Poor Marquis Teague. (Well, he's probably not so poor).
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The Sixers’ selected rebuilding route faced an obstacle earlier
in the week, when the NBA Board of Governors voted on instituting a new system
for the league’s lottery. In the end, the new lottery proposal, which was
brought to light largely because of the Sixers’ approach, was shot down, and
the current lottery system will continue to stand.
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This is good news for the Sixers, who are expected to
struggle for at least another season, and are relying on the lottery to acquire
To celebrate the fact that the Sixers could continue to ‘tank’
unimpeded, GM Sam Hinkie went out and acquired the player with the lowest
career player efficiency rating in the history of the NBA. You read that right;
Marquis Teague, who the Sixers acquired Friday, along with a future second
round pick, for Casper Ware, has the lowest career PER of any player that has
played in more than a season’s worth of games (82).
For those unaware, player efficiency rating, or PER, is an
all-in-one rating that looks to boil down all of a player’s contributions into
a single stat, or in other words, the overall rating of a player’s per-minute
statistical production. It is derived through a detailed formula. PER, while
far from perfect, is a solid stat that has gained traction across the league’s
landscape, especially in the wake of the increased emphasis on analytics. Every
year the league average is set at 15.00.
Last season, Kevin Durant led the league with a 29.90 per, followed by
LeBron James with a 29.40.
For his career, which has spanned two seasons, Teague’s PER
is a measly 4.8. Ouch. He has averaged 2.3 points, 1.4 assists, and 1 rebound
per game during that span.
Teague is still only 21 years old and still has the
opportunity to develop as a player, but it is safe to say that his career has
been underwhelming thus far. With the Sixers this season, he will likely be
given the opportunity to play, and maybe even improve upon that all-time worst
A list of NBA players with the worst player efficiency ratings
can be seen here