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  Tale of the Tape
  Mark Eaton Vinnie Johnson
Pos C G
Height 7-4 6-2
Weight 275 200
Draft 1982 (72nd) 1979 (7th)
Debut Oct 29, 1982 Oct 16, 1979
Years 11 13
All-Star 1 0
All-NBA 0 0
All-Def 5 (3/2) 0
MVP 0 0
Champ 0 2
HoF No No
Adjusted Win Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Mark Eaton Vinnie Johnson
1 6.6 7.7
2 5.5 5.9
3 5.4 5.9
4 5.3 4.8
5 4.1 4.7
6 4.0 4.2
7 3.8 4.1
8 3.7 3.8
9 3.6 3.2
10 1.9 2.7
11 0.8 2.3
12 1.2
13 0.2
Wt Sum** 36.1 40.1

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

  Regular Season
  Mark Eaton Vinnie Johnson
G 875 984
MP 25169 24308
PTS 5216 11825
TRB 6939 3109
AST 840 3212
STL 368 852
BLK 3064 253
TOV 1293 1569
 Per Game
MP 28.8 24.7
PTS 6.0 12.0
TRB 7.9 3.2
AST 1.0 3.3
STL 0.4 0.9
BLK 3.5 0.3
TOV 1.5 1.6
 Shooting
FG% .458 .464
3P% .000 .254
eFG% .458 .468
FT% .649 .740
TS% .496 .506
 Advanced
PER 10.9 15.2
TRB% 15.0 7.0
AST% 4.3 19.3
STL% 0.7 1.7
BLK% 6.9 0.6
TOV% 19.8 11.8
USG% 10.7 22.2
ORtg
DRtg
OWS -3.2 27.2
DWS 48.0 23.5
WS 44.8 50.8
WS/48 .085 .100

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Mark Eaton Vinnie Johnson
G 74 116
MP 2295 2671
PTS 454 1387
TRB 557 364
AST 52 306
STL 35 65
BLK 210 22
TOV 81 142
 Per Game
MP 31.0 23.0
PTS 6.1 12.0
TRB 7.5 3.1
AST 0.7 2.6
STL 0.5 0.6
BLK 2.8 0.2
TOV 1.1 1.2
 Shooting
FG% .489 .453
3P% .274
eFG% .489 .460
FT% .639 .754
TS% .525 .495
 Advanced
PER 10.7 15.8
TRB% 13.8 7.7
AST% 3.1 18.7
STL% 0.8 1.2
BLK% 5.6 0.5
TOV% 15.8 9.2
USG% 9.6 25.0
ORtg
DRtg
OWS 0.7 2.5
DWS 3.3 3.0
WS 4.0 5.4
WS/48 .084 .098

123 ≡ incomplete data