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Vladimir Stimac

Vladimir Stimac

Serbian Center Vladimir Stimac (210-C-1987) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Ningbo R., receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 23 rebounds, while his team edged out Fujian S. (#17, 7-23) 109-106. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Ningbo R. maintains the 19th position in Chinese CBA. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 27 games and recorded just three victories. In the team’s last game Stimac had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Ningbo R., through which he has constantly improved. Vladimir Stimac has solid league stats. He is in league’s top in rebounds (2nd best: 14.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.4bpg.

The second best player in last round’s games was young Israeli TJ Leaf (208-F-1997) of Guangzhou LL. Leaf had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds. It was enough for Guangzhou LL to edge the lower-ranked Tianjin (#13, 13-18) 110-106. Guangzhou LL’s 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 19-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Leaf is one of the most experienced players at Guangzhou LL and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dominique Jones (193-G-1988) of Jilin NE T. (#10). Jones got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds and eleven assists. He was a key player of Jilin NE T., leading his team to a 99-82 easy win against the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (#18, 4-26). Jilin NE T. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 14 lost games. Jones has a great season in China. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 22.5ppg (6th best) and assists with 9.2apg (4th best). He also has 2.2spg and FGP: 50.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kenny Boynton (188-PG-1991) of Tianjin – 40 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Xuhang Zhu (204-F-1993) of Zhejiang GB. – 23 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Arnett Moultrie (208-C-1990) of Xinjiang FT – 25 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-1991) of Shanghai S. – 23 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Dakari Johnson (213-C/F-1995) of Qingdao E. – 26 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Trae Golden (189-PG-1991) of Fujian S. – 42 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Qian Wu (188-PG-1994) of Zhejiang GB. – 31 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists

The Player of the week is selected based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it’s accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) – 2*BSAG – 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM – 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) – 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) – (FTA-FTM)


Via Asia-Basket