Saturday, June 1, 2013
Our favorite Grant Hill stats
By ESPN Stats & Information
Grant Hill announced his retirement from the NBA on Saturday night, ending the career of a player whose numbers might be a little bit better than you would think.
We found two stats that establish that well and thought they were worth sharing, in case you didn’t see them previously.
Longevity and production
Hill is one of 17 players in NBA history with over 17,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.
Of the 12 that are eligible for the Hall of Fame, all 12 are enshrined. The others are active players: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Kidd.
The early days were pretty good
In his first six seasons, Hill averaged 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.3 assists.
Oscar Robertson is the only other player in NBA history to average as many points, rebounds and assists in his first six seasons.
Only five others averaged 20 PPG, 5 APG and 5 RPG their first 6 seasons.
Hill looks pretty good when stacked up alongside these legends of the game, in the chart on the right.