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Bizarro Blazers

From the diaries. I didn't know that the guy who sang "American Pie" played in the NBA, but if I'm Z-Bo, that comparison scares the hell out of me.--Lance Uppercut

I was checking out basketball-reference.com, my favorite NBA stats site, and I perused a feature that compares players based on their physical attributes and statistical data (mostly of the PER "Hollinger" type).  Then they sort by age (for example, Jordan at 21 was most similar to Kobe Bryant at 21.)

I thought it would be fun to take the 2005-2006 Blazers and see what type of team turned up on a similar "Bizarro Blazers" team, hooping it up in some alternate universe.  Keep in mind, I'm using the players listed in their 'best-case-scenario' column.

ahem...

AND NOW, YOUR BIZARRO BLAZERS!


Starting Lineup

Keep in mind, these are only comparisons based on one season, not career comparisons)

PG: Isiah Thomas (Sebastian Telfair at age 20)
SG: John Starks (Juan Dixon at age 26)
SF: AC Green (Viktor Khryapa at age 22)
PF: Don Mclean (Zach Randolph at age 24)
C: Scott Pollard (Joel Przybilla at age 26)

Reserves

PG: Joe Dumars (Jarrett Jack at age 22)
SG: Rex Chapman (Voshon Lenard at age 30)
SF: Stephen Jackson (Darius Miles at age 24)
PF: Corie Blount (Brian Skinner at age 29)
C: Mark West (Theo Ratliff at age 32)

PG: Craig Hodges (Steve Blake at age 25)
SF: Eddie Griffin (Martell Webster at age 19)
SF: Chucky Brown (Travis Outlaw at age 21)

Ha Seung-Jin (Not Enough Data)

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