Anderson Varejao is averaging 15.2 points and 15.4 rebounds per game heading into tonight's matchup with the Chicago Bulls. He's also shooting 52.2 percent from the floor overall and 77.7 percent from the free throw line.
To that point, Dave Wooley (@dwooley81) emailed me the following statistic.
The players who have averaged at least 15 points and 15 rebounds while shooting over 50 percent from the field and over 75 percent from the free throw line in NBA history include:
- Moses Malone (1982-83)
- Bob McAdoo (1973-74)
- Jerry Lucas (1963-64, 1967-68 & 1968-69)
That's Hall of Famer, Hall of Famer, Hall of Famer, Anderson Varejao.
And all we're asking is that this guy make one trip to the All-Star game. I'm starting to wonder why this is still even a question.
McAdoo was more of a scorer, but greatly gifted all-around.
Malone was a dominant force.
Lucas was very much like Andy in his ability to predict where a RB would land.
Lucas had one of the greatest shooting touches I have ever seen in the sport.
In fact, Lucas may have the softest touch ever.
Had 3-pointers been around back then, Lucas would have scored 5 more pts. without changing his game.
Anderson is having a great year, and he should play in the All-Star game.