Was going to post this in the All-Star blog but wanted to open a new discussion on this topic. I did some research on Yahoo Sports so I don't have the actual numbers for JLin as a starter. He might even be more efficient as a starter. One of the criteria I use to measure a player's scoring ability is how many shot attempts he needs to get his points. If one gets 20-25 shots per game and only gets 20-25 points, it's not very efficient obviously. So I took the total points a player scored for last season and divided it by his total shot attempts (since this will account for someone who gets to the line a lot but shoots a low percentage from the field and for guys who take and make a lot of 3's). Here are my results for these prominent wing players (can't compare with C and PFs since they get higher percentage looks) :
JLin: 1.34 points per shot attempt
One can see that JLin is in pretty good company there. He is also more efficient than the Rockets previous PGs. If someone can post his efficiency as a starter (I think it's even more efficient than 1.34), then that would be great. Thanks for reading this post. Love to hear everyone's comments on this topic. Sorry if I left out your favorite wing player in this post but feel free to include their numbers in the comments section.