Graph of the Day: Tim Duncan’s Erstwhile(?) Consistency

While San Antonio is having a great season, Tim Duncan is on the verge of posting career lows in scoring and rebounding (by wide margins).  He’s getting a bit older and playing fewer minutes, for sure, but before this year he was one of the most consistent players in NBA history:


Note: Data excludes any seasons where player started fewer than 42 games.

If that graph is kind of confusing, ignore the axes:  more flat means more consistent.  Spikes don’t necessarily represent decline, as a bad/great year can come at any time.  Question mark is where Duncan projects for 2010-11.