/48 .088 .143

123 ≡ incomplete data