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2. Tim Duncan (2069)
3. Kevin Garnett (1989)
4. Kevin Durant (1966)
5. Steve Nash (1959)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Arnie Risen Russell Westbrook
Pos C-F G
Height 6-9 6-3
Weight 200 187
Draft 2008 (4th)
Debut Nov 6, 1948 Oct 29, 2008
Years 10 6
All-Star 4 3
All-NBA 1 (0/1/0) 3 (0/3/0)
All-Def 0 0
MVP 0 0
Champ 2 0
HoF Yes No
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Arnie Risen Russell Westbrook
1 14.4 11.6
2 11.2 9.4
3 8.9 9.9
4 8.5 6.1
5 6.8 5.2
6 5.6 1.9
7 4.4
8 3.1
9 3.0
10 2.0
Wt Sum** 57.9 40.2

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

  Regular Season
  Arnie Risen Russell Westbrook
G 637 440
MP 12690 14932
PTS 7633 8834
TRB 5011 2171
AST 1058 3045
STL 718
BLK 132
TOV 1547
 Per Game
MP 28.3 33.9
PTS 12.0 20.1
TRB 9.7 4.9
AST 1.7 6.9
STL 1.6
BLK 0.3
TOV 3.5
 Shooting
FG% .381 .433
3P% .305
eFG% .381 .455
FT% .699 .815
TS% .456 .523
 Advanced
PER 16.6 21.1
TRB% 8.4
AST% 36.1
STL% 2.5
BLK% 0.7
TOV% 15.5
USG% 30.1
ORtg 107
DRtg 106
OWS 32.4 25.2
DWS 23.6 17.1
WS 56.0 42.3
WS/48 .119 .136

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  Playoffs
  Arnie Risen Russell Westbrook
G 61 64
MP 1023 2420
PTS 790 1544
TRB 561 387
AST 86 428
STL 112
BLK 21
TOV 228
 Per Game
MP 25.0 37.8
PTS 13.0 24.1
TRB 10.2 6.0
AST 1.4 6.7
STL 1.8
BLK 0.3
TOV 3.6
 Shooting
FG% .385 .421
3P% .286
eFG% .385 .447
FT% .677 .851
TS% .462 .519
 Advanced
PER 16.9 22.7
TRB% 9.2
AST% 7.4 34.7
STL% 2.4
BLK% 0.7
TOV% 13.3
USG% 32.5
ORtg 108
DRtg 108
OWS 2.8 4.8
DWS 3.3 2.1
WS 6.1 6.9
WS/48 .143 .137

123 ≡ incomplete data