Everyone’s favorite 7-foot shooting guard. Byron Mullens came to Charlotte in exchange with the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second round pick. Briefly referred to by the Bobcats PA as “7-feet of smooth”, Mullens offers size and a decent looking shooting stroke, but little defense, rebounding, or made shots after a year in CLT.
ESPN NBA Player Ranking:
The Bobcats were 4.6 ppp better with Mullens on the court than off, despite a fg% of 42.4% and a TS% of just 47.2%.
Link to full players stats page: Bryon Mullens’s Stats
Perspectives from around the web:
Byron Mullens took 46% of his shots from 16-23 feet, which is beyond insane — shots from that range make up 11% more of Byron’s shots, distributionally, than the #2 center who played > 20 MPG, Marcus Camby. This is despite the fact that his field goal percentage from that range, 35%, was 26th overall among the 39 centers who played greater than 20 minutes per game. That’s a story of horrible, terrible, no-good very-bad shot selection.
- from Gothic Ginobili – Player Capsules 2012: Byron Mullens
There was a spell last season during which Byron Mullens was actually … good? Promising? It was something, even if we can’t quite but our finger on it. In January, he started nine of 19 games for Charlotte, and averaged 11.5 and five rebounds in 24 minutes per game.
- SBNation.com – 2013 NBA Free Agents
Despite having been on twitter at least twice previously (tweeting under BJMullens and then later under Byron22James), Byron does not currently tweet.