So at the time of the Great Fan Debate, I kinda got my ass kicked. I believe about 2/3 of people voted for Elijah Johnson over the superior candidate, Tyshawn Taylor. Now that we have a 5 game sample to look at since all those confused people voted for EJ, I thought I'd compare their numbers over these past five games. Results after the jump.
I've included minutes per game, but all other numbers are per 40 minutes played...
MPG TO/40 Pts/40 Reb/40 Ast/40 Stl/40 eFG% FT%
Taylor 24.2 3.6 17.9 4.0 5.3 1.0 58% 77%
Johnson 15.2 2.0 5.8 4.2 3.2 1.0 55% N/A
The only statistical argument for EJ is that he turns the ball over less frequently. The shooting argument is even out the window at this point. Tyshawn is scoring and dishing out assists at a much, much better rate than EJ. Plus, now that EJ has been given his big chance, T2 is back to starting and playing far more minutes. I'm not even sure Johnson is playing better defense, though it's hard to quantify.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone still believes that EJ needs to be playing PG for us at this point.