Don't be dumb. I already contextualized EXACTLY how those stats are used - PER is best player on best team and win shares is for most valuable player. Win Shares has a significant correlation to team success whereas PER has no correlation whatsoever but it is a good indication of offensive efficiency. Don't call them useless without understanding the proper contexts they must be used in.I hate when people use irrelevant stats to make their case like PER and win shares but whatever Ill humor you.
Which is why you use WS/48... they both play different minutes and different number of games. For the time being, Durant has a tiny lead.Lebron has a slightly higher offensive win share at 4.9 (2nd in the NBA) while Durant is 4.6 (3rd in the NBA). But wait whats this, defensive win shares, Durant is ranked 5th of all NBA players and Lebron... isnt listed. Now heres defensive rating of NBA players, Durant is 15th and Lebron... again isnt listed. Durant is also beating him in win shares/WS per 48 anyways.
Worse team? Are you joking? By every metric, Durant is essentially doing as good (some better, some worse) as LeBron and yet his team has the better record in, as you say, the harder conference. Furthermore, Miami doesn't exactly get to choose their conference do they? Despite that, Miami is 8-1 against the West and 8-1 against 0.500+ teams so it's not like they are bloating their record playing shitty teams.I just dont get how a guy can play as good as he does, with a worse team, in a better conference, goes out and gets a better record and mostly gets ignored by voters. I think its time people say hey guys this Durant dude is pretty sick, lets give him some credit for once.
Furthermore, I already said I believe they are both neck and neck with stipulations for KD winning which I think are more than reasonable and likely. It's not like I'm saying no, he shouldn't win it.
Because you have no idea how to interpret or contextualize these stats. First off, PER is a measure of EFFICIENCY, hence the NAME. You make it sound like DeMarcus Cousins is a trash player when he's putting up essentially 23/11 on 50% shooting in only 31(!) minutes. That's a per36 of 26/13, or damn near Kevin Love's stat line. Paul George hasn't been as efficient and he has a better team which is naturally going to take away from his stat line.And as a side note to how just ridiculous some of these stats are heres a few examples:
Demarcus Cousins has a better PER than Paul George
Jose Calderon has a better offensive rating than Lebron James and Kevin Durant
Kyle Lowry has a higher win share than Lamarcus Aldridge
Jose Calderon has a better offensive rating because he is literally scoring/responsible for that many points per 100 possessions... I really don't understand why this is mind boggling to you. He plays a specialized role with less minutes. There's a reason why centers like Tyson Chandler can pull out retarded offensive rating numbers - because it's limited and when stretched across 100 possessions, that's how well their "offense" was for that duration. If they were to get the same number of touches, their ORTG likely plummets and besides that, I watched Calderon play for years in Toronto. He's a fantastic offensive player but in short efficient bursts.